It seems a lot of people REALLY didn’t like that first “Ghostbusters” trailer from the other week, many of them rejecting the trailer itself rather than the film it was promoting. The subsequent fan edits and Russian trailer for the film that popped up in the following days certainly scored a far less divisive reaction – mostly because they cut back on the comedy scenes the first trailer decided to include.
One person who wasn’t a fan of that first trailer was filmmaker Kevin Smith who, speaking on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast this week, had not so kind works about the way the trailer was edited:
“Whoever cut this trailer needs to be sat down, and I’m not going to call for their job to be taken away from them but they need to be scolded. It could’ve been all men with the same jokes, and it still would have sucked. The trailer’s not strong, and that doesn’t mean the movie’s gonna blow, like again the f–king pedigree of this movie is undeniable. There’s no way all these people involved don’t make a f–king funny, at least watchable fun movie.”
The pair go on to specifically criticise the two final gags involving a wig and some slapping. Smith is coming off the comedy “Yoga Hosers” which premiered at Sundance to some scathing reviews and has yet to set a release date.