Unlike the vast majority of people offering opinions on the film, original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd has actually seen the new Ghostbusters, and he thinks it’s great.
"As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from … https://t.co/Z9pcg9ehDF
— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) May 30, 2016
His full statement from WhoSay:
As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!
This is the man who actually conceived of the entire concept of the Ghostbusters and wrote the first draft of the original script. A man who played Ray Stantz, “the heart of the Ghostbusters” in the 1984 classic. So the fans who love that movie so much that they want to destroy the remake sight unseen, processed this new information from their childhood hero and adjusted their opinions.
Just kidding, they acted like the woman-hating man-babies that they are and immediately began attacking Aykroyd and redoubled their hatred of the film.
Things started off on a respectful note.
This gentleman was concerned about the new movie’s role in the government conspiracy to “destroy white men.” That seems rational.
For those not concerned about the government plot to make caucasian males feel bad about themselves, the studio plot to pay people to say nice things about the movie was a common concern. (Although, a quick peek at his profile shows that he is also concerned about the plot against men.)
The good thing was that the commenters were able to keep things in perspective when talking about a slapstick comedy from 30 years ago.
When all else failed, they questioned Aykroyd’s sanity and implied that he was washed up.
So we finally settled the real question: The self-proclaimed defenders of the original Ghostbusters hate women far more than they respect the original. I guess there really wasn’t much doubt about that.
The new Ghostbusters opens on July 15, 2016, and none of these basement dwellers will be there — that’s an extra enticement to see the movie.