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Paul Feig says the hate for his Ghostbusters reboot is vile and misogynistic

03.13.2015

Back in January, director Paul Feig addressed the fan response to the announcement that Sony's new GHOSTBUSTERS would be headlined by an all-female cast. There were a lot of negative responses to the news, but Feig replied them with aplomb. Now, he delivers a reply that is a little more blunt.

In an interview regarding his upcoming movie SPY, Feig was asked about the Internet backlash to GHOSTBUSTERS led by Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy.

“The Internet is really funny – I love it, but I hate it at the same time. The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone’s so happy and you’re like, This is great. Then comes the second wave and you’re like, Oh my God. Some of the most vile, misogynistic sh** I’ve ever seen in my life.”

He also had a great answer to fans claiming he is ruining their childhood.

“It’s so dramatic. Honestly, the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan.”

GHOSTBUSTERS has now been revealed to only be one of two new films based on the classic Ivan Reitman movies. The other, an all male line-up of ghost hunters, has yet to announce a cast or director but has received it's own backlash for being the reverse of the all-female GHOSTBUSTERS. Feig commented on the news of that film.

“I’d heard some rumblings about it,” he says of the project. “Who knew there were so many ghosts to be busted in the world?” He adds that he’s a fan of Tatum and the directors Joe and Anthony Russo, but is concentrating on his film. “All I know is my ladies are going to kick ass and I would not want to go into battle without them.”

It is sad that we live in a world where, after 26 years of having no GHOSTBUSTERS movies, we are getting two, and people still complain. Feig admits they went this direction because they could not find a respectable way to make GHOSTBUSTERS III. So, maybe with these films, Bill Murray may reconsider making at least a supporting or cameo appearance.

GHOSTBUSTERS begins filming this June and hits theaters on July 22, 2016.

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6:57PM on 03/17/2015
Paul Feig stinks! All these Ghostbusters reboots nonsense are idiotic and pathetic.
Paul Feig stinks! All these Ghostbusters reboots nonsense are idiotic and pathetic.
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9:30AM on 03/16/2015
Knock knock. Who's there? Boo. Boo who?
Stop crying at our sucky ideas! We studio execs know better than you what you want. Maybe people don't like us trying to get them to pay us 8.50 bucks+ a pop for handing them another shitty retread of a one good idea with semi decent sequel, with 1. no original cast members, 2. with a name 3. a logo and 4. a remake of a OST song but otherwise, where will I get millions of dollars? Did I mention you are misogynists?
Fuck you Feig, YOU are the problem.
Knock knock. Who's there? Boo. Boo who?
Stop crying at our sucky ideas! We studio execs know better than you what you want. Maybe people don't like us trying to get them to pay us 8.50 bucks+ a pop for handing them another shitty retread of a one good idea with semi decent sequel, with 1. no original cast members, 2. with a name 3. a logo and 4. a remake of a OST song but otherwise, where will I get millions of dollars? Did I mention you are misogynists?
Fuck you Feig, YOU are the problem. Your "next rung" on the Hollywood ladder breaks because it's SHIT and you blame the viewers who love the original idea? FUCK YOU.
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9:25AM on 03/16/2015

I don't hate it because it's women only

I hate it because its a reboot, we had a perfect sequel in videogame format, and it didn't need a reboot, and that's that!
I hate it because its a reboot, we had a perfect sequel in videogame format, and it didn't need a reboot, and that's that!
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7:43AM on 03/16/2015

Both new Ghostbusters movies don't appeal to me.

I just wanted a real Ghostbusters 3, both these films: the all female and the Tatum version do nothing for me thus far..
I just wanted a real Ghostbusters 3, both these films: the all female and the Tatum version do nothing for me thus far..
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7:00AM on 03/16/2015

This stinks like Slimer's helmet

This has nothing to do about an all woman cast, it's about abusing the original, casting a load of shit actresses and covering up your lack of imagination by rehashing a golden oldie by recasting it with women. It's pitiful.
This has nothing to do about an all woman cast, it's about abusing the original, casting a load of shit actresses and covering up your lack of imagination by rehashing a golden oldie by recasting it with women. It's pitiful.
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11:56PM on 03/15/2015
I'm sorry, but f*** him.
I'm sorry, but f*** him.
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5:45PM on 03/15/2015
He knew people would be against a Ghostbusters remake, so he cast all females so he can claim misogyny is the reason people are against it. This entire film is just a PR stunt.
He knew people would be against a Ghostbusters remake, so he cast all females so he can claim misogyny is the reason people are against it. This entire film is just a PR stunt.
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4:51PM on 03/15/2015

Paul, this isn't a sexist out cry, it's an out cry of poor casting!

Come on Paul, how did you not expect a negative backlash. For years people have been saying, let Ghostbusters 3 go. Then you annouce GB3 with a new cast, and not only a female cast, but outside of Kristen Wiig a pretty weak cast! This could not be the best there was for a female cast?!?!
Come on Paul, how did you not expect a negative backlash. For years people have been saying, let Ghostbusters 3 go. Then you annouce GB3 with a new cast, and not only a female cast, but outside of Kristen Wiig a pretty weak cast! This could not be the best there was for a female cast?!?!
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2:01PM on 03/15/2015

Paul, this isn't a sexist out cry, it's an out cry of poor casting!

