I am, myself, a fan of Ghostbusters, but I don't freak out about it or hold it on a ridiculous pedistal like some do. This trailer opens with a nostalgia trip, and I have to admit, it instantly hooked me. The text onscreen was neat and that slow version of the classic song, familiar to the first Jurrasic World trailer, got me. And as the rest of the trailer played, I realised we could have a fun film on our hands.
What I don't dig, however, are the visuals. The opening ghost looks pretty sweet, but the CGI overall is horrendous. I understand this is a trailer to a film thay probably isn't finished quite yet, but still, since this is such an effects heavy film, you'd think they'd show off something that looks better. Even fan favorite Slimer makes a cameo here and he's too cartoony and old looking, like it's from an animated movie. His appearance was cool, and it's a great bit of fan service, but it was completely off-putting.
The characters all seem to do their job, but it's hard not to imagine the original cast back in the game. No, not because they're women, but because the original is just so iconic. That's why, for me, Jurrasic World didn't fall flat. The characters weren't just rehashed versions of the original, but that was a sequel and this is not. The original cast will cameo, although not in their original roles, but that doesn't excite me too much. It seems a little too same-y, and having the original cast back will just make it seem like the whole film is a nostalgia trip and that's not what I want from this film.