Last week, the first trailer for the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot was released, and to say it received “mixed reactions” would be a lie. The reactions to the trailer were mostly negative. It has over 22 million views on YouTube, but has just 177k likes compared to a ridiculous 390k dislikes.
Those numbers are usually reserved for videos showing animal abuse.
Honestly, I didn’t think the trailer was that bad. It was an average trailer for what is most likely going to be an average/entertaining film. But the haters of the internet have been preparing to hate this trailer for months. This trailer could have been the funniest trailer in history and people would have still hated it.
Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig have experienced some nasty comments from the haters, but poor Leslie Jones has experienced most of the irrational hate.
The comedian/actress received so many negative comments that she actually considered leaving Twitter, but that’s when director Paul Feig stepped in.
Feig’s comments will only fuel the haters, so he probably made the problem worse on social media. However, it’s nice to see him protect his cast, and we have to imagine it looks good to other actors in Hollywood. I know I’d feel comfortable working with Feig.
The new Ghostbusters film hits theaters July 15. Will you be watching?[mashshare]