Ghostbusters 2016. No Review. I refuse.

Mike Matei / May 17th, 2016

Ghostbusters 2016. No Review. I refuse.

Comments

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I completely agree with this. Even disregarding the fact they’re making this an excuse to shoehorn an all female cast.
    I’m pretty annoyed at the whole situation.
    Fully support your decision to not even give this cash in the money to talk shit about it. Just a plain “nah, I don’t dig it”.
    Good shit dude, thanks for addressing it in your style.

    • May 17, 2016 at 1:29 am

      There are some typos through edits of it, please forgive.

      • May 18, 2016 at 1:23 pm

        And this is why women hate you fanboi wankers. Stupid fucking crybaby cunts.

      • big muthafuuuuukin rigs

        May 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm

        cry moar colin

      • May 18, 2016 at 9:19 pm

        Fuck right off, Colin.

      • May 19, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        You are not going to get laid by being a white knight, it turns women’s pussys dry dude

      • May 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

        so women hate people for not wanting to see a film? hate gladly received then 🙂

      • DeagonX

        June 1, 2016 at 6:52 am

        I’m surprised that they didn’t use the characters of the new ghostbusters cartoon. It has nothing to do with the fact that they are all female, its just we’d been teased for so long about a ghostbusters 3 that never happened and its sucks.

    • May 17, 2016 at 5:48 am

      They should’ve at least choose funny female comedians, this cast is b-class and for comedy that means unfunny people.

      • May 17, 2016 at 10:52 am

        The overweight girt whome I assume is supposed to be Ray? She looks like that girl that always got picked on by the cheerleaders. You may as well give her a pcoket protector. I also want to say that Winston was mild-tempered at best. And they didn’t paint the herse PINK. There is so much about this movie that I am going to hate, I refuse to bother watching it. My brother is on his own if he goes to see his atrocity.

    • Sigmoid

      May 17, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Please don’t make this sound like the problem with the movie is the sex of the main characters. A terrible movie and a shameless knockoff shouldn’t be able to ride some kind of “war of sexes” hype train. It shouldn’t be “chauvinistic woman-hating fanboy geeknerds versus feminist cool guys”.

      So please don’t rant about the sex of the characters, as that is COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT. It COULD be a totally great movie with an all-female Ghostbusters team. It’s not. That’s the problem, not how many penises are featured under the costumes.

      • dragonchild

        May 17, 2016 at 6:32 am

        I don’t have a problem with the gender of the characters. I have a problem that they’re MAKING it a problem. It’s classic Nixon-style politics — amplify the dissenters to paint yourself as the crusader. Yes, stupid people are saying stupid things about the cast. The producers are basking in it.

        So, I guess it’s about women being put in action hero roles after so many decades of patriarchy. I can’t think of a better way to change that than. . . model their characters after men from the 1980s? Wait, what?

        How about women forging their own paths? What offends me about this film isn’t that there’s women in it. Or even that the women are the protagonists. It’s that it’s going backwards 30 years in time and calling itself progressive. There’s a HUGE backlog of ORIGINAL female characters waiting for their spotlights but they go with this. Where’s my Metroid movie FFS??

      • May 17, 2016 at 8:33 am

        well said dragonchild you must be a carpenter because u hit that nail square on da head!

      • dragonchild

        May 17, 2016 at 9:00 am

        I’m going to take that to mean you’re totally on board with a Metroid film.
        Not that it would be totally original. . . it’d basically be “Aliens” with powered armor. But, hey, “Aliens” with powered armor!

      • Akashiya_Yuki

        May 17, 2016 at 10:02 am

        Dragonchild, you’re totally right and this is well said!

      • May 17, 2016 at 10:55 am

        If they had just kept the movie like the original, even get GOOD female actors and not women straight out of a lifetime man-hater movie. You know, then I’d be okay with it. Don’t paint the herse pink, or any of that BS.

      • May 17, 2016 at 1:55 pm

        DRAGONCHILD – well, when this thread starts with Dan Rogers making the sex of the characters a problem, your words ring kind of hollow.

      • dragonchild

        May 17, 2016 at 2:40 pm

        No Joe, it’s the point. Stupid people are saying stupid things. We can’t stop them, but we can avoid making them relevant. Speaking of which. . . nice going.
        I’m speaking for myself. That’s all I can do. If MY words are hollow because SOMEONE ELSE said something stupid. . . well, that’s pretty much the way this movie’s being defended. There are non-zero misogynists in the world, ergo, your point is invalid.
        Cinemassacre was the target of some pretty stupid shit over the years. YT getting flooded with jokes about Mike’s dick, and some asshole who tried to make a scandal of. . . gosh what was it? Cheetahmen? It was really stupid. What’d they do? They ignored it. That’s really all you need to do if you want to make a movie.
        Do you remember they gender-swapped the protagonist of the Silent Hill movie? No one seemed to care; it was pretty well received. I’m sure some women-haters had really mean things to say about it but no one remembers them because they just ignored the idiots and made the fucking movie.

      • patlefort

        May 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

        I do take a problem with the sex of the characters. You don’t just take a old classic movie and change the sex of all the characters. Why not make you own movies with all females instead? Do they not have confidence that it will work, they have to take a preexisting popular movie and change it?

      • May 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm

        I agree, with Dragonchild. My problem with the all female cast is they’re clearly doing it as a marketing gimmick. The whole thing comes across as them turning a gender-swapped fan fiction into a high budget feature film.

        Also, I’d love to see a Metroid Movie.

      • Grandmasterp

        May 17, 2016 at 8:20 pm

        With all the female main protagonists in movies and video games these days, it seems absurd to make this debate.

      • Ben88

        May 17, 2016 at 8:47 pm

        Sorry but SONY made it the central issue by deleting reasonable critiques on both their Youtube trailer pages and leaving the misogynistic ones up just as “Evidence of sexism”. Then there’s their little retalitory collaboration with media outlets out to make any critic riding against this remake look and sound misogynistic. Even Paul Feig has deigned to open his big mouth and lambaste Geek Culture for their response. SONY wanted a war, make it a golden opportunity.

      • May 20, 2016 at 11:46 pm

        ..or maybe they’re making this movie with these 4 women cause they are freaking hilarious? (maybe not so much Melissa McCarthy anymore). Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are just hitting their stride, and even though Kristen Wiig may not be knocking em out of the park anymore, i’m guessing she still has some gas left in the tank.

      • May 22, 2016 at 12:08 pm

        Here’s a list of examples of why the claim that this film is hated because of a female cast it bullshit.

        Alien franchise (ripley)
        The Terminator (sarah connor)
        Halloween (laurie strode)
        Assault of precinct 13 (Leigh)
        Nearly very slasher ever made
        Underworld, doomsday etc etc etc.
        The list goes on and no one seemed to have a problem.

        Why do people have a problem with the ghostbusters? Because it looks shit. And there are a lot of complaints from people that we can’t judge a film by a trailer. SO i’ll counteract with this. The whole point of a trailer is to get us interested to see the film. If it doesn’t do that, then it fails.

    • M S

      July 18, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Geeez, get out of the basement and breathe some fresh air. Saw it, loved it, laughed a lot. The original cast all had cameos and had fun with it, even Harold Ramis was represented. The original was beloved but not sacrosanct . Great cast, It was good fun then and good fun now.

  • jasonjrf

    May 17, 2016 at 1:30 am

    I somewhat agree with you here James. There is too much CGI in this, or at least it looks like too much. Also from the trailer it looks like the comedy is not even smart at all. IT looks like they are throwing the jokes in your face and saying “ok idiots time to laugh now” instead of being smart comedy. Also Leslie Jones is pathetic token black character that is just not funny, not intelligent, and worst of all not funny. Winston wasn’t a token black guy he didn’t play a “Black” guy he was just a normal dude he didn’t have to play on the fact that he was black. Ghostbusters is my fav movie ever and has been since 1984. I will see this but I don’t have high expectations for it and I hope I am wrong but I’m sure I won’t be. Also yes after Harold died it was over also Ivan Reitman was on board at one point so I was onboard with Ivan Reitman, Dan Ackroid, Harold Ramis, and the rest. But getting a whole new cast especially female which shouldn’t matter but I don’t like that studios now feel they need strong female characters and different ethnicities. It’s silly they don’t need it it shouldn’t matter. God I’m pissed now as I”m typing this. I hope I’m wrong but I fear I’m not.

    • Sun Glitters

      May 17, 2016 at 1:51 am

      Don’t you think minorities would want to be better represented in movies (and other things)? Don’t you think some women would be tired of seeing only powerful males while females are restricted to weak and submissive roles? Don’t you think different ethnicities would be sick of never seeing people like themselves in movies (making them feel more excluded and disrespected) or portrayed only in negative roles? Seems obvious that studios should try to include more minorities.

      That said… I don’t think a movie like this is the way to do it. I agree that it looks quite bad.

      • May 17, 2016 at 4:03 am

        Have you watched GOT?

        Plenty of powerful females there, Some franchises also have very strong female characters as well.

        As far as im concerned, the public in general doesnt have a problem with minorities in protagonist roles, if the movie is good, people will see it.

        The studios are the ones to blame, as you pointed out.

        What they could have done here, is to start with the remaining members, before hell breaks lose, and shitload of ghosts appear, the ghost of Eagon somehow manages to scape from wherever he is trapped and contact the rest and tells them that they need reinforcements, then introduce the new cast (which may or may not be a full female team), but as it is right now, no thank you.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 17, 2016 at 4:06 am

        I find GOT really, really misogynistic, to be honest…

      • Fred Fuchs

        May 17, 2016 at 4:32 am

        lol Sun Glitters is one of THOSE people who can’t watch TV because it triggers him.

      • May 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

        Or maybe, *gasp* Sun Glitters has an actual opinion. Woe unto him!

      • Ben88

        May 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm

        Wouldn’t it be a better idea to write fully-fledged, intriguing characters who happen to be a minority instead of forcing a minority in there or changing a character’s gender/color/ethnicity for the sole purpose of appeasing those minority audiences? Whatever happened to integrity in storytelling? It seems we’re all to accepting of screwing it up in the name of affirmative action and political correctness.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 18, 2016 at 12:44 am

        The only reason you’d ever have to “force” such things is when your story is so male-centric or white-centric to begin with. Yes, having minority characters should come naturally, but for many people it won’t because they care only about pushing their own gender or ethnicity.

      • Ben88

        May 18, 2016 at 3:59 am

        You know, I can’t reply to your response to me below so I’ll post it here:

        “The only reason you’d ever have to “force” such things is when your story is so male-centric or white-centric to begin with. Yes, having minority characters should come naturally, but for many people it won’t because they care only about pushing their own gender or ethnicity.”

        You know how incredibly ironic and hypocrtical you sound? In one breath you complain about people pushing their gender and ethnicity and then in the next you think its reasonable to force a gender and ethnicity into a story if it’s “Male-Centric” and “White-Centric”. Clearly, you don’t care about good storytelling. You care about forcing your ideological agenda and ruining that artform in the process.

        Here’s a suggestion: Get off your rear end and write your own story with only minority characters if you care so much about affirmative action. Quit forcing characters in because white people and males make you blush.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 18, 2016 at 2:40 pm

        My point is I just don’t usually find it necessary to have all white male characters, and diversity makes it more interesting anyway. If you’re writing about rural Appalachia or something, then it’s okay (and probably necessary) to have all white characters (as one example). If you’re writing a story about made-up superheroes, I just don’t see any reason why you’d need to make them all white males or something. I guess I might have sounded unclear above, and I apologize for that. You can write all white male characters if you want but I just think it’s nice to consider other types of people.

        And I actually am a big writer… Diversity works for me, it comes naturally, makes my stories more interesting like I said above. I guess I feel like some people might make it a point to have all white characters (they could actually be racist), and sometimes I think minorities deserve to be superheroes (or whatever else).

      • Ben88

        May 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm

        Here’s the thing though:

        If you’re a big writer, then you obviously must know about another rule in storytelling: Characters EARNING their development through hardships and obstacles.

        Nobody DESERVES to be a superhero in a story, if we’re going by your example. They have to EARN that moniker even if, by some freak accident, they’ve inherited powerful abilities and talents. That includes minorities. Put them to the test, make sure they’re not flawless individuals, ensure they learn from their mistakes. And for god’s sake this really is a major pet peeve with me in terms of stories featuring strong, female protagonists if they physically hurt or say something nasty to their male support, make sure they take the consequences for it. People aren’t perfect. Just because they’re minorities doesn’t make them any less prone to the darker characteristics of human nature as “White men” are.

        But I respect your clarification. Thank you.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm

        I agree with all your points there. And I definitely don’t like women beating up on men or minorities beating up on whites. It could happen in my writing, but I wouldn’t glamorize it (or the other way around). I also agree that every character needs flaws and has to overcome obstacles to get to a certain point, etc. I have written about many flawed female and minority characters.

