Dan Aykroyd Says the New GHOSTBUSTERS Film Is Better Than the First Two
Dan Aykroyd has seen an early test screening of Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters movie, and it seems like he absolutely loved it! In a brief review that he posted on whosay, the original Ghostbuster boldly exclaimed that it’s better than the first two original movies. Seriously! This is what he said:
"As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends!"
I can’t really tell if he’s full of shit or not because I haven’t seen the movie yet. But judging from what I’ve seen in the trailers, it’s hard to believe that what he’s saying is true. I think the movie will provide some fun entertainment, but have more laughs than the first two films? That’s just a hard pill for me to swallow.
It’s not like Aykroyd is going to come out and say the movie sucks, though! The guy has a huge stake in the franchise. It’s his baby, and if it succeeds and makes money, then so does Aykroyd. It's in his best interest to support it. We’ll just have to wait and see what fans and audiences think after the film is released this summer.
The movie stars Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzman, Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan, and Chris Hemsworth as their secretary. All of the surviving original Ghostbusters are confirmed to have cameos in the film as well.
Ghostbusters is due to be released in theaters July 15th, 2016.