Ghostbusters, much like many films of its era, is in a strange place when it comes to demographics.
Aimed at adults. But when it cames to merchandising, it was pretty much all aimed at kids (toys, cartoons, lunchboxes, etc).
And I doubt there’s any escaping that. It a franchise expected to be for all ages now.
There’s also a “damned if they do, damned if they don’t” aspect.
Even if they were to try making a movie akin to the original, what are the chances it would live up to the standards people have.
But if they try something different, people might dismiss it as not standing for the original.
The easiest way is to just not play. But alas, what’s old is new. And why try something actually new when you have an IP to exploit.
However, that doesn’t mean a good movie can’t come out of this.
And I liked the trailer. Not blown away, but its okay.
The base set up does seem very cliché. But I do enjoy the air of wonder and discovery.