Though Paul Feig’s latest “Ghostbusters” film has yet to be released to a wide audience, the film has received considerable backlash from fans of the original for reasons ranging from, “This trailer sucks!” to “Its existence ruins the integrity of the franchise!” to “This trailer sucks!” and so on and so forth. But last night, actor Dan Aykroyd, star and co-writer of the original “Ghostbusters,” saw a test screening of the new “Ghostbusters” film and loved it, judging by his effusive Facebook status. He says that “apart from the brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male,” it apparently has “more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films,” plus “Bill Murray is in it!” He concludes his status by saying “As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!”
Best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live” and the “Blues Brothers” film along with “Ghostbusters,” Aykroyd has worked in film and television for over fifty years. He has won two Emmys for his work on “Saturday Night Live” and was nominated for an Oscar in 1989 for his performance as Boolie Werthan in “Driving Miss Daisy.” Aykroyd makes a cameo appearance in the new “Ghostbusters.”
The new “Ghostbusters” will be released into theaters nationwide on July 15th.