Look, I know there’s a lot of drama around the reboot of “Ghostbusters”. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time; the first time I was floor manager at Borders, I ran around telling people “I AM THE KEYMASTER!” But I am beyond excited for the reboot too, because funny people+cool premise+good director=fun movie. But not the theme song. Never the theme song.
It’s not that I am deeply attached to the Ray Parker Jr version. I am all for it being modernized. But what illegal substance was the production crew on when they commissioned Fall Out Boy to cover the theme song, and did they replace Fall Out Boy’s instruments with Fisher Price versions? The whole thing is so discordant and uncomfortable sounding that I’ve only listened to it straight through once, and a coworker of mine barely lasted 30 seconds.
Don’t believe me? Listen for yourself (I WARNED YOU):
(The only redeeming part is Missy Elliot!)
Now that you’ve uncurled yourself from the fetal position, here’s a trailer of the movie to cleanse your palate and remind yourself that as bad as the song is, at least the actual movie includes Kate McKinnon being awesome!