Dan Akroyd Says The New GHOSTBUSTERS Is Better Than The First Two

As the backlash continues, one of the original film's stars has now spoken up in defense of the Ghostbusters reboot after seeing a test screening of the movie! Is this some more damage control?

There's only three more weeks until the release of the new Ghostbusters film, and it's pretty safe to say the disdain for the film is higher than ever. Despite a vocal outcry from fans, we haven't heard much from the team behind the film aside from director Paul Feig. It was only a few days ago that star Melissa McCarthy finally shared her thoughts on the film's backlash. Now, a star of the original Ghostbusters has taken to social media to defend the film. Dan Akroyd, who played Raymond Stantz in the original and helped create the movie series, viewed the new movie during a test screening, and loves it. In a post on his official Facebook page, Akroyd wrote: "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!"

It's been known for a while now that the original surviving cast will be appearing in cameo roles, though not as their original characters. Akroyd's positive comments are not entirely out of left field here, given that he's been pushing for a revamp of the series for years. He also previously praised the decision for an all-female cast, calling it "a beautiful development." What do you think of Akroyd's comments? Are they genuine, or could they be another attempt by Sony to placate the ever-growing animosity? Sound off below!
 

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