This. So many times this. Let me tell you anon - I feel seething rage towards this fucking reboot. I love the original movie to bits and the moment I heard they're making a "reboot" instead of a passing-of-a-torch sequel and the "reboot" is going to have an all-female cast I knew it was going to be awful. I mean I'm female and have no problem with female characters. But when you go all out like that and get the king of cucks (Paul Feig, pic related) to direct you just know it's going to be a patronizing, low-level, tacky flick trying to cash in on feminism because of COURSE women will watch and feel empowered by anything as long as it has women, no matter how shitty the writing is right? Grill power!
I really, really hated watching the movie. I didn't pay for it in the theaters because I didn't want to fund this kind of shit. I'm so glad it flopped because it was an awful piece of unfunny shit and the way their marketing relied ONLY on the "look at your new heroes girls lol misogynists btfo!" thing made it even worse. They had a fucking movie universe planned around this crappy movie and seriously thought it was going to be the bomb just because feminism is the "in" thing right now. They really fucking thought women were that stupid. I have rarely felt as insulted in my entire life. The issues they faced during the development really show on the screen and according to the leaked e-mails they forced Bill Murray to make a cameo by some shady means just to take those desperate measures to appeal to the fans of the original movie. Bill Murray, the man who denied any thought of a new Ghostbusters movie for over 20 years and was basically the reason the 3rd movie never got made despite numerous tries.
Someone once mentioned that if they wanted to make a genderswap to emasculate the original loved flick to the altar of feminism, why did they pick ghostbusters instead of some macho movie that's all about male empowerment? Why did they pick the "everyday American" comedy about a couple of slobbish exterminators trying to keep up a small business? It's so retarded and only because the director (a man) thinks feminism is about shooting male ghosts in the dick and queef jokes.
B-but it made a few little girls dress up as ghost busters on Halloween! Feminism is SAVED!