Ever since the moment that Ghostbusters was announced, the hate’s been piling up for director Paul Feig and the members of its cast. Between those that think the original 1984 movie is sacrosanct, those that don’t like the look of the film from one trailer, and those in an uproar that four female comics are the center of this thing, it seems like everyone’s mad about Ghostbusters, and now Feig is mad too! Not made about the film, just mad at those critiquing him and a project they’ve only seen two minutes of so far. And he’s using some pretty harsh language to make his point.
“Geek culture is home to some of the biggest @$$holes I’ve ever met in my life,” Feig told the New York Daily News, who may or may not have added “Oh snap!” after he said it. “Especially after being attacked by them for months because of this ‘Ghostbusters‘ project.”
This comes after another rough week in Ghostbusters news with Melissa McCarthy saying that she didn’t get the trailer either, and after some nattering nabobs of negativity hit ‘downvote’ so many times on the trailer on You Tube it now ranks as the most disliked film clip in the site’s history. Why? Was the trailer really that bad, or are people really that miffed that Feig took on a sacred cow and filled it with girls?
“I don’t care what shape or size or color or anything they are,” Feig said about his stars. “I live or die on what things are funny and whether or not people will be entertained by them.”
The question remains whether or not we’ll eventually be entertained by Ghostbusters, and answer will will have to wait until July 17 to receive. That’s when the reboot hits theaters everywhere.
Source: The Mary Sue