The rebooted ‘Ghostbusters‘ was as polarizing to fans as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ as there was equals parts of love and hate floating around for his female-driven reboot. Now, actress Melissa McCarthy has shared a bit as to what she felt about those who didn’t enjoy the film.
McCarthy was asked about the negative reactions to ‘Ghostbusters’ while promoting her upcoming release of ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and gave quite a straightforward answer. While many fans of the original two films were against the idea of a reboot of any kind, there was a lot of homages to them as well as breaking new ground when creating this new iteration.
“I just don’t know why people are so afraid of women. It’s fascinating to me. If a movie 35 years later is ‘ruining your childhood,’ don’t blame us — you’ve got your own issues. As the mom of two daughters, I just always say, ‘There you go. Be you. Don’t back down.’”
My personal take on the film is that most of it was quite enjoyable up until the third act when pacing issues took me out of the film. Even with a strong ending, I didn’t feel it ever recovered. I think the negative responses to the movie were hugely overblown and each of the actors involved put in a stellar performance. It was more of how either Paul Fiege or the studio made the final cut that felt out of sync for me.
It really is a shame that it didn’t do well. As there will not be a sequel that means we won’t see the actors get a chance to really shine in their roles but primarily because that means we won’t get more of the absurd antics of Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann who stole every scene which she was in.
Do you agree with Melissa McCarthy’s assessment on those who didn’t enjoy ‘Ghostbusters’? If you didn’t enjoy the movie, was it the female cast that had you against it or something else entirely? Share your thoughts in the comments below!