VIDEO: Hey Internet, did we forget that “Ghostbusters 2” was actually really bad?

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Ever since the announcement of an all female cast of the new Ghostbusters reboot, the Internet has been ablaze with comments tearing down the idea of not only this new cast, but all of the changes that fans could decipher from watching a few trailers. Granted, I think it might be a good idea to see a movie before you critique it, but that’s none of my business *sips tea*.

But I’m not going to go into a big old rant on why we should all chill out and embrace this new movie. I’m sure enough of your Facebook friends and articles you’ve read on the Internet have that covered. But I think it’s important for all of us to remember that, while many of us seem to have fond memories of the Ghostbusters franchise from our childhood, the sequel Ghostbusters 2 was actually…pretty crappy.

Seriously, despite the fully-capable cast, it was literally a half-baked cash-in retread of the first movie…only with worse jokes and a completely forgettable villain. After saving the entire city, it seems that all of the Ghostbusters are being considered “frauds” for some reason — despite the fact that they had been universally recognized as the saviors of New York by the end of the first film. The downward spiral of awfulness continues from there, and Sigourney Weaver gets half-naked. Also ooze.

I’ll let Honest Trailers break it down for you:

So before we continue to bandwagon all over the hate train regarding the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, maybe we should take the old guard off of the pedestal we put them on and simply accept the idea that this is just a new movie for a new generation. Ah, who am I kidding? Trolls will be trolls.

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    I just don’t get how people can scream about how bad the movie is from the trailers. Trailers don’t say anything about the movie except how good or bad the trailer company is.

    They are often put together by people who honestly haven’t watched the movie in any entirety, they never even have the same -music- in them (thus the entire genre of ‘trailer music’). They aren’t directed, they’re just cobbled together basically, out of bits the trailer company (not anyone actually involved with the movie) thinks will hook an audience.

    For a marvelous example of how a trailer can very easily make the movie look ABSOLUTELY NOTHING like the actual film, google up the ‘Wicker Man Comedy Trailer’ sometime. … Actually, do that anyway ’cause it’s hilarious.

    I am retaining judgement until I see the thing. But it seems to have pretty good reviews. And in the words of the NY Times, ‘Women are funny. Get over it.’

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    Linda Hanson

    No matter what anyone says, Peter MacNicol was so great as Dr. Janosz Poha. It may not be the best film ever made but the second film rarely is. It’s definitely worth watching and I’ve seen it recently.

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