Early Reactions To The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie Are Positive

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Press screenings for the new Ghostbusters film began yesterday, and the reaction has been exactly what the detractors of this movie didn’t want to see.

For those who think that these are just people who are paid to put something nice about this movie on social media, Caroline Framke is a respected writer for the website vox.com. Her focus is on pop culture topics.

Again another journalist, Jennifer Brett from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who covers a broad range of subjects and is a stellar writer.


Kristopher Tapley is an awards editor over at Variety magazine.


The real test for this film will come Sunday evening when the reviews will start trickling out all over the internet. However, if these initial reactions are any indication, it seems as the throngs of Ghostbuster haters have seen their worst nightmare come true. Be sure to keep it locked to monkeysfightingrobots.com as we will have our review of the new Ghostbuster film up on Wednesday morning.

Ghostbusters 2016

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.

‘Ghostbusters’ will be released in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2016.


Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.


  1. No one I know who hated the trailers wants the new Ghostbusters to be bad. What a straw man. Many have said they hope it’s actually good., They just think it will be bad based on the horrible trailers.

      • Sony is in serious damage control mode over this one, so I seriously doubt the honesty of the few “positive” reviews – especially if they go as far as to call detractors “bozos” or show other kinds of hostility towards them.

  2. To the comment of it being better than the original. All I can guess is that the trailers show nothing but ‘trick footage’ and we haven’t actually seen one shot of the real film.

      • Oh you mean this guy who may have seen it .. and right now it’s sitting at 76% on Rotten Tomatoes. So .. maybe people should have just waited. Just saying .

  3. If this movie is good, all the anger should be directed at Sony marketing. They did a HORRIFIC job marketing this movie.

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