With Ghostbusters set to hit theaters next month, the marketing push for the movie is in full swing. In addition to a new EW cover and the announcement of a futuristic Ghostbusters cartoon, a bevy of TV spots have dropped for the movie as of late. No doubt Sony is hoping viewers will find at least one of the TV spots or promos attractive after the first trailer became the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history.
If the comments on YouTube are any indication, though, that is not the case. The negative reactions to the movie continue to be divided between those who don’t like that women were cast in the lead roles and those who just don’t think the movie looks any good. Even Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy thought the trailer was “very confusing,” although that did not stop her from telling the movie’s haters to “find a friend.” Now there are a whopping four new TV promos available to be hate-watched by the movie’s detractors.
Those four videos come from JoBlo by way of CBM, and they offer some glimpses of new footage from the movie, including an additional look at the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man as he falls over on top of the movie’s heroines, played by Kristin Wiig (The Martian) and Melissa McCarthy (The Boss), as well as Saturday Night Live‘s Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Chris Hemsworth also takes center stage in one of the trailers as well as he showcases his comedic chops as the not-so-bright secretary Kevin. Check out all four trailers below:
For those who have already decided they do not like the movie, the new TV spots aren’t likely to convert them. While containing some new footage, the look and tone is no different than past clips from the movie. And for those who just don’t think women should be busting ghosts, nothing at this point is going to change their minds.
For fans of director Paul Feig’s past work, though, such as the Wiig- and McCarthy-starring Bridesmaids, the humor of the TV spots may offer hope that he has turned in another solid comedy. We’ll find out in July whether or not the naysayers were right, but luckily for Ghostbusters, movie theater screens don’t have comment sections.
Ghostbusters opens in U.S. theaters on July 15th, 2016.
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