It’s over five years since the release of the 2016 female led restart of Ghostbusters and it is safe to say that the film still feels the inner inner warmth of hardcore Ghostbusters fans who just do not want to acknowledge its existence. The upcoming release of Ghostbusters: The Afterlife similar to the subsequent sequel that fans have asked for, but one of the stars of the 2016 film, Melissa McCarthy, looks back on the backlash that her film took at the release.
During a talk with ET Canada, McCarthy has come out in defense of her 2016 film, and she continues to express confusion as to why it was received so negatively. Here’s what she had to say:
“There is no end to the stories we can tell, and there are so many reboots and relaunches and different interpretations, and to say that some of them are wrong, I just do not understand, I do not get the fight to see , who may be the most negative and the most hateful. Everyone should be able to tell the story they want to tell. If you do not want to see it, you do not need to see it. ”
I personally have never understood the setback, especially when it started when the film was announced and no one saw a single film frame. The official trailer on Sony’s YouTube channel has 1.1 million antipathies, and subsequent trailers received a similar response. The comments got downright nasty when it came to the film’s casting, which was insanely misogynistic and personal. It went beyond commenting on the talent of the female cast. It broke into talking about their looks, and in the case of co-star Leslie Jones, it turned into racist attacks on social media. This went far beyond the limit of just not wanting a restart. In fact, the fan response to the 2016 movie just showed how ugly the internet can be.
2016 Ghostbusters actually received decent reviews from critics with a 74% new rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but given the film’s staggering budget, the film ended up being a financial loss to Sony. The film grossed $ 144 million and grossed $ 229.1 million worldwide with insiders saying Sony took a $ 70 million loss on the film. The film is directed by Paul Feig and also stars Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth.
What are YOUR thoughts on Melissa McCarthy’s defense Ghostbusters five years later?
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