'Ghostbusters II': Honest Trailer Says There's Already an "Unfunny Attempt at a Sequel"
"Before you see the reboot that the Internet thinks will be an unfunny attempt to cash in on your nostalgia for the original 'Ghostbusters' ... revisit the unfunny attempt at a sequel that kind of already took care of that."
The new female-led Ghostbusters reboot hits theaters July 15, but first, another Ghostbusters movie is having its day in the Internet limelight.
Honest Trailers has taken a fresh look at the 1989 sequel: "Before you see the reboot that the Internet thinks will be an unfunny attempt to cash in on your nostalgia for the original Ghostbusters," says the trailer, "revisit the unfunny attempt at a sequel that kind of already took care of that."
"It's been five years since the Ghostbusters saved New York from a ghostpocalypse ... Now everyone thinks they're frauds for some reason," says the video. "Seriously, did everybody just forget that the city was invaded by actual ghosts?"
"If you loved the first Ghostbusters movie, then you should definitely go watch that one instead," the trailer's voiceover recommends, "but if you insist on seeing part two, prepare for the exact same plot with tiny cosmetic changes."
The trailer runs through the several ghosts that threatened the city in the original movie ("dogs and cats, living together!") before recapping the threats from both movies, moving on to illustrate how eerily similar the plots from both movies are, ending when monsters roam the street, "prompting the Busters to shoot their guns into a portal thingy."
The trailer ends on a message to moviegoers: "So before you go and see the movie that people have decided will ruin the franchise before they've even seen it, revisit the movie that already ruined the franchise by throwing out the fun grown-up comedy and doubling down on lame kids stuff."
Watch the full Honest Trailer below.