Skip to comments.Why A Girl-Powered 'Ghostbusters' Matters
Posted on 08/04/2014 10:20:44 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
The director of Bridesmaids, The Heat, and the upcoming Melissa McCarthy/Jason Statham action comedy Spy just had to go and get Sony interested in a female-centric reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise (Variety).
Hollywood makes fewer smaller-scale releases for multiplex audiences, and the conventional wisdom is that the expensive films need white male leads to maximize worldwide box office potential.
We all saw as Angelina Jolies Maleficent ended up becoming one of the biggest grossing films of the year domestically ($234 million) and worldwide ($717m) following a year when the biggest film in America (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and worldwide (Frozen) were female-centric. Even Melissa McCarthys Tammy, written off after opening weekend as a flop, has earned four times its $20m budget domestically.
A gender-reversed Ghostbusters wont just be more exciting and potentially more successful than a standard male-centric reboot with whatever big male comic stars will say yes. Its also a small step in what can only be rightfully called a course correction, a rare chance for women (plural) to play in the now male-dominated big-budget fantasy sandbox.
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I’ll be brief. No.
the first GB was great, the second lame...i fear for a third
Why not call it something else? Why must it be called “Ghostbusters”?
Then how about “Ghostbusters Generation 2”
Probably be as successful as women’s basketball.
Go for it
Nobody respects copycats...lol
I am tired of the Reboot fetish. Yes, Hollywood has been making remakes of movies since the beginning of the motion picture industry, but it seems that what we get are more and more “reboots.” Why not try something altogether new?
How will they destroy the ghosts and monsters? By nagging them?
I thought these broads didn’t like being called girls?
Count me out. I loved the original, but that’s it.
Hollywood, as with all liberals has run out of original ideas.
Good grief. This is stupid.
Melissa McCarthy could eat them.
One of them will end up having sex with a ghost.
We all know this.
It’s going from Ghostbusters to Ballbusters.
[ One of them will end up having sex with a ghost.
We all know this.
I thought they already did that in Ghost....
“One of them will end up having sex with a ghost.”
Hey, that was the best episode of Baywatch, ever.
Haunted Hotel Del Coronado and blond bimbos. Fantastic TV!
The male Ghost Busters were comically pathetic. I guess women can be just as pathetic as any man.
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