Originally written on May 20th, 2016
Many fans of the classic 1984 Ghostbusters have a strong disdain for the 2016 reboot with the same name. Why is this? James Rolfe of Cinemassacre (also known as the Angry Video Game Nerd), explains in a recent “non-review” of the film, that the new Ghostbusters has hardly anything to do with the first one. One of his dissents is how the new Ghostbusters uses the name in order to cash in on its predeccesor. He says:
“Calling it Ghostbusters but without having any connection to the original story or characters, is a shameless attempt to bank on the name to get fans to see it, based on the title alone. At the same time, it takes advantage of the younger generation who might have not seen the original. They’ll see it without feeling like their is any prerequisite having seen the other movies. And now whenever you look up the original movie, you’re always gonna see Ghostbusters 1984 and Ghostbusters 2016. Its piggy-backing the name.”
None of his remarks about the film addressed the all female cast. However, this does not stop critics favorable of the movie to bash Rolfe’s comments as nothing more than misogyny and sexism. HeatStreet wrote an article addressing James’ critics, which I recommend you read.
I don’t understand how anyone can deny that there is an enormous bias for feminism in Hollywood. There is an outcry on Hollywood’s part against the “male patriarchy”, yet it is women in our society, that has received a special privilege to be over-represented in the media. Women have been given a victim state status by the political Left. Consequentially, this has cause many people to hate the new feminist movement. Many people hate how fathers are disadvantaged from gaining custody for their children, how men in general are cast as idiots and buffoons on TV, and how many of them are forced to listen to feminist rhetoric, yet can’t criticize it. Many people are sick of having their hands tied, many people are sick of being marginalized as sexist and racist, for being critical of feminist ideas.
I am glad however, that many individuals are coming against the new feminism in America.