So, in the land of happy stuff to make sport of SJWs about, the new Ghostbusters “Girl Power” remake has released a toy model that spoiled the villain of the film. It’s the logo. I’m not even kidding. It’s the fucking logo. The ghost in the logo is the villain. This was found out with the release of a toy line for the film that showed this thing and the four chicks. Needless to say, the Internet is having a field day. All the people who have been skeptical of this movie have pretty much been vindicated at this point. Not to mention, with the script leaking, it’s a film that looks to be so bad that it’s good. As TJ said, “the Troll 2 of our generation.” This movie is going to be terrible.
I love this for a whole bunch of reasons. First, because this movie is a hill that SJWs are choosing to die on, I can guarantee you that they are going to do anything they can to not have to admit what a giant pile of shit this movie is. We’re going to see mental gymnastics unlike any we’ve seen before to justify why this movie is good. They’ll pretend to laugh at the jokes and that this movie is such a landmark moment in SJW cinema. But those who choose to give the studio their money and aren’t part of this group was just going to shake their heads and realize that that was two hours of their life that they aren’t going to get back. I’m not going. Maybe I’ll Netflix it when it comes out, but I refuse to give cinemas my money for that. I’m poor enough as-is without having to see that horseshit.
Reading the reviews that these people will concoct is going to be fun. It’s going to be the most entertaining thing ever to see people working so hard to justify something they hate. The villain looks like the Michelin Man! It’s so terrible! And the dialogue in the script was nine kinds of cringe-worthy. How will they justify it? How will they kiss its ass? You all are just as excited as I am to watch this movie crash and burn. All because it was started with the intent of being a girl power movie, and then devolved into a bad marketing gimmick for gender battles that have no reason to exist in the First World.
Second, I think it’s so ironic that this movie didn’t have to be this hated. More than one person has come out and said that all this fighting and all the SJW virtue-signaling about this movie made it so much worse than it had to be. To be honest, if all of this hadn’t come up, then this movie would probably go down as one of the worse bland, boring remakes that Hollywood is stuffing money into. There are so many. The Atlantic did an article responding to Cinemassacre’s video, and they listed a bunch of remakes that they claim weren’t nearly this negatively received. I’m going to list them, and maybe give them some informed perspective on how the public received these movies.
- Batman – not a fair comparison. They aren’t reboots (they refuse to call it a remake, even though that’s what it is). None of the new versions of the film are keeping in line with the older films. They are all unique takes on a mythology that has changed so many times. Same with…
- Spider-Man – I’ll give them one thing – the reboot wasn’t that great. Granted, it was better than the original. Most anything is better than the many faces of Tobey McGuire. And now we have a new version of the character that we saw in Civil War. What’s more, he felt like the character! That was the first time I actually felt like I was watching a Spider-Man that I could grow to like. That was cool.
- James Bond – not a fair comparison. Every time they get a new actor to play the titular character, they have a whole new tone to the franchise. That’s how it’s always been. Daniel Craig’s bond was vastly different from Pierce Brosnan’s. Same with him and Sean Connery’s.
- Star Wars – yeah, and the extremely cynical among those who saw it (myself included) saw how closely they stuck to the original format as something of a detraction
- Planet of the Apes – are we talking about the Tim Burton version? That movie was a giant pile of shit! Everyone who saw it thinks that. Then they re-rebooted it again with James Franco, and that one was pretty good. Then they made a mediocre sequel. Go figure
- Halloween – of those who saw it, few liked it
- Friday the 13th – who actually even saw that movie?
- Evil Dead – that movie was a giant pile of shit! It was panned pretty much across the board
- The Thing – Same deal
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – same deal as with Batman and Superman
- Robocop – who actually saw that movie?
The article says that people withheld judgement until the film was out. Yeah, we withheld judgment of the whole package. But here’s the thing – when trailers for all of these movies come out, people had reactions. I saw the trailer for the Evil Dead remake and you know what my first thing was – this looks like shit. And wouldn’t you know it, I was right! So was everyone with enough brains in their skulls to see that coming.
What pretentious publications like The Atlantic fail to realize is that the Internet judges EVERYTHING! And you know what, sometimes it can be on point. The new trailer to Ghostbusters was released, and if I had seen that trailer first, you know what I would be saying? “Wow. Um…this exists, I guess. Another stupid-ass remake of a good movie, cashing in on nostalgia. Wheee…”
The final thing I love about this revelation is that maybe, finally, Hollywood can get it through their uninformed skulls that people are getting sick of these remakes. Maybe this mess can finally end! The SJWs are watching their ability to defend this movie crumble. It’s hilarious. I refuse to give a theater money to see this, but I can’t wait to see the people on that hill try and salvage it. What about you?
Until next time, a quote,
“Dude, I’m starting to think this movie might just be so inept that it might just fall into the so bad it’s good category.” -TJ Kirk