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Dan Aykroyd says Ghostbusters has more laughs and scares than the original

05.31.2016

I'm not sure you could throw any more gasoline on the GHOSTBUSTERS controversy fire if you tried, but Dan Aykroyd may have done just that. Paul Feig's upcoming remake is a little over a month away from a wide release, but Ray Stantz himself has seen the flick and had a few words to say that might ruffle some feathers. Take a look!

Dan Aykroyd on Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS:

As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends!

So what are we thinking? Blowing smoke, or have we all been duped by another bad series of trailers for a Paul Feig film? At the end of the day, Feig usually delivers so I'm fascinated to see how GHOSTBUSTERS will fare. Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly in the camp that's not impressed with what I've seen, but after BRIDESMAIDS and SPY, I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt to Feig and Co.

GHOSTBUSTERS opens in theaters on July 15, 2016.

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8:30AM on 06/01/2016

Ummm

The last Ackroyd involved sequel/reboot of sorts....... Blues Brothers 2000.
The last Ackroyd involved sequel/reboot of sorts....... Blues Brothers 2000.
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8:02AM on 06/01/2016
That is the most scripted PR quote I've ever read.
That is the most scripted PR quote I've ever read.
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11:28PM on 05/31/2016
Well, so far it's only you, Mr. Aykroyd. But I don't think most people would think the same as you.
Well, so far it's only you, Mr. Aykroyd. But I don't think most people would think the same as you.
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8:50PM on 05/31/2016
Uh, no. If you're trying to tell me that any one of these ladies has even a sliver of Bill Murray's comedic talent, nope. The original is brilliant because of the talent behind it, who are timeless. This is clearly laden with special effects, brash humor, and a serious lack of wit. The original didn't need any of that and rested on the shoulders of it's talented cast. I have a feeling those behind this new film know they can't compete with it, so they aren't trying to. They don't necessarily
Uh, no. If you're trying to tell me that any one of these ladies has even a sliver of Bill Murray's comedic talent, nope. The original is brilliant because of the talent behind it, who are timeless. This is clearly laden with special effects, brash humor, and a serious lack of wit. The original didn't need any of that and rested on the shoulders of it's talented cast. I have a feeling those behind this new film know they can't compete with it, so they aren't trying to. They don't necessarily have to, but let's not pretend that this new film is going to be anything close to what the original was.
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8:33PM on 05/31/2016
Guess the Crystal Head vodka ain't selling so well. We've seen two trailers, with only one moment where I kind of chuckled (the demon ghost on Jones' shoulder at the concert). So they must be really holding back on showing us the funny.
Guess the Crystal Head vodka ain't selling so well. We've seen two trailers, with only one moment where I kind of chuckled (the demon ghost on Jones' shoulder at the concert). So they must be really holding back on showing us the funny.
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6:44PM on 05/31/2016
So does Dan Ackroyd's career right now.
So does Dan Ackroyd's career right now.
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5:40PM on 05/31/2016
Dan Aykroyd is an executive producer on this and has part ownership of Ghostbusters. It is in his best interest to say something positive. I'm not saying he couldn't be telling the truth, though that would be an incredible surprise.
Dan Aykroyd is an executive producer on this and has part ownership of Ghostbusters. It is in his best interest to say something positive. I'm not saying he couldn't be telling the truth, though that would be an incredible surprise.
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5:31PM on 05/31/2016
Utter garbage!
Utter garbage!
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5:28PM on 05/31/2016
This movie being funnier than the original would be a supernatural event on par with an undersea mass sponge migration. That said, I hope it's not as terrible as people are expecting it to be. Not necessarily because I care about its success, but because those people are fucking obnoxious and I just really want them to be wrong so I can shove it in their faces.
This movie being funnier than the original would be a supernatural event on par with an undersea mass sponge migration. That said, I hope it's not as terrible as people are expecting it to be. Not necessarily because I care about its success, but because those people are fucking obnoxious and I just really want them to be wrong so I can shove it in their faces.
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4:27PM on 05/31/2016
The likelihood of this film being funnier than the original is pretty much nonexistent. I've no real interest in seeing it but if it gets great reviews I might give it a shot, otherwise I see little point to it.
The likelihood of this film being funnier than the original is pretty much nonexistent. I've no real interest in seeing it but if it gets great reviews I might give it a shot, otherwise I see little point to it.
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4:17PM on 05/31/2016
I think people should open their minds and or hearts because this really does look like a funny movie. They might miss out on a really great movie if they don't. The people I know in real life all want to see it and think it looks funny as well. I'm going to see it opening day, but if it does turn out to be crap, which I doubt, then I'll talk shit about the movie too.
I think people should open their minds and or hearts because this really does look like a funny movie. They might miss out on a really great movie if they don't. The people I know in real life all want to see it and think it looks funny as well. I'm going to see it opening day, but if it does turn out to be crap, which I doubt, then I'll talk shit about the movie too.
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5:48PM on 05/31/2016
Really? I go to the movies a lot (probably too much, lol) and so far the reception to the trailer in the theaters has been abysmal every time it plays. I'm not saying your lying, I'm just surprised considering the response I've seen in full theaters for big flicks this year.
Really? I go to the movies a lot (probably too much, lol) and so far the reception to the trailer in the theaters has been abysmal every time it plays. I'm not saying your lying, I'm just surprised considering the response I've seen in full theaters for big flicks this year.
7:44PM on 05/31/2016
I have not come across that reaction you speak of yet. I've seen the trailer in the theater but everyone was pretty much quiet with exception of a few laughs. I have yet to hear anyone boo or say anything bad while the trailer was playing. Friends want to see it and coworkers want to see it. However there was a coworker, really old guy, who said in response to me asking if he wanted to check it out, "I dunno if I wanna see an all female Ghostbusters." I respect the guy a bit for being honest,
I have not come across that reaction you speak of yet. I've seen the trailer in the theater but everyone was pretty much quiet with exception of a few laughs. I have yet to hear anyone boo or say anything bad while the trailer was playing. Friends want to see it and coworkers want to see it. However there was a coworker, really old guy, who said in response to me asking if he wanted to check it out, "I dunno if I wanna see an all female Ghostbusters." I respect the guy a bit for being honest, however had I been a chick asking him, not sure if he would have given the same answer.
4:07PM on 05/31/2016
What did Akroyd say about Blues Brothers 2000?
What did Akroyd say about Blues Brothers 2000?
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4:06PM on 05/31/2016
Left-wing male feminists are ENRAGED that 'Angry Video Game Nerd' James Rolfe won't review the all-female Ghostbusters:

