Ghostbusters: Afterlife is on a mission to breathe new life into a franchise that only recently underwent the reboot treatment in 2016. Though Paul Feig’s attempt at remoulding the movie for modern audiences had its moments, it failed to connect with fans of the original, relying too heavily on slapstick humour and employing a tone more synonymous with the Scooby Doo movies that with the dark, edgier original.
It seemed that all hope for the franchise was well and truly dead.
Then, in a surprise that no one saw coming, it was announced that Oscar nominated director (and son of Ivan Reitman - the original’s director) Jason Reitman was making a direct sequel to the 1984 version, all but erasing the reboot from memory.
The announcement was accompanied by a wickedly nostalgic teaser. And with that, excitement, and anticipation for what this would mean for the Ghostbusters franchise went into overdrive.
Unfortunately, since the original teaser, more details, including the full trailer have been released, and have raised some concerns about whether this is the movie that will bring the franchise back from the dead.
Here are 7 reasons why Ghostbusters: Afterlife will fail at doing just that.