Second Ghostbusters Trailer Still Can’t Win Over Fans

Sony is trying their hand at promoting the Ghostbusters movie yet again with a second trailer. This time focusing more on the ghosts and trying to squeeze in a few laughs at the expense of racial and gender politics, but movie goers and fans of the original Ghostbusters just aren’t having any of it.

The latest trailer has gone live with two minutes of new footage and it still wasn’t enough to get the Paul Feig flick out of the doghouse. You can check it out below.

Compared to the first trailer the second one is actually a lot better, but I’m still getting a lot of vibes of that Ryan Reynolds stinker R.I.P.D.

Despite only being online for just a day, most of the YouTube traveling audience were having none of it, downvoting the movie like the ghosts of Siskel and Ebert trapped in a theater only playing Paulie Shore films. Already the downvotes on the Comic Book upload of the trailer are showing signs of mirroring the first trailer.

Sony must be feeling the burn. Even all the white-knighting from the Twitterati and the SocJus-ran media can’t save them from the seemingly “unwashed” masses from waking up and realizing they just don’t want Hollywood’s political agenda shoved so far down their throat that their turds look like Ben Kuchera’s face.

If you think that the second trailer is just a one-off and that a bunch of the people who saw the Comic Book upload of the trailer were just angry YouTubers with pitchforks and torches passing by and angrily pressing the downvote button, that wasn’t and isn’t the case. If you mosey on over to Movieclips Trailers you’ll see that the upload of the second Ghostbusters trailer is also getting hammered worse than Donald Trump’s hair in a Washington Post editorial.

Much like playing Call of Duty, you’ll find the same thing across all the other channels hosting the second trailer for Sony and Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters. Check out the ratings on Fresh Movie Trailers.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Sony started going around pulling the trailers as if they were trying to remove nude photos from the internet like some jock who accidentally sends photos of his shriveled schlong to everyone in school.

The reaction, however, is hilarious. It’s almost as if getting angry at your potential customers and blaming them for not liking someone’s phallic political view being forcibly lobbed into the mouth’s of their mind will eventually piss people off. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Feig, the director of the upcoming Ghostbusters flick, stated the following [via]…

“Geek culture is home to some of the biggest a–holes I’ve ever met in my life…Especially after being attacked by them for months because of this ‘Ghostbusters’ project.”

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I guess if Feig doesn’t want geeks to see the movie, it won’t be hard keeping them out of the theaters based on the feedback that’s been generated online from the average Joe and Jane who also seem to be fed up with being told what they can and cannot enjoy and how they’re supposed to enjoy it.

In fact, Social Justice Warriors have gone after and attacked the Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, because he made a video stating that he refused to review the Ghostbusters reboot.

Most levelheaded people thought that the video was fairly tame and got the point across rather well. However… in response to the video, Rolfe received some very… colorful responses from a certain group who will vilify anyone talking bad about the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.



There’s a bizarre white knight culture desperately intent on snuffing out the opinion that maybe people don’t like the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters, and if they do happen to have the opinion that they don’t like it then obviously they must be a misogynist or some sort of sexist troll, as highlighted in an article by FiveThirtyEight.

What a lot of these “journalists”, culture critics, and armchair wordsmith mercenaries fail to realize is that people don’t like what they don’t like. In fact, more people dislike Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare than Ghostbusters. The only difference is that Activision isn’t hiding behind claims of misogyny, misandry, racism or sexism as some sort of excuse as to why people don’t like it. Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that forcing an issue is only going to result in more push-back.

Feig and Sony constantly kicking the hornet’s nest by antagonizing the same geek culture that makes up the majority of the demographic who would have seen Ghostbusters is only going to come back to bite them hard on the rear end when July 15th rolls around and the crippled buzz around the movie implodes as it hobbles into theaters.


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