So there is a lot of nerdy unrest across the web over the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot with an all-female ‘busting team. The first trailer released on Youtube a few month gained a record-breaking amount of ‘thumb down’ votes, sparking a debate of whether the outrage over the film is it’s content or a sexist response to the female cast. The stink for the new movie continued with a fan-made cartoon of the original film’s boss monster the Stay Puff Marshmellow Man having a not-so-favorable response the reboot. You might say that this type of ‘busting does not make him feel good. The second trailer came out last week and the debate is still flaming up, you can see that new trailer here.
Well one of the original Ghostbusters Dan Akroyd who participated in the upcoming movie, threw an insightful stance on the movie up on his Facebook this weekend.
“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!” – Dan Akroyd
Will this endorsement from Ray Stantz himself ease fears of this reboot being a dud or will it simply aggravate more people? What do you think of the new Ghostbusters movie due out in theaters on July 15th? Tweet us at @101WKQX and let us know.