Some of us are patiently waiting for Ghostbusters 3 to finally get made, while others of us would rather get weekly lobotomies rather than having to see this particular sequel. But one thing is certain: we can all agree that Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters is Hollywood at its finest. The film’s 30th anniversary has been celebrated in many ways this year, but this is perhaps the most sarcasm-laden attempt yet, as Screen Junkies sets its target on Ghostbusters for one of its rollicking Honest Trailers. This is a true sign of success, certainly.
To be fair, most of the films that get the Honest Trailer treatment are overcooked blockbusters with no real sense of reality behind them. But Ghostbusters, for all of its reality-eschewing supernaturalness, is too good of a movie for these guys to just rip apart willy nilly. As such, the jokes are more general and are more in tune with society’s relationship with Ghostbusters, like the joke about how this is what 1984 movie stars looked like. But who cares about looks when it’s the mind that really draws the attention? Peter Venkman, that’s who.