The new Ghostbusters film is due to be released this July and it has divided opinions. After negative backlash from the first trailer, making it the most disliked on YouTube, a third (The second was the first only edited slightly) has been released. I have to ask myself, is reviewing a trailer worth my time?
Normally no, it isn’t. What usually happens is I see the trailer and deem it either appealing, or not. The very nature of these short montages is to entice potential patrons to spend their hard earned cash at the box office. The major grief I have with the current drama regarding trailer, is that if you don’t like it, it’s because of misogyny. Sounds ridiculous, but it’s not the dichotomy Twitter would have you believe.
Those in favour of the movie are soon to quell criticism with claims of sexism and nothing more than childish whines, while those who dislike the trailer are averse to the very concept of a remake of this nature. There’s plethora of opinions and from what I’ve seen, there’s been moronic views from both sides of the ‘debate’.
Fucking hell, can you imagine being so simple-minded that you would complain about the Ghostbusters remake? https://t.co/GREEuX0A7z
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) May 18, 2016
Labeling EVERYONE who dislikes #Ghostbusters as a 'whiny fragile man' is turning what WAS a tiny spark of backlash into a raging forest fire
— Blake Northcott (@ComicBookGrrl) May 17, 2016
New Ghostbusters trailer is most disliked trailer in history of youtube. In other news, misogynists have found dislike button on youtube.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 30, 2016
Recently, popular YouTube Game / Movie reviewer James Rolfe made a video in which he stated that he refuses to review the new Ghostbuster. Now the video itself isn’t really that exciting, but he did list out his reasons, which were met with emotive criticism.
He makes some decent points, but the argument of the Ghostbusters backlash being due to a gender swapped cast is what I disagree with. Sure, there are some assholes who are of that opinion, but even pointing that out is an insult to your intelligence.
The Deadpool trailer didn’t appeal to me, neither did The Avengers nor Batman Vs Superman. Did prejudice based on gender make me think they looked crap? Mad Max: Fury Road looked great, Daisy Ridley was an fantastic lead in The Force Awakens, and my favourite character in the film. Alien and Terminator 2: Judgement day had Ellen Ripley, and Sarah Connor respectively, two of the most beloved in sci-fi history.
Granted, the new trailer is a marginal improvement on the first. It still looks awful, but that’s a matter of taste. It’s important to realise that sexists will dislike the movie no matter what, but not everyone who dislikes the movie does so on the grounds of sexism. All in all, it’s stupid argument that got blown out of proportion. Go see it if you think it looks good!
Backlash to new #Ghostbusters trailer? Guys, I got this:
— Maddox (@maddoxrules) May 19, 2016