      • May 25, 2016 at 4:39 am

        Yeah, because you’re the arbiter of what people should feel about representation. The problem is, you want to base an entire movie based on sex and race, and everyone else around you wants it based in quality. The real bigot ends up being you. Further worse still, you’re so obsessed with this “power figure” ideology that you seem to think you can just plaster over well established and developed characters with another person, with the key factor being they have a vagina and things will just work out, and that they will inherit the merits and fill the shoes of the previous movie. There is nothing stopping minorities from being represented and they are represented if you follow the media that interest them. The fact is, not everyone is interested in a movie just because someone has the same skin tone as theirs, or the same genitalia. And what negative and restrictive roles? You’d have to back that up. Studios should include what ever demographic they want and that sells. They have no obligation to anyone. If you think there is some mass cover up and society racial issue in movies, they go fund and put together the movies in the market you want to see. I’ll give you a hint though, you cant just swap in for minorities and get a good movie out of it. Your ideology is a very vocal minority, and maybe you should seriously rethink some of your life choices.

    • May 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      I liked your comment very much, until you said “I will see this…”

    • May 17, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      in the original, i never once saw winston as a token black guy. just a character from the cartoon. in this female version, i see an outlandish ghetto black woman, along with other stereotypes rather than just focusing on comedy specific to the characters.

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Right there with you. They’re spitting in the face of my childhood and laughing all the way to the bank.

    • May 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      The director even insults the fans, it says how much he cares.

      • May 17, 2016 at 5:53 pm

        it’s probably because dipshits like you don’t matter

      • arklon

        May 21, 2016 at 1:57 am

        Don’t Matter? heh we will see about that after opening weekend of this piece of shit.

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:36 am

    I love that you would do a non-review like this, you’ve shown us so much about Ghostbusters already, but it’s not enough!

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Oh sweet god, I can’t wait to hear about The death of Ghostbuster’s 3 from you, James. I’ve heard rumors and speculation from others, but hearing it from someone I respect as a filmmaker, an artist, and a nerd, I gotta go grab the popcorn.

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:38 am

    This is your review. And you haven’t even seen it.

    Huge fan of yours, but I think I’m done now. Very disappointing.

    • mbtthew

      May 17, 2016 at 1:50 am

      It literally says it’s not a review in the title of the video.
      He’s not reviewing it.
      That’s the point.

    • May 17, 2016 at 1:57 am

      I’m disappointed by this too.

    • May 17, 2016 at 2:02 am

      Did you read the title part, where he says ‘no review, I refuse’? He also justifies why really well, in case you didn’t actually watch the video

    • DGYT

      May 17, 2016 at 3:34 am

      You didn’t even watch the video, moron. Good riddance.

      • E B

        May 17, 2016 at 4:01 am

        lol

      • E B

        May 17, 2016 at 4:07 am

        You sound like you might be a bit empty-minded yourself.

    • Rinji

      May 17, 2016 at 4:16 am

      Bye then!

    • May 17, 2016 at 8:22 am

      I’m sure he cares about you and your triggering

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:39 am

    I did that with the fant4stic movie of last year

    • Xen11

      May 17, 2016 at 6:43 am

      Why? It’s been remade so many times. It’s a fantastic movie (pun wasn’t initially intended).

      • dragonchild

        May 17, 2016 at 10:24 am

        Fantastic 4 whom?

        /yuk hyuk

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Too True

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:44 am

    The movie is a joke, which is fine but there are right times and wrong times for jokes. You dont serve starving fans shit on a platter and say here you go, just what you wanted hehe. No, you do it after they’re full. When they dont have a need for more. It feels like a money grab timed wrong.

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:45 am

    You know, I am gonna be the elephant in the room and say that this Ghostbusters movie might actually be good. Will it have the lore of the originals? Probably not, but the cast is a solid one, the leading ladies in this film are all hilarious so they can probably hold their own.
    Will I see it? Probably, I mean it could be a lot worse than what the trailer shows, and it could be even better.

    • May 17, 2016 at 2:00 am

      I’m really looking forward to it and I’m 35 years old. Not just some kid who has never seen the originals. Maybe it will be good, maybe it won’t but it’s getting some crazy levels of vitriol that I really don’t think it deserves to get before anyone has even seen the movie.

    • May 17, 2016 at 8:23 am

      lol no, one of the cast is good the rest are not.

      Be an elephant all you like, this is an abomination.

      • Lastor

        May 19, 2016 at 10:46 am

        Compelling argumentation, Dicey!

    • Conner Garcia

      May 17, 2016 at 11:18 am

      The leading ladies are anything but hilarious, sorry.

  • Ryan Gifford

    May 17, 2016 at 1:46 am

    If you somehow manage to watch the movie, you could just drop the G in AVGN for an episode and make The Nerd review it. This would be a cool episode where you could tweak the intro song so it was about bad movie reviews. I bet it would be a fun episode to make and you could have a cameo from someone. Hint hint.

    • Sun Glitters

      May 17, 2016 at 1:53 am

      Well he wouldn’t really have to drop the G since AVGN already reviewed TMNT 3.

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:48 am

    honestly james i completely agree with everything you say except for one point. the not paying fan service the film has confirmed that dan akroyd and bill murray and possibly even sigourney will make appearances so its not fair to say its not doing any

    • bud

      May 17, 2016 at 2:09 am

      Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Signorney Weaver, Annie Potts and even the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man make cameo appearances, but they’re playing different roles.

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:53 am

    I think the biggest reason this film will suck is they tried to shoehorn in a PC ideology instead of just telling a good story. People who love Ghostbusters don’t care what genitals the actors have, but the producers of the new one seem to think it’s important. Audiences aren’t stupid, they can sense this. In addition to the FX looking terrible and the jokes in the trailer being worse then dad jokes, people don’t like being told they should like it because it’s un-PC not to. In essence, the producers are implicitly telling us, you better like the Grrrl Power meta-message of this film, or you’re a bad person.

    • Sun Glitters

      May 17, 2016 at 2:03 am

      PC is just another term for being inclusive, and respectful of differences.

      And when minorites are already excluded and disrespected in a society, it’s good that movies try to be more inclusive and respectful. It’s one small thing they can do to try to get people to view others more fairly.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 17, 2016 at 3:10 am

        I don’t think this movie is trying to be PC anyway, considering the stereotypical black character.

      • Fred Fuchs

        May 17, 2016 at 4:33 am

        Oh God fuck off.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 17, 2016 at 4:35 am

        Great response.

      • May 25, 2016 at 4:44 am

        You’re being disingenuous if you can’t see that’s why some extremist left have their panties in a bunch calling everyone who is disinterested a bunch of misogynist.

      • May 25, 2016 at 4:47 am

        And the constant ad hominem attacks. They are broken people.

        Also, PC is cancerous. All these people care about is their wrongly acquired statics and quotas. Equality has never been their goal. This is pretty self evident if you spend even a little time looking at this believe from any form of critical reason.

    • E B

      May 17, 2016 at 3:57 am

      And yet here you are focusing on their genitals more so than the *ASSUMED* focus the producers have. Irony at its greatest here, folks.

      “you better like the Grrrl Power meta-message of this film” and that about sums up your bias and says all that needs to be said about who you are.

      • dragonchild

        May 17, 2016 at 7:19 am

        Except that Aaron Little is right. I don’t mind that the cast is female. I embrace it. I actually lobbied for it when they were sloshing around the idea of a sequel.
        But the trailer was a disaster. And since then, the creators have been going around accusing anyone with anything negative to say about it of being misogynist.
        It worked. I could go on all day about all the awful tropes I saw in the trailer but we’re talking about this instead.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm

        I agree with your points Dragonchild; however, there ARE people who state they think the movie looks horrible mainly because of the female cast, even in this comments section you can find those people.

      • dragonchild

        May 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

        Oh, of course there are. I’m not disputing that. But Aaron Little isn’t necessarily one of them, at least based on the above comment. Neither is Rolfe. And here’s EB wasting time attacking the wrong people. I’ve seen that so often I’m sick of it.
        There ARE people hating on the cast for being female, yes. Those outraged over THAT — as well we all should be — need to GO AFTER THOSE FUCKERS AND NOT THE PEOPLE WHO AREN’T SAYING THAT.

      • May 19, 2016 at 2:21 am

        Such an empty comment EB, lacking any real criticism of what I said. I’m not focusing on genitals, I’m just noticing that the producers are. One is not the same as the other.

  • bud

    May 17, 2016 at 2:04 am

    I got to watch an early test cut of this back in February (about 70% of the VFX were complete). It was the only time I’d ever actually attended an advanced screening of a movie. They made us sign NDAs and took our pictures and everything. Anyway, the movie was okay. I was expecting a sequel and not a reboot, so I was mostly disappointed. The cameos from the old cast members were largely forgettable. If you’re boycotting this, you won’t be missing much.

    • bud

      May 17, 2016 at 2:21 am

      I should mention that I’m a huge fan of the originals and I was bummed out about it for the long time, but I’ve learned to accept it. The new Star Wars movie was a turning point for me, it’s when I stopped being a diehard fan of things and just allowed things to be. It’s not like I can do anything about it.

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:05 am

    To me the actual sequel to the movies is Ghostbusters the video game, awesome game with a nostalgic feel, very funny parts, and very challenging video game wise, that to me is the real sequel, i highly recommend that game

    • Sun Glitters

      May 17, 2016 at 2:08 am

      Which Ghostbusters video game?

  • Chibi Robo

    May 17, 2016 at 2:09 am

    The short answer is that the people in charge of the remake were more concerned with promoting progressive, feminist politics over making a movie that respects its source material. I’m not talking out of my ass here; Amy Pascal and Paul Feig, the two biggest powers behind the movie, have openly expressed such views, and several news outlets that have come to the defense of this movie (including The Guardian and Vanity Fair) have labeled its detractors as misogynists and “men’s rights activists,” rather than addressing the legitimate concerns over the movie’s actual quality.

    At the end of the day, it’s feminist propaganda disguised as a Ghostbusters remake. The people making it don’t care about the previous movies, they just seized an opportunity to attach their ideology to a big franchise and are hoping it takes root. It hasn’t, and now they have little recourse but to label everyone as misogynist and refuse to accept criticism.

    • bud

      May 17, 2016 at 2:12 am

      They missed their chance to make a great movie when Harold Ramis was still alive. Sony had no idea what to do with it, so they gave it to Paul Feig who reimagined it with female ghostbusters. It was kind of like a “why not?” situation, but nobody ever expected the backlash.

      I still maintain it’s better than the Fantastic Four reboot of last year, but it’s still pretty lacking.

    • Blart Derp

      May 17, 2016 at 9:39 am

      So you’re worried about “feminist propaganda”, yet you read Vanity Fair. 0_o

  • Wayne

    May 17, 2016 at 2:14 am

    One day when James doesn’t expect it, Mike and Bootsy are going to tie him up and force him to watch Ghostbusters 2016 the same way the Ludovico technique was used on Alex from A Clockwork Orange.

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Hey there James! I could not agree more. Really, you said it all. The only difference is that this was my sentiment for the movie ever since it was rumored that they would do an all female New ghostbusters movie… I cannot wait for your next vid but for me, as you said before, the 3rd Ghostbusters movie is really the Ghostbusters videogame that came out years ago. It has the original cast, it has great efects and a nice story, and, it shows the new recruits.

    • Sun Glitters

      May 17, 2016 at 3:26 am

      “The only difference is that this was my sentiment for the movie ever since it was rumored that they would do an all female New ghostbusters movie”

      Well, at least you’re upfront about your sexism here. Everyone else is trying to hide it.

      • Fred Fuchs

        May 17, 2016 at 4:34 am

        Go back to Tumblr, please.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 17, 2016 at 4:51 am

        Thanks for being upfront too. You’re an idiot, but at least you’re aware that you’re an idiot.

      • May 25, 2016 at 4:59 am

        So what? He doesn’t want to see a reboot with women. That must mean he hates and actively works to destroy women right? Get a grip.

        I wonder how many girls would complain if the screen wrote golden girls as all men, or made fifty shades of grey with role reversals.

        Lets be realistic. Women just don’t make good comedians. They are not nearly as good at relating to an audience and pushing the envelope. They have repeatably failed in this regard. You can’t blame men for that either given the audience decides if its good.

  • frostare

    May 17, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Definitely, that one game IS Ghostbusters 3. And I’m not even, like “conforming” with it being that way. The game IS an enjoyable new adventure I’m treasuring more and more.

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:23 am

    This movie, for me, will not exist.

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Cis Male Pig. The ONLY reason you don’t like this film is that YOU CAN NOT STAND to see WOMEN leading a major blockbuster movie who do not fit into your narrow and sexist view of how woman should look in Geek Culture………

    JUST KIDDING! James, you couldn’t be more right.

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:34 am

    I’ve been getting “Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied (2048)” and I can’t watch the video. Anyone know a fix?

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:39 am

    did he ever review “Ghostbusters: The Videogame” from 2009?

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:51 am

    This sums up my thoughts exactly from the start. It’s ‘Ghostbusters in name only’, plain and simple. I have no intention to see it: there’s so many other movies coming out over the summer that I’ll be checking out, and anything I missed I’ll see on TV or DVD.

    I dunno why people are so upset that you or me or others don’t want to see it. If we don’t want to see a movie, we don’t want to see a movie. ’nuff said to it. There’s no “bias”, there’s no “hating” involved– if you folks dig the 2016 version then enjoy it, I’m not gonna stop you– but to me, it looks like an SNL movie with ‘Scary Movie 1,2,3,4,5,6’ overtones, lol.

