The most recent trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife had fans questioning where the jokes were hiding, when the franchise has always been driven largely by laughs (even among the spooky and supernatural). It was admittedly an interesting choice to frame the promo as reverential to a fault, but the early reactions assuaged doubts.
Having screened at CinemaCon, the sequel we’ve all been waiting for since 1989 has been variously described as a nostalgia-driven exercise in fan service, a fresh start that sets up future installments and a broad effects-driven crowd-pleaser, which is what most folks were hoping to hear.
Afterlife was hit by another delay not long ago, pushed back seven days is no great shakes for a movie that was originally scheduled for release in July 2020. A new image has been unveiled by Fandango, showing cast members in close proximity to old favorite Ecto-1.
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The last Ghostbusters movie turned out as one of the most controversial blockbusters of the last decade, with an incredible amount of vitriol being thrown in the direction of Paul Feig’s reboot. Looking at the talent involved with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, there’s little chance of that happening again. If it manages to hit that sweet spot between the nostalgic and the modern, fans will be in for a treat.