Sony Pictures, the studio behind the film, opted to release the second trailer to Twitter on Wednesday instead of YouTube, after commenters made the first Ghostbusters preview the most “disliked” movie trailer in the video site’s history.
It didn’t really make a difference, with naysayers filling social media sites with vitriol about the remake.
A few people bucked the trend and tweeted their support for the new film.
There are many new things to notice (and enjoy) in the second trailer, including Slimer, the little green ghost from the original film. We also learn that someone is making a machine that amplifies paranormal activity in New York City, increasing ghostly incidents and encounters.
One of the movie’s stars, Leslie Jones, even has a gigantic spirit riding around on her shoulders. We also see Chris Hemsworth’s receptionist character get possessed (or so it seems) by a spirit. And did we just catch a glimpse of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?
Director Paul Feig, who also directed the hilarious Bridesmaids, has spoken out about the negative backlash his movie is getting before its release:
“All I can ask is, people, either give us a chance, or you don’t have to see it. I’m really proud of it. I think it’s fun. I’m so proud of my cast. I think the cast is so good, and they can stand in the footsteps of who came before, because they’re such funny people but they’re different. That’s all you really want out of a comedy at the end of the day, is something different and new, and to just see great people do it.”
He also thinks his movies are tough to encapsulate into a two-minute trailer.
“My movies, for some reason, are really hard to do trailers for, because my comedy all comes from context, really,” he said. “I’m not the guy who’s like joke-joke-joke, and here’s a one-liner one-liner one-liner. I do have those, but you have to get to know the characters, you have to settle in with them to get to know their personalities, saying, ‘Oh, that’s funny because that character doesn’t normally do this.'”
‘Ghostbusters’ hits theatres on July 15, 2016. You can watch the trailer, above.