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Then just don’t see the movie and don’t make a big deal out of it, jackass.

    • May 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      It’s called an opinion, nobody needs to ask for your approval, if I want to say this movie is shit a million times, Im free to do so.

    • May 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      It’s called an opinion, nobody need to ask for your approval, if I want to say this movie is shit a million times, Im free to do so.

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Agree with everything, am not gona see it ether I think it is insulting, the jokes are bad, the effects are bad, no original ghostbusters, no continuation, Mellisa Macarthy wtf, why? she is so over rated, and its gona fail, its gona be the biggest fail in movies this year, glad he make this “no review” could not agree more..

  • fallout1312

    May 17, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I completely agree with you James. This movie looks like a piece of crap. No passion whatsoever. What happens to film makers. Movies use to have heart and soul. People use to actually care about what they were putting out. I feel sorry for today’s kids. I just feel they don’t get to experience truly great almost magical movies like we did. People use to actually strive for greatness. I just don’t see it now days. It’s just all about making money. Absolutely no passion. It’s really sad. It kind of pisses me off too for some reason….lol..not really sure why but it does. But yeah, I totally agree with you James. I normally always do. And it’s not because I am a fanboy or kissing your ass…I just really like you as a person James. I see most things just like you. I think that’s why I always like to hear what you have to say. Because I always agree with you. But anyway….thanks for the video James. I never even heard of this ghostbusters movie till this video…..lol….Iand I was better off that way lol…money hungry bastards. No passion or soul,….I hope it flops like a fish….and then dies……like a dead fish hahaha….thanks for the video James. Like always man.

  • May 17, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Interesting viewpoint and a much better argument than the “ugh, it’s an all female cast” crap. I agree that the main problem is that this movie, to my knowledge, will ignore the existing continuity and characters. I’d have much preferred to have the original actors involved as their original characters—similar to how they are at the beginning of Ghostbusters II—where they’ve each moved on to do their own thing, but then they get drawn back in during a crisis and end up passing the Ghostbusters mantle to a new group of busters.

    I think part of the problem with getting Ghostbusters 3 off the ground over the last 30 years was that Murray didn’t want anything to do with it (unless maybe they killed off Peter) and the others didn’t want to make it without Murray. I think Rick Moranis was even offered a cameo in the reboot, but he turned it down because he thought his involvement after 30 years would have been pointless (or he sensed garbage).

    I think if you’re looking for a true sequel to Ghostbusters II, you have to play the 2009 Atari video game, which Aykroyd essentially considered to be the third movie since it brought back most of the original cast: Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Will Atherton, and Brian Doyle-Murray. It also keeps to the original continuity referencing the library ghost, Stay Puft, the Sedgewick Hotel, Ivo Shandor, etc. One of the game developers may even be a fan of AVGN because there’s an Easter egg in the game where the computer screen in the Ghostbusters HQs has the ending screen of the NES game on it–the ending that you memorably proofread in your nerd video.

  • Carlos M

    May 17, 2016 at 3:06 am

    The trailer sucks yeah and the ghosts look like something out of Luigi’s mansion, but the thing that bothers me about this “Name Make”, is that the cast needs to be more diverse, it is still mostly white, why is it always the black person the one that comes from the hood? lmao, while the other characters seem to come from a more academic/educated background?, the original did the same thing too with Ernie Hudson, coming from the streets seeking a job at some point of the movie, Hollywood hasn’t learned, fuck this movie.

  • Nate M

    May 17, 2016 at 3:17 am

    I would love to think that you’re not actually a misogynist, but your arguments about why you refuse to see this movie are so horribly weak, all that’s left is sexism. Maybe that’s the fanbase you’ve built, and therefore you’re required to take this position and are flailing to find a legitimate reason to treat this movie differently. Frankly, that’s the least damaging scenario here.

    Here’s hoping you either own your conservative views or admit to the tone deaf nature of this video and apologize. Either option is better than what it looks like now, which is pandering to people you think are too stupid to notice you are pandering to them.

    • Sun Glitters

      May 17, 2016 at 3:34 am

      I’m just really confused as to why he’s making such a point of not seeing it (posting a video and everything). It really wasn’t convincing. I think he needs to give more of an explanation.

      • bud

        May 17, 2016 at 6:52 am

        It makes sense why he doesn’t want to see it; it’s not a true sequel and the original cast doesn’t reprise their roles. It’s a cash grab all the way and another vehicle for Melissa McCarthy. He also explained that he will release another video detailing the long, sordid history of Ghostbusters 3 and why it never got made.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Too stupid to have a valid argument? Cry “Muh-suh-juny” without any proof. And this is why feminism is cancer.

    • May 25, 2016 at 5:10 am

      Are you retarded? The jokes are not funny, the CGI is cheap and out of place, they opened with remix chop shot dub-step. Am I supposed to laugh at stereotypes and puke jokes? Get the fuck out. My 8yo cousins wouldn’t laugh at this. He’s not even political in public, and you going around defaming people’s characters because they, like a million others thing a reboot of a classic looks like shit? You’re the worst type of person around. Absolutely disgusting. No one is going to apologize to you worms in your twisted ideology. The extreme left is dying cause everyone is sick of them throwing their weight around. Have fun being on the wrong side of history

  • May 17, 2016 at 3:58 am

    Total agree with you mate, as a film reviewer my self & a fan of the original ghost buster which is something i grow up on, this feel like a mockery to the very name. Its sexiest, racist, stereotyping tone with one of the worst casting put together that just arnt funny. the one one that is funny is Melissa McCarthy.

    I agree why watch a film if you know it just gonna be bad, you only giving money to a franchise that is making a mockery of the name ghosterbuster just for the sack of money & not the passion of the film concept. Its sad when Hollywood allow this to happen, we should of had a ghost buster 3, but in stead with get this pile of cr**p. i seriously hope this film flops

  • May 17, 2016 at 4:22 am

    I agree 100% with you

  • May 17, 2016 at 4:23 am

    They did the same BS with Mad Max, its just a Stupid Trend , just genderbend the entire Cast!

    • Mustard Head

      May 17, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Fury Road was the best action movie in the last ten years G, the fuck are you going on here?

  • May 17, 2016 at 4:27 am

    This is fair. Very fair, actually, and very little vitriol.
    They won’t be getting my money either, and honestly, it’s a win-win for us. Fans of the old movie who would never be entertained by this sham-shell-excuse of a movie are all guaranteed to be more entertained by watching other people’s reactions to it. The cast pushing the feminist angle, the SJW-left deriding the film for racism, Sony aggressively putting spin on criticism to underline misogyny, and Feig calling critics of his concept “geek-culture assholes”.
    I am very entertained already, thank you very much.

  • May 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

    It’s like when mom remarries after dad dies: “You’re not my real dad!”
    It seems people actively want this movie to suck because it’s not their real ghostbusters.

    • dragonchild

      May 17, 2016 at 7:35 am

      I actively want it to not suck. But I won’t hold this thing up just because it exists. It’s objectively terrible. People deserve better than that.

  • May 17, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Good on you!!
    Personally I won’t spend a dime to see this film. Infact on opening night I’m hosting a Ghostbusters party and for my guests we will dine over pulled pork and other great food while watching the original Ghostbusters movie. My way to ensure box office numbers on opening night are lower.
    I urge many to do the same.

  • May 17, 2016 at 5:08 am

    This is pretty disappointing… I don’t remember James having this much of an issue with remakes in the past. The original film is over thirty years old, it’s totally fine to want to give it a new interpretation. And to attach conditions on a remake to make it ‘OK’, like having one or two original characters reappear, seems pretty arbitrary and just nostalgia-driven.

  • joysynthesis

    May 17, 2016 at 5:34 am

    lol I can’t wait for you and Mike to tear this hollow simulacrum apart

  • May 17, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Thanks for this James, I could watch this all day.

    I love how level headed you are in this video and provide logical points as to your reason, even admitting there is chance you could be wrong.

    Yet the PC police will still try to brand you as a misogynist, sexist pig. But you’re in good company, they’ve said that about anyone who doesn’t like the trailer, including women.

    I cant wait for the GB3 video!

    • May 25, 2016 at 5:14 am

      Well, he is popular and someone who they haven’t attacked. They need those clicks to stay relevant.

  • May 17, 2016 at 5:46 am

    am happy this year we have Suicide Squad yeah not this shit am done with ghostbusters and terminator genesys shit

  • May 17, 2016 at 5:55 am

    I don’t disagree with anything here, but I think the fact that Dan Ackroyd has gotten behind this- and I’ve not heard any real complaints from the original cast- gives me some faint hope I guess.

    I have to be honest, I was too young for the original movies, I grew up mainly with the Real Ghostbusters and the Extreme Ghostbusters cartoons, so I’m honestly not that invested in Bill Murray et al. I’m also used to everything I grew up with- Transformers, ThunderCats, Star Trek- getting rebooted, remade, name-made…

    I’m willing to give this new movie a chance, but I agree that the producers seem to be unsure which crowd they’re trying to cater to. But the director’s heart seems to be in the right place.

  • May 17, 2016 at 5:58 am

    James Bravo! I’m doing exactly the same thing, I’m not going to watch this thing. Only a classic for me there, which today is wonderful, is almost timeless. It’s something they release a nightmarish crap for feminists or little girls. I support you 100%.

  • Chad Porter

    May 17, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Well it’s not going to do any worse than the live action Jem and the Holograms…or Super Mario Bros…

    With THAT said, I consider Ghostbusters the video game more as a 3rd movie than this….it at least got all the original actors in it ^_^

  • May 17, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Biased and honest… much respect

  • Xen11

    May 17, 2016 at 6:53 am

    A remake is simply a new universe of an existing franchise/name/property.

    ‘Reboot’ is a stupid fucking term for stupid fucking people. Hollywood became embarrassed by the remake craze they were starting and decided to come up with a new term as if it will no longer give remakes a bad reputation.

    Face it, Ghostbusters was going to be remade someday in movie form. This has happened since the beginning of film with Frankenstein, Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, The Mummy, etc. Every great property, every franchise, will get remakes until the end of our civilization as we know it. It’s inevitable.

    Ghostbusters already has been remade several times as videogames and as an animated series. I’m sure its also been remade as a comic and book series.

    I understand the frustration of now having to say Ghostbusters (1984) , but this is how it is for every franchise.
    Ghostbusters will be remade many times more long after we’re gone.

    I’m glad they are remaking it instead of a continuation of the original universe. This way, you can’t fuck up or fuck with the original films/universe. Whenever a movie is remade as another movie universe, usually it closes off the old universe and kinda preserves it, giving it a less likely chance that it will continue or be fucked with. Remakes are wonderful in that way while also being able to introduce new concepts and versions of it.

  • bud

    May 17, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Even Casper was more faithful to the original Ghostbusters than this movie is.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSpvtwt-4HU

    • Xen11

      May 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

      The actual complete Ghostbusters universe is as follows:

      Ghostbusters
      Ghostbusters II
      Casper
      Casper: A Spirited Beginning
      Casper Meets Wendy

  • Xen11

    May 17, 2016 at 6:56 am

    And isn’t it premature to say you’ll never see it. What if its really good? What if the reviews and overall media opinion is that its something special and totally unexpected? What then? What if its considered one of the greatest movies/remakes of all time? What if a new trailer comes out that just blows your mind?

    • dragonchild

      May 17, 2016 at 7:13 am

      It won’t be. It’s safe to say that. The trailer showed quite a bit about the creators’ mindset. Lots of tropes that would get you flunking out of a Creative Writing 101 class.

  • May 17, 2016 at 7:12 am

    I, unfortunately, will be seeing Ghostbusters against my will….TWICE. My fiance is optimistic and thinks this will be a great movie and wants to give it a shot. My other friend, which is a MASSIVE Ghostbusters fan, wants to see it, even though he knows the consequences how sucky it will be. I did find away though that all three of us would watch it together rather than me seeing this horrific garbage two times. Wish me luck :/

    • Hanglyman

      May 17, 2016 at 8:28 am

      It’s because of people like your friend that this is happening, and that this movie probably will make enough money for a sequel. I know how people can be- I’m sure he’s a nice guy in a lot of other ways, and a good friend. But if you could find a way to “accidentally” kick him in the nuts at some point, I’d be ever so grateful.

      • May 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm

        LMAO! Probably after watching it, he’ll probably be kicking his own nuts haha! He’s going to watch it hammered and stoned anyway, so he might not remember that much LMAO!

    • May 17, 2016 at 8:40 am

      Just see the movie with your girlfriend and friend at the same time and save yourself $13 lol..

      • May 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

        I am planning on seeing once, AND ONLY ONCE, as going as a trio, Marty.

  • Hanglyman

    May 17, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Pretty much my own thoughts. The trailer looked really, really awful. Everyone saying “maybe it’ll be better”- do you think they put only the worst jokes from the movie in the trailer? That doesn’t seem like a very good idea, from a marketing standpoint. More likely, they thought these were some of the best and the rest of the movie will suck even harder. I’m just annoyed that I’ll probably have people calling me a misogynist when it has nothing to do with the cast, and everything to do with the lazy writing and cheap effects.

