Thursday, September 29, 2016

‘Ghostbusters’ 2016 Dan Aykroyd Slams Haters; ‘Film Is Brilliant!’

‘Ghostbusters’ 2016 Dan Aykroyd Slams Haters; ‘Film Is Brilliant!’

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Contrary to what others may think of “Ghostbusters” 2016, the new film is better than the original, so says Ray Stantz aka Dan Aykroyd.

The veteran actor who starred in the first two films of the franchise had nothing but praise for its remake. Aykroyd proudly posted his opinion about it on Facebook, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!” Aykroyd wrote.

His message comes at an opportune time for the remake which has been criticized on all fronts. Director Paul Feig defended its female casting against misogynistic accusations early on. Even its first trailer gained infamy as the “most disliked movie trailer” on YouTube.

However, could Aykroyd’s favorable message about the 2016 remake be biased? io9 asked. EW might have the answer to that question. As it turns out, the original Ghostbuster is an executive producer of the remake. Yet his revelation of his cameo in the film together with Bill Murray should help encourage people to watch it, Cinemablend noted.

Unfortunately, the reaction to his message turned ugly as netizens threw accusations like “royalties whore!” Screen Crush noted. However, does the remake merit such hatred to unleash an online riot? The publication offered a bit of advice that viewers may want to take into account.

“The sheer amount of effort that’s gone into tearing down the Ghostbusters reboot is ridiculous. If you’re not interested in seeing Paul Feig’s movie, then don’t. There’s no need to spend hours on the internet leaving negative comments on trailers and responding to every mention of Ghostbusters with declarations of some childhood that’s been irrevocably ruined by the existence of a movie. It’s just a movie. And one that might actually be good if you gave it a chance,” Screen Crush wrote.

  • Helmethair

    Why isn’t your headline: “Film Producer Praises Own Film: Has Financial Stake In Its Success.” That would be more accurate, but I guess twisting and bending Akyroyd’s opinion into an actual clickbait-worthy story is why they pay you the big bucks.

  • Helmethair

    Where did Akyroyd “Slam haters” exactly? He merely said his movie was good in an attempt to convince people to buy tickets.

  • John

    The feminst propaganda never ends.

  • iggy

    Mainstream media still does not get it. The backlash isn’t just about Ghostbusters, or remakes, or movies.. well not directly. The backlash is at the constant hysteria surrounding criticism of ANYTHING female-related as misogyny. Media has made it impossible to give legitimate critique anything that has to do with women without being strung up the nearest tree as a women-hater. The back-lash against Ghostbusters is just symbolic of what is going to keep happening when we try to police people’s expression of criticism using the shield of political correctness. That shield is wearing thin…

  • hurin

    And one that might actually be good if you gave it a chance,” Screen Crush wrote.

    Easy to say for people who get free tickets. To demand that ordinary people who have to work for a living, spend their hard earned cash on an unfunny comedy is both arrogant and elitist.

    I will go see Sausage Party, because that trailer somehow had no trouble convincing me the movie is hysterically funny.

  • Nick Davis

    Pretty certain Akyroyd gets money if this movie does well and if anyone knows anything about the original Ghostbusters movie history the very first one was going to be a hot-mess involving time travel and battling ghosts from the future.

    Now Ghostbusters 2016 might be an amazing movie, the first trailer didn’t do it any favors and the second was loaded up with every visual effect they could find. Both trailers point to what looks like a terrible movie regards of the sex of the actors.

  • disastronaut

    It’s nice to see an executive producer – who has committed financially to this film – take such a bold stance in convincing everyone it’s completely awesome.

  • Brian

    It might be that the film is brilliant, I don’t know. The trailer sucked, that I do know.

  • Helmethair

    This is in conjunction with Melissa McCarthy’s bizarre tirade calling people who criticize the movie as losers and “haters.” That’s one way to win over a fan-base. Will not be handing my money to people with this outlook and will encourage others to do the same.