After the internet’s response to the last Ghostbusters trailer, we were all a little discouraged about what that meant for feminist progress and all that. There has been very vocal resistance since the beginning and it seemed like being the most disliked video on YouTube might be the final nail in the movie’s Ecto-1-shaped coffin. Between threats to boycott (can you really boycott a movie? Are you boycotting every movie you don’t see in the theatre?) and general hate, Ghostbusters seemed to be dead even before its stars had started their press junkets.
But don’t count these ladies out yet! The Ghostbusters have just released another official trailer, and it looks like they’re fighting back. This one is a little more pointed than the last one, to say the least. Are they trying to send the internet a little message, maybe? Considering who’s involved, we can’t rule it out. We said this movie was some subtle lady empowerment, but it seems like it’s become decidedly less subtle. And we’re okay with that.
If Leslie Jones’ line, ‘I don’t know if it was a race thing or a lady thing, but I’m mad as hell,’ wasn’t included as a dig at the haters, its inclusion is a fantastic coincidence. And when a news anchor poses the question, ‘What do we think about these ghostbusters? Are they to be taken seriously?’ we think we can assume the answer is yes. Don’t underestimate your female ghostbusters!
The trailer also makes the movie look infinitely better than the last one did, and gave us a lot more plot information. So, for those of you who were just disappointed in trailer quality, there you go.
Step aside, YouTube haters, these ladies aren’t going down without a fight! And isn’t that what you want in a Ghostbuster anyway?