Come on Paul, how did you not expect a negative backlash. For years people have been saying, let Ghostbusters 3 go. Then you annouce GB3 with a new cast, and not only a female cast, but outside of Kristen Wiig a pretty weak cast! This could not be the best there was for a female cast?!?!
Come on Paul, how did you not expect a negative backlash. For years people have been saying, let Ghostbusters 3 go. Then you annouce GB3 with a new cast, and not only a female cast, but outside of Kristen Wiig a pretty weak cast! This could not be the best there was for a female cast?!?!
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2:01PM on 03/15/2015

Paul, this isn't a sexist out cry, it's an out cry of poor casting!

Come on Paul, how did you not expect a negative backlash. For years people have been saying, let Ghostbusters 3 go. Then you annouce GB3 with a new cast, and not only a female cast, but outside of Kristen Wiig a pretty weak cast! This could not be the best there was for a female cast?!?!
Come on Paul, how did you not expect a negative backlash. For years people have been saying, let Ghostbusters 3 go. Then you annouce GB3 with a new cast, and not only a female cast, but outside of Kristen Wiig a pretty weak cast! This could not be the best there was for a female cast?!?!
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1:51PM on 03/15/2015

Ironic he uses the term misogynistic.....

when he could have used two males and two females for his movie. Why an ALL female cast?
One can not claim sexism when the casting choice of this female squad is sexist. Hypocrite.
when he could have used two males and two females for his movie. Why an ALL female cast?
One can not claim sexism when the casting choice of this female squad is sexist. Hypocrite.
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12:27PM on 03/15/2015
The cast is complete shit... had you cast some actors who actually were good on SNL, we may be on board. If the script wasnt being written by the people who wrote the extremely mediocre The Heat, we may be on board!
The cast is complete shit... had you cast some actors who actually were good on SNL, we may be on board. If the script wasnt being written by the people who wrote the extremely mediocre The Heat, we may be on board!
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11:21AM on 03/15/2015

What took him so long?

I knew this response was coming as soon as being started objecting to the idea. To be clear, the reason why an "all female ghostbusters" is a horrible idea is because it's a distracting gimmick that will overshadow everything about the move, it has nothing to do with misogyny. For instance, the focus isn't on the actual movie or plot at this point, but just on the "all women" announcement. I made the exact same criticism towards the new "all male Ghostbusters" film. Hollywood has managed to
I knew this response was coming as soon as being started objecting to the idea. To be clear, the reason why an "all female ghostbusters" is a horrible idea is because it's a distracting gimmick that will overshadow everything about the move, it has nothing to do with misogyny. For instance, the focus isn't on the actual movie or plot at this point, but just on the "all women" announcement. I made the exact same criticism towards the new "all male Ghostbusters" film. Hollywood has managed to turn the return of a beloved franchise into a lame battle of the sexes.
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8:30AM on 03/15/2015

Bad ideas have no gender

The fans will vote with their cash in this movie will go down as one of the biggest bombs in film history. He's a one-trick pony who's doing his best to ruin the careers of the actors that he puts in his films. Melissa McCarthy is now the female modern-day equivalent of Adam Sandler - a joke.
The fans will vote with their cash in this movie will go down as one of the biggest bombs in film history. He's a one-trick pony who's doing his best to ruin the careers of the actors that he puts in his films. Melissa McCarthy is now the female modern-day equivalent of Adam Sandler - a joke.
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4:06AM on 03/15/2015
Feig, you arrogantly miss so many points as to why this film already is already a failure I'm blown away and an all female cast is just one point of many as to why there's the backlash.
Feig, you arrogantly miss so many points as to why this film already is already a failure I'm blown away and an all female cast is just one point of many as to why there's the backlash.
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8:47PM on 03/14/2015
"It is sad that we live in a world where, after 26 years of having no GHOSTBUSTERS movies, we are getting two, and people still complain."

That's because no Ghostbusters film at all would be preferable to the two we're getting.
"It is sad that we live in a world where, after 26 years of having no GHOSTBUSTERS movies, we are getting two, and people still complain."

That's because no Ghostbusters film at all would be preferable to the two we're getting.
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8:44PM on 03/14/2015

Yes, yes...

Misogyny this, sexism that.

It can't just be that your idea is shit, or that Ghostbusters fans would prefer to see a film continuing the adventures of the originals, or at the very least set in the same universe.

It must be that everyone around you, Feig, hates women!
Misogyny this, sexism that.

It can't just be that your idea is shit, or that Ghostbusters fans would prefer to see a film continuing the adventures of the originals, or at the very least set in the same universe.

