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Dan Aykroyd says new ‘Ghostbusters’ has ‘more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films’

Will Aykroyd's sentiments quell some of the negativity surrounding the new reboot?


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on May 30, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 4:55 pm CDT

Only three trailers of the all-female Ghostbusters movie have been released, but that hasn’t stopped much of the public from proclaiming the film a disaster.

If you’re sensing something weird and it don’t look good, remember who you’re supposed to call? 

Original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd, who played Dr. Ray Stantz and helped write the first two films in the franchise, swooped into action on Facebook recently. He proclaimed that the new film, which stars Melissa McCarthyKate McKinnonLeslie Jones, and Kristen Wiig, is even funnier and scarier than the movies he helped create.

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That’s high praise from one of the best comedy actors of the past four decades. Though many of the commenters on his post are bewildered about why Aykroyd is so positive about the all-female reboot, he hasn’t been shy in the past about voicing his support for the movie.

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Perhaps Aykroyd’s Facebook post will quell some of the negativity that inspired McCarthy to say, “All those comments—’You’re ruining my childhood!’ I mean, really. Four women doing any movie on earth will destroy your childhood? I have a visual of those people not … having friends, so they’re just sitting there and spewing hate into this fake world of the internet. I just hope they find a friend.”

Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15. 

H/T Uproxx

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*First Published: May 30, 2016, 3:00 pm CDT