It’s nostalgia o’clock. The Ghostbusters franchise continues with a new trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire—a trailer which really banks on how much affection you may (or may not) have for the original Ghostbusters cast, original Ghostbusters ghosts (the library lady, Slimer, the not-so-stone lions of the New York Public Library), and even lines lifted from the original Ghostbusters jam, “Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Good.”
Also there is a big freeze demon and a vaguely climate-change related threat (a new Ice Age, but supernatural, so it’s not humanity’s fault!).
Bustin’ is a Spengler family business these days, but the authorities don’t approve of a minor hanging out the side of the Ectomobile, and try to shut the whole thing down. But wait! Hark, a new threat! A new threat which seems to bring about the return of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts.
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire does have one thing going for it: It is absolutely packed with beloved actors, from the original cast to Paul Rudd to Carrie Coon to Mckenna Grace (who has played young Carol Danvers and young Sabrina Spellman) to omnipresent nerd icon Patton Oswalt to Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard to Kumail Nanjiani. The movie is directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) from a script he co-wrote with Jason Reitman.
Hell—or at least Manhattan—freezes over in theaters on March 22nd.