It must be that everyone around you, Feig, hates women!
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5:11PM on 03/14/2015
You can call shite perfume, Mr Feig, but it still smells like shite.
You can call shite perfume, Mr Feig, but it still smells like shite.
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4:51PM on 03/14/2015
For me, it has never been an issue about the all female cast. My issue stems from several things, NONE of which are sexist
1: Ignoring the original
They can easily follow the game and build up franchises that has expanded over the 20+ years with the original cast as mentors
2: Mellisa Mccarthy. Not a fan. Not because she is female or fat, she's just not funny to me. Emma Stone would be great.
That's it. You have this built up universe you can stem new generations off of, but instead are
For me, it has never been an issue about the all female cast. My issue stems from several things, NONE of which are sexist
1: Ignoring the original
They can easily follow the game and build up franchises that has expanded over the 20+ years with the original cast as mentors
2: Mellisa Mccarthy. Not a fan. Not because she is female or fat, she's just not funny to me. Emma Stone would be great.
That's it. You have this built up universe you can stem new generations off of, but instead are doing a full on reboot to ignore the past. Fans are gonna be upset.
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2:54PM on 03/14/2015

BRIDESMAIDS was Hilarious!

Love Ghostbusters but Bridesmaids was a way funnier film. You guys on here are just weird.
Love Ghostbusters but Bridesmaids was a way funnier film. You guys on here are just weird.
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4:45PM on 03/14/2015
Each too their own, I thought Bridesmaids was going to be Hilarious and I hardly smiled one of the worse blind buy Blu Rays I have ever brought.
Each too their own, I thought Bridesmaids was going to be Hilarious and I hardly smiled one of the worse blind buy Blu Rays I have ever brought.
9:44PM on 03/15/2015
agree with brewsky99, Bridesmaids was very mediocre, I laughed like twice which was the airplane scene & the toilet humor one, but even that seemed forced.
agree with brewsky99, Bridesmaids was very mediocre, I laughed like twice which was the airplane scene & the toilet humor one, but even that seemed forced.
2:54PM on 03/14/2015

BRIDESMAIDS was Hilarious!

Love Ghostbusters but Bridesmaids was a way funnier film. You guys on here are just weird.
Love Ghostbusters but Bridesmaids was a way funnier film. You guys on here are just weird.
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1:58PM on 03/14/2015
I can agree with the basics of what he's saying..there have been some pretty [link] examples of sexism and misogynistic opinions around this film since its announcement. So this would have been a really good chance to say something really smart and thought provoking on the subject....to bad his above statement is neither. When the director of something that looks as bad as SPY responds to sexism by replying "my ladies are gonna kick ass" it doesn't really help the problem, or give they
I can agree with the basics of what he's saying..there have been some pretty [link] examples of sexism and misogynistic opinions around this film since its announcement. So this would have been a really good chance to say something really smart and thought provoking on the subject....to bad his above statement is neither. When the director of something that looks as bad as SPY responds to sexism by replying "my ladies are gonna kick ass" it doesn't really help the problem, or give they naysayers anything to think about....Also sorry but, that time machine comment is just dumb...dumb and awkward....
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1:15PM on 03/14/2015
they did this precisely to incite this exact reaction and thus "prove" how backwards everyone who isn't a member of the elite is backwards, whereas most of us just don't care or think it's stupid because it's clearly done in an effort to create buzz/controversy, there's no other reason for an all female ghost busters.
they did this precisely to incite this exact reaction and thus "prove" how backwards everyone who isn't a member of the elite is backwards, whereas most of us just don't care or think it's stupid because it's clearly done in an effort to create buzz/controversy, there's no other reason for an all female ghost busters.
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1:16PM on 03/14/2015
wow please excuse my awful grammar, can't edit on mobile
wow please excuse my awful grammar, can't edit on mobile
1:15PM on 03/14/2015

As I've said before, the announcement was the problem

You don't announce an all-female movie, just as you can't announce an all-male one. You announce your film, you say if it's a reboot or not, and when it's ready, you announce your cast. If your cast is all-female or all-male, people will see it then but they will also judge the cast for who they are, not what they represent. But Feig and Sony wanted to receive praise for their progressive thinking so they made the decision of a female cast sound like a cheap trick to sell tickets. Of course
You don't announce an all-female movie, just as you can't announce an all-male one. You announce your film, you say if it's a reboot or not, and when it's ready, you announce your cast. If your cast is all-female or all-male, people will see it then but they will also judge the cast for who they are, not what they represent. But Feig and Sony wanted to receive praise for their progressive thinking so they made the decision of a female cast sound like a cheap trick to sell tickets. Of course some people complained, and of course some of these complaints were misogynistic. It's going to be really hard to judge the films for what they are now that the battle of the sexes narrative is cemented.
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7:54PM on 03/14/2015
That's an excellent point, sir! I have trouble believing people would be okay with ANY recasting, but the gender narrative going on here is disturbing. At the same time, if the characters were written as women, it's hard not to frame it as gender bias, even though working with women has become Feig's MO lately.
That's an excellent point, sir! I have trouble believing people would be okay with ANY recasting, but the gender narrative going on here is disturbing. At the same time, if the characters were written as women, it's hard not to frame it as gender bias, even though working with women has become Feig's MO lately.
1:04PM on 03/14/2015
I have to agree. While the other all-male reboot has gotten backlash, it hasn't been near as bad as this one. Though I don't think Ghostbusters needs a reboot at all, i'm surprised there is so much hate for either of them. They reboot comic book/superhero movies all the time. If it sucks, then oh well, don't see it. It doesn't "ruin childhood". I do get sick of reboots/remakes, but oh well, not going to get angry about them.
I have to agree. While the other all-male reboot has gotten backlash, it hasn't been near as bad as this one. Though I don't think Ghostbusters needs a reboot at all, i'm surprised there is so much hate for either of them. They reboot comic book/superhero movies all the time. If it sucks, then oh well, don't see it. It doesn't "ruin childhood". I do get sick of reboots/remakes, but oh well, not going to get angry about them.
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12:58PM on 03/14/2015

I say we move past this as a society....

