Contrary to what others may think of “Ghostbusters” 2016, the new film is better than the original, so says Ray Stantz aka Dan Aykroyd.
“As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!” Aykroyd wrote.
His message comes at an opportune time for the remake which has been criticized on all fronts. Director Paul Feig defended its female casting against misogynistic accusations early on. Even its first trailer gained infamy as the “most disliked movie trailer” on YouTube.
However, could Aykroyd’s favorable message about the 2016 remake be biased? io9 asked. EW might have the answer to that question. As it turns out, the original Ghostbuster is an executive producer of the remake. Yet his revelation of his cameo in the film together with Bill Murray should help encourage people to watch it, Cinemablend noted.
Unfortunately, the reaction to his message turned ugly as netizens threw accusations like “royalties whore!” Screen Crush noted. However, does the remake merit such hatred to unleash an online riot? The publication offered a bit of advice that viewers may want to take into account.
“The sheer amount of effort that’s gone into tearing down the Ghostbusters reboot is ridiculous. If you’re not interested in seeing Paul Feig’s movie, then don’t. There’s no need to spend hours on the internet leaving negative comments on trailers and responding to every mention of Ghostbusters with declarations of some childhood that’s been irrevocably ruined by the existence of a movie. It’s just a movie. And one that might actually be good if you gave it a chance,” Screen Crush wrote.