Fanaticism will always have two irreconcilable extremes. On the one hand there is the enviable loyalty they have towards what they love, but on the other hand there is the lack of objectivity and lack of openness for new visions. This is especially true when it comes to classic titles that marked a generation, such as the miniseries of Item, The Ghostbusters – 97% so Alien – The Eighth Passenger – 97%. Of course, it is a fact that Hollywood is going through an uncreative stage in which reboots and revivals are the order of the day, to the point of wearing down the public’s spirits, but it is also true that not everything is as bad as it is believed .
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One of the biggest criticisms of current reboots and remakes is that inclusion has been sought from here and not everyone accepts this because they are childhood films. This means that these new versions put, for example, a totally female cast to tell the story as in Ocean’s 8: The Scammers – 58% or Ghostbusters – 73%. The film starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon was a success with critics, but not with the public who destroyed it for a thousand reasons. To begin with, they hated that women were put in front and that the only relevant male character, played by Chris Hemsworth, was nothing more than a pretty, stupid face. The excessive comedy did not serve the audience either, as it seemed forced and childish.
After making final accounts and analyzing public comments, it was decided that the long-awaited franchise would not go ahead. In theory, Ghostbusters would start a new trilogy, but the plans did not work out. Instead, the production company settled on a revival called Ghostbusters: Afterlife that will soon be released worldwide and will follow the Halloween vein – 94% as a late sequel. This new project has put the 2016 remake into perspective, which some want to rescue from oblivion, including its protagonist.
In an interview with Yahoo, Melissa mccarthy talked about Ghostbusters and all the hate he received, which started from the trailer and didn’t stop until after the premiere. The actress says she does not understand the closed attitude of the people:
There is no limit to the stories we can tell, and there are so many reboots and re-releases and different interpretations, and to say that any one of them is wrong, I just don’t get it.
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The protagonist of Spy: A Clueless Spy – 94% added:
I don’t understand the struggle to see who can be the most negative or the most hateful. Everyone should be able to tell whatever story they want to tell. If you don’t want to see it, you don’t have to see it.
McCarthy says something very true here and that is that many of the comments focused on how the remake had ruined his childhood, and the matter was as simple as not seeing the movie or forgetting it watching the two originals. In addition, a massive attack was also launched to criticize the film, and many of those comments came from people who had not even seen it. Beyond the desired objectivity when watching a movie, the important thing is whether or not the product works for the viewer. Instead of bothering and attacking the actresses, who also received racist, sexist and physical comments, the best option would be to ignore what bothers you and move on with your life. Is it really necessary to spend time and energy writing bad reviews just to annoy, or dislike a lot of, a video that you are not interested in watching?
Either way, Ghostbusters it was a failure long before its release, as people simply did not want to accept it or give it the opportunity. Now, the new film will follow the exploitation of nostalgia that has become popular in the industry and will bring back the characters played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver.
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