Yeah, the disinterested movie goers on the left, center and right, killed the movie. Not the bad directing, acting, and script.
Hollywood in Toto: The 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot set an ugly pop culture template.
Suddenly, to merely dislike a female-centric film made one a sexist if not an outright bully. That media narrative took hold during the rollout for the anticipated film, the biggest gender swap project to date.
Sony, the studio behind “Ghostbusters,” endorsed that narrative. A Sony top executive had a simple, profane message for the film’s early naysayers:
Everybody says I’m making the female Ghostbusters, but I say, ‘No, we’re making the funny Ghostbusters.’ Yes, it happens to be four women. It’s original. You get pissing and moaning on the Internet — sexist comments – but, you know, [bleep]’em.
The stars embraced that victimhood status, too, a curious pose for a multi-million dollar project with a major studio behind it. The film even inserted a scene where the ghostbusters mock online trolls. more