I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan. Like really huge. We’re talking I have a complete screen accurate Ghostbusters costume. I’ve been participating in fan groups since 2005 and building packs and going out in costume since 2001.
The last time I saw a Ghostbusters movie that I truly loved was back in 1989. I have nothing against the 2016 reboot. It was a fun comedy that got more hate than it deserved because fans were upset it wasn’t the direct sequel they’d always wanted.
I still remember going to see Ghostbusters II in the theater. I’d only been born a few months before the original Ghostbusters, so it’s not like I could see that one in the theaters unless my parents were being very irresponsible.
I love both of those movies. My wife and I quote both of them at each other almost daily. We’re so simpatico that when I started telling her what the opening of the Eurythmics Walking in a Winter Wonderland, she stopped me and said it’d always creeped her out because it sounded like the music that plays when Janosz in ghost form kidnaps a baby in Ghostbusters II.
Needless to say, Ghostbusters has always been a big part of my life. I’ve been quietly optimistic about the new movie coming out in 2020, that we now know is being titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Now that the first trailer is out, I can say that I’m totally stoked and can’t wait!
The movie seriously looks like it’s shaping up to be something special. Jason Reitman clearly has a love for the franchise and wants to do right by it. Finn Wolfhard was great in Stranger Things and one of the best parts of IT. I’ll watch anything that Paul Rudd shows up in.
Watch the trailer up above. It looks like this is shaping up to be something special for a fandom that had a lot of years in the wilderness.