I’m really looking forward to being called a sexist on all my social media for saying that I’m totally uninspired by this movie. The prop design sucks, the all female cast is transparently pandering, the sassy black stereotype is tedious, the comedic timing is bad in the trailer, which one would assume is their best shot at representing the thing… Ugh. This is all marketing. Pandering and marketing and none of the soul of the original is apparent here whatsoever.
The effects are pretty, though.
This is why Bill Murray never wanted to do GB 3. He knew the formula had played out. GB 2 proved that, and even GB 2 had some charm. This is just a trope-fest laid over with embarrassing stereotypes and a bad new gen SNL routine. 🙁
The trailer opens with “30 years ago four scientists saved New York…” like it’s not gonna be a reboot, and then it’s a scene-for-scene remake. Library ghost, cadillac hearse, subway ghosts…. Why the ambiguity? Pure marketing seems to be the reason. Let people believe their preference by implying both. :-/