The Outrage Over Ghostbusters: Afterlife Just Got Real
- Published on Dec 11, 2019
- The trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife has finally dropped, and prepare for a shock: some fans on the internet aren't happy.
Apparently, the spot's fairly straight-faced, serious tone and mostly youthful cast which includes Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has a vocal minority of viewers convinced that the new flick will be nothing more than a lowly rip-off of the hit Netflix series. A handful of said fans took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
While it's true that the spot is pretty restrained, foregoing goofy humor in favor of some table-setting for the flick's story, one could be forgiven for thinking that the absolutely insane number of callbacks to the original, classic Ghostbusters movies contained therein would have been enough to make any fan grin like Slimer with a mouthful of hot dogs. One would need to have forgotten the nature of the internet, however, to think that's true; there will always be a certain subset of fans who won't be happy with any interpretation of any beloved property no matter what, and the duly elected representatives of this subset were on Twitter in full force this week.
Most of their missives were short and to the point. One Twitter user stated bluntly:
"The new Ghostbusters movie is gonna be a Stranger Things ripoff."
Another peeved user, on the other hand, snarked:
"Just watched the new Stranger Things season trailer, and it's called Ghostbusters for some reason."
Meanwhile, another irked tweeter complained, quote, "Why does the new Ghostbusters look like a ripoff of Stranger Things? When they had that shot of the 2 kids walking down the road I laughed out loud." The same user later tweeted, quote, "Maybe we shouldn't be making any more Ghostbusters movies, ever."
While some Twitter users were obviously displeased, others advanced the same opinion - but weren't quite so harsh. Keep watching the video to see the outrage over Ghostbusters: Afterlife just got real!
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