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Ghostbusters Remake Continues to Fuel Controversy and Mixed Reactions

With only two days before its release, The Ghostbusters (2016) remake is still making headlines, with wildly mixed reactions to the film.

The remake has been a lightening rod for controversy since it was announced that the film would not be a sequel to the previous two entries in the series or star any of the original cast.  This heated up when an-all female cast featuring some of the most prominent comedians from the big and small screen was made public.  The film quickly became a battle between two perceived groups:  male fans of the original films and cartoon and female fans of the director Paul Feig’s previous hits such as Bridesmaids and The Heat (most prominently starring new Ghostbuster Melissa McCarthy). read more

Ghostbuster Toys Already on Clearance Before Film’s Release?

Multiple fans around the country have been snapping pictures of toys and action figures based on the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot with clearance stickers on them.

This is a surprising move, as the film won’t be released until July 15th of this year. All pictures that can be found on the internet are from Target. There have been no reports of mark-downs at other national retailers such as Toys ‘R Us or Walmart at this time. Many are attributing the drop in price due to the backlash against the new film by hardcore fans of the original films and cartoon series. read more

Is GHOSTBUSTERS Really Deserving of all the Hate?

 

With the release of the new trailer today, I felt inspired to share my thoughts on the Ghostbusters reboot.    The first trailer  is said to be the most disliked movie trailer of all time  on Youtube. This film has not even been released yet and it has a building mountain of hate against it.      I’m a huge fan of the classic so I understand that sentiment towards a reboot of a classic film.   However, I do not think most people being objective, even in just viewing the trailers.    I’ve seen some funny moments in the trailers, and   you can see that   this film is made in the same  spirit of the old films.   Fans are so hung up on the fact that we have new characters, and… gasp! “they are women,” that they are not giving this a fair chance, even in the slightest.   I’m as sick of remakes as the next person, however, I think people need to step back and think, if this was with male characters if they would be so upset?     read more

GHOSTBUSTERS Trailer Hits Web

 

Sony released the first trailer for Paul Feig’s all-female reboot of ‘Ghostbusters’! You can view the trailer below.

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 – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world! read more