Name calling the few people who act like children on the internet and trying to spin any negativity against this film as "misogynistic" is childish in itself. (adult) People aren't against this film because it has an all female cast; they are against it because it is abandoning the original cast. There would be hardly anyone against this film if they said it would have the original cast PLUS 4 new female Ghostbusters. The box office will decide. You can't disrespect the fans by producing a cash
Name calling the few people who act like children on the internet and trying to spin any negativity against this film as "misogynistic" is childish in itself. (adult) People aren't against this film because it has an all female cast; they are against it because it is abandoning the original cast. There would be hardly anyone against this film if they said it would have the original cast PLUS 4 new female Ghostbusters. The box office will decide. You can't disrespect the fans by producing a cash grab garbage movie and call it "progress." It's the same as when Andrew Garfield wanted Peter Parker to be gay. Disrespect the characters and the story and the fans won't stand for it, neither will they pay for it.
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11:57AM on 03/14/2015
To the dissenters here, not all of you have posted misogynistic comments. A lot of us are just disappointed that the original cast isn't coming back. However, I agree with Feig that there has been some unfiltered misogynistic hate on here. What do you do when the cast is all women in a historically all-men franchise? If you're a dick, you marginalize them as inferior, because we'd never even had ONE female Ghostbuster, let alone a whole team of them. And I'm sorry, but some people have this
To the dissenters here, not all of you have posted misogynistic comments. A lot of us are just disappointed that the original cast isn't coming back. However, I agree with Feig that there has been some unfiltered misogynistic hate on here. What do you do when the cast is all women in a historically all-men franchise? If you're a dick, you marginalize them as inferior, because we'd never even had ONE female Ghostbuster, let alone a whole team of them. And I'm sorry, but some people have this crazy idea that shit like that's not okay.
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11:51AM on 03/14/2015
Oh Paul, you silly man, don't you understand how the internet works? Calling out irrational internet rage culture is just like pouring gasoline on a fire.
Oh Paul, you silly man, don't you understand how the internet works? Calling out irrational internet rage culture is just like pouring gasoline on a fire.
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11:32AM on 03/14/2015
No, Paul Feig, *you're* vile and misogynistic.

You look like a bit of a cunt, too.
No, Paul Feig, *you're* vile and misogynistic.

You look like a bit of a cunt, too.
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4:16AM on 03/14/2015
Can someone explain to me how an all women cast is a gimmick but an all male cast is normal?
Can someone explain to me how an all women cast is a gimmick but an all male cast is normal?
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4:02AM on 03/15/2015
It would be similar to recasting 'Charlie's Angels' as all men (No doubt will happen). That would also be a gimmick as the characters we have long associated with are one way or the other and it's tinkering with well established character legend.
The reaction to casting all women also comes down to the fact that it feels blatantly contrived and desperately tries too hard to appease our modern politically correct era that we live in.
It would be similar to recasting 'Charlie's Angels' as all men (No doubt will happen). That would also be a gimmick as the characters we have long associated with are one way or the other and it's tinkering with well established character legend.
The reaction to casting all women also comes down to the fact that it feels blatantly contrived and desperately tries too hard to appease our modern politically correct era that we live in.
3:35AM on 03/14/2015
Way to get people to hate on the movie even more genius!
Way to get people to hate on the movie even more genius!
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1:04AM on 03/14/2015
Let's have an Asian Ghostbusters, cast all Asians as the leads, and have all the jokes about how they are Asian.

would you call people against that movie racist, or people making that movie racist? Thats how i feel about Ghostbusters. Highlighting the fact that they are women is the sexist part. Maybe the fans have been expressing their anger wrong, but thats the core issue here. And for the record, i like those actresses, i think they are all funny, even Melissa McCarthy. I only hate her
Let's have an Asian Ghostbusters, cast all Asians as the leads, and have all the jokes about how they are Asian.

