Everybody loves Ghostbusters. And if you find someone who decides they’re ballsy enough to speak against this, there’s a tiny trap you can stick them in. The coolest group of middle-schoolers you’ve ever seen also happens to share an affinity for the ectoplasmic sci-fi comedy, and they’ve proved it in full with the video below.
Hide your wives. Hide your daughters. Hide your ghosts. The GhostBOSters are here, people. Sony is already headed into a female-friendly version of this universe, and we can’t wait for it. But it’s perfectly fine by us if they decide to use this group of youngsters, who hail from the Raw Arts Works non-profit program out of Lynn, Massachusetts. It’s called the Real to Reel Filmschool, and it’s pretty much the best thing you can imagine middle school students doing. And don’t ask me what I was doing in middle school, because I’ve buried all those proton pack-wearing skeletons.
The squad decided to make a shot-for-shot remake of the original Ghostbusters trailer, and that’s pretty much better than anything my own middle school had ever done. Counting grades and anything that anyone who went there has gone off to do. (No paranormal research went into the previous statement.) Obviously they aren’t filming things inside big hotels and on the streets of New York City, but this is about as good as anyone could have hoped for. Expecting a black girl to play Winston? How about a white girl in blackface? Nope. It’s a white girl in a MUSTACHE! I love it.
Check out the Ghostbusters trailer up next to the GhostBOSters trailer below.
No fooling, the best parts about this trailer happen when things have very little resemblance to what is actually happening in the real trailer. Props to whoever did all the CGI, however silly it may have looked. The actresses and actors? Solid. I’ve never wanted to go back to middle school again so badly. Not even to retrieve that stuff I hid in my locker that time.
Are middle schoolers better actors than Lego figures?
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