  • Adam Locascio

    May 17, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I refer to it as the “Ghostbusters with Shaq in it”

  • May 17, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Dear James. I truly believe your sincereity with this video and it means a lot to me that you loved Ghostbusters as much as we all did. You make me laugh with your reviews and I share them all the time.

    The ghostbusters 3 reboot / remake whatever does have an agenda and that is called “Feminism”.. Paul Feig is a hollywood liberal who wants to push Feminism down our throats.. I would be happy with an all female cast of Ghostbusters IF they was funny, but the cast they have chosen are terrible actresses.. I honestly never heard of Melissa McCarthy or Leslie Jones. I guess I don’t watch Saturday Night Live much. Anyways Thank you for your contribution and I hope you have a great week / weekend and I look forward to seeing your Ghostbusters 3 review. I for one am not going to be watching it and so you can post your spoilers on this website or facebook either one.. Much love and respect.

  • May 17, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Wow, I never took you for someone that petty….

  • btrx

    May 17, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Well you dont have to pay any money what doesnt interested in. That’s true. But do you have to hate it, without watching a film? I dont eat that. If you decide not to review, you should say nothing about this film at least at now. You dont have to make this clip, James.

  • Kathy Yoshi

    May 17, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I’m very disheartened by James in this video.

    I remember when the abomination that is the new TMNT movie came out and he took a reasonable and level headed stance. I don’t remember his exact wording but in one video he talked about how the new TMNT is just one iteration of a beloved franchise. The franchise will live on and their will be many more versions that will bring new people to the movies and new fans in the future.

    Now he refuses to even see a movie based of a trailer. Yes it is likely he will not like this movie but it is not a guarantee and it is not a guarantee that many others will not like this movie.

    Myself and many others look forward to this movie. I realize that is hard to believe for the many people that want us all to not see it because it does not fit with what they wanted.

    Unfortunately I no longer consider myself a fan of AVGN… had some good times but I guess it is time to move on.

    • silvertiger27

      May 19, 2016 at 12:11 am

      So you’ve never seen a movie trailer and thought, “This looks bad, I’m not going to see it.”

      On the other hand, dictating what movie’s a person is allowed to like and then dropping fandom based on his right to have an opinion…sounds like you’re right at home with the other fascists harassing him.

      • Kathy Yoshi

        May 20, 2016 at 9:53 am

        Sure go ahead and throw around words like fascist and dictator though that is not at all related to anything I have said. He is free to make this video others are free to critise it. That is true freedom.

        In relation to what James is doing I’ve nevr watched a movie trailer of a series i’ve loved and thought “I don’t like this so I will not give it a chance at all” no. But that isn’t the problem. He is free to not see the movie and others are free to see it and even enjoy it.

        He doesn’t like this movie. Fine don’t see it. End of story.

        The problem is the Bias he is admiting to and yet he still goes so far to say that the release of this movie is “inappropriate”.

        No matter how “celebrated” a franchise is, in the end of the day, it is simply entertainment. Nothing more nothing less. We don’t own these movies for ourselves. They are free to make this movie for the target market they want and if it doesn’t include you sorry but you can not “dictate” what they do like a spoiled entitled child. If you feel I am being unfair saying that then perhaps you should = look in the mirror.

        This movie is not hurting anyone and not in anyway detracting from the previous films. They will always remain great.

        There are many people who will be entertained by the new movie and who are very much looking forward to it.

        Many franchises have been remade in to what I feel are total abominations. I gave them a chance anyway and, since I know others enjoyed them, despite my own distaste I don’t ever try to detract from other peoples enjoyment like many of the people against this film.

      • Kathy Yoshi

        May 20, 2016 at 10:02 am

        And to add further. where on earth did I dictate what he is allowed to like? Why are you then ironically saying I m not allowed to “drop fandom”?

        When some one says something that you feel is not a level headed and understanding point of view you can absolutely “drop fandom”. We don’t live in a dictatorship after all.

  • Fred . Fuchs

    May 17, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Just because it looks different, it doesn’t mean it will be bad. Wait for the review scores and see it for yourself without judging from a trailer.

    • May 17, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Just because it looks different, it does* mean it will be bad.

      Fixed that for you.

      • Fred . Fuchs

        May 17, 2016 at 9:36 am

        No. Aliens is different from Alien and it’s still good. Return to Oz is different and is good. Mad Max 2 is different and is good. And many others…

  • May 17, 2016 at 8:56 am

    yeah totally agreed with u james, im not watching it on cinema, im not going to give money to this crap, better wait until the dvd is realesed online.

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Even Jurassic World is a better sequel to its franchise as it references the original Jurassic park and at least one character from the original ( Dr. Wu) is in there, there are plenty of mentions of Hammond and the original park.

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:14 am

    When you get triggered. On internet. By a white male cis-scum. Who you gonna call? Social Justice Warrior busters.

    When your opinions get shut down. Who you gonna call?
    Social Justice Warrior busters.

    Die white male cis-scum.

    When you’re a feminazi. With nothing better to do, Like abuse men for no reason. Who you gonna call? Social Justice Warrior busters.

    • Grandmasterp

      May 17, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      The feminists are just frothing at the bit to make this a sexist argument. Ha ha. James didn’t even seem to have a problem with the all female cast. He had a problem with the new movie having the same title as the original.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      When you have no valid argument. So you claim sexism. Who you gonna call. Social Justice Warrior Busters.

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I would have wanted a movie about a new group of Ghostbusters, stationed in a new city, like Chicago or LA. It would be an all female cast, nor an all male one, but a mixed group of men and women. The remaining cast of the old movies would be in it as mentors that the new group could call for advice, but the movie would very clearly be about the new group and not them, they are the supporting actors here.
    A movie like this would still acknowledge the old movies and pay them the respect they deserve, rather than just overwriting them like this.

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:50 am

    You sir are a hero! I am not watching this bullshit either. I’m only going to be disappointed so I’ll just avoid a whole Facebook rant about how shit this is after watching it and avoid it completely.

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:57 am

    What a shame. I was about to follow this page, as I need someone so open minded to guide my movie viewing. I guess I’ll just have to take my chances with the New York Times or something. Best of luck.

    • BrockLobster

      May 18, 2016 at 1:43 am

      Yes, you should absolutely run away from a site because its owner has a different opinion to you. You won’t be missed.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      What a shame. We all wanted you to follow this page <Sarcasm.

  • Akashiya_Yuki

    May 17, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Not going to give them my money. By all the trailers I’ve seen and their mediocre jokes, it looks really awful.

  • David Thomas

    May 17, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I’m not a ghostbusters fan, haven’t seen the originals yet, but lots of good points here. Star Wars/Trek are great examples of reboots done right, and there are plenty more to use.

    “Namemake” is an awesome word for these. Changing the name SLIGHTLY and not obliterating the original story makes perfect sense, and it’s so strange they chose to do it like this.

  • Wang Chunggenstein

    May 17, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I expected blatant misogyny from Mike, but not you James.

    All your arguments are ridiculously weak and/or wrong (ex. most of the original Ghostbusters cast is in this new movie, just like Harrison Ford and just like Leonard Nimoy) as to why you’re refusing to see this, and I can only assume it’s because you can’t stand the all-female cast. I guarantee if the cast was all-male, you would be STOKED, just like you were for the TMNT reboot that was a steaming pile of dogshit that was obvious from the terrible trailer.

    You’re just pandering to the dumbass faction of redpill fans…it’s pathetic. I really hope this movie gets amazing reviews just so you look like a fool.

    • dragonchild

      May 17, 2016 at 11:12 am

      The gender of the cast is literally the only thing NOT wrong about this clusterfuck.

    • Sun Glitters

      May 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      You have an interesting point, Wang. James sees all kinds of bad movies (he even admits that in this video), so I still don’t fully understand why he’s making such a point of not seeing this one.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      “Redpill fans” This movie has a Jewish producer and director yet I haven’t seen one antisemitic comment on here. Proof that SJWs can only use strawman arguments such as “Muh sexism”.

  • calmLIKEaBOB-OMB

    May 17, 2016 at 10:26 am

    GGOD!

  • Satnav

    May 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Yeah, unless it turns out the trailer horribly misrepresented this film and it’s great, I’m skipping this one too. I was happy to give a female cast the chance–I’m not one of those going ‘Ermagawd it’s ladies eew cooties something something PC’–but, yeah, it looks like just another dumbass comedy. For me, the 2008 videogame is the last hurrah for the franchise, with all the old cast back for that one, and while I was mad for Murray for holding back a GB3 movie for so long, I have heard he was in fact basically blackmailed into making a cameo for this one. And while the producer claims to be for female representation, there were in fact real problems with that during her tenure at Sony America.

  • Roger Babin

    May 17, 2016 at 10:48 am

    100% on board with not financially supporting movies you expect to be awful. This is exactly why Michael Bay action movies and DC universe movies are still going strong. People constantly see movies just to confirm how bad they are going to be only to groan when sequels are made. There’s no reason for the cycle to end until peoples habits change.

    As a Ghostbusters fan I see absolutely no reason why the movie couldn’t be rebooted without the main cast. I don’t agree with James there. Ghostbusters as a concept is open to a TON of creative freedom and ideas. There’s a reason it could sustain cartoons, comics, videogames and the like. There’s no reason the original cast has to be part of it’s return IMO. That being said, the trailers of the new Ghostbusters movie looks genuinely terrible and is alone enough to justify not wanting to support the film financially. I may check out the movie out of curiosity if it hits Netflix but that’s it.

  • Shannon Gold

    May 17, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Let me say this as someone who watched this video in its entirety:
    James refuses to watch this new film because it has NOTHING to do with the original. The original cast are making cameos but they are not playing their original characters. This movie, as James mentions, should have been a “passing of the torch” type of film. And calling James a misogynist is all BS. As a female myself, I agree with James on his reasons. James also mentions the possibility of the movie doing well. Everyone has their own opinions on the film. I personally won’t see it because the jokes aren’t funny and it’s trying to hard to be the original.

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I somewhat agree to this but I’m gonna see it anyway because after all its still Ghostbusters and I’ll love it no matter how bad it is. Also Kristen Wiig is hot ;p

  • May 17, 2016 at 11:02 am

    what if… it’s good

  • May 17, 2016 at 11:15 am

    what makes a reboot good is that they make some hamfisted lazy reference to the old material? that’s some pretty low standards, my dude. and if you’re averse to remakes/reboots/namemakes, please do your best to avoid any new movies about superman, batman, spiderman, the xmen, sherlock holmes, the avengers, the entire horror genre– the list goes on, exhaustively. so, i dont know, maybe this movie is some special exception, but maybe there’s something else youre upset about here.

  • May 17, 2016 at 11:17 am

    You are right on the money, I think you said everything a true fan of the series feels. If you look at their facebook page (they share the same as the classic) the fans are constantly bashing the new movie on every post. It’s bad and everyone knows it.

  • May 17, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Kudos to you, explicit consent here! You nailed it.

  • Steven Musante

    May 17, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I totally respect this decision. This movie is gonna be more of a joke then teenage mutant michael Bay turtles.

  • Zorg

    May 17, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I will not watch this movie either

  • Matalik

    May 17, 2016 at 11:58 am

    HEY JAMES! Apparently the Ghostbusters game on PS3 used the original script for Ghostbusters 3 written by Dan Akroyd. Perhaps an AVGN review of that would suffice?!?!?!? *HINT*HINT*

  • May 17, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I mostly blame Bill Murray. If he had just done the 3rd movie all those years ago when everybody else (except Moranis) was on board, this garbage would’ve never been made. It looks like an extended SNL sketch. Paul Feig is also incapable of making a movie without Melissa McCarthy.

  • Sreyas Krishna

    May 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    WHAT WHERE THEY THINKING?!
    This is the main reason why pigeon shit on people. All cast and crew must be ashamed of making this putrid goat shit. We all must boycott this shitty movie. #BoycottGhostbusters Making Leslie Jones may not have been a huge task. The director must have told to act like himself. The graphics is cartoonish and 10X better than 1984 version. We all must forget this movie. Let this movie be lost somewhere on the pages of history. A movie not worth watching.
    WOW! I AM IMPRESSED! HOW DID THEY MAKE THIS MOVIE SO BAD? THIS LJN STANDARD. IF THE TRAILER ITSELF IS THIS BAD THEN WHO WILL WATCH THIS MOVIE?

  • SolskeyKong

    May 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    You know what fucks me off? Literally anyone that critics this film is called sexist. Do you know why that is? Because people don’t have a defense as to why the film will be good, from what we have seen there is no argument for this film being good so it’s just easier to say “you think this film will be shit? Sexist shitlord”. I can’t speak for everyone but when heard about this film I instantly had a bad opinion of it because it’s yet another fucking rehash, but then they said it was with an all female cast and I thought if they get the casting, and the writing, right it this might actually be a fresh take on the franchise! However they got the casting wrong and now it looks like utter shit. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THEY ARE FEMALES. Some people have the opinion that the film will be shit because of it’s all female cast, but from what I’ve seen they have been rare and mainly trolls or just dumb cunts. So please don’t clump everyone that dislikes this film with them. Rant over, probably doesn’t make sense but it just cunted me off when I saw some people in the comments accusing James of being sexist.

