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The Ghostbusters reboot got its world premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday night - and much to the chagrin of meninists everywhere, it's generally been agreed the film is great.

The 2016 update of the 1984 classic stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig as parapsychologists who set up a ghost busting business in New York.

The film was greeted with a sexist backlash as soon as the casting was announced. The trailer is the most 'disliked' film on YouTube, thanks to a concerted effort from some of the internet's most in-need-of-a-purpose-in-life people.

Comments ran along the lines of 'zomgggg political correctness is ruining stuff I like.'

For example:

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.

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.

You get the picture.

Sadly, there are hundreds of adult men, probably in their underwear, probably still in their mothers' houses, saying stuff like this across the internet at this very moment.

Some of them are going to troll me as soon as they read this, just to prove a point.

But I don't even care, because a picture of Wigg greeting little fans outside the theatre has authoritatively laid the matter to rest.

All those innocent childhoods. Utterly destroyed by the actions of selfish PC brigade filmmakers.

Let's get another look at that little girl's face, shall we?

Yep, it's just as we thought. That awestruck smile. The hope shining in her eyes. Beyond repair.

Won't somebody please think of the children?!

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