The trailer for Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife dropped a few days ago, and it’s pretty good looking.
Which oddly enough is part of the problem.
The trailer seems to be going for a haylcon, small-town feel, which is opposite of what the original movie did.
And that’s fine in and of itself but I get the feeling we’re going to be getting the very same movie as the first, except with a change of setting and cast.
It’s what bothered me about Fear Street Part Two: 1978 and I think that’s what’s going on here.
And to be fair, what makes that any different from Ghostbusters: Answer The Call (2016)?
And we all saw how that went.
And as if I needed any more reasons to be leery, Ghostbusters: Afterlife was co-written by Gil Kenan, the director of 2015’s extremely mediocre reboot of Poltergeist (and I get that Keenan didn’t write the movie, but why he chose to direct it in the first place – besides money, that is – especially since the the final product seem to add nothing to the original movie, and took way too much away, is a bit beyond me).
The only reason I think that he was involved at all he tends to work in horror but no one seem to ask if the horror he’s done is any good.