Four women as main characters in a movie that isn’t driven by sex, fashion or ‘girly’ comedy?
Call an ambulance, meninists are having heart attacks.
That seems to be the case with the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which stars not one, but four female actors.
Featuring Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon, the movie is a reboot of the 1984 classic, and meninists all over the internet are not happy about it.
Not happy at all.
The trailer has just earned the dubious honour of becoming the most ‘disliked’ movie trailer in YouTubehistory, amassing over 500,000 dislikes since it was published on March 3.
But they're not all meninists, though, as critics are quick to point out. They don't dislike it because the cast are women, but because they're 'unfunny':
This movie looks terrible, but not because its female ghost busters, but it doesn't look funny or intriguing in any way.
And yet the vast majority of comments, some of which have been deleted by Sony for being offensive, are inherently misogynistic:
Daniel Martel Videographiste:
What a STUPID, STUPID premise. Like what one of the reviewers said: Kinda like, "The guys got their turn, now see what the girls can do." Easy Answer : SCREW IT UP! Of course...
This is what it comes down to... some things just aren't for made for women... like you would never go back and remake Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as girls... plus who wants to see every Bridesmaids home rehashed in a beloved franchise such as the Ghostbusters.
And as per usual, it's FemiNazis' fault.
This is sad, the feminists strikes again. Let's have a moment of silence for the amazing movie that was and hope that this is a late April Fool’s joke.
Director Paul Feig is not immune to the criticism, and took to Twitter to tell sexist commenters to back off:
Here's the trailer below:
Meninists, it's going to be okay. Breathe in, breathe out...