“I couldn’t help it. It just popped in there... It’s the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.” – Ray
The Stay Puft Marshmallow man is one of the freakiest ‘villains’ ever put to screen. When you think of Ghostbusters most people would immediately think of the final scene where our four classic heroes had to take on a giant marshmallow man (thanks again Ray!).
Unfortunately a second sequel had been on the hiatus for quite a while- until director Paul Feig took control of the situation. Feig’s take on comedy (he's directed films such as Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Spy) paired with his love for all things Ghostbusters seemed like a match made in heaven. However with all of the negativity and publicity surrounding the film (including the all-female casting), the movie has already been climbing a steep-uphill battle. An official trailer had been released a few weeks ago and let’s just say it wasn’t met with the best receptions. Most (including myself) felt that the trailer fell flat, especially in terms of comedy.
YouTuber Darren Wallace recently posted a video showcasing our favorite marshmallow man reacting to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters trailer and let’s just say he felt the same way as most of us did. Check out the video in all its glory below:
Surprised? Did you see that coming? Even the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man hated it. The beginning of the trailer provided hope as we see him glance over and smile occasionally. It isn’t until the lame jokes kick in that we see him frown or roll his eyes. My favorite part was when Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig’s characters looked at each other while both saying “Let’s go!” at the same time. The Marshmallow Man’s reaction is hilarious as he looks directly at us giving us that look of “Really? Did they really just do that right now?”
It’s pretty sad when I had more fun watching him react to the trailer than actually watching the trailer on its own merits. Look, I really hope this film does well. I don’t mean to hate on it but let’s be honest; the jokes fell flat, the CGI looks overused, and it appears like they’re rehashing a lot of the things that made the original films so delightful to watch. I never want a film to do poorly but right now things aren’t looking good for this ‘reboot.’
But let me just take a step back here and remind everyone that it is just a trailer. This film has all the proper ingredients including a fantastic cast and a great director for it to become an amazing rendition of a kick-ass Ghostbusters movie. Hopefully Paul Feig has withheld his best jokes from the trailers. We will have to wait and see when the female-leading Ghostbusters film debuts on July 15.
Anyway, what did you think of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’s reaction to the trailer? Do you think this film will still be good after all the flak its been getting? I’d like to hear your thoughts below and don't forget to check out Darren Wallace's channel!
Sources: Creamer's Cinema Craze