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Left-wing male feminists are ENRAGED that 'Angry Video Game Nerd' James Rolfe won't review the all-female Ghostbusters:

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5:19PM on 05/31/2016
Oh my god quit being such a whiny bitch
Oh my god quit being such a whiny bitch
7:52PM on 05/31/2016
Who's being a whiny bitch?
Who's being a whiny bitch?
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3:49PM on 05/31/2016
I'm going to see it. Not because I want to. Oh,no. My wife wants to see it.
I'm going to see it. Not because I want to. Oh,no. My wife wants to see it.
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4:06PM on 05/31/2016
Grounds for divorce
Grounds for divorce
11:30PM on 05/31/2016
No it means he cares about his wife and will make a sacrifice to watch a movie with her that she wants to see. It's called being a good life partner and I'm betting she's done the same for him. Selfish people don't make ideal spouses.
No it means he cares about his wife and will make a sacrifice to watch a movie with her that she wants to see. It's called being a good life partner and I'm betting she's done the same for him. Selfish people don't make ideal spouses.
3:39PM on 05/31/2016

And he was paid well to say that...

But, in all seriousness, this movie looks nothing like the nuclear meltdown it's made out to be. Its probably gonna do decent box-office and it might even be entertaining. This version will not be a classic, it will not stand the test of time, and it will be forgotten shortly... But it will likely be decent and make money so everyone wins.
But, in all seriousness, this movie looks nothing like the nuclear meltdown it's made out to be. Its probably gonna do decent box-office and it might even be entertaining. This version will not be a classic, it will not stand the test of time, and it will be forgotten shortly... But it will likely be decent and make money so everyone wins.
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3:26PM on 05/31/2016
Doesn't the big baddie in that picture/trailer look JUST LIKE Dan Aykroyd? Especially if you look at Dan as the Judge in Nothing But Trouble....he even has the sharp teeth like in Coneheads. Anyone else think he is also voicing this character?
Doesn't the big baddie in that picture/trailer look JUST LIKE Dan Aykroyd? Especially if you look at Dan as the Judge in Nothing But Trouble....he even has the sharp teeth like in Coneheads. Anyone else think he is also voicing this character?
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3:17PM on 05/31/2016