would you call people against that movie racist, or people making that movie racist? Thats how i feel about Ghostbusters. Highlighting the fact that they are women is the sexist part. Maybe the fans have been expressing their anger wrong, but thats the core issue here. And for the record, i like those actresses, i think they are all funny, even Melissa McCarthy. I only hate her when she's playing that annoying loud character. The only person i hate involved in this film is Paul Feig.
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1:18AM on 03/14/2015
Someone just reminded me that Feig is one of the creators of "Freaks and Geeks", which is undeniably one of my favorite shows of all time. So i guess i don't hate him 100%. I will say he peaked early and has only produced garbage since then, like M. Night Shayamalan
Someone just reminded me that Feig is one of the creators of "Freaks and Geeks", which is undeniably one of my favorite shows of all time. So i guess i don't hate him 100%. I will say he peaked early and has only produced garbage since then, like M. Night Shayamalan
1:00PM on 03/14/2015
Very well stated. 100% agree
Very well stated. 100% agree
5:41AM on 03/15/2015
That's a good point. They could have replaced one or two of the roles with female characters and nobody would have complained but making the cast all-female was the gimmick so now if we don't like the cast then we are supposedly misogynistic. So where are all the misogynists who were complaining about the casting of Starbuck in the re-imagined Battlestar Gallactica? For that matter, what could possibly be more misogynistic than the planned Expendabelles? They were going to have female
That's a good point. They could have replaced one or two of the roles with female characters and nobody would have complained but making the cast all-female was the gimmick so now if we don't like the cast then we are supposedly misogynistic. So where are all the misogynists who were complaining about the casting of Starbuck in the re-imagined Battlestar Gallactica? For that matter, what could possibly be more misogynistic than the planned Expendabelles? They were going to have female mercenaries go in to hostile territory disguised as prostitutes! Just because you replace the leads with women doesn't mean you are forward thinking: they do that all the time in porn parodies after all.
10:43PM on 03/13/2015
Well, Mr. Feig, I really hate you with fiery passion. You really are ruining Ghostbusters and their fans worldwide. And if I had a time machine, I'd go back in time and take you to another galaxy where you can't ruin any of our childhood.
Well, Mr. Feig, I really hate you with fiery passion. You really are ruining Ghostbusters and their fans worldwide. And if I had a time machine, I'd go back in time and take you to another galaxy where you can't ruin any of our childhood.
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1:19PM on 03/14/2015
after he did F&G though please
after he did F&G though please
10:25PM on 03/13/2015

This is a major disgrace. Forget MIT or Stanford, now. I wouldn't touch this film with ten meter caliprod

A bunch of fans upset that he is tarnishing everything that Ghostbusters stands for, is the most misogynistic shit he has ever seen? Dude really needs to get out more and see the world or try watching the news. Your butt hurt because no one likes the direction you are taking this beloved franchise. Women is not the problem. All women with the wrong personalities, and trying to make it really scary with new technology is the problem. No one questioned how proton packs worked, Ghostbusters never
A bunch of fans upset that he is tarnishing everything that Ghostbusters stands for, is the most misogynistic shit he has ever seen? Dude really needs to get out more and see the world or try watching the news. Your butt hurt because no one likes the direction you are taking this beloved franchise. Women is not the problem. All women with the wrong personalities, and trying to make it really scary with new technology is the problem. No one questioned how proton packs worked, Ghostbusters never scared anyone. It was the dynamic between the cast and the mix of fun and spectacle and sarcastic banter that made this film the classic it is. We all want Murray, Aykroyd, and Hudson back to pass the buck to those with similar comedic timing and personalities to combat humorous encounters of the supernatural. I never screamed when Staypuft showed up, I laughed because Ray had gone bye-bye. Feig its as if Gozer asked you to chose your destructive vision for the film and you could not clear your head in time and are giving us exactly what would destroy this franchise.
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10:22PM on 03/13/2015
Maybe it's b/c your other movies were overrated shit. And the leads that are going to be in it... Are NOT funny. Have fun producing a flop... But that doesn't matter b/c you are getting paid either way and someone else will give you money to make another piece of shit movie
Maybe it's b/c your other movies were overrated shit. And the leads that are going to be in it... Are NOT funny. Have fun producing a flop... But that doesn't matter b/c you are getting paid either way and someone else will give you money to make another piece of shit movie
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4:10AM on 03/14/2015
What the hell do you have against Bridesmaids? Overrated my ass!!
What the hell do you have against Bridesmaids? Overrated my ass!!
10:15PM on 03/13/2015
So if they made an all black Ghostbusters then we would have to like it or we'd be called racist?

He's right about the people who complain about their childhoods being "ruined". The only thing a new Ghostbuster movie is going to do is get people to want to rewatch the originals.

In any case, it is the opposite of misogyny at work here: it is funny when men scream when ghosts show up; it is not funny when women scream at ghosts. That just confirms gender stereotypes. They could do an
So if they made an all black Ghostbusters then we would have to like it or we'd be called racist?

He's right about the people who complain about their childhoods being "ruined". The only thing a new Ghostbuster movie is going to do is get people to want to rewatch the originals.

In any case, it is the opposite of misogyny at work here: it is funny when men scream when ghosts show up; it is not funny when women scream at ghosts. That just confirms gender stereotypes. They could do an all male Ghostbusters and have women show up at the end and save them. That would be funny.
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9:57PM on 03/13/2015
I like what he said. Its about time all the whining boy clubs get called out.
I like what he said. Its about time all the whining boy clubs get called out.
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9:49PM on 03/13/2015

Misogyny has nothing to do with it.

