“Ghostbusters” originator Ivan Reitman revealed some details about the reboot’s trailer that merit fans’ attention.
Ivan Reitman was the director and producer for both movies of the original “Ghostbusters” franchise. While he is still part of the reboot as one of its producers, Reitman is the first to admit a problem with the first trailer.
The original preview of the reboot earned the unfortunate distinction of “most disliked movie trailer.”
As of this writing, it has received over 900,000 dislikes on YouTube. To a certain extent, Reitman attributed the backlash to the trailer’s failure to do justice to the film. It failed to establish the film as a reboot and not a re-creation of the franchise.
“I think we got off to a bad start. It wasn’t so much that the trailer was bad or terrible. In its minute and a half, it couldn’t represent what the movie actually is,” Reitman told Mashable. Aside from the trailer, he also weighed in on the excessive gender debate over the movie. He cited nostalgia as the likely factor that sparked the emotions of “Ghostbusters” fans. Hence, their frenzy over the cast had more to do with their love for the original movies than being actual woman haters.
Anticipation for the upcoming movie soared when news of the reboot came out. However, the revelation of an all-female cast fell short of most people’s expectations. Consequently, it has been the subject of various arguments online and elsewhere.
Yet Reitman could not be happier with the reboot’s cast. He described them to be as unique as the original crew was. For him, the four ladies seemed to have the same qualities that made the first cast click with audiences. Thus, Reitman urged fans to watch “Ghostbusters” 2016. He’s confident they will notice it as well. Moreover, he’s certain it will be a satisfying experience.
— Ghostbusters (@Ghostbusters) June 30, 2016
As one of the originators of the original, Reitman is grateful to the fans who continue to treasure the “Ghostbusters.” Hence, he sympathizes with their concerns. Nonetheless, he hopes for a bit of consideration and asked people to keep an open mind about the reboot.