20 Fantastic Lines from Negative Ghostbusters Reviews
EDIT: This blog post made a random call me a “feminazi” on Twitter. I’ve never been prouder.)
For an action/comedy, Ghostbusters (as in, the one that was just released in theaters yesterday) is getting generally good reviews. Its current rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 73%—decent for a movie of its genre.
I haven’t seen Ghostbusters yet, but I intend to. I trust the work of director Paul Fieg (Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat, The Office, Arrested Development, Mad Men, Weeds, 30 Rock, etc.) and I adore Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.
And, honestly, I don’t remember much about the original Ghostbusters movies. I think I saw them when I was a kid but I don’t really remember them blowing my little child mind. I personally think Bill Murray is generally overrated. But hey, that’s just me.
I’m told the original movie is great. According to a lot of people (mostly angry dudes), they are THE BEST MOVIES EVER MADE AND A GENDER-SWAPPED REMAKE IS THE STUPIDEST THING TO HAVE EVER HAPPENED AND WE ARE GOING TO YELL AND SCREAM AND STOMP OUR FEET SO THE WORLD KNOWS WE ARE NOT HAPPY RAWWWWWRRRRRRR.
The first trailer for Ghostbusters is also currently the most disliked video in YouTube history. Womp, womp.
When I heard there was going to be a reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, I was a bit disappointed. I love the original and I don’t think a new one is needed. But I don’t intend to leave shitty reviews on the IMDB page. Because I’m an adult. And I know that a 2016 version is in no way going to affect the original film or how I feel about it. In fact, it might get younger viewers to check out the original version for themselves.
But Angry Dudes on the Internet don’t seem to get that.
The rating for Ghostbusters (2016) on IMDB is currently 4.6/10. Angry Dudes on the Internet are swarming. Here are some of the most amusing lines from just a few negative reviews there:
“The ‘Heaven’s Gate’ of supernatural horror comedies is finally here, and what a terrible, unfunny, man-hating mess it is.”
Man-hating? Give me a break.
“I honestly hope this abomination is such a flop it sinks the studio.”
That’s right. This movie is so bad, the reviewer wants people to lose their jobs.
They even added a segment to the movie early on that shows the four girls poking fun at all of the hate for the film. I just don’t think the studio gets it. More mocking of the very people they expect to pay top dollar for their product.
Nope. They were poking fun at the people who refuse to see the movie on the basis that it would ruin or in some way affect the original. Unless, that is, they expect a bunch of people to go hate-watch the movie. Which… why?
All men are portrayed as fools in the movie…
They were satirizing most female roles in many, many, many, many movies. Now you know how shitty it feels.
Despite what you hear from a few Movie “Critics” that are notorious for selling (payolla) their reviews to the highest Studio bidder…
hahahahahahahahhahahahaha I’m surprised you didn’t include the phrase “The Establishment” or “The Man” in there somewhere.
Ghostbuster Tampons is not worth your hard earned money…
That’s right. Women. They’re like tampons. Because periods.
I came out with a severe case of stomach cramps.
Aww. Did someone eat too much popcorn?
They replaced the entire main cast with only women to appeal to the radical Feminists.
Yes. So radical. Mad props for the use of the uppercase F on “Feminists” though.
The bland lobotomized token male. Pretty much the only main character who was a man was turned into a stereotype. He was useless, annoying, fake, had an IQ below sea-level, and was clearly trying to pretend to be Brad Pitt, but with none of the acting talent. He also only got hired because of his looks.
Do you… do you not see why they… Ohhhhh. That’s so sad. You don’t get it. Oh wow. Put a helmet on before you leave the house, okay?
The only black character was turned into a loud, annoying, street-smart stereotype.
Leslie Jones responded to the racism thing already.
I almost walked out of the early screening because of how poorly men were portrayed in the film.
Ghostbusters 2016 makes Fantastic Four look like the Dark Knight.
The user who posted that had “Adonis” in his username.
In fact Batman and Robin (George Clooney and whoever played Robin) had more humor in it than this movie does…
Why all the Batman references? By the way, it was Chris O’Donnell.
Disclaimer: idespise feminism and all other Marxist crap of that irk. Yes, i’m a misogynistic bastard who wants to see wimminz go back in the kitchen to make sandwiches etc etc.
Oh. Well. I guess that’s a good way to start a movie review.
…the more you push this crap, the more you are going to lose.
Have a look at some of the more recent action films starring women? They do really well at the box office. Mad Max: Fury Road, for example, is hailed as the first feminist action film and it made $378.4 million at the box office.
This movie proves two things about Hollywood: 1. They are out of ideas 2. They love to ruin childhoods.
The idea of your childhood makes me sad.
This is clearly aimed at fringe feminist elements…
Awful Director who disrespects and offends the Target Audience ( The Ghostbusters fan base! )
Nope. You guessed wrong.
And I am demanding you nytimes, Please give me my money back.
Yeah. I’m sure they’ll get right on that.
(This blog was originally posted on Medium.)
Jillianne Hamilton is the author of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, its two action/comedy sequels, and The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII. She is also a graphic designer, a hoarder of podcasts and a history enthusiast. Learn more.