I've been behind all afternoon thanks to being in work, so forgive the large post full of multiple replies.
And, in the end, Patrick was right. They're making Ghostbusters 3.
And a broken clock is right twice a day.
Though, if we say his name, do we invoke him like Bloody Mary, or Candyman?
That trailer was okay. I didn't feel the need to cry or anything. Hey, the classroom thing from the leak was true!
The same "leak*" which claimed the team had gone international? The leak which was ultimately proven to be a speculative guess, and then repackaged as a "leak"?
Either way, the trailer seems to strongly hint they've been out of business for 30 years.
The music felt a little generic
It's rare for music from the movie to appear in the trailer these days, the majority of stuff is there to set the tone whilst the actual orchestral score is being composed/finished.
I can't believe we didn't get at least a blip of a hard cut of the OG's , shoot even ray or something opening a door and saying come in youre family or something.
I can. You don't fire your biggest firework at the start of the display, you build up to it. Jason has described the marketing campaign for Afterlife
as the opening of a present, and you don't show off whichever original cast members may be returning in your first main trailer. There'll probably be two more after this one, and maybe in that final one we'll get a hint beyond the use of Venkman's karma line (which upon comparing it to the scene from the original film, it is lifted straight from the 1984 film, rather than a re-recorded version - initially I too thought it was a new rendition).
Light on the action and jokes, but I'm sure those will happen in the other trailers. This is the basis.
I hope they save them, the worst film trailers are the ones that give the jokes away before you actually sit down to see the film.
That's totally a Matty PKE, you can tell by the silver buttons.
Or they used the Matty one as inspiration, seeing as the original prop was stolen and never recovered... If memory serves me.
MOVIES INVOLVING KIDS AND SUPERNATURAL EVENTS EXISTED BEFORE STRANGER THINGS.
Reitman literally compared his movie to Amblin films. Just because Finn Wolfhard is in this doesn't mean this is going to be Stranger Things.
I mean, Hell... There's shades of Poltergeist
, The Goonies
all rolled into this. I was apprehensive about the teenager/preteen element to it because of all the bad memories created by the Junior Ghostbusters. the DiC executives just didn't get it back in the day.
I think Jason does, and he's won me over to his concept.
it’s everything the true fans ASKED FOR in 2016.
I had a feeling the term “true fans” would be pinpointed and attacked.
One of the worst things to spin out of the community in the last five years, something which admittedly had always existed to a degree, is the whole "true fan thing".
For what it's worth, I feel the whole concept stinks because ultimately it was about ego and elitism. It was about metaphorically pushing the head of your fellow fan into the mud, rather than trying to make yourself the example everyone else aspires to.
Because of how toxic the concept has become, I'm not sure I want to say this... But if anyone exemplifies the absolute pinnicle of the positive "true fan" concept, it's people like Volguus, Sean Bishop, and Ryan Kemp.
Being a "true" fan shouldn't be some sort of excuse to get into a dick measuring contest, or to shame your fellow fan out of the fandom because of an aspect of it they happen to love that you didn't enjoy.
You look at any franchise, any fandom, I bet you dollars to donuts it's the self-proclaimed "true fans" who usually end up being the most divisive and toxic.
An unfortunate example of the "true fan" I used to know personally, is someone I detail in my next response:
While I don’t disagree with you, all I was saying that they probably aren’t fans of the film or the franchise in the first place.
The biggest anti-Answer The Call
troll I witnessed was a guy I once trooped with. He had the pack, suit, and could be described as being as big a fan of the franchise as anyone who's inspired enough to assemble a full costume rig.
was the guy who ended up constantly harassing Paul Feig, the cast, and suggesting the kids they saw during the hospital visit would die of embarassment.
That streak of ugliness runs through our community, and we shouldn't just paint over by suggesting it was only fringe lunatics who aren't really fans of the films. Some of our fellow fans revealed themselves to be inhuman monsters, dripping in the slime of misogyny. We can't keep burying our heads in the sand over it.
I think it's a discussion we still need to have, but possible in a different thread.
It probably came as no surprise to anyone here that I f****g loved the trailer. I feel about as excited as I did the Christmas morning I was given the Kenner Real Ghostbusters
(My twin brother got Ecto-1 that same Christmas Day).
Here's a quick and dirty translation of the extra sequences from the german trailer:
(Trevor sees the interior of the house for the first time)
"My God, it's even worse than I thought."
(Phoebe and (Logan) testing the equipment)
Logan: "Oh my God! That's the best thing I've ever seen!"