I'm willing to give it a try

There were some good laughs in that trailer, a lot of them involving Chris Hemsworth - the guy has some good comic chops. I'm withholding judgement until the flick comes out but it has potential.
There were some good laughs in that trailer, a lot of them involving Chris Hemsworth - the guy has some good comic chops. I'm withholding judgement until the flick comes out but it has potential.
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3:10PM on 05/31/2016

I'm still not biting

I think of James Cameron praising Terminator: Genisys and can't help but think this is another situation like that. I have been very vocal about my lack of desire to see this movie. When I see things like this I can't help but think what kind of clause are in contracts to where those previously involved can not bad mouth new entries to a franchise for a certain amount of time. Or just simply how much was shelled out for this person to say that. As I've said before I want it to be good but
I think of James Cameron praising Terminator: Genisys and can't help but think this is another situation like that. I have been very vocal about my lack of desire to see this movie. When I see things like this I can't help but think what kind of clause are in contracts to where those previously involved can not bad mouth new entries to a franchise for a certain amount of time. Or just simply how much was shelled out for this person to say that. As I've said before I want it to be good but nothing that has been shown so far as shown me that it will be awesome. I know that you can't always judge a movie by the trailer but a trailer can tell you a lot. The Civil War trailer gave me fucking goosebumps, I definitely did not get that from Ghostbusters. I just simply do not like what I have seen from the trailers; not the humor displayed or really even the effects (it looks like the Scooby Doo movies). I grew up with Dan Aykroyd but I just can't buy it. For one, he doesn't have the best track record for a while now. Two, we've seen this kind of thing before and the movie has still sucked. Three, there just seems to be way too much damage control. I'm not suggesting something like Fantastic Four level bomb but I do think there has been a lot of ass covering and a lot of deflection.

Call me a fanboy, call me hater, call me asshole. I still simply do not have a good feeling about this movie. I'm still hoping to eat me words, but Dan's comments still are not helping my concerns.
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3:08PM on 05/31/2016

Shocked, I say!

Since Dan Aykroyd wrote the script and is an executive producer for this new film, I am SHOCKED that he thinks it is both very funny and really scary! Wow. Breaking news.
Since Dan Aykroyd wrote the script and is an executive producer for this new film, I am SHOCKED that he thinks it is both very funny and really scary! Wow. Breaking news.
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5:21PM on 05/31/2016
He didn't write the script. He wrote a draft of Ghostbusters 3 that was almost made but then aborted for unclear reasons several times, and finally abandoned after Harold Ramis died. Likely none of it was used in this film
He didn't write the script. He wrote a draft of Ghostbusters 3 that was almost made but then aborted for unclear reasons several times, and finally abandoned after Harold Ramis died. Likely none of it was used in this film
2:53PM on 05/31/2016
There's no way... I love Dan but he may be trying to protect his investment here so Ghost Corp. doesn't find itself DOA.
There's no way... I love Dan but he may be trying to protect his investment here so Ghost Corp. doesn't find itself DOA.
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2:51PM on 05/31/2016
This is like Bart forging the A+... he went too far, he could have said that the movie was great, and at least we would be dubious... Not buying in a million years that it has more laughs than the original, I'm not even buying that Aykroyd believes that...
This is like Bart forging the A+... he went too far, he could have said that the movie was great, and at least we would be dubious... Not buying in a million years that it has more laughs than the original, I'm not even buying that Aykroyd believes that...
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2:46PM on 05/31/2016

Well?!?

What do you fanboys have to say against the Great Dan Aykroyd? You dare go against his judgement??
What do you fanboys have to say against the Great Dan Aykroyd? You dare go against his judgement??
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2:54PM on 05/31/2016
Okay well aside from the fact that he was obviously paid off to say this nonsense, one James Cameron once said of Terminator Genisys: "I feel like the franchise has been reinvigorated, like this is a renaissance. Fans are going to LOVE this movie!". And we all know how that turned out. So forgive us if we are taking Aykroyd's financially motived comment with an extreme grain of salt.
Okay well aside from the fact that he was obviously paid off to say this nonsense, one James Cameron once said of Terminator Genisys: "I feel like the franchise has been reinvigorated, like this is a renaissance. Fans are going to LOVE this movie!". And we all know how that turned out. So forgive us if we are taking Aykroyd's financially motived comment with an extreme grain of salt.
3:18PM on 05/31/2016
At least two people on this board don't know the meaning of the word "sarcasm."
At least two people on this board don't know the meaning of the word "sarcasm."
2:45PM on 05/31/2016
Of course Dan Aykroyd will promote this. He's not going to come out and say, its not what he would have done.
Of course Dan Aykroyd will promote this. He's not going to come out and say, its not what he would have done.
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2:41PM on 05/31/2016
...says Dan Aykroyd after being paid an undisclosed large sum of cash.
...says Dan Aykroyd after being paid an undisclosed large sum of cash.
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2:30PM on 05/31/2016
They got to Dan Aykroyd.
They got to Dan Aykroyd.
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2:27PM on 05/31/2016

