When the trailer for the all-lady Ghostbusters reboot was released two months ago, it made people feel a lot of feelings. For example, joy (seeing Kate McKinnon dressed up like Tank Girl), melancholy (remembering that we’re still waiting on the re-release of Hi-C Ecto Cooler) or horniness (all that sexy slime). But for the most part, it made people really angry. According to YouTube numbers, the Ghostbusters trailer is now the most-disliked movie trailer of all time, as well as one of the 25 most-hated videos in YouTube history. As of this afternoon, 700,560 people have clicked the thumbs-down button on the Ghostbusters trailer. Well, Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy has something to say about that, and…yeah, she pretty much agrees that it’s not a great trailer.
Melissa spoke to Johnjay and Rich of iHeart Radio (via Entertainment Weekly) on Monday, and she admitted that she had some questions about that trailer too. Melissa was asked to explain why the trailer opens with the words “30 years ago four scientists saved New York” if this new movie takes place in a world where the original Ghostbusters don’t exist. Melissa doesn’t know, you guys.
“It’s a reboot. I know, it’s weird that they said the ’30 years ago’ because in this movie, the first one didn’t happen…it’s the same thing of four unlikely heroes, it’s in New York City, ghosts are taking over. It’s that same classic story, but it’s not a ’30 years later.’ The trailer says 30 years later, which I didn’t quite get myself. Believe me, the question was asked. I was like, ‘I think that’s very confusing’, but then everyone said ‘We don’t care what you think’ (laughs).”
Oh no, this is how bad movies get made. One person raises their hand and nervously mumbles something about not making sense or being a disaster, and someone in charge hisses “Quiet, you” before going back to their happy place and mentally counting the millions they think they’ll make. Would it be better if it came from Slimer maybe? Slimer, stop eating trash for a second and raise your goddamn green hand. It’s not too late! They’re not done shooting yet. See? Here’s Melissa and Kristen Wiig filming Ghostbusters earlier this week.