A shitty cast and a horrible screen writer, plus the fact that they are ignoring the original guys makes this movie very unlikable. We don't hate women, we hate the women who were selected to be in this movie. We don't want Ghostbusters name to be dragged through the mud by mediocre movies.
A shitty cast and a horrible screen writer, plus the fact that they are ignoring the original guys makes this movie very unlikable. We don't hate women, we hate the women who were selected to be in this movie. We don't want Ghostbusters name to be dragged through the mud by mediocre movies.
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4:07AM on 03/14/2015
Misogyny has nothing to do with it...minus all the mysogynist replies in this comments section. But otherwise, nope, nothing at all to do with it
Misogyny has nothing to do with it...minus all the mysogynist replies in this comments section. But otherwise, nope, nothing at all to do with it
9:41PM on 03/13/2015
i call the female casting as opportunistic and cash grab.it must be due to the recent trend of successful female centric movies like Bridesmaids,Hunger games,Twilight saga,Divergent,Lucy and Melissa McCarthy comedies
i call the female casting as opportunistic and cash grab.it must be due to the recent trend of successful female centric movies like Bridesmaids,Hunger games,Twilight saga,Divergent,Lucy and Melissa McCarthy comedies
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9:32PM on 03/13/2015
'misogynistic' has become an overused word.any small comment about any female casting,its being called misogynistic.its kind of sounds intimidating.
'misogynistic' has become an overused word.any small comment about any female casting,its being called misogynistic.its kind of sounds intimidating.
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9:31PM on 03/13/2015
Come on, go back and watch the original Ghostbuster movies again. Its not the special effects or even the stories that make it a classic, its the chemistry of the actors. We don't need a Ghostbusters 3, or reboot, or whatever. But if we can get the original guys back together for another go around, why not. Female or male, reboot or sequel, I don't care but theres nothing about this that sounds like anything more than squeezing dollars out of a well known franchise a la Dumb and Dumber To.
Come on, go back and watch the original Ghostbuster movies again. Its not the special effects or even the stories that make it a classic, its the chemistry of the actors. We don't need a Ghostbusters 3, or reboot, or whatever. But if we can get the original guys back together for another go around, why not. Female or male, reboot or sequel, I don't care but theres nothing about this that sounds like anything more than squeezing dollars out of a well known franchise a la Dumb and Dumber To.
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9:25PM on 03/13/2015
Its not misogynistic to be against an all female ghostbusters. I think pandering to the female demographic is as harmful as excluding them. This is female affirmative action. The original Ghostbuster characters were all written with characters in mind, not genders. Yes it was all male, but you couldve replaced any of them (with the exception of Murrays character maybe) with a female actor and you would still have the same script. Does this script still hold up if they were replaced by male
Its not misogynistic to be against an all female ghostbusters. I think pandering to the female demographic is as harmful as excluding them. This is female affirmative action. The original Ghostbuster characters were all written with characters in mind, not genders. Yes it was all male, but you couldve replaced any of them (with the exception of Murrays character maybe) with a female actor and you would still have the same script. Does this script still hold up if they were replaced by male actors? Thats the difference. Ripley from Alien is a great female role because her character was written gender neutral. Her being female didn't matter to the script. Feminism means equality, not affirmative action.
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10:41PM on 03/13/2015
Well fucking said. Especially the Ripley angle. There isn't a man alive that would call Ripley female affirmative action, female empowerment, of pc gone wild. No every single male on the planet that sees the alien movies would call her one thing...Badass. That is the ultimate example of true neutrality and equality.
Well fucking said. Especially the Ripley angle. There isn't a man alive that would call Ripley female affirmative action, female empowerment, of pc gone wild. No every single male on the planet that sees the alien movies would call her one thing...Badass. That is the ultimate example of true neutrality and equality.
8:50PM on 03/13/2015

Good God, Mr. Maidy

"It is sad that we live in a world where, after 26 years of having no GHOSTBUSTERS movies, we are getting two, and people still complain."

THAT'S BECAUSE THESE ARE NOT "GHOSTBUSTERS" MOVIES.

"They went this direction because they could not find a respectable way to make GHOSTBUSTERS III."

THEN THEY ARE NOT "GHOSTBUSTERS" MOVIES.

Why is this so hard? Simply using the name does not make these things part of the thing. It instead will forever tarnish and cheapen the original things. Do
"It is sad that we live in a world where, after 26 years of having no GHOSTBUSTERS movies, we are getting two, and people still complain."

THAT'S BECAUSE THESE ARE NOT "GHOSTBUSTERS" MOVIES.

"They went this direction because they could not find a respectable way to make GHOSTBUSTERS III."

THEN THEY ARE NOT "GHOSTBUSTERS" MOVIES.

Why is this so hard? Simply using the name does not make these things part of the thing. It instead will forever tarnish and cheapen the original things. Do NOT even begin to imagine that any of these projects will even begin to approach the smallest percentage of genius that existed in the original two films, even if you think the second film wasn't that great. I guarantee you that Feig's abortion will make GB2 look like "Gone with the Wind".

