Maybe it's just me and my old pal, cynicism, but the the summer blockbusters I truly get excited for anymore are few and in between. They feel mass produced, they've lost their "oomph," they're just... sort of, bleh. Fortunately though, there seems to be one movie in particular that's about to remedy the situation. A new trailer for Ghostbusters was released on Twitter, and it's groundbreaking in a few socially pertinent ways. But, on a more basic, entertainment scale, the Ghostbusters villain reveal is definitely going to rattle your expectations, too.
On my first viewing of the latest trailer, I was admittedly too enraptured with Leslie Jones' scene stealing moments, Kate McKinnon's glasses to notice, and the appearance of Slimer to notice. But, at a closer glance, the trailer actually exposes a major plot point in the midst of all the ghost goo and hilarity. There are three scenes in particular that strongly hint at who the bad ass ladies are up against. And one of them is when Kristen Wiig's character, Erin Gillbert, explains that, "Someone is creating a device that amplifies paranormal activity." Which means that the ghosts are merely the symptom of a larger problem... an Australian problem, perhaps?
Because cue the scene with Chris Hemsworth, who plays Kevin the jovial secretary, being possessed by a ghost outside of the Ghostbusters' headquarters. The ladies are pretty torn up about it, but the thing is though, he seems fine after the initial possession. You know, if you count supernaturally glowing and driving away on one wheel of his motorcycle with precision as fine. OK, so maybe he seems a little out of sorts, but in a Peter Parker-gets-bitten-by-a-radioactive spider-and-turns-into-Spiderman type of way.
Obviously, he's not fine. A ghost possession does not a superhero make. That person who was creating the device that amplifies paranormal activity? Yeah, it's Kevin, if the scene where he's in front of machine spewing out ghosts is any indication. In fact, he may just be the film's major villain. But, hey, at least it's not totally his fault. He's under the influence of a spirit, after all.
Whether Kevin is really the true big bad of the film, and it's up to the ladies to rescue him from the ghosts possessing him, is still anybody's guess. But one thing fans can agree on is that this trailer is the best trailer for the film yet, and gives us even more to look forward to when the movie finally debuts.
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