You know, when all the world went ape-shit that the Ghostbusters reboot was going to be all females, I kind of wanted to leave the planet. Geek fans who have wanted nothing more than another Ghostbusters finally get one and then they freak out because they are being portrayed by women. I don’t understand, only men can bust ghosts? Is this some unwritten nerd rule that was missing from my geek handbook growing up? We can bust nuts and ghosts, but only US? Huh?
I begged everyone to shut up and reserve judgement for final product because cast is hilarious and the director and writer are awesome. Yet everyone was still up in arms, with AVGN (not linking his videos cuz uncool move) going so far as to say he refuses to watch and review the film (even though that is what he does for a living). and what do you know? Seems most reputable sources really enjoyed the movie and THE CAST seems to be the main reason. So all you haters up to this point, f*ck off.
I want to say I hate telling people I told you so, but that would be a lie. I am a narcissistic writer who LOVES throwing that shit in people’s faces, much like a monkey would. Enough with the misogyny. Females, males, who cares if, at the end of the fay, we get entertaining movies? And that is what this is. It doesn’t change the game, but it is a fun ride for a Summer movie and works as a great homage to those who are mature enough to handle their Ghostbusters having female genitals this time, though I still cannot see why that was ever an issue.
Now go back to your stupid “no girls allowed” tree houses and watch the old version. Us adults are content with the new one, and WE are the ones who grew up with the series. We get the final call, anyway.
Now can we PLEASE end the gender wars and just go back to co-existing, please?