When it was announced that the 2016 cast of Ghostbusters was going to be all female, I heard complaints on the internet right away.
The trailer came out, and I admit it wasn’t the best trailer ever, but I was still excited. Meanwhile, people’s arguments began to somehow shift from it being a female cast to it looking like a poopy movie.
James Rolfe got a lot of crap for not seeing the movie, but if the trailer doesn’t entice you I don’t think you should see the movie.
Some people pretended as if they didn’t mind that there was an all female cast. Some people genuinely didn’t like the trailers. And some people seemed over-enthusiastic about the Ghostbusters movie, and even perhaps the fact that their was an all female cast leading the way. I was one of those guys.
I wanted the women to do well because why should it be any different with all men. But I really disliked the movie, guys! Of course, it had some big shoes to fill. I think there are some who genuinely enjoyed the film, and I think there are some that genuinely wanted to enjoy the film and acted as if it was a good movie. Then there are those who will hate it no matter what.
Now this new Ghostbusters: Afterlife is out… and all I’m hearing is; “This is all I wanted”.
You have no idea of what you want.
People who hated 2016 Ghostbusters would claim that this movie looks ‘awesome’. And of course those who liked the 2016 iteration seem to think it should have been where the franchise should go, (to which I disagree but I understand if you like a movie you want to see more instead of Sony acting as if it never happened).
The new trailer looks ok. I think people, (mostly the haters, but some of the people on the other side), are letting their bias get in the way.
Maybe I’m wrong. What do you think?