Do you know what I like more than anything in this world?
Sticking to your guns.
If you say you’re going to do something, good or bad, you best do it. Movie studios have a bad history of not following this behavior. A lot of times they make promises of what future products will feature, only to later buckle under the pressure of the powers that be or fan backlash.
One might say that the fans might be the best to listen to, but I say otherwise. Sometimes a fan base doesn’t really know (or agree about) what they want, and mob mentality ensues. I bring this up because when I saw the trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie, I had a sigh of relief. Seeing the all-female cast dressed in their ghost-busting gear garnered my respect for the director and studio behind this new production.
When I heard that Ghostbusters was not only being remade, but it was to star all women for the main roles, I didn’t know how I felt about it. I wasn’t against it, but I wasn’t certain that the Boys in Beige needed to be remade at all. Realizing that this is the decade we live in and studios do not wish to gamble with original ideas anymore, I decided to swallow any pride I may have had and moved on with my day. It seemed, though, that the Internet had other ideas. The backlash was so intense, that at first Columbia Pictures seemed like they were going to back out and revert back to an all-male cast starring Channing Tatum. Yet here we are, and I’m proud to say that they indeed have stuck to their guns.
Judging by the trailer, this movie looks like it stands true. The ghost design looks pretty wicked. I’m loving the blue glow that they give off, and their over the top style actually made me lean closer to my monitor to get a closer look at their details.
Seeing Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon dressed in those beige boiler suits and each rocking their own signature proton pack actually has me looking forward to this new release.
Ghostbusters opens up for business on July 15, 2016.