    • Shannon Gold

      May 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Exactly! James is not sexist. He’s just giving reasonable explanations on why he’s not seeing the film. Who knows… Maybe he’ll have a change of heart and see it. But I personally found nothing wrong with what James said.

  • SolskeyKong

    May 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I do hope you watch it and review at some point though!

  • Joker83

    May 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Oy. James saw he terrible TMNT movie, transformers movies, batman vs superman, but the actual decent looking Ghostbusters is wear he finally puts his foot down. Ok. I avoided those movies. But I am the same age as James and grew up a massive GB fan, I think it looks funny and the cast is great, so I am excited to see it.

    • BrockLobster

      May 18, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Maybe he’s ruined on the reboots/remakes because of how bad those he’s seen were? And he’s clearly passionate about Ghostbusters, as we’ve been informed several times. Maybe its trailer showed nothing that interested him. Remakes have pissed us all off, several of those which he’s complained about: “… Remakes being shat out of Hollywood’s big, fat, fucking ass” as a quote of his, for instance.

  • May 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    You better not say you don’t like it. That automatically means you hate it because it has an all-female cast, don’t you know?

  • dragonchild

    May 17, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    What’s wrong with the trailer:
    1) Inconsistency (sequel or remake?)
    2) Informed Attribute
    3) Tell Don’t Show
    4) Lack of geek cred
    5) Racial stereotype
    6) Effects over substance
    7) Bad jokes
    8) Designated Hero
    9) Character Shilling

    What’s NOT wrong with the trailer:
    1) The gender of the cast

  • May 17, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Nothing could be more of a shameless hack job than Ghostbusters 2. Ghostbusters 2 was a shot for shot remake of the original, and Bill Murray thought it was such a stupid idea that he doesn’t even wear the Ghostbusters uniform until he absolutely has to at the end. If anything “ruined” Ghostbusters, it was the piece of garbage that is Ghostbusters II. It is so painfully obvious that the irrational hatred of this new film is because of the female cast, because there is no way the plot could be more of a sell-out hack job than the lazy garbage script that they churned out for Ghostbusters II.

  • May 17, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    In what cases have actors not changed whena franchise reboots 25+ years later? Look at how many Supermans there have been since Christopher Reed. Look at all the different Spider-mans. Does anyone think Robert Downey JR will be playing Iron man 25 years from now? If you really like Gohstbuster 1984 then you’ll always have that. But no need to put downa movie you havn’;t even seen. No offense but as a 36 year old James you kinda need to grow up. You act like a little teenager.

    ps: some of the old cast will be making cameos in this new movie. There’s definitely some fan service there.

    you come off as narrow minded and jaded in this video, and that’s a shame.

  • May 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    You are basing your dislike of the movie on the trailer? Have you seen the trailer for the original? It was horrible!

    • dragonchild

      May 17, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      I am (FWIW). Rolfe is not. I was expecting commentary on the trailer but surprisingly it seems his beef with this film is mostly based on the production. Kind of obvious in hindsight since he’s a filmmaker by trade.
      This would, of course, be apparent if you watched the clip.

      • BrockLobster

        May 18, 2016 at 1:48 am

        And even if it were about the trailer, there’s not really anything wrong with this approach. We judge all movies based on the trailers. Sometimes we’re wrong, sometimes we’re not.
        Why is this a discussion, FFS?

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    To be fair, the reason why we never got a GB-3 for the last 30 years has less to do with the studios are any executives, Ramis and Aykroyd have been trying to make another one for years and years but the Prima Donna known as Bill Murray made it increasingly difficult and a pain in the ass to make the project as he didn’t want to do it and only wanted to do it from contrived plot silliness (like him dying and appearing as a ghost.)

    So, they’ve been trying to do a third movie for decades but could never get everyone to do it or agree on the script.

    On this movie, yeah it looks painful. Nothing to do with them being female, the jokes just look broad and cliched. (The loud, boisterous, black woman. (The power of pain compells you!) Melissa McCarthy doing her “awkward, clubsy, fat woman shtick) The only person who sort-of seems like she could be interesting is our Egon-stand in woman and Kristen Wiig looks like she could be interesting too.

    But in the original movie the humor was pretty dry and understated. There’s some broad jokes here and there but mostly it was humor you had to “think” about or get just from the interactions and personalities of the characters.

    From the trailers, this movie looks like it’s going for broad, in your face, comedy.

    The ghost effects in the new do look goofy. “Haunted Mansion” and “The Frighteners” also came to mind for me when it came to their look. I know it’s odd to say when talking about this but they didn’t look “real.” They look like effects.

    It was a strange route to go with this movie remake/sequel/reboot/whatever.

    I’m going to end up seeing it because curiosity is going to get the better of me, I have a sadist like for seeing bad movies and I also have some “integrity” when comes to hating on a movie and I don’t think it’s right to dislike a movie if I’ve not seen it. (Which is why I saw the Twilight movies.)

    But this movie, I feel is going to be a chore and a groaner. I’ll probably come out of it very, very, meh, but as a life-long Ghostbusters fan I’m not expecting to be impressed.

    • dragonchild

      May 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      I don’t remember the jokes in Ghostbusters being high brow. They cover Murray in slime, insult a bureaucrat’s ding-dong and save the world from a giant walking marshmallow. Moranis gets possessed by a dog. Hudson complains about his pay.
      What made it awesome was how real it felt, emotionally, despite all the ridiculous stuff going on. They weren’t cool. They were university rejects with lapels stitched onto boiler suits getting worked up over geek talk. They were classic Unlikely Heroes.
      The new movie trailer hypes up the cast as “awesome” and then beats you over the head with fake geek cred like they can have it both ways. This one’s an engineer. She doesn’t act like one, but we put glasses on her and stuff (Ramis and Moranis wore glasses IRL). Oh, but she’s also a gun-licking “bored bitch” stereotype you’d better not mess with! This one’s a respected professor genius. Uh-huh, okay, sure. This one’s the Token Black slapstick cartoon but she’s “streetwise”. Oh FFS stop treating me like I’m stupid.

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I agree 100%, I love the “original” Ghostbusters, It’s witty and pretty funny, I’m not watching this new one either. It’s a shame this franchise got lots of potential

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    or just do like everyone : dowload a cam-rip, tweak it so it looks dcent with vlc then watch it as you clean up or do something else so it dont feel like a waste of life

  • nachos1162

    May 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Honestly im gonna wait for reviews because I feel like its going to be one of those “Wow I thought this movie would be dog shit but it’s actually one of the best movies of the year” type things. I just have this weird feeling that the trailer makes it look way worse than it really is… or maybe it IS dog shit and the trailer makes it look better than it really is… id put my money on the latter

  • Aaron1375

    May 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    This one is a remake. A remake is where you use nearly the same plot and some of the same scenes (the library to open this trailer and the whole something is amplifying ghost activity). A reboot is like Spider-man and Amazing Spider-man. Same character, goes in a completely different direction and vastly different plot.

  • AngryVideoGameJock

    May 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I’m reminded of the Pulitzer Prize winning quote by Jay Sherman on The Critic.
    “If the movie stinks… just don’t go!”

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    One word: Sony

    🙁

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    But thats exactly what a reboot is James

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    You’re a 36 year old that still wants to be that 12 year old James that you were back in the day. The one that you constantly show on videos. In fact your whole life is surrounded by what you grew up as a little kid.

    Just grow up some. It’s not just about 40 year olds and their nostalgia. Telling people not to see a movie because it’s not what you want is beyond stupid. Ghostbusters II came out 27 years ago. Time moves on. Let another generation get their ghostbusters. Grow up and show your age a little.

    • Grandmasterp

      May 17, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      The new generation still has the original Ghostbusters movie. Its about Hollywood recycling a script of a movie that was very well received and then fucking it up.

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    The difference between this piece of Crap and Star Wars The force awakens is, that force Awakens pays tribute to the classics in a respectful way. GB 2016 looks like one of those “Scary Movie” parodies of Scream and other horror movies.

    • itscmillertime

      May 17, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      You act like the original wasn’t a self aware comedy

  • Aaron1375

    May 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I’ve seen a couple of trailers for this film and I did not find them as bad as some. I just found it stupid to say 30 something odd years ago when this film is clearly taking place in a world where the other films did not happen. That being said, I just have no desire to see it. My desire to see a new Ghostbusters film died when Harold Ramis passed away. I may catch this new one on television at some point, but it’s nothing I want to go to the theater and see. That is a lot of films this summer though. I am looking forward to the video about Ghostbusters 3 demise.

  • May 17, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Posting over six minutes of video talking about not reviewing a remake is kind of like being upset that your masturbation video doesn’t get the same amount of likes as Tera Patrick’s masturbation video on Pornhub. Except, even then, there’ll be folks who will enjoy your dick more than this.

  • May 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I’m buying the Ghostbusters 84 on blu ray and watching that.

  • Jamiesonofabitch

    May 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Viewing the title with the image to the video was enough to get me laughing.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      I thought it was anti “social justice” to laugh at someone because of their appearance. Don’t tell me social justice warriors are hypocrites.

  • May 17, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    A good critic will review anything, he will find the good in anything and he will also find out what truly makes it a bad film. A good critic does not refuse to critique on anything. That is what they are supposed to do, if they do not, then they have given up on their dream. I’m not sure what their dream might be, but they have given up on it.

    • May 17, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      What dreams are you talking about? James is a film maker his dreams are to make movies not to become or to be a critic. wtf?

  • May 17, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Well…how mature. Now take your balls (assuming you have any) and go home.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Do you have anything insightful to say? Oh wait, I forgot. You’re a feminist.

  • May 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    That is one movie I won’t go see. I feel bad for the actors this might put an end to their career. Sometime all is needed is one humongous flop at the box office and I think this is what that remake is going to be.

  • May 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Your comments are 100% on the mark… for everyone who isn’t a film critic. If you call yourself a film critic, you will watch and review Ghostbusters because it’s a movie and it’s your God damn job. Why the hell would I come to your website for movie reviews if you refused to critique a movie, even one, because you care way too much about the stuff you liked as a kid.
    This may seem harsh, but refusing to critique a film makes you a bad film critic. If I refused to turn in an assignment for class, i’d fail. If I refused to complete a task at my job, I would get fired. You are not exception. For god sakes man, your job is to watch entertainment! Even if it is bad entertainment, do your job!

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      The Nerd don’t have do to a goddamn thing for you. Go do your own assignments and go ahead a pay to go see that turd.

      • May 17, 2016 at 5:17 pm

        I will. And guess what? I’ll go see it twice to make up for his lack of a ticket purchase, even if it is bad, just because I want to spite him.

  • Doopo Party

    May 17, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Literally created an account just now to respond; I’ve been not commenting on anything the whole time. Completely agree with you, this movie can suck it and it’s not even out yet. Also, that Ghostbusters standee you have looks awesome!

  • Grandmasterp

    May 17, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Hollywood still can’t find any original material? Why don’t they remake Back to the Future, Bravehart, and Lord of the Rings while they’re at it and really piss some people off. The reason why people are mad is that they are remaking movies that don’t need to be. Michael Bay didn’t direct this one? Huh?..

    • Grandmasterp

      May 17, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      The lesson of the day is, Ripoff someone else’s idea and make a shitload of money.$$$$$$$$$

    • BrockLobster

      May 18, 2016 at 1:52 am

      That’s what I’ve been saying. Why doesn’t Hollywood try and remake movies that sucked? So they can actually endeavor to improve upon them? The scripts aren’t always bad whenever the final product ends up so, and the stories can still be good on paper, so why can’t THOSE be projects taken up, rather than trying to piggyback on the success of something else and deliberately trying to ride on the vigor of nostalgia?

  • May 17, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    You’re being such a big fanboy!!!
    And honestly, that’s fine.

  • Jamiesonofabitch

    May 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    James’ points were very concise and legitimate. Nothing he said is hateful or inappropriate so I’m missing why some commenters are “disappointed” in him.
    The other negative comments say he’s not a real critic since he refuses to review a film. That whole argument is silly because he’s not pretending to be Roger Ebert where viewing every film is mandatory. One of the best things about James’ material is that it’s different and less topical than what the masses of YTers provide as content. He’s sincere.

    • May 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Because by doing this, he is not being a film critic. His views are on point, but a film critic who doesn’t want to critique a film is a bad one. His points are fine for anybody else. This is his job yet he refuses to do that even after admitting that film could be good.

      • Satnav

        May 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        Er…James isn’t really a film critic. He’ll talk about films, but he doesn’t exactly label himself as such. He’s more of a general entertainer overall.

      • Aaron1375

        May 17, 2016 at 6:01 pm

        Yeah, I come here for his series and such, I don’t come to cinemassacre for his movie reviews. There are lots of films released every year, he only picks and chooses which ones he actually reviews. What makes this Ghostbuster film need a review more than say, the James Bond film Spectre? He didn’t review it either. The only reason he announced he wasn’t going to review this one is a setup to another video about the demise of the third Ghostbusters film.

    • Jamiesonofabitch

      May 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      I meant to say “where reviewing* every film is mandatory”.
      James isn’t known for reviewing things he’s expected to review. He does his own thing. His non-review will be more insightful than 99% of the reviews this film is set to make.

