Critics of “Ghostbusters” 2016 might reconsider watching the film as the latest TV spot revealed the return of a favorite villain.
The latest TV spots for the “Ghostbusters” reboot showed the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in a “return cameo,” Rolling Stone reported. The “iconic symbol” from the eighties movie is back to terrorize the Big Apple, the publication noted. Sony and Columbia Pictures originally released four teasers. However, the production reportedly pulled out the fourth TV spot that featured the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, according to io9. Hence, did the accidental release spoil the possible surprise intended for movie goers come July 15?
The attempts of Sony Pictures to “shut down re-uploads” of the particular TV spot are unsuccessful to date. Thus, “Ghostbusters” aficionados might still get to watch it online. Yet this “accident” could be helpful to the reboot as fans of the original release might appreciate this nostalgic overture.
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The other TV spots looked equally promising. One of the TV spots showed the team in a conversation with an NYC cop who looked amused by their ghost story.
“You saw a ghost, like that movie with Patrick Swayze,” the cop asked looking amused. “Yeah, he was behind me and we made a vase,” Abby (Melissa McCarthy) replied sarcastically. Abby (McCarthy) and Erin (Kristen Wiig) also took a stroll down memory lane in another TV spot.
“In high school, the other kids were going to parties, and we’re like ‘that’s stupid’,” Abby said as Patty and Holtzmann listened. However, the truth soon became known as Erin revealed, “plus, we were never invited.” Dan Aykroyd, who called himself the “originator of the original,” made headlines in recent weeks for his successive praises over the reboot. However, his statements earned the ire of netizens who pointed to his role as an executive producer.
Yet not all may be lost for “Ghostbusters” 2016, as it’s found more allies among the original cast members, in particular, Dr. Peter Venkman aka actor Bill Murray. His verdict on the reboot could be the biggest to date.
Watch the latest TV spots for “Ghostbusters” 2016 here.