The First Reactions to Ghostbusters Are Way Better Than You Were Expecting
Bloggers, Vloggers, and regular Joes alike have all mocked the film's trailers – the first teaser has been classified as the most 'unliked' trailer ever to hit Youtube– and many, such as the Angry Video Game Nerd have claimed they are so outraged by Feig's work that they are refusing to see it in theaters. So, could the final product really be as bad as all these naysayers are claiming it will be? Well, the first screenings of the film took place last night, and it sounds like those who do go and watch it might just be rewarded with a half decent movie and not the apocalyptically-bad clusterfudge that all of those online Nostradamus's have previously predicted.
Comedy legend Patton Oswalt was suitable entertained, and even revealed the presence of and end-credits scene.
Just saw an early screening of GHOSTBUSTERS. It's fun. It's scary. It's terrific. Stay 'til after the credits.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 7, 2016
Will Angry Video Game Nerd reverse his stance? Probably not.
I have bad news for the Angry Video Game Nerd.— devin faraci (@devincf) July 8, 2016
Just saw the new "Ghostbusters." I liked it better than the original! And I saw the first one like 75 times. #iaintafraid— Jennifer Brett (@JenBrettAJC) July 7, 2016
Others were a bit more cryptic about how fans would react to the lifting of the review embargo.
Comments sections are going to wildly entertaining at 10am on Sunday.— Sean Mulvihill (@MessEnScene) July 8, 2016
It's important to note that these aren't all early fan reactions, which are normally blindly positive (we're looking at you, people who said Fantastic Four was great). Instead, this is a mix of industry professionals who aren't quite so easily won over. While we're still not expecting "Best Movie Ever" headlines, there's a good chance that some people will be eating a slice of humble pie when Ghostbusters hits theaters next week.
Ghostbusters is released in theaters on July 15th