The synopsis for the film is as follows:
With paranormal activity on the rise, a Columbia University academic, her ghost-chasing friend, the friend’s business partner, and an MTA employee join forces to bust ghosts and save New York.
Melissa McCarthy is playing Abby Yates, Kate McKinnon is playing Jillian Holtzmann, Kristen Wiig is playing Erin Gilbert and Leslie Jones is playing Patty Tolan. Joining them for this particular film are Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh and Charles Dance.
For months I’ve been on the side of not caring over the fact that this Ghostbusters film will have an all-female centre to the story after I was originally skeptical back in January of last year due to not knowing half the cast (Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones) and over the months I was more on the fence about Paul Feig handling the concept of doing a Ghostbusters film as I find his comedies to be hit and miss. After it has been thirty years to get to this stage of seeing another Ghostbusters film and with the first trailer finally dropped I can safely say that I’m slightly….underwhelmed. From the snippets of humour that we’ve been given I didn’t feel any of it, especially as the final clip seemed to forced for my liking but as with Feig’s previous film Spy, I didn’t like ANY of the trailers and ended up actually enjoying the film as the best gags weren’t served to us from the trailers. The special characters however of the ghosts in question, especially in the Times Square setting look decent and Kate McKinnon could be the one that could potentially be the highlight performance from the main cast. Of those that have been pretty negative thus far since day one of the casting announcement to now I think will not like this trailer one bit. On the bright side, if it does happen to be bad, you can just ignore its existence completely and believe that there’s only two Ghostbuster films, just like the Indiana Jones and Die Hard films ended as a pretty nice trilogy set.
Ghostbusters is scheduled for cinematic release on the 15th July 2016.