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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire official trailer reaction

‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ comes out in March, and Sony is starting to ramp up their marketing campaign in earnest, releasing an official trailer that shows the film will be introducing new threats while still including familiar iconography and enemies.

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The start of the trailer shows a businessman disregarding the legacy of the Ghostbusters, calling them hacks and clearly looking for a chance to dunk on them. He starts to nitpick issues he perceives the Ghostbusters as having, such as reckless child endangerment and shooting an unexplained laser beam rather wildly. He takes joy in declaring them closed, until Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd) overrules him.

Kumail Nanjiani’s character brings over a box of old knick-knacks, including the item that releases the big bad, and threatens the world with another Ice Age, only this time ghostlier. An army of Ghosts is heading for New York City, some familiar like the marshmallow men and the green goopy ghost, but there are new creations, like a spindly eel-type creature that makes its way across the streets. That will likely be a miniboss of sorts, especially as its design has had tons of work done to it.

There are some repeated lines and scenes from the first trailer, reinforcing the idea that this Ice Age can kill you with fear, before giving the audience a look at a horned creature, obviously the Emporer of the title’s Frozen Empire. Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) is back to deal with this horror, once again donning the iconic uniform to beat the ghostly horde.

Grooberson recites the lines of the recognisable theme, letting them know that they (and Sony) have heard the world’s cry for more Ghostbusters’ films. Grooberson also gets a line explaining just how good his new job is, gunning for an innuendo that is sure to get a few chuckles.

The last few shots are of the team busting some ghosts and having a spiritual battle, and eventually, the horny horror that’s likely responsible for this icey and destruction joins the fray to battle the heroic team. Now that the newer members have some experience under their belt as shown in ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ it’ll be interesting to see where Sony takes that in this film.

‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ releases on March 22.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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