Ghostbusters 3: A Surprisingly Small Reaction to a Highly Anticipated Sequel

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 2/10/2019 | Tyler Hummel
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Just a few weeks back, a surprise teaser dropped that should’ve brewed a larger reaction than it did. The long-awaited sequel to the Ghostbusters franchise was announced with an accompanying teaser trailer on January 16th with the vague promise that some of the original actors from the first two films would be returning. Surprisingly, however, the reaction has been rather quiet. The teaser trailers have accumulated a few million views on YouTube. Compare those numbers to the 45 million views the reviled Ghostbusters reboot trailer accrued while it was relevant just two years ago.

The most relevant reaction the trailer has gotten so far is from the reboot’s star Leslie Jones who reacted negatively to the announcement, going as far as to say making a male Ghostbusters sequel was “like something Trump would do.” The reboot’s director Paul Feig was moderately disappointed but stated that he was open to Reitman’s version of the film. While Feig’s reboot of the franchise did gross $229 million, it didn’t make enough money to warrant a sequel and provoked a massive negative reaction amongst fans of the original films who didn’t appreciate rebooting the film’s timeline and cynically pandering to progressive filmgoers.

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So why hasn’t there been a major reaction among fans of the original film?

The Ghostbusters Sequel We Wanted?

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The upcoming film could be the version that Ghostbusters fans said they wanted in the first place. Supposedly, the film will have the original cast back to some degree and take place after the events of the first two films. The plot is supposed to be a passing of the torch movie so the primary characters will probably be young kids of both genders (I would suspect there will be a lot of Stranger Things influence in the film).

The director Jason Reitman is Ivan Reitman’s son (the...
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