‘Ghostbusters’ Movie Slammed by Fans; Director Defends Cast


The reboot of the ’80s classic “Ghostbusters” has been greatly anticipated ever since news about its existence came to light. As a matter of fact, the film’s director Paul Feig has been on a roll in hyping up the upcoming movie. We’ve seen the all-female cast in their full glory, a new gear for a new Ghostbusters crew, as well as a new Ecto-1 car all in Feig’s Twitter spree.

Sony Pictures Entertainment has posted a 2:37 video up on YouTube which pretty much introduces the characters for the upcoming reboot. Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon are there to cook up a sweet starter for the film, while the addition Leslie Jones sizzles up the trailer even more.

However, while the film has been the subject of much anticipation, it also has been the subject of several arguments both online and off. “If it’s pure misogyny, it’s a non-starter to me,” Feig told Buzzfeed. “I go, ‘You’re somebody I don’t even want to deal with.’”

Co-writer of “Ghostbusters” Katie Dippold also weighed in on the subject and told Buzzfeed that she can’t spare the time for the people who believe that ladies can’t be Ghostbusters. “There was one guy – I think my favorite tweet,” Dippold said. “There was this man who was sincerely tying to help, who said ‘Listen, I am not sexist, but women just cannot handle that kind of action and dialogue.’ I was just like, ‘Thank you so much sir. Thank you for your concern.’”

Dippold also mentioned that the current lineup of “Ghostbusters” who are McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, and Jones got their respective parts because they’re hilarious. Plus, “Ghostbusters” originals Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson will be in the film.

The reboot of “Ghostbusters” will arrive in theatres on July 15, 2016.

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