The First Ghostbusters Trailer Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

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Who you gonna call?

The reaction to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot/sequel/whatever it’s supposed to be had been divided, to put it mildly. With only a handful of set photos having been released up until this point, many diehard fans of the original have already taken to their soapboxes to preemptively trash the Ghostbusters and/or Feig for “ruining their childhood”…and with an all-woman cast, no less!

But the proof is in the pudding — or rather, the slime — right? Surely a director with as proven a track record as Feig’s can’t mess this thing up too, badly, riiiiight?!

We’ll know for sure when Ghostbusters hits theaters this summer, but based on the first trailer released this morning, it’s hard not to be cautiously optimistic about how Feig’s Ghostbusters will turn out. It’s got Slimer! The Ecto-1! Gorgeous visual effects! A Chris Hemsworth Exorcism gag!

I dunno, perhaps my unattainable crush on Kate McKinnon has left me blinded to the trailer’s shortcomings, but I’m going to give Fieg the benefit of the doubt here for now. How about you guys?

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