The Ghostbusters trailer has been out for a few weeks, and it seems like people are still skeptical about the movie. I'm still keeping positive because I trust Paul Feig. There's no denying that Spy, The Heat, and Bridesmaid are all wonderful, comedic movies. With the source material Feig is working with, it's almost impossible to craft a bad movie. With that being said, I understand the backlash from the new Ghostbusters trailer. It's flat. It's very underwhelming, and it's not funny. I wasn't aware it was a complete reboot until recently, which broke my heart even more. Despite these things working against the movie, we shouldn't be worried yet.
Kevin Smith is with his friend Ralph Garman discussing the trailer on Hollywood Babble-On, and Kevin Smith knows a thing or two about movies. He makes very valid points. Smith doesn't blame Feig and company, but the people in marketing who cut the trailer.
Whoever cut this trailer needs to be sat down, and I'm not gonna call for their job to be taken away from them, but they need to be scolded.
He also makes sure to speak out on the ludicrous notion that women aren't funny by stating,
It could've been all men doing the same jokes, and it still would've sucked.
He makes sure to emphasize that he still believes in Paul Feig and his talented cast.
There's no way all these people involved don't make a f**king funny, at least, watchable, fun, movie.
I agree with Smith. The trailer does suck, but it shouldn't be a reason to think that the movie is going to be bad. There's too much going for this movie for it to not be an enjoyable viewing experience.
You can listen in the video below. There is some NSFW language in the video, so be warned.