Sony released the official trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot, this morning, starring Leslie Jordan, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy and dang, there was a lot of heat on the internets! Lots of opinions and criticisms, but I’ll get to that in just a moment.

The trailer opens on a shot a of New York and we are reminded that “30 years ago, four scientists saved New York. This summer a new team will answer the call”

The internet then lost their minds, and mostly, not in a good way. There was a lot of:

“but, Winston wasn’t a scientist”

“it doesn’t have the same tone”

“These jokes are corny”

“this reboot is going to ruin my childhood!”

women, really? I don’t need to be pandered too”

Wah, wah, wah! It’s a freakin’ trailer everyone! Settle down. Gail Simone posted a tweet that I stand behind and she knows everything:

A lot of people are upset about the Leslie Jones character being the streetwise, MTA agent, which I get. My hope is that this character is actually someone who is confident and self-sufficient and those qualities are her strength! Not everyone possesses those qualities and that would be a huge inspiration to a lot of kids who will be watching this movie. I have faith in Leslie and director, Paul Feig, to take better care of the character.

Here’s the thing, four women are starring in a fun scifi/paranormal action movie! Get it together, watch the movie or don’t. But pause before you criticize without all of the information.

I can’t wait. I’ll be there opening day and probably cosplaying as a Ghostbuster, in the future!

Ghostbusters will be in theaters July 15th, 2016!

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Claudia Dolph is a co-founder and senior contributor for Geek Girl Authority. She is also an actress, dancer, yogi, dog-mom, Dallas Cowboys fan, lover of tacos and queso (texmex style) and prefers mint mocha latte to pumpkin spice latte.
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