Dan Aykroyd prefers Wii graphics, laments gut

In wake of recent murmurs of a third movie, Ghostbusters co-creator Dan Aykroyd has been “doing the rounds,” dropping hints about rumored upcoming film and the impending video game.  In an interview with Newsweek, Aykroyd suggested that he liked his portrayal on the Wii better than on competing “high-performance” consoles:

I love the way we look in the Wii platform, because it resembles the animation that was done in “The Incredibles.” Anybody who looks like an Incredible is automatically a superhero. And I was so pleased that they shaved off at least 60 pounds from my current bulk. The boys look good. We resemble the actors who were in the first movie. You wouldn’t want us out there looking as we do today.

Dan Aykroyd, Newsweek

This opinion is in contrast to limited fan outcry, those who are critical of the Wii edition’s graphics, condemning it for being too cartoony and unfaithful to the spirit of the original films.  Aykroyd seems to think the more cartoony style is a fine fit to the franchise, lending a “heroic” look to the characters – although it’s a little odd that he should praise the Wii version for being conservative with his character’s weight, as he’s actually thinner in the ps3/360 version of the game.