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Kristen Wiig Was “Really Bummed” Over The ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Criticism

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Because the world is full of haters, a lot of people were pretty unhappy with the decision to remake Ghostbusters… particularly because it has an all-female cast. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon are starring in the reboot of the ’80s classic, and I think it’s going to be great. Will it be the funniest thing ever created? Probably not, but it is a quirky female-driven action movie, and there aren’t enough of those, so why is it such a bad thing? Hollywood is constantly ruining shit by “updating” it when it didn’t need an update, so why is this difference? Oh right, because, Ghostbusters is a dude movie, and how dare women try to change that?!

The criticism the movie’s received has really “bummed” Kristen Wiig out, because she loves the original Ghostbusters and believes the new film is honouring the old one. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, she admitted that she doesn’t really get the misogyny surrounding the project, and frankly, neither do I.

Have you ever made a movie that had so much attention and even controversy attached to it as you were making it?

No. And the fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me. Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.

I feel you. I hope the movie does really well, so that Hollywood can realize that female-driven movies do have value and should get more attention and funding. Again, it’s not that I think thew Ghostbusters remake is going to revolutionize Hollywood, but if Adam Sandler’s garbage is still getting made, I think we can deal with some lady heroes.

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  • I don’t have a problem with an all female title or female lead movies but the thing that caused me to lose interest in this particular movie is that I expected to see the same characters as the originals. I was hoping to see Ray, Egon, Stan and Vakeman. When I didn’t see those characters, I was disappoinjted, and instead saw that it was an intentionally all female cast and I felt like I was being pandered to … as if the all female cast was a gimmicky bullet point to get attention. I’m not one of the idiots going out of my way to bad mouth the movie because the primary cast is all female or that women are ruining a ‘male’ movie, I’m just not going to go out of my way to see it because I find gimmicks and pandering off-putting. Whether or not I go to the theatre to see it will depend on the previews. No matter what though, eventually, I’m going to watch it because I like the Ghostbusters.

  • Except for improved special effects there really was no need to try and do this better. Ill stick to my vhs taped version

  • Guaranteed this movie will be funnier and better than the first one, the women who are stepping in the new roles are the funniest on the planet (besides Amy Schumer), but there will be so much whining about it no one will be able to admit it.