By the way, this is "respectable"?
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9:58PM on 03/13/2015
Except it is a ghostbusters movie...
Except it is a ghostbusters movie...
8:43PM on 03/13/2015
What a fuckbag. Yeah sure the only reason people hate the idea is because we're all bigots and misogynists. It can't be the fact that the all female angle was a complete and total gimmick. It can't be that we hate all or the majority of the cast. It can't be that we spent years getting told that GB3 was in the works from Akroyd, and then get a nice dickslap in the face with this garbage idea. It can't be that many people hate him as a Filmmaker. No sorry guys its because we're all bigots. Again
What a fuckbag. Yeah sure the only reason people hate the idea is because we're all bigots and misogynists. It can't be the fact that the all female angle was a complete and total gimmick. It can't be that we hate all or the majority of the cast. It can't be that we spent years getting told that GB3 was in the works from Akroyd, and then get a nice dickslap in the face with this garbage idea. It can't be that many people hate him as a Filmmaker. No sorry guys its because we're all bigots. Again I re-iterate what a fuckbag.
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7:50PM on 03/13/2015

Merge the two

Keep McKinnon, and maybe Wiig. Add Bill Hader and an unknown. A big N-O to Channing Tatum. Keep the Ghostbusters blue collar.
Keep McKinnon, and maybe Wiig. Add Bill Hader and an unknown. A big N-O to Channing Tatum. Keep the Ghostbusters blue collar.
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9:51PM on 03/13/2015
McKinnon is TERRIBLE. She is the second worst thing about this movie. She has ONE accent for every character and isn't funny at all.
McKinnon is TERRIBLE. She is the second worst thing about this movie. She has ONE accent for every character and isn't funny at all.
7:45PM on 03/13/2015

Positive first wave??

I never read positive comments about his movie... I won't be watching that piece of crap that has nothing to do with the existing movies...
I never read positive comments about his movie... I won't be watching that piece of crap that has nothing to do with the existing movies...
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7:32PM on 03/13/2015

Looking forward to it

Was never a big fan of Ghostbusters and hated Ghostbusters 2 so I welcome a change

For all those who hate it (weird because it hasn't been made yet) don't watch it. Simple
Was never a big fan of Ghostbusters and hated Ghostbusters 2 so I welcome a change

For all those who hate it (weird because it hasn't been made yet) don't watch it. Simple
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7:11PM on 03/13/2015

This ass is just trying to use misogyny to sell tickets.

Fieg is a dumb asshole. No one is against this because they are women, everyone is against remaking the fucking Ghostbusters in the first place!

Fieg is a dumb asshole. No one is against this because they are women, everyone is against remaking the fucking Ghostbusters in the first place!

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6:39PM on 03/13/2015
I'm annoyed a shit filmaker and unfunny actors are involved in this film. Guess I'm a misogynist.
I'm annoyed a shit filmaker and unfunny actors are involved in this film. Guess I'm a misogynist.
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6:26PM on 03/13/2015
I think it's really unfair to criticize Feig for saying this. Look at it from his perspective: he's being given a chance to direct a fucking Ghostbusters movie! He not thinking about producer-lead decisions, he's just excited to be resurrecting this awesome franchise. Then he turns around and see the Internet utterly PISSED OFF at his movie before they know literally anything at all about it except that the cast is female. What the fuck conclusion did you guys think he was gonna draw from
I think it's really unfair to criticize Feig for saying this. Look at it from his perspective: he's being given a chance to direct a fucking Ghostbusters movie! He not thinking about producer-lead decisions, he's just excited to be resurrecting this awesome franchise. Then he turns around and see the Internet utterly PISSED OFF at his movie before they know literally anything at all about it except that the cast is female. What the fuck conclusion did you guys think he was gonna draw from that??
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10:32PM on 03/13/2015
I'm not saying that there aren't people who are being misogynist when they complain about this movie. What I don't like is the implication that people are misogynist simply because they don't think this movie is going to be particularly good one. Melissa McCarthy is like Kevin James: she gets laughs because she is fat. She is also obnoxious. It doesn't matter anyway: Sony's plans for the Ghostbuster franchise don't depend on this being a hit.
I'm not saying that there aren't people who are being misogynist when they complain about this movie. What I don't like is the implication that people are misogynist simply because they don't think this movie is going to be particularly good one. Melissa McCarthy is like Kevin James: she gets laughs because she is fat. She is also obnoxious. It doesn't matter anyway: Sony's plans for the Ghostbuster franchise don't depend on this being a hit.
4:06AM on 03/14/2015
I mean, literally the comment RIGHT below mine is rambling about how the Ghostbusters are inherently a male job...
I mean, literally the comment RIGHT below mine is rambling about how the Ghostbusters are inherently a male job...
6:21PM on 03/13/2015

Ghostbusters mirrors the Blue Collar worker, a Male job

Ghostbuster fans aka mainly male fans have been waiting for a Ghostbusters movie for 26 years, an all female cast is not the right way to reintroduce the franchise back to the cinema in a way the frist two movies captivated fans.. you wouldnt make Charlies Angels an all male cast. an all female cast would just spit on the very foundation and chemistry that Ghostbusters was buildt on. a Ghostbusters job is the ultimate fanboy blue-collar job,, it reflects those of a job like a bug-exterminator,
Ghostbuster fans aka mainly male fans have been waiting for a Ghostbusters movie for 26 years, an all female cast is not the right way to reintroduce the franchise back to the cinema in a way the frist two movies captivated fans.. you wouldnt make Charlies Angels an all male cast. an all female cast would just spit on the very foundation and chemistry that Ghostbusters was buildt on. a Ghostbusters job is the ultimate fanboy blue-collar job,, it reflects those of a job like a bug-exterminator, the garbage man, the plummer, or the construction worker. the everyman job, that Women refuse to affiliate with what so ever. so why all of a sudden make then Ghostbusters? then are unrelatable to the ever-man blue collar worker
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10:51PM on 03/13/2015
There's the misogyny he is talking about. A Ghostbusters movie with women could work. I just don't see how it can be funny with this particular cast. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones would have been better. Women can do any job that men can do but not just any women: some people like Melissa McCarthy but a lot of people don't; I think people lump her in with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, etc. I don't want to see a Ghostbuster movie with shit and
There's the misogyny he is talking about. A Ghostbusters movie with women could work. I just don't see how it can be funny with this particular cast. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones would have been better. Women can do any job that men can do but not just any women: some people like Melissa McCarthy but a lot of people don't; I think people lump her in with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, etc. I don't want to see a Ghostbuster movie with shit and fart jokes.
6:20PM on 03/13/2015

