I was pulling for the ladies, I really was. It was appalling to me, to constantly hear about the testosterone fueled, viral campaign to shut down the talented team. It’s a super quartet. And, quite frankly, all of the performers pictured above have proven to me that they are an exceptionally gifted bunch. Regardless, “Ghostbusters” the reboot came in 2nd domestically this past weekend, to the clandestinely boisterous animals, drawn in “The Secret Life of Pets”. And in a decade where blockbusters are expected to triple, or even quadruple, their production costs, “Ghostbusters” 46 million dollar opening take, is probably not displaying the legs necessary, to carry this towards a major July haul. And it’s a shame, because Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig deserve better. Plus, it sounds to me like Paul Feig’s direction and screenplay (with Katie Dippold) let them down more than anything else. “Not enough risks, not enough laughs”, has been a common critics’ mantra. These are capable gals. Maybe there should have been a bit more trust in them carrying the material. Hey, no one was trying to erase the memory of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and the late Harold Ramis. If anything though, the boys should have been held more accountable for the putrid stink of 1989’s “Ghostbusters II”. Still, I guess even modest box office and critical acclaim should be considered a victory, after what these women got slammed with on social media for the last few months. I just don’t know if the good will I feel is actually enough to make me run out and see it.


2 comments on “Ghostbusted?

  1. I loved it! Phooey on the critics who don’t.

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