  • May 17, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Sorry James, can’t support you on this one, your reasons are weak and petty. The CGI looks fine and I don’t see anything wrong with the characters.

  • Paulballsftw

    May 17, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    James I am with you on this. I have this idea of how they could of made a Ghostbusters work and I put it on a few forums already. Here’s what they should of done. Got the kids from Superbad and have Dan Akroid play father to one of the kids. The kids find the Ghostbusters outfits and gear in the attic stored away. They say they want to try it on and have the town needing help for the Ghostbusters so the kids make new clothes and reopen the closed firestation of the old Ghostbusters headquarters. I think those 3 kids would be funny and they resemble the original 3 Ghostbusters. It could also have Seth Rogen in it as well and maybe Bill Murray. But I am totally seeing those kids well now as adults playing the parts and making it work for a few movies.

  • May 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    But aren’t you at least going to review the Dogfucker remake?

  • May 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Great job, James! I fully support not seeing it for lots of reasons, most importantly because it’s not worth my money or time. It’s not about gender; it’s not about the all-girl cast. It’s about them butchering a classic that so many people love. It’s about them trying to make money on a name/franchise. Hollywood needs more good, original ideas.

  • May 17, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    *jerking off motion* Yes, we get it. You’re all misogynistic man-children. Boo hoo.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      And you’re some fat, landwhale feminist with daddy issues. I bet you ran out of breath just typing that. It’s feminists who are mentally children. “Boo hoo stop not liking what I like.” Kys.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Sorry just realized, Ronnie. You’re a “man”. How pathetic. Has this comment gotten you laid yet?

  • May 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Wow – you are a piece of work – LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME. SO EDGY. My review of your review – I won’t watch it. HOW YA LIKE THAT?

    Seriously this is just pathetic.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      God forbid someone wants to watch a terrible movie.

      • Phoenix16

        May 20, 2016 at 3:50 pm

        *doesn’t want to watch

  • May 17, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    lets just … watch it like if it was something new … then we complain if we NEED to …

  • May 17, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    The lack of continuity is truly a horrible mistake, especially since as a franchise this has a perfect device to deal with dead actors. Early on the film reveals the character is dead, then that character comes back as a ghost. They could create a makeup or puppet that looks like them to be their ghost self. Ok maybe that’d be a little controversial, might want to ask friends and family how they’d feel about that, but I know if it was me I’d give the go ahead to have a ghost version of me live on in the franchise forever. Why not?

    What might have made the whole thing work is if they’d started with Jaime as the only remaining Ghost Buster. The others are either dead or retired. She decides to build a new squad and she happens to be a little biased towards hiring women. Frankly that seems very much in her character. The other show up to give advice and we get amusing glimpses of what they’re up to. I like to think at least one would be on a reality show.

  • CessnaDriver

    May 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Well, I don’t see quite a bit these days for similar reasons. Even if fans rave sometimes.

  • May 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    He is completely, 100% on point. As a life-long fan of Ghostbusters, I agree with everything he says here. This is NOT Ghostbusters. This is a sloppy, thrown-together hack of a film meant to put money in the pocket of a low quality director. Ramis is probably rolling in his grave over such an abomination.

  • May 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I agree 100%. And I commend you for taking a stand. As a diehard fan of the original, I refuse to see it too. It looks atrocious and is Sony just cashing in on the brand.

  • greedo

    May 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I for one, agree with you, James. Haven’t seen the trailer yet, but I definitely will not see the movie. When they announced the the movie, I just lost any interest that I had in it. I don’t have a problem with an all-woman cast… I do, however, have a problem with messing around with an established franchise. Ghostbusters won’t work with this cast. They can make an all woman film about “ghostbusting” all they want… just don’t call it Ghostbusters.

    • May 17, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      I don’t have a problem with an all-woman cast…Ghostbusters won’t work with this cast. They can make an all woman film about “ghostbusting” all they want… just don’t call it Ghostbusters. you realize what you did here buddy ?

      • greedo

        May 17, 2016 at 10:37 pm

        More to the point… do you realize what I did here? I suspect not. The point is, they can make films about women who are into paranormal investigations. They can even make a Ghostbusters knockoff, for all I care. But leave the Ghostbusters name out of it. Leave the Ghostbusters franchise out of it. Let them come up with their own films, and leave the rest of us alone.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 18, 2016 at 1:48 am

        What if women (or even men) want women to be included in the Ghostbusters franchise itself, and not some knock-off? Wouldn’t it be unfair to exclude them?

    • May 17, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      ok so it’s the title ? name it ghosttrappers and you will go watch it happily ? or maybe it’s because it’s woman doing ghostbuster? would you watch it if it was 4 arnold doing one liner from start to end like in batman 4 ? nan nana nan, all i see here is people jumping on the hate train or people hating the fact that woman replaced man. just like everyone hated indiana jones 4 when it’s actually a very entertaining movie. keep cultivating negativity and your fruits will taste like crap.

      • greedo

        May 18, 2016 at 11:35 pm

        Dave, reread my post. I don’t want them messing around with the Ghostbusters franchise. Period. It is established that the characters in the film are male. Keep them as such. Would Charlie’s Angels fans love it if we switched the main characters to males? Or Baywatch fans love it if we changed those bikini clad females to guys in gimp suits? No. So don’t mess around with my Ghostbusters.

        P.S. Saw the trailer for the film today. Agree with James, looks awful. None of the characters look compelling, either.

        P.P.S. And if the critics can’t hack that… they can make their own films! Don’t wait for Hollywood to do so.

  • May 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    *applauds*

    This franchise died with Ramis. There is no defending this film, not while calling it “Ghostbusters”. It is the worst kind of crappy idea/Hollywood cash-grab. Period.

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    lol i find it funny how many people revolt again the movie but not again the the overly capitalist society that would trow you tons of shitty movie as long as they make 1 buck more than the cost. as long as money is involve movies will keep getting cheaper, games will keep being in risk free zones by relasing barely different copy of previous games, music will keep being uninspired and repetitive. there was a time where stuff was being created by inspiration, now they just try then hope for the best.

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I just finally went to see this trailer. I understand now. Dan Aykroyd should be ashamed to have his name on this.

  • itscmillertime

    May 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    It’s sad how so many people are using this as a forum to slam on this movie just because it has a female cast. It’s just looks dumb, but so did the original until people saw it.

    • itscmillertime

      May 17, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Just watched the trailer again, I actually think it looks alright. Definitely not deserving of all the hate.

  • May 17, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    this film should be called FEMINAZIS. a feminist agenda seeped into pop culture for the sake of feminism itself rather than the content. that’s it. and those uniforms they wear look so ugly. i have no idea why they look like rags. why would you want women to look ugly?

    • Sun Glitters

      May 17, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Do you feel more manly or something when you make comments like this?

    • itscmillertime

      May 17, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      That’s not very nice. The costumes are the same (or at least similar) to the original. Why does their gender matter?

  • bud

    May 17, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    This place is turning into the IMDb message board.

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Having females for the main cast is alright, they just needed to further the story and connect it instead of, yet again, another remake. This project had the potential to be great, but yeah, the production, cast and trailer all seem bad.

    • May 17, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      I’m not looking forward to see it, but when I’ll have the opportunity, I’ll watch it. Trailers always look shitty anyway– They ALL SOUND ALIKE. You’d think they would put some effort in them but it’s always the same generic, dull, cliché recipe.

      • May 17, 2016 at 11:02 pm

        After all.. The Thing 2011 was said to be shitty, but I liked it even as a huge JC The Thing fan.

  • May 18, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Uh-oh, you’ve been Bergered: https://vine.co/v/i0thqi9vLiI

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:16 am

    When Will Board James Rise Again I Wood LOVE To See New Episodes!!!!

  • chris hall

    May 18, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Fuck yeah… I agree with you 100 percent. I can’t except this as part of the Ghostbusters franchise either. I have no interest in the film based on the trailers. I am also not going to watch it. This trash is not for me

  • May 18, 2016 at 2:00 am

    The people who were clamoring for a third Ghostbusters film with the original cast clearly were forgetting how bad Ghostbusters II was. I didn’t want that, and I certainly don’t want this new version.

    Ghostbusters is an amazing movie and sometimes these things can’t be repeated. Even if they could, do they need to be? The whole reason why something great like the original Ghostbusters exists is because the studio took a risk on a crazy idea and it payed off. If we really want to honor that classic, let’s take more risks on more weird ideas that aren’t just the same old thing. Rather than endlessly trying to rehash something that worked decades ago.

    I don’t even need to bother addressing the sexism concerns, they’re absurd.

  • Estwald Odeen

    May 18, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Women – Boldly going where dozens of men have gone before.

    • Sun Glitters

      May 18, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      You basically just proved why we need to have more women in movies (and other things).

      • Phoenix16

        May 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm

        I strongly disagree with what Estwald said but have you ever considered that all this sexism is a actually a backlash against radical feminism (which should now be called everyday feminism).

      • Sun Glitters

        May 19, 2016 at 11:01 pm

        Yes I think it is a backlash. There might be a time and place for certain kinds of feminism, but sometimes it just seems nasty and more detrimental than helpful (for both sexes).

  • Taro Katajisto

    May 18, 2016 at 2:33 am

    I just hate what they are doing with the franchise. I would accept a reboot where they acknowledged the originals, but they just decided to sweep them under the rug and pretend they never happened? Ridiculous… It would have been so easy to make a reboot with a new young cast. For example: A group of young ghost hunters go explore an abandoned firehouse (Ghostbusters HQ) they stumble upon classic stuff from the old movies like Ecto-1 and stuff, they release a powerful demon(this demon killed some of the old crew and after that they disbanded, maybe also closing gates of hell so no more ghosts?) from captivity and have to set things straight with the help of the old cast (or part of it) and also build a new badass Ecto-2 ;). This would have made a good sequel/reboot in my opinion…

  • YourWorstNightmare

    May 18, 2016 at 2:50 am

    I had to google “MIKE MATEI” to see what this guy is about, and if his options should matter.

    Guess what? They don’t. His credentials are child-like nonsense in the world of film. So, Mikey, I would normally say you are ‘part of the problem that’s all that is wrong in Hollywood.” But you’re not even part of Hollywood. Hell, you’re not even qualified to comment on a Smurf film. So, back to your basement, little boy.

    • YourWorstNightmare

      May 18, 2016 at 2:51 am

      “Opinions”, not ‘options”

      • May 18, 2016 at 3:02 am

        Sony called. You can pick up your cheque at their office.

        Do ad hominems pay well?

    • Lastor

      May 18, 2016 at 3:10 am

      What does MIKE have to do with this? 😀 It’s James. You didn’t see a different guy when you GOOGLED him?

    • Hanglyman

      May 19, 2016 at 4:03 am

      Yes, because everyone needs to be a successful, well known filmmaker to have an opinion on anything film-related. Didn’t you get the memo, James, I mean, uh, Mike?

    • chris hall

      May 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      I agree mike is a joke and has no place on cinemassacre. He was better just drawing the title cards

  • May 18, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Mike, call it what I call it, because with Sony’s attempts to criticise an obviously poor story and worse acting as “sexist”, it does not deserve to be called anything else. Ghostbusters In Name Only. The real Ghostbusters was a tour de force of witty writing and talented acting. “If you do not like this regurgitated pig shit, yer sexist” deserves to be told it is Ghostbusters In Name Only. I have not seen the two women I wish I had gone on a different path with in over a decade, but I know, not think, know, that they would be very angry that Sony expects them to cheer on this pig shit because of the chromosomes they were born with.

    Ghostbusters In Name Only. It makes the reality of what it is readily apparent in just four words.

  • Wayne

    May 18, 2016 at 3:19 am

    This has to be one of the strangest things stemming from one of James’ videos… IMDB, Reddit, Twitter (what in the world… Patton Oswalt?), news websites, etc. all going wild because James won’t see Ghostbusters 2016, a movie that has a trailer with the most thumbs down on YouTube of all time. This story in itself would make a better movie than Ghostbusters 2016.

  • May 18, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Thanks for saying what was on my mind.I hope they would of done a Ghostbusters 3 but instead we got a video game from 2009 by Atari which sort of hinted for a new branch in LA which never happen.

  • EddieMuffster

    May 18, 2016 at 6:10 am

    James>> I’ve also been a GB MEGA-Fan since ’84. Such a HUGE part of my, of all our, childhoods. And when I saw this shit, I was absolutely heartbroken. Everyone is making sweeping generalizations that it’s hated ’cause it’s women. No. The hate & heartbreak comes from how awful it appears to be. Not only did you hit the nail on the head… you hit me right in the heart, bro!!

  • James Russell

    May 18, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for posting this video, James. I agree 100%
    Vote with your wallet, folks – it’s the only way

  • May 18, 2016 at 7:09 am

    You’re a whiny piss baby.

  • Yeah Right

    May 18, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I watched the video and he has a handful of (in my opinion, terribly petty) grievances:

    * He never got a third GB movie with the original cast, which he is holding against this film. It’s not the film he wanted, so wah wah wah.
    * He thinks the new cast is nothing but demographic pandering as part of a cheap cash-in that desecrates the brilliance of the original (and, uh, I guess the sequel…)
    * He thinks the special effects look bad and that the original effects hold up better. He is basing this solely on trailers.
    * He’s upset that he will now have to google “Ghostbusters 1984” to find things about the original movie. He went for like 2 minutes about this one! Get a grip, dude.
    * And, yes, he’s upset that the new film doesn’t throw any bones to fans of the originals, which he actually doesn’t know because he hasn’t fucking seen it. But if it’s not in the trailer it doesn’t exist! I guess!

