Fall Out Boy feat. Missy Elliot - Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid) [Single] Review
Posted 6/24/16 - 10:45 PM ET
Already receiving as much online hatred as the trailers for the reboot film, "Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid)" is one of the first singles from the soundtrack to the new Ghostbusters, set for release in theaters in a few weeks. Much of the hate is the same vitriol as is being spewed at the movie, that it is the "destruction of my childhood" and a "slap in the face to Ray Parker Jr." etc. Before I really get into my thoughts on the song, Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot's performances and so forth, I'm going to say one thing... this isn't the new version of the Ghostbusters theme. It's a new song, mostly a mash up to be frank, but it is a new song and from the looks of the track listing for the Ghostbusters (2016) soundtrack, will NOT be the theme song. If we take a moment and have a breather from all the hate being thrown at every aspect of the film reboot, go scope out Amazon for a second, it would seem the actual cover of the Ray Parker Jr. song will be performed by Walk The Moon and there will be an acapella version by Pentatonix (and even Ray Parker Jr.'s original version will be on the soundtrack), so let's calm down and think about this song objectively for a moment. And no, Sony and RCA didn't pay me off, this review is in actuality, completely unsolicited. I just love the franchise and am keeping an open mind about the reboot, sure this reviewer would be way more excited if it was an real sequel set in the same world as Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters 2 (1989); but I'm still going to keep an open mind.