There’s been a lot of negativity surrounding Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot ever since it was announced that four female actresses -- Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones – would be starring in the film. Unenthusiastic reviews are flooding the film’s IMDB page, which wouldn’t be so bad except for the fact that most have been penned by men-sorry “people” who most likely haven’t seen it yet because it opens today. So…yeah…that’s cool?
So far, many critics have reviewed the film positively, and we’re just going to say (shamelessly) that we cannot wait. And to the haters, here’s a picture of Kristin Wiig with a young girl dressed up like a Ghostbuster. If her excited face doesn’t warm the cockles of your heart, we don’t know what will. Seriously. What?
Can’t girls take care of some ghosts once in a while, too? And here’s a video of Leslie Jones talking about the impact of seeing someone who resembles her on screen (starts at 2:39). This reboot will no doubt have a similar effect on young girls. Representation is IMPORTANT, all.
The main thing to remember is that Ghostbusters has Dan Ackroyd’s blessing, so what are we even doing here? If we let it, we have a chance to wade in some slimy nostalgia this weekend and laugh – a lot. Let’s maybe do that.
Matthew Weaver (Animator)
Jordan Catracchia (Digital Compositor)
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