The First Reactions to Ghostbusters Are Way Better Than You Were Expecting

Friday, 08 July 2016 - 8:19AM
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 8:19AM
Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot has come in for some serious criticism since it was announced all those months ago. Much of that criticism could be deemed reactionary and unfair, but such is the passion people hold for this classic franchise, this outrage was almost inevitable. Sure, the trailers have failed to sell the film to its target audience, but until the finished product is in theaters it can surely be impossible to judge the quality of this latest 1980's revival. 

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.

Will Angry Video Game Nerd reverse his stance? Probably not.

Others were a bit more cryptic about how fans would react to the lifting of the review embargo.

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
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