The New GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Clip Is, Uh, Not Scary

So why are we reporting on it, then? Who could say!

By Meredith Borders · @xymarla · April 7, 2021, 12:39 PM CDT
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The Mini-Puft of GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE.

Today, the @Ghostbusters account posted a wholesome lil clip from Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters: Afterlife, expected to hit screens November 11. The reaction has been lukewarm, it's fair to say:


It's hard to argue with the tweeter who described these "Mini-Pufts" as "Marshmallow Minions," but at the same time, the original Ghostbusters was made up of plenty of successful family-friendly frights, and we all thought the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was adorable until he turned into something more alarming. Maybe the same could be true of these Mini-Pufts? I'm put most in mind of the gingerbread men of Krampus, which is perhaps a more horror-friendly connection than Minions.

Time will tell if Jason Reitman's latest is more Dougherty (or Ivan Reitman) than whoever directed any of those Minions movies.