A week ago our own Michael Lee shared the new Ghostbuster‘s theme song by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott on Geeks of Doom, and the reactions were sorta… mixed.
But if you were among those who disliked that version, a new Japanese pop take on the song has been released that you might just enjoy. You can watch the video below.
Here’s a synopsis for the movie:
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today â€“ Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, theyâ€™re here to save the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film â€œGhostbusters,â€ written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.
Missy Elliott and Fall Out Boy are great but perhaps, just perhaps, in the geekosphere there is something that trumps American popular culture: all-too quirky J-Pop renditions of American culture.