    The original movie is pretty funny. The sequel sucks. The nice thing about sequels and reboots and such is that nobody is taking your original movies away! They still exist! There’s no Media Gestapo breaking into your house in the dead of night to burn your old Ghostbusters VHS tape with the faded cover where a lot of the ink is scraped off and where the tracking never quite works anymore and some scenes have lost color but you hug it tight when you go to sleep and now they’re dragging you out of your bed and beating you with cheap plastic proton pack replicas from the new film as they try to pry the tape from your hands and force you to say, “Yes! Yes! I love the new Ghostbusters movie! Melissa McCarthy is extremely funny and to say otherwise is sexist! Please, god, just let me watch it! I’ll be good! I won’t talk about the original movies ever again! Bill Murray is a pervert and a racist and he was never funny! Let me live the new orthodoxy, just spare me this pain!”

  • May 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I think this raises an important point about how trailers should be viewed. A trailer is an advertisement for a film. Its sole purpose is to get the word out to as many people as possible that a film is coming up, note ‘as many people as possible’ does not mean hardcore film nerds or even the target demographic, though they are taken into consideration as are a million other factors when it comes to the marketing strategy, but everybody! They want your grandmom to see this movie, they want your grandmoms friends, they want every grandmom on the planet to see their movie because they want to make as much money as possible. You cannot in any way make a value judgment of a film based on the trailer. This is an impossibility. Because lousy movies can have great trailers and vice versa. Think of it like this, if you watch a commercial for dish soap and the commercial claims that the dish soap can get rid of those tough caked-on grease stains and you, based soley on what you have seen in the commercial, then agree that that particular dish soap can indeed get off tough caked-on grease stains, then you are an idiot because you haven’t used that dish soap, you have no direct experience using that dish soap, and no right to add validity to the claims made by that dish soap’s marketing team. Also, consider for a moment that if this new film starred Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Kevin Hart. The exact same trailer, but, with those hilarious comedians instead of the hilarious comedians who are actually in the film which, again, you have not seen and can have absolutely no way of knowing of its merits or deficiencies. If you’re honest with yourself, you probably would have a different attitude about this “rename”. But don’t get me wrong, I do admire your attempt to get “rename” to be a thing. That would probably direct more traffic your way if you could lay claim to coming up with a new widely used term for movies based on an IP. But one last thing, if you claim to be as big of a fan of this “franchise” though I like to think of it as a great movie with a sequel and a cartoon and an impossible NES game, then in essence you are a fan of comedy, sci-fi, etc. This is a movie starring four of the funniest people in entertainment today utilizing a premise that worked great before under similar circumstances, that mixes humor and sci-fi. If I were to describe a movie like that to you would you want to see it? What exactly happens in your brain if I then call that premise Ghostbusters? Do you stop liking sci-fi and comedy? Or are you suddenly granted supernatural sight-beyond-sight and can know in your guts that the movie I’ve described is bad? Because you’ve only seen a commercial for dishsoap.

    • helmstre

      May 18, 2016 at 11:14 am

      So if I watch a dish soap commercial that show the product not only failing to make the dishes cleaner ,but actually dirtier. It would be wrong of me to not bye the product based on the commercial alone?

      • May 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm

        Considering that you have completely missed my point, let me ignore whatever point you are failing to make and ask again if this exact same trailer had dudes in it would you have a problem with it?

      • helmstre

        May 18, 2016 at 5:24 pm

        Yes. If a trailer for a comedy fails to make me laugh it has failed to convince me to buy tickets to see the movie.

      • helmstre

        May 18, 2016 at 5:25 pm

        …your just making an assumption that James has a problem with women being in the movie.

      • May 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

        But am I? Also you’re ignoring the point about the advertising being separate from the actual experience of watching the movie. You have no idea if this movie is good or not. It you’d only seen the trailer for the original Ghostbusters could you discuss it? Could you talk about all the cool moments? The plot? The characters? No, you wouldn’t know a single thing about the movie because you hadn’t seen it. And all the points raised in the video lead me back to that alternate casting choice I proposed in my original post. I’m just betting, much in the way the dummy who made this non-review is betting, that if Bill Hader was the lead he wouldn’t have much of a problem with it.

  • Greggore

    May 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Some one should remake Pride and Prejudice with an all male cast… just to show how stupid a story it is and how stupid the characters are in it. EVen if they add Zombies!

  • Bayron Fernel

    May 18, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Hi, James! Have you heard that they changed the name of the movie to “Ghostbusters: Answer the call”, btw, I agree, it looks like shit… :'(

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    The problem isn’t with the gender of the characters, it’s with the REASON for the gender of the characters….the issue is further compounded by the fact that they used TERRIBLE actors who aren’t well known BECAUSE they are terrible actors. It’s a good thing this Paul guy has nothing to do with the next Back to the Future film….or his life will be in danger.

    • itscmillertime

      May 18, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      Actually the actors are all very well known…

    • itscmillertime

      May 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Also do you really not know who Paul feig is?

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    The problem isn’t the gender of the characters, it’s the REASON for the gender of the characters.

  • Remington

    May 18, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    You know what James? Thats really great idea. I also refuse to see this crap, done. F. it. 🙂

  • TonyZi

    May 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    The whole movie spoiled so no one has to bother and go see it: http://archive.is/AWGQQ

  • May 18, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Having said that, I think what they were trying to do was the same thing they did with new Robocop. With that, I think they figured the original Robocop was old enough, and under the radar enough, that a remake would be accepted by audiences with open arms. The problem is, Ghostbusters has an iconic status I don’t think the new creators understand. They’re trying to take a true classic and recycle it. Honestly think it’s going to blow up in their face.

  • Alexander Koller

    May 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I fully support you.
    It’s a shame how much hate you’re receiving for a calm and properly made announcement and it disgusts me that people try to make this (and the fact that the trailer got so many dislikes on youtube) about women while you just stated perfectly fine reasons to ignore the movie, which I feel are valid.
    It just doesn’t look funny and the CGI doesn’t seem to meet today’s standards.

  • Pablo1989

    May 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    😀 Talking about title i still rymenber your rant about Rambo and Rocky movies.

  • helmstre

    May 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    1.”is like watching bridesmaids but with ghosts”…. Bridesmaids was a good movie ,but not the humor most fans of the original want to see.

    2.”Wow, what an entitled a-hole.” How does having an opinion make you self titled? Do you understand what entitled means?

    • helmstre

      May 18, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      *entitled

    • May 19, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      1. I think that is the point. Reboots should not be made to please the fanbase. Also I’m a big fan of the original and I have no problem with this version. I mean it’s not out yet! The fact that it is “not what you expected” is entirely your problem, not the movie’s, not certainly ours (those who are not being anal bout it).

      2. Yes, I know what entitled means. And no, I’m not using the word because the guy expresses his opinion. My problem is his argument: the fact that he thinks he knows what a good reboot is and how it should be made. That he, as a fan of the original, is entitled to a “better” movie, to a “better” use of the franchise, etc, etc. Hundreds of people have made this movie possible. I’m sure hours and hours of work were put into this movie just for some idiot, without actually seeing the movie, comment negatively on some overlypersonal perception of what movies should be that the new GB is bad… what a dick. But hey, I’m not here to preach to the “wrong choir”. I’m sure you’ll keep thinking what you think and that is fine. Your problem. I just feel (because I’m also an entitled a-hole, just a little less though) that someone should say it to him and everyone that celebrates unfathomable uppity dickness.

  • May 18, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    James, I agree with you. I am also voting with my wallet due to the reasons behind this remake. I have read the Sony leaked emails, I have read all the corresponding documentation that clearly shows Sony execs using the death of Harold Ramis to fuck over Ivan Rietman and the original creative team, in order to push the agenda of a misandrist producer and director. I’m sure most folks don’t realize that the reason the original cast have cameos is because Sony threatened them with litigation if they refused.

    This whole project is a farce. The gender swap is nothing more than a built-in excuse for failure. In reality, the movie is stereotypical, racist, unoriginal, and the slapstick comedy proves they have no idea how to write dry humor through intelligent and witty dialogue.

    It has been 32 years. Any sort of crazy narratives could be plausible to end up with the cast we have now, that doesn’t take a dump on the universe, and force it to diverge. But they decided to give a middle finger to those of us that made this project a reality to begin with.

    Vote with your wallet.

    • greedo

      May 18, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      @Randall, wow, crazy. Thanks for the info. I can’t stand Sony, they basically represent everything I oppose. They are all for making a quick buck at the consumers’ expense. Can’t stand them. As for the film, I totally agree. Having seen the trailer today, I can tell you that this will be a bomb. None of the characters are compelling, and the “jokes” are flat. Middle finger to the GB fans, indeed!

  • Satnav

    May 18, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    James, as a long time fan, I find the slander directed at you by certain outlets lately appalling, and fully support you here.

    • silvertiger27

      May 19, 2016 at 12:04 am

      If I were in James’s shoes, I’d consider slander from those types a compliment.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Some of them are even putting words in his mouth. If I were James I’d actually sue some of the journalists.

  • DreamingOfDragons

    May 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    James,

    I have been watching your channel for years and I would like to say 1. Thank you for all your content and entertainment. You have seriously helped me through some tough times and it has been great growing with you through the years. 2. DO NOT GIVE IN TO THE SJW/PC Crowd BULLSHIT. No apologies, no justifications, just flat out hold your ground. This has been proven to be the correct method with dealing with this time and time again. I am fairly certain that you are familiar with the SJW movement and anti-GamerGate movement that is closely related and probably has a lot of the same players (ex. Patton Oswalt) because you are friends with AlphaOmegaSin and he has definitely been deeply involved and has had addressed different aspects on his channel. You did nothing wrong and have nothing to apologize for. You are an innocent victim (that was completely entitled to this opinion…and correct in my opinion) in the crossfire of a cult-like movement that is determined to destroy anything related to “cis-white-males” especially ones involved in gaming and “nerd culture”. I am actually surprised something like this hasn’t popped up sooner with some of the more “risque” (if you can even call it that, but here we are in $Current_Year) Mike has said in some of the more recent videos and just having AlphaOmegaSin on you site. Just know James, your fans are here for you (the real ones at least) and this will all blow over within the Internet’s extremely short attention span amount of time (month tops). Push on and keep doing what you have always done. We love you James and you have seriously helped a lot of us out. Best of luck to you and please consider my advice and do not apologize, do not compromise, and do not give an inch. Thanks for everything James (and the rest of the Cinemassacre team).

    • silvertiger27

      May 19, 2016 at 12:02 am

      Truth.

      The only reason these fascists have as much power as they do is because people keep backing down and apologizing for doing nothing wrong and merely speaking their minds. Evil wins when good people fail to stand their ground.

    • dragonchild

      May 19, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Uhm. . . James is allowed to have an opinion. I think he knows that because he gave one.
      He’s not a victim. I think the people getting all outraged that some people dare to not care for the Ghostbusters remake have a counterproductive victim complex. . . but man, yours may be worse. WTF did these people do to you; kill your pet gerbil?

    • Sun Glitters

      May 19, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      What would James ever have to apologize for anyway? His videos are mostly only offensive due to disgusting (and of course very funny) jokes/scenes, and never due to disrespect towards certain groups of people (except people who make shitty games). You seem to be trying to defend him as being some anti-PC/anti-SJW person, which really isn’t even a message he tries to put out. I like the fact that he never references political/social issues, but your comment seems to imply that he does. If PC/SJW people see a comment like yours, they will probably only be more accusatory of James because the comment makes him look like he’s strongly anti-PC/anti-SJW.

      • Sun Glitters

        May 19, 2016 at 11:24 pm

        In fact, in one of the AVGN Ghostbusters videos, he even speculated that one of the game companies might be racist for not including Winston.

  • Mac Tonight

    May 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I fully support you James.

    I won’t be going to see the movie or renting or buying it either.

    I don’t have anything personally against the cast of director, nor do I harbor any resentment towards Sony as a studio or the movie as a whole.

    However I feel they underestimated how much of an emotional attachment the original movie resonates with fans. like a lot of fans I grew up with the movies, real ghostbusters cartoon and toys and it’s hard to see a remake/reboot of something you grew up with, especially when they alter it so much. I get the feeling that they are catering to a whole new generation that didnt grow up with the movie and don’t feel the same emotional attachment as a lot of original fans do.

    If it starts a franchise and gets a whole new generation interested in ghostbusters again I’m all for it but I won’t be one of the ones watching it, I’ll just stick with the original movies.

  • Nick

    May 18, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    You tell em James! I stand proudly with you 🙂

  • silvertiger27

    May 18, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    I’ve been a fan for years, love AVGN and JMM particularly. But I finally today made an account so I can comment and say that I totally support you, agree with your opinion, and hope that you don’t lose heart in the face of faux outrage and backlash from scumbags around the internet. It’s an unfortunate sign of what fascists those types are.

