By Evonne Ermey
“It will haunt you every night. Whatever it is, no one should have to encounter that kind of evil. Except you girls, I think you can handle it,” The new Ghostbuster trailer is a heavyweight punch of humor and horror.
There’s been a lot of hemming and hawing about this film.
The criticism is to be expected. We’ve seen many beloved cinema classics fall under heel of the reboot, only to emerge unrecognizable: Clash of the Titans, Planet of the Apes, Conan the Barbarian, to name a few.
But can Ghostbusters escape that fate by straying off-script with an all-star female cast and a modern facelift? If the trailer is any indication (which it often isn’t) we’ve got high hopes.
Watching people stop to take selfies with poltergeists is the intersection between absurd reality and absurd sci-fi. We could live on that corner!
And, seeing our favorite poltergeists fully realized in modern special effects… speechless.
Take a peek and tell us what you think.