Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters reboot is yet to hit theaters and already, it’s shaping up to be one of the most divisive films on Hollywood’s summer slate. Putting aside those frankly ludicrous arguments that take issue with the core female cast, Paul Feig and Co. are dabbling with one of the biggest brands of the ’80s and retooling it for a modern generation, kicking the hornet’s nest in the process.
But at the very least, after attending an early test screening of Feig’s supernatural romp, Dan Aykroyd has showered praise on the reboot, even going so far as to say it features “more laughs and more scares” than the first two movies.
Keep in mind that not only is Aykroyd listed as an executive producer on Ghostbusters, but he’ll be joining old cohort Bill Murray in some form of cameo. As such, the following mini-review is understandably slanted, but there are a few interesting takeaways in there nonetheless.
“As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!”
Alas, detractors continue to lambaste Paul Feig’s flick and, somewhat ironically, there’s a vocal minority that has taken issue with even Aykroyd’s statement.
Regardless, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon will take to the streets of the Big Apple as Sony’s Conductors of the Metaphysical Examination when Ghostbusters finally opens on July 15.