I DON'T HATE IT ...

.. I'm just not going to watch it.
.. I'm just not going to watch it.
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6:12PM on 03/13/2015
Great, now every person who has ever had a negative comment about this movie is gonna pop up and be like"Oh, but i wasn't being mysognistic. I don't hate women, I just love my Ghostbusters." Maybe, but there is some god awful fucking people on the internet and don't know how to manage their reactions.
Great, now every person who has ever had a negative comment about this movie is gonna pop up and be like"Oh, but i wasn't being mysognistic. I don't hate women, I just love my Ghostbusters." Maybe, but there is some god awful fucking people on the internet and don't know how to manage their reactions.
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6:07PM on 03/13/2015
Honestly what the HELL does he expect? You have to be a complete moron to not know the love people have for the original Ghostbusters.
Honestly what the HELL does he expect? You have to be a complete moron to not know the love people have for the original Ghostbusters.
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6:00PM on 03/13/2015

Don't care about it being all women.

I don't want ANY new Ghostbusters movies. (That goes for the Russo brother's version)
Harold Ramis is dead, that was the last nail.
You aren't "ruining my childhood", You (and Dan Aykroyd) are making me hate a story that was incredibly important to me growing up.
Fuck you, Paul Feig. Go fuck yourself. Make a good goddamn movie ONCE, then talk.
This is the kind of dismissal I desperately wanted to avoid, "Oh they're just saying that because they're misogynists".
NO. It's not about that,
I don't want ANY new Ghostbusters movies. (That goes for the Russo brother's version)
Harold Ramis is dead, that was the last nail.
You aren't "ruining my childhood", You (and Dan Aykroyd) are making me hate a story that was incredibly important to me growing up.
Fuck you, Paul Feig. Go fuck yourself. Make a good goddamn movie ONCE, then talk.
This is the kind of dismissal I desperately wanted to avoid, "Oh they're just saying that because they're misogynists".
NO. It's not about that, you just want it to be so you can feel superior because of how "progressive" you are. Look at the last THREE of his "films", all of them are "Let's take a movie that's male-driven - and then swap in Melissa McCarthy because lol ".
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5:57PM on 03/13/2015

Dear Mr Feig

It's not about ruining OUR childhoods it's ruining the next generations of kids who actually have the opportunity to watch the original Ghostbusters, and like it. Just like every other reboot and remake. Kids will never EVER watch something that's old. Because it's old. That's what matters. Hollywood knows this. Most of these new flashy remakes and reboots take away classics from the next generation and replace them with subpar entertainment. The next generation of movie goers deserves NEW
It's not about ruining OUR childhoods it's ruining the next generations of kids who actually have the opportunity to watch the original Ghostbusters, and like it. Just like every other reboot and remake. Kids will never EVER watch something that's old. Because it's old. That's what matters. Hollywood knows this. Most of these new flashy remakes and reboots take away classics from the next generation and replace them with subpar entertainment. The next generation of movie goers deserves NEW material and to be wondered and entertained by classic films regardless of whether they're old or not. Don't even get me started on Poltergeist.
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5:40PM on 03/13/2015

It's not the women

It's the removal of any connection to the originals that pisses me off. Further more Sony making an all male ghostbusters movie further goes to show this company continues to not listen to their fan base. Gender is not the issue! Shitty casting and remakes are!
It's the removal of any connection to the originals that pisses me off. Further more Sony making an all male ghostbusters movie further goes to show this company continues to not listen to their fan base. Gender is not the issue! Shitty casting and remakes are!
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5:24PM on 03/13/2015
Don't worry. We don't hate as much as Fantastic Four.
Don't worry. We don't hate as much as Fantastic Four.
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5:23PM on 03/13/2015

Dear Mr Feig...

I don't hate your cast because they're women.
I hate your cast because they're bad choices for what's inevitably going to be a bad movie.
Please take the time to learn what misogyny means before you accuse me of it.
I don't hate your cast because they're women.
I hate your cast because they're bad choices for what's inevitably going to be a bad movie.
Please take the time to learn what misogyny means before you accuse me of it.
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5:36PM on 03/13/2015
Well said....and when this bombs he might realize that internet hate equals no ticket sales....this will probably end his shitty career .
Well said....and when this bombs he might realize that internet hate equals no ticket sales....this will probably end his shitty career .
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