Honest Trailers decided to break the social taboo by discussing the third most debated topic in history: Move aside religion and politics, this year’s Ghostbusters is here to make everyone uncomfortable.
In the latest Screen Junkies production, the breakdown begins with a hilarious but perfectly acceptable trigger warning, informing viewers that actual footage from Paul Feig’s latest comedy will be shown. Due to the extreme backlash against the film’s original trailer on YouTube, the Honest Trailers team knew to be a step ahead, disabling the comments section for this look at this year’s most controversial comedy.
The studio behind the movie, Sony Pictures, is immediately called out for running down a slippery slope. “From the studio that just got hacked by North Korea, lost creative control of Spider-Man, might lose James Bond, and can’t even keep Adam Sandler happy,” the epic narrator says.
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Despite a strong cast of comedic stars — including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon — the comedy was too widespread, according to the breakdown, with all four actresses fighting for the “comic relief role.” On top of it, the film was “desperate to prove it’s not like the original, but also desperate to remind you of the original at every opportunity” by recreating the events of the 1984 film and pushing the original cast into small cameos.
“Why isn’t this a sequel, or just a straight reboot?” the narrator poses in response to the decision to tie too closely to the original. “Or just don’t call it Ghostbusters and make an original movie about shooting ghosts with laser beams.”
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