This summer Ghostbusters returns, with a new movie serving as both a sequel and a reboot of the original. Feig recruited Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones to strap on the proton packs and ward off a new wave of pissed-off spirits, and left room for Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson to bridge the 30-year gap with cameos. (Original cast member Harold Ramis passed away in 2014.)
Based on the first trailer (above), Feig's movie expands the Ghostbusters concept for the modern blockbuster audience. Gone are the gritty streets of New York and practical ghost-puppets enhanced by photo effects. Ghostbusters 2016 is a living cartoon -- the Real Ghostbusters adaptation we should have expected. New personalities keep it fresh. Wiig, McCarthy, McKinnon, and Jones avoid mimicking their predecessors. They're just weirdos. The chemistry spills like ectoplasm.