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Here's Why Ghostbusters 2016 Failed.. Allegedly

One News Page Staff Sunday, 26 November 2017
Here's Why Ghostbusters 2016 Failed.. Allegedlyby 👨‍💻 Graham Pierrepoint

Of all of the reboots and remakes to have surfaced in the past few years, there’s perhaps none quite like Paul Feig’s all-female take on Ghostbusters. While the movie’s decision to relaunch the franchise, effectively, was lauded by many who were excited to see all-female leads, the movie was hit by angry fans in two particular camps – those who disagreed with the move to recast with women, and those who simply didn’t like the idea of the movie being remade at all. The original Ghostbusters, from 1984, is still revered as a comedy and sci-fi classic, having helped to cement rising household names out of stars such as Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.

The 2016 relaunch, subtitled ‘Answer The Call’, was met with lukewarm reviews and short box office numbers that effectively put the nail in the coffin for any plans to mount any sequels onto the film. It’s thought that at least one was being greenlit – but even after home entertainment sales, the chances of seeing Mellisa McCarthy and company in another Ghostbusters picture seems highly unlikely. Director Feig seems to know why the movie flopped – and it’s to do with the problems it faced ahead of its release. At the time, the trailer for the movie was the most disliked in YouTube history – and accolade the movie struggled to shake off.

Paul Feig 'regrets' Ghostbusters flop
Watch: Paul Feig 'regrets' Ghostbusters flop

“It was a great regret in my life that the movie didn’t do better, ‘cause I really loved it. It’s not a perfect movie,” advised Feig in conversation with Vulture. “None of my movies are perfect. I liked what we were doing with it. It was only supposed to be there to entertain people.” Feig lamented that political issues helped to dampen spirits regarding the movie, stating that it effectively became a ‘cause’. Ultimately, the decision to recast Ghostbusters with women was too much for many viewers to handle – but, at the same time, legions of fans not wanting the movie to be remade at all were being tarred unfairly with the same brush.

Ghostbusters 2016’s failure comes down to many factors – it remains one of the most controversial movies of the past few years, and in our review we simply thought it wasn’t funny or captivating enough to stand up to any hype it had left in it. A shame – though rumors abound that we’ve not seen the last of the Ghostbusters in another form just yet.


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