Found a picture you might like:I would have laughed if it wasn't for his Trump comments, which gives the post a different meaning.
Yeah, I'll admit i'm openly sceptical about the all-girl thing. But NOT because I'm sexist - there are a number of my favourite films in which the genders of the leads could easily be reversed and I'd have no problem with it - Withnail or Edward Scissorhands or Bambi etc. It's because like James Bond, a Ghostbuster is essentially a male character, and here's why -
the central JOKE and therefore the framework of the character - is putting these fantastical and other-worldly pursuits in the hands of the stereotypical workaday blue-collar schmoes. That's the gag. They're ciggie-in-the-mouth, bitching about their shifts EXTERMINATORS. that's what makes all the ghost stuff work... combining fantasy and folklore with the drudgingly mundane.
But that stereotype ( the workaday, blue collar schmo) with it's wisecracking, overalls-covered-in-shit and quoting outrageous and made-up-on-the-spot fees - is ostensibly male. We could pretend that it's not but in 2016 and even more so in 1984 - of course it is. Hire an electrician or exterminator and you'll see what I mean. I'd prefer it if more women were in those jobs but lets not kid ourselves that they are. If we went through the phonebook and asked i think the results would be pretty conclusive. But it's that contrast that enables us to go with the ghost stuff. There's no denying there's something about this new premise that seems a tad unconvincing and could throw the whole feel off track, the feel that made the first one so easy to connect with.
Judging by both the released trailers... I have an ominous feeling that come summer, I'm going to know how Star Wars fans felt when they saw Phantom Menace. And Leslie Jones looks very much to be the new Jar Jar.
But the majority of movie-goers aren't intolerant or bigoted. They made Nick Fury a black guy, no-one cared. The main protagonist of the new Star Wars film is a girl - again no-one cared. What fans do care about is the degree of care and respect given to the characters and concepts they hold dear. Marvel take that into account. J.J. Abrams takes it super seriously.
There's been zero care to treat the franchise with the respect it deserves. Hollywood has never paid too much interest in fanboy opinion, mainly because despite what these nerds think - fanboys don't make up the majority of box office receipts. They're only a fraction. But what Hollywood ARE smart enough to do is bring on to the project people who often are fanboys themselves, or are at the very least knowledgeable and extremely fond of the world of which they are about to take creative control. Getting Kevin Smith involved in Superman, getting Edgar Wright in on Ant Man, Joss Whedon on Avengers, Abrams on Star Wars etc...
Here they haven't done that. Feig has admitted he's not massively into Ghostbusters.
Another problem is that IF you think (like I do) that the fact all of them are women is a misstep, then you are labelled sexist.