FemBusters: Sony’s Damage Control for the Ghostbusters Reboot
Possible Ghostbusters (2016) story leak: https://tinyurl.com/gbredditleak
Ghostbusters (2016) Action Figures: http://www.slashfilm.com/ghostbusters-villain/
The original 1984 Ghostbusters was lightning in a bottle, a unique blend of tongue-in-cheek horror and snarky comedy that not even its own sequel could match. And for roughly 25 years people demanded a third Ghostbusters movie. Some original cast members like Bill Murray were reluctant, however release of the well-received 2009 Ghostbusters Video Game gave fans a treat, reuniting the voice-talents of the original Ghostbusters cast with several moments of fan service. And yet, the fans demanded more. On March 3, 2016, the trailer for the new 2016 Ghostbusters movie dropped with the tag line “Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters.”
And then the world collectively learned one of life’s most valuable rules:
“Be careful what you wish for.”
The trailer for the 2016 Ghostbusters movie was met with a backlash of criticisms and both the US trailer and International trailer were overwhelmingly down-voted.
And as usual, CCS is late to the party. We’d might as well get this out of the way: any criticisms, even legitimate critiques, about the new all-female Ghostbusters movie is going to be met with screaming either racism or sexism. Not least of all Sony Pictures, themselves, who have allegedly been skimming out the legitimate trailer criticisms in order to pin its inevitable failures on the fact that the film has an all-female cast. Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) has been on a social media tirade, hiding behind the shield of “sexism” in response to not only the inevitable leagues of Internet trolls, but also the constructive criticism that the trailers has completely humorless. Despite the ‘inclusive’ and ‘feel-good’ intents of the project, social media backlash in regards to the black Ghostbuster being ‘street smart’ instead of a ‘scientist’ has been enough to prompt response by Ghostbusters actress and comedian Leslie Jones. It just goes to show that you can’t please everyone… Finally, a Reddit user has leaked the full script of the 2016 Ghostbusters movie. While one must take a leak like this with a grain of salt, the full account of the humorless script fits several key scenes in the International Ghostbusters trailer and merchandise roll-out. Additionally, the Reddit account documents the creative conflicts between Paul Feig and Ghostbusters fan/actress Melissa McCarthy, and the Sony Email Leaks by North Korean hackers that indicate that Sony Pictures was attempting to seek legal action against any Original 1984 Ghostbuster actors that refused to cameo in what is apparently a reboot of the beloved franchise.
tl;dr: #RIPHaroldRamis #Necrophilia #Sony