But

Isn't Dan in it? Of course he would say it was hilarious and good. However, I guess he could have said nothing at all. But he's probably getting some sweet royalties on it, so he's telling everyone it's amazing. Who knows, maybe it will be, but every time I see Leslie Jones do anything in the trailer, I cringe.
Isn't Dan in it? Of course he would say it was hilarious and good. However, I guess he could have said nothing at all. But he's probably getting some sweet royalties on it, so he's telling everyone it's amazing. Who knows, maybe it will be, but every time I see Leslie Jones do anything in the trailer, I cringe.
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2:18PM on 05/31/2016
I'd rather take the opinion of someone who's actually seen the film over whiny fanboys who haven't.
I'd rather take the opinion of someone who's actually seen the film over whiny fanboys who haven't.
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2:14PM on 05/31/2016
So far I like what I've seen. I know I'm not the only one either as each time I hit the theaters people burst into laughter when this trailer pops up on the big screen.
So far I like what I've seen. I know I'm not the only one either as each time I hit the theaters people burst into laughter when this trailer pops up on the big screen.
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2:06PM on 05/31/2016
Sony trying to do some damage control? Dan also said Blues Brothers 2000 was better than the original....
Sony trying to do some damage control? Dan also said Blues Brothers 2000 was better than the original....
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2:05PM on 05/31/2016
given Aykroyd's track record for the past 30 years, you'll excuse me for not buyin it
given Aykroyd's track record for the past 30 years, you'll excuse me for not buyin it
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1:57PM on 05/31/2016
I love it when I come and the article is fresh and the first person(s) to comment is positive. Because I know how quickly this is going to turn into a hate-fest. And I do get that to a point. It's just nice that as of my first glance here, that hasn't happened yet.
I love it when I come and the article is fresh and the first person(s) to comment is positive. Because I know how quickly this is going to turn into a hate-fest. And I do get that to a point. It's just nice that as of my first glance here, that hasn't happened yet.
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1:47PM on 05/31/2016

Feig is hit or miss

Bridesmaids was severely overrated, The Heat was hilarious, and Spy was mediocre. Having saying that I've done a complete 180 on this film. I think it will be fun.
Bridesmaids was severely overrated, The Heat was hilarious, and Spy was mediocre. Having saying that I've done a complete 180 on this film. I think it will be fun.
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1:47PM on 05/31/2016
*said
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2:10PM on 05/31/2016
lol. Heat is terrible, Bridesmaids was funny, and I haven't seen it yet but everyone says Spy is his best movie yet. Please don't spout your terrible taste in movies and pretend like they're fact.
lol. Heat is terrible, Bridesmaids was funny, and I haven't seen it yet but everyone says Spy is his best movie yet. Please don't spout your terrible taste in movies and pretend like they're fact.
2:17PM on 05/31/2016
lol but you just did the same thing. dont be a hungry hungry hippo-crite
lol but you just did the same thing. dont be a hungry hungry hippo-crite
4:20PM on 05/31/2016
Wow.. you have the same opinion on these 3 movies as I do. Just like you said Bridesmaids is overrated, Heat is bust-a-gut funny, and Spy was meh. Ghostbusters looks funny, I hope it turns out good.
Wow.. you have the same opinion on these 3 movies as I do. Just like you said Bridesmaids is overrated, Heat is bust-a-gut funny, and Spy was meh. Ghostbusters looks funny, I hope it turns out good.
5:33PM on 05/31/2016
It's almost like different people have different tastes in movies! How odd!
The lesson from this thread should be "Don't assume your opinion on someone's work is definitive" but the actually lesson will inevitably be: "Everyone except me is wrong" because that's how the internet works.
It's almost like different people have different tastes in movies! How odd!
The lesson from this thread should be "Don't assume your opinion on someone's work is definitive" but the actually lesson will inevitably be: "Everyone except me is wrong" because that's how the internet works.
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