There may not be a more divisive movie this summer than Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters reboot, which has made more headlines for the hatred swirling around the project than practically anything else regarding the movie. When the first trailer debut in March, it didn’t take long to become the most hated movie trailer in YouTube history. Then just last week, the new theme song was released, featuring Fall Out Boy & Missy Elliot, which wasn’t well-received either, to say the least. Today we have what could be the most bizarre Ghostbusters-related video yet, coming all the way from Japan. And it really is so weird, you’re either going to love hating it, or just plain want to smash you computer screen hate it. Either way, we don’t imagine you’re going to like it much. But there is no denying you won’t be able to pull your eyes away from what you are watching.
Sony Pictures Japan brought in four Japanese comedians, Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki to play their own version of the Ghostbusters, in a video that many already think is more entertaining than the official theme song that dropped earlier this month. Regardless of what you think about the reboot, this video that surfaced today on YouTube must be seen to be believed. This four-minute music video also features bits and pieces of footage from the remake, which hits theaters July 15.
Some haters have even gone so far as to cut together video game footage into a full-length feature, that some believe could be the sequel longtime fans truly deserve. With all of this controversy swirling around the movie, it remains to be seen how it will fare when it opens in just a few short weeks. The movie doesn’t have much direct competition, squaring off against the indie thriller The Infiltrator starring Bryan Cranston, but even with little competition, its success isn’t exactly guaranteed.
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. This summer, they’re here to save the world! The new Ghostbusters are Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Chris Hemsworth leads the supporting cast, playing the Ghostbusters‘ new secretary Kevin.
This new Ghostbusters adventure will go up against Broad Green Pictures’ The Infiltrator. Ghostbusters is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman. The supporting cast includes Andy Garcia as the mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as Hawkins, Matt Walsh as Rourke, Pat Kiernan as a news anchor and Neil Casey as the human villain Rowan. Take a look at this insane Japanese video for Ghostbusters and let us know what you think below.