I remember when my father first showed me Ghostbusters. My very first reaction to the film: "What the hell is a Neutrona Wand?" However, by the end I was already practicing Sigourney Weaver impersonations, "Are you the Gate Keeper?". For some odd reason, the film just happened to contain the right amount of smart a** wise cracks and Sci-Fi, a requirement of the time, and it took off like a stream-powered space shuttle.
To this day, my father will still make references to the film and all its innate glory. He is also a huge fan of both Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, so when we found out about the reboot, well, you can imagine what his response was.
I personally find the whole idea to be ironic. For one, the majority of the cast is female, except for Chris Hemsworth, and I cannot help but laugh maniacally at the thought of Chris Hemsworth saying, "We got one!". However, the film was immediately met with derision rather than acceptance - which is something I can't tolerate.
Oh dear, an all female reboot of Ghostbusters is being released, time to let out groans of displeasure and disappointment. I mean, really?
- One, it's just a film.
- Two, it will bring even more hilarity to the franchise.
- Three, think of all the young girls who will feel a sense of empowerment and a need to fight ghosts after seeing the film.
Why would anyone have a problem with a film like that? Go team, fight ghosts, save the day and do the thing. What thing? The thing.