I saw it last night in RPX 3d and here are my non spoiler thoughts:
Who ever did the trailers could have really fucked up things for the movie because after seeing the first few trailers I hated the movie before I even saw it.
Ended up going to see it because of the so so reviews.
And guess what? It is not bad at all. I was expecting over the top stupid reactions and screaming from both McCarthy and Jones but it wasn't bad at all. Absolutely hated the character that Helmsworth was playing.... yes it was suppose to be comic relief but just felt like he was there just to be there. McKinnon character was just weird. The villain was ok. Lots of references to the original movies. The cameos were good...with Murray getting the most screen time. If you pay attention in the first part of the movie there is a head statue of what looks like Ramis.
I say this movie could have had a darker mood with darker lighting.
Now for the 3d. For years I have been going to 3d movies off and on and have noticed either I have become immune to the effects of 3d or the 3d was so small that it wasn't even worth seeing the movie in 3d...for example things like rain or other weather effects would just be "oh meh" in 3d... but in this movie it was actually in full effect. For the first time since I was impressed with the 3d effects in Resident Evil Afterlife (the effects not the movie), the 3d was actually pretty good. The first thing that really popped out in 3d was the effect of that ghost from the trailer vomit sliming Wiig's character. For the first time I actually jumped back in my seat because the vomit looked like it was coming right at me. That has never happened to me before. The effects actually crossed the letterbox border and even the scene where
Leslie Jones' character starts bitch slapping McCarthy, holy shit her head was just huge in 3d crossing that letterbox border.
Does it have potential to make some good money this weekend? Yes, is it better than the original, no. Can their be a sequel? I am sure there can be but please either get rid of Helmsworth or change his character to something less stupid.
So 3.5 out of 5 stars for me.