Paul Rudd’s Ghostbusters Films Branded a Stranger Things Ripoff: “Needs more charm”

Ghostbuster's latest film trailer does not invite the positive response that the franchise had hoped for

Paul Rudd’s Ghostbusters Films Branded a Stranger Things Ripoff: "Needs more charm"

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  • Ghostbusters in the early years was an iconic franchise that was loved by fans for its comedic take on the supernatural genre
  • The recent film of the franchise, Afterlife starring Paul Rudd, was seen deviating from that and the new trailer of Frozen Empire too seems like Stranger Things
  • Fans are not pleased with this attempt to shift the genre of the franchise as it loses its uniqueness and becomes more of a rip-off
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Paul Rudd is an actor who has been a part of some of the biggest shows and franchises. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Only Murders in the Building, he has a range that makes him one of the most interesting and charming actors. He has established himself as not only an actor loved by the fans but also as someone who can easily steal the spotlight with his skilled acting.

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Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Despite his knack for comedic timing, one franchise seems to fall short when it comes to the latest films. Ghostbusters is one franchise that started off as a comedy film series but with the latest film’s trailer, things may be turning rather quickly. After Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Rudd is to return to the franchise with Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Fans seem to think it is a Stranger Things copy.

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Paul Rudd’s Ghostbusters’ Latest Trailer Releases

Paul Rudd‘s Ghostbusters: Afterlife was a film that many came to believe was solely carried by the actor. It was his own capability and talent that kept the film afloat. However, the latest trailer for its upcoming sequel has fans wondering what truly the essence of the franchise remains to be. The trailer shows Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire to be a much more serious movie than a satirical take on the supernatural.

Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Although it is not always necessary for these films to take a comedic approach, that does not necessarily mean the humorous aspect becomes more about quips than the actual support of the film. The latest trailer has fans wondering about what the film might actually be about considering that it looks a lot like a Stranger Things copy. Fans have since been wondering why a franchise that is supposed to be a lighthearted take on the supernatural aspects is taking itself far too seriously.

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Fans Troll Paul Rudd’s Latest Ghostbusters Film

Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Fans have been since trolling Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, because of how bizarre it seems to be for them. Many have been thinking as if the franchise is overselling the entire film, in turn, writing its own doom. They have argued that seeing that the film tackles themes of comedy, it should not use that as a quip towards the end of a trailer.

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So much so, fans have thought of it as not just a rip-off of Stranger Things but also that it lacks something. Many believe that the film lacks the element of charm and needs to figure out a better way to connect with its audience.

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Adya Godboley

Written by Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.