Kevin Smith Ghostbusters

Thoughts on the trailer for the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters‘ film have been mixed at best and now director and fellow geek Kevin Smith has weighed in on it. While many have taken a hard line on either loving or hating it, Smith has an interesting middle ground view. He believes that whoever cut the trailer didn’t know what they were doing as the talent involved should guarantee at least a watchable movie.

That point of view on the trailer seems to be one that many could agree with.

He recently spoke about the trailer on his podcast Hollywood Babble-On and had the following to say:

“Whoever cut this trailer needs to be sat down, and I’m not going to call for their job to be taken away from them but they need to be scolded. It could’ve been all men with the same jokes, and it still would have sucked. The trailer’s not strong, and that doesn’t mean the movie’s gonna blow, like again the fucking pedigree of this movie is undeniable. There’s no way all these people involved don’t make a fucking funny, at least watchable fun movie.”

It really seems that he has hope for the movie but that the first trailer didn’t pull any punches on trying to get what he believes we’ll see on the big screen into it. We all know that it will be hard to say if Paul Feig’s reboot will grace us with an amazingly good time or not but one thing many will agree on is that the trailer just isn’t showing it.

You can listen to the entire clip below:

What did you think about the ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer? Was Kevin Smith right and we’re in for something good or will this be a dud? Share your thoughts below!


Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

‘Ghostbusters’ won’t be afraid of ghosts on July 15th, 2016. It was directed by Paul Feig and stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Chris Hemsworth.