Oh dear! Looks like things aren’t starting too well for the all-female led Ghostbusters remake as the online backlash towards the upcoming release continues to intensify.
Ever since the project was announced early last year by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, hoards of people have been more than forthcoming when voicing their announce and disapproval for the reboot to the 1980’s classic.
Perhaps it’s due to the decision to appoint an all-female cast including fellow Bridesmaids alumni Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, or maybe the decision to reboot the franchise instead of creating a long-overdue sequel – though the latter became difficult after the sad passing of Ghostbusters co-creator Harold Ramis.
Regardless of their reasons, the heat is continuing to rise under Paul Feig, who in turn has been quick to defend his film, tweeting his disappointment and anger at the unnecessary bombardment of hatred despite the film not yet hitting cinema screens.
It’s a brave stand by the director, but it might be in vain as the damage is likely already done thanks to a less than disappointing reaction to the first official trailer, which has received the highest dislikes of any YouTube video in the platforms history – over 750,000 to be more precise.
It’s certainly a record that no-one attached to the project wants but one that may have sealed it’s fate at the box office even before it’s official release on July 15 – not to mention it will then need to compete with the upcoming Star Trek Beyond which hits cinema screens a week later.
Stay tuned to find out how Ghostbusters fairs once released.