Is ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Director Paul Feig Setting Low Expectations for Big Surprises?

There’s only one explanation that comes to mind regarding the influx of Ghostbusters teases director Paul Feig has been sharing throughout production of this reboot. And the simple answer that makes sense to me is that Feig is trying to set the bar so low that we’ll ultimately enjoy it. How else could you explain the uninteresting proton packs, Ecto-1 car, and Ghostbusters uniforms?

And like the first look at Heath Ledger’s Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, as easily as it is for us to judge something at first glance, the end result could be spectacular. The new Ghostbusters uniforms are pretty ugly with those orange stripes; the proton packs are very simplistic and not as fun or intricate as the originals; and the new Ecto-1 is boxy and lifeless. Are these teases helping to set prepare audiences so the transition into this reboot isn’t as jarring on the big screen? Maybe seeing the new Ghostbusters in action could be awesome?

I do like the look of the group together in uniform. Putting Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones next to each other, in those poses, there’s a certain attitude about them that I find appealing.

Director Paul Feig has even been trying to justify the reboot changes with detailed specs of the new proton packs too. It’s a cool tidbit, that proves that every working part matters. But why is he showing us this now? What difference will this make ultimately in the enjoyment of the movie? It seems as if he’s too busy trying to set this reboot right with fans to minimize backlash. I believe in Feig as a filmmaker because I thought Spy looked terrible and it turned out to be pretty entertaining. And I really enjoyed Bridesmaids. I can understand that he might be excited about this project and wants to share these teases, but I’d rather him put his energy in developing a great movie, not a great marketing campaign.

Most recently, Feig disclosed the names of the Ghostbusters, which are Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan. This information carries absolutely no weight or any value until we hear them spoken in relation to context to the script. Ghostbusters fans have been trying to tie them with the original cast being Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spenger (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson). But nothing has clicked. Sadly, these bits and pieces of production has outraged some fans enough to warrant death threats toward Feig:

Not cool.

However this film turns out, it will not diminish my love for the original films. They’re such classics in my book. If somewhere down the line someone decided to remake Back to the Future, I may gripe about it, but it wouldn’t affect my love for the original trilogy.

Ghostbusters also stars Andy Garcia, Chris Hemsworth, Michael K. Williams, Neil Casey, and Matt Walsh. The film is set to arrive in theaters on July 22nd, 2016.

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Second ‘San Andreas’ Trailer Proves It’s Your Standard Disaster Movie [72 Screenshots]

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Sometimes you watch a movie trailer and you just can’t even. The latest reveal for the upcoming disaster flick, San Andreas, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has my eyes rolling faster than Snoop Dogg on 4/20. Since the first trailer had just one line of dialogue given by Paul Giamatti, this new footage brings a little more context as to what we can expect from the film, which looks pretty much like your standard cataclysmic event movie. Check out the trailer for San Andreas as well as screenshots from the film after the break. Continue reading

First ‘Hot Pursuit’ Trailer Starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara (112 Screenshots)

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‘Goosebumps’ Movie Monsters Officially Revealed and More

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Columbia Pictures has unveiled many of its monsters in their upcoming Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black. The film isn’t releasing until April 2016, but the studio has kicked off a “Create a Meme” contest utilizing some of the infamously notorious monsters from the R.L. Stine’s classic book series. Get your first look after the break. Continue reading

‘American Sniper’ Trailer is the Most Intense Thing You’ll Watch All Day (43 Screenshots)

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In one of the most incredibly editing trailers of the year, American Sniper boasts some of the most tension filled two minutes you’ll ever see. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film is based upon the true story of U.S Navy Seal Chris Kyle, portrayed by Bradley Cooper. If you’re looking to achieve IBS, just watch this trailer after the break a good dozen times. Continue reading

Third ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Trailer Delves Deep into Political Space Mythology [105 Screenshots]

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Despite its delayed release, the Wachowski’s long-awaited Jupiter Ascending will see the light of day come February 6, 2015. A new trailer has surfaced from Warner Bros., delving deep within the story’s bigger ideas of reincarnation, an alien dynasty, human farming, and political assassination. There’s a lot going on in this third trailer, and you can dive right into it after the break. Continue reading

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Lands on Blu-ray and DVD on October 7

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As one of the most highly unseen movies of the summer, October 7 will be your chance to take home Edge of Tomorrow make up for this mistake. Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers in one of the best engaging and energetic action flicks of the year. With over 90 minutes of special features, this is one disc you cannot miss. Check out the list of extras after the break. Continue reading

[ENDED] Giveaway: Enter to Win ‘The LEGO Movie’ on Blu-ray

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The LEGO Movie is officially out on home video today! You’re probably singing that oh so catchy theme song at this very moment thinking about it. If you haven’t had enough of this awesome movie you’re in luck. We’ve got a copy of The LEGO Movie on Blu-ray just for you, thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Find out how you can win after the jump.  Continue reading

23 Awesome Things From ‘The LEGO Movie’ You (Probably) Didn’t Know

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Did you know screenwriter/director’s Chris Miller and Phil Lord have their own LEGO characters? In celebration of The LEGO Movie releasing tomorrow on Blu-Ray and DVD, I thought I could share some awesome tidbits from one of the best animated movies of the year. See what kind of fun facts you (probably) may have not known about The LEGO Movie after the break.  Continue reading

‘The LEGO Movie’ Will be Awesome on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD on June 17

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Everything is going to be awesome on June 17 when The LEGO Movie hits stores on Blu-ray and DVD; also available on Digital HD. As one of the most celebrated films of the year, and quite possibly the funniest, The LEGO Movie is hands down one of the most anticipated home video releases of the year. Check out all of the awesome special features after the break.  Continue reading