    Truth and honesty are demonized in this modern, PC world, and kudos to you for speaking your mind regardless. The fact that this movie’s desperate defenders are screeching sexism at everything is just a sign of how horrible they know the movie looks, and how pathetically dependent they are on their political identities.

    • Sun Glitters

      May 19, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Well the people expressing “faux outrage” are “speaking their minds regardless” as well. Arguments like yours seem to imply that freedom of speech allows people to be offensive but does not allow people to be offendED. Why can’t they be? Maybe they have a reason they’re dependent on a political identity (and you seem to be dependent on one yourself). I definitely don’t agree that critics of the 2016 GB trailer are automatically sexist, but I do think it was reasonable to at least consider that sexism could be a factor, because what if it really was?

  • marclawson

    May 19, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Did you see maggie serota’s angry rant at you James?

    This is going to be a shitty movie. you say so plainly and in a mild mannered way. It is absurd that she would rant and insult you personally and then project that it is you who needs to stop whining and grow up. Does she not have a BS meter? Utter hypocrisy. I’m sorry, James. Attacking you personally was just mean abusive and uncalled for.

    • bud

      May 19, 2016 at 1:05 am

      Who the fuck is Maggie Serota? I couldn’t give a fuck about her opinion.

  • May 19, 2016 at 1:29 am

    James I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this, you are the nicest guy online and I just can’t believe people are stupid enough to think this is in any way a gender issue….So as a feminist myself I am so sorry and I hope you’re just laughing this off

  • Hanglyman

    May 19, 2016 at 4:11 am

    I agree that it would be interesting to see other interpretations of the GB universe… that aren’t a lazily-written, generic comedy with a GB logo slapped on it. And frankly, the all-female cast deserves better. They’re essentially being robbed of their chance to shine.

    • Sand Pie

      May 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      This is all over the news section of google when you search “Cinemassacre”…
      Sexist James Rolfe,HAHAHAHAHAH~
      I don’t get it…dumb Dicks…They didn’t see the whole video…

  • mbtthew

    May 19, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I feel like my corner of the Internet has been invaded my morons. When my girlfriend told me James was in the news before I knew about this blow up I knew something was wrong.

    God forbid someone not want to see a shitty looking movie. No, it has to become an insulting social commentary about sexism and Cinemassacre. The man pooped on Bugs Bunny. Are you kidding me with this?

    I hope James ignores their rubbish. Keep on keepin’ on my man.

  • May 19, 2016 at 9:31 am

    James be careful retarded horde of brain dead Feminists are after you they spit cancer everywhere they go, touch so stay strong and hope you have good nerves it is not easy to listen all the absurdity of feminazis brain made of human fecal matters.

    • Phoenix16

      May 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Feminist brains are more complex than that. There’s a combination of daddy issues as well.

  • Phoenix16

    May 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    How do you tell if someone has an IQ bellow 90?

    Look for the people branding this video as sexist.

    • Sand Pie

      May 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      EXACTLY!!!
      They’re such Dumbasses…WAS HIS EXPLANATION INSUFFICIENT?!?

  • Phoenix16

    May 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    He never said it was because of an all female cast. Kys idiot.

    • May 19, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      hahaha wow aren’t you a sore-ass commenter. Reading comprehension. You need it. (although, it seems you’ll be funnier if you keep the hot uninformed head).

    • Phoenix16

      May 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Santiago quintero “aren’t you a sore-ass commenter.” “Wow, what an entitled a-hole.” lol Get reading comprehension of what you write yourself before you lecture others on their reading comprehension. Are you special by any chance? If you are tell me now because I don’t like laughing at special needs children.

  • Sand Pie

    May 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I seriously agree with you.
    BUT WHY ARE PEOPLE CALLING YOU A SEXIST?!?
    They didn’t even see the whole fucking video,I KNOW THEY DIDN’T!!!
    You are on google news and people talked shit about you.Fucking assholes…(i bet they get turned on to Atari Porn)
    Anyway,when i saw the trailer i said”Why the fuck is it all female cast?Is this a spin-off or a different dimension?And why is there NO DAMN EXPLANATION ABOUT THE PREVIOUS MOVIES?”
    Fuck the movie,fuck the people who talk shit,AND FUCK THE CAST WHO ARE MAD AT YOU!!!
    You always have a point.

    • Sand Pie

      May 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Um wow…There sure are alot of comments on this video already…

      • Sand Pie

        May 23, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        Extra note:Most Reboots suck ASS btw.
        You want me to list the piles of SHIT?
        1.Teen Titans Go! and Powerpuff Girls 2016
        This show OMG,ruins everything you love about the original show.They took MOST OF THE FUCKING AIRTIME ON CARTOON NETWORK AND THE CHARACTERS ACT LIKE KIDS SNIFFING SUGAR AND GOING APESHIT!As for Powerpuff Girls,they got to be fucking kidding me…I don’t remember their Stupid personality,and just like teen titans go,THEY BOTH HAVE FUCKING LAZY ARTSTYLES!!!
        I was going to add #2 here but its going to be alot of text and shit.The Grinch,Friday the 13th and Inspector Gadget,You’re Fucking lucky this time BUT you’re still fucking bullshit…

  • Lastor

    May 19, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I wonder which is worse: being a die-hard fan of the original and pissed off with the new installation, or not a fan and quite indifferent over the whole thing.
    Man, am I alone.

    Continue.

  • May 19, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Let’s be real here: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull did all of the things you suggested in your video to “pass the torch” and you know what that was? A flaming shitpile. Dudes will keep dressing up their misogyny with all kinds of excuses, but please STOP pretending that only people with dicks are Ghostbusters fans and that this is “the reboot fans didn’t want”. You know who’s a fan of Ghostbusters? This lady-person right here. And you know who is SUPER EXCITED to see the new Ghostbusters? Me again. You don’t get some kind of special ownership of the Ghostbusters franchise just because you have a Y chromasome. And to declare that you’re NOT EVEN GOING TO SEE IT because you’re so offended that it exists?! Holy crap, man, what kind of candy-assed fake movie reviewer are you that you would rather not watch the film than risk that you MIGHT be wrong about it? Sorry, man. That’s weak sauce and so is your whole flimsy excuse. You don’t own Ghostbusters. It’s for everyone. Grow up, you whiny baby. Seriously. Half of the people in this world are women, and sometimes, we want to watch movies about us. But no, you’re right, let’s waste our time watching another crappy Avengers movie and tell ourselves “it wasn’t THAT bad!” If you’re worried about being taken advantage of by pandering film franchises who only want your money that keep making films nobody wants, you could look a bit closer to your own fake-macho home and stop picking on the new, awesome-looking Ghostbusters movie just because none of the women in it look like they want to have sex with you.

    • Terrible-D

      May 19, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      You’re mean.

    • May 20, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Wow you totally missed the point of the video. He never said anything even close to misogynistic. I totally get why hes not seeing the movie. It just looks awful. It has nothing to do with the female cast. As I stated in a previous comment that could be pretty cool if you actually entertaining actress’s to start in the damn thing but no who they got are just not funny. That put on top of the shitty effects. As a fan of ghostbusters my self I’m not seeing this movie either because again it looks bad not because it happens to start women. Take your social justice bullshit somewhere else.

    • C A

      May 20, 2016 at 11:44 am

      There are many, many films that are horrible or crappy trades on famous names (Transformers, A-Team, Mission: Impossible come to mind, but so many others), whether they try to pass the torch or not; like I said in my own comment, I’m surprised James is drawing the line HERE, with Ghostbusters. That was a wonderful, entertaining film, but it wasn’t revolutionary to the point of awed, untouchable reverence.

      I’m not certain James is pushing back because of unconscious or conscious misogyny, but it seems like more than a simple “it looks bad, I’m not wasting my time.” A professional reviewer making a video to say he won’t review a big-budget film based on one of his favorite films suggests more.

    • LuRkeR1978

      May 20, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Here they come to shame you. That’s all they do, is shame. Shame, shame, shame. Yet, people and companies actually give into these bullies. Vote with your wallet.

    • Hanglyman

      May 21, 2016 at 4:19 am

      So, what about all the woman Ghostbusters fans who think this movie is going to suck and refuse to see it, for the exact same reasons as James? Or all the men who are excited to see it, despite it not being “about them”? You seem to be attaching an awful lot of baggage to this movie based solely on the all-female cast, while ignoring everything else about it.

  • May 19, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Man, it’s amazing how one bad movie trailer can set the whole Internet against itself. Haha!

    • Terrible-D

      May 19, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Stop using my birth name as a screen name. Jerk.

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Ok I watched this video twice now. I have found nothing misogynistic about anything he says in this. About the only thing that comes close is when he comments about how people are calling ghostbusters 2016 the female ghostbusters because it’s just a way to differentiate the original from this one. That in it’s self is not misogynistic. Jesus christ almighty these SJWs are fucking pathetic. Looking for something to scrape up and make a controversy over like they have nothing better to do with there time. Well.. This is the internet I suppose. Wonderful. Anyway I loved the video and I agree with you on all of it. I’m not seeing it either. I have nothing against using a female cast. That in it’s own right could be a nice change up to the original. My problem is the women they got to play in the movie just aren’t funny or entertaining. Give me a female cast that’s actually funny then we’ll talk.

    • C A

      May 20, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Not to say you’re being dishonest, but a SJW (which I don’t consider a derogatory term) would point out that saying “I have nothing against women, BUT in this case…” is a poor excuse and misogynistic.

      More than justifying yourself to the SJWs or anyone else on the net (which you never need to do), consider for yourself the true reasons this film bothers you, and if it’s truly different from other films you’ve seen or refused to see. Be honest with yourself.

      • May 21, 2016 at 6:33 am

        Wait what? I don’t have anything against women. I’m all for a female lead at the end of the day I just want to see a movie with talented actors and actresses. These particular actresses don’t appear to be very funny to me. None of the jokes worked for me and I didn’t find them entertaining. The fact they happen to be women has NOTHING to do with my feelings about it.

    • LuRkeR1978

      May 20, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Dude, SJW has become a derogatory word. The only people that don’t believe that is the SJWs. They have literally taken one word and have turned into a catch all phrase to shut down discussion. That communist at it’s core, and you wonder why people have a problem with it? Seriously?

    • May 21, 2016 at 6:38 am

      I can’t believe I have to even clarify this. If you read my account and think I’m being sexist for any reason please stop and actually pay attention to what I said. I wan’t to see a movie no matter who plays the ghostbusters women, men, transexuals, black, white, asian, hispanic, what ever the fuck have you. I have no ill feelings towards any kind of person you can imagine I just want a good movie and from the trailers I’ve seen of this reboot it doesn’t look good. The jokes didn’t work for me, the effects look cheap, and the actresses they got to star in this movie don’t seem very entertaining.

  • Psychojaws

    May 20, 2016 at 5:28 am

    I wrote a post about how ridiculous people are for jumping down Mr. Rolfe’s throat. It’s not being posted for some reason.

  • May 20, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I agree and disagree with this. In this society, I do believe we vote with our money and to pay to see this would be somewhat endorsing it. So the fanboy, who loves the original, should feel how you do based off the trailers. The only reason I disagree it that as a critic, nothing should be judged completely
    without actually seeing it.

  • Cineassacre

    May 20, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Should have just called it Ghosbustresses.

  • C A

    May 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

    I understand that nothing appeals to everyone, but I’m surprised that -this- is where you’re drawing the line, James. It’s a film, you review films. And while I grew up loving the original too, let’s not get carried away–it was a funny, well-made movie, but not revolutionary. Certainly not untouchable, as you seen to demand by your refusal to see the new one.

    Like you said, Ghostbusters itself was using another property’s name, and there have been so many others-remakes, reboots, sequels, pseudo-sequels, spin-offs… Why is this particular film where you’re making your stand?

  • May 20, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Spoken like a true fan of the original movies. Too bad this POS movie is getting a ton of blind support just for having an all female cast, if feminists want to support a movie, I say do it and go ahead, but not while it’s on the sake of remaking a beloved franchise, and also giving it a tragic and undignified end, with one crappy quick money grab of a movie.

    • C A

      May 20, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Honest question, no sarcasm or ill intent: is it truly so important to be a “true” fan of Ghostbusters? Does that distinction mean anything, really? Does it mean protecting the film’s legacy somehow? It’s a decades-old film; can we really help its legacy by shitting on the remake?

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Wow. You’re an asshole. I can’t wait for this movie to win in the theaters so people like you can look like the sexist asshats you truly are.

    • May 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      please point out the sexist moment in this video

    • LuRkeR1978

      May 20, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Yes, please….I want to know as well.

    • Hanglyman

      May 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      We’re waiting.

      • helmstre

        May 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm

        Anytime now.

      • Zaphod

        May 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm

        Bueller… Bueller…

  • Ben_from_G-town

    May 21, 2016 at 5:27 am

    I agree with you, James. This movie is about the biggest bastardization of a classic franchise as you can come up with. The jokes are terrible, the effects are terrible, and the original actors have cameos but not as their original characters? What the hell?

  • May 21, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I hate that so many articles were written falsely accusing James of sexism. Particularly when you consider how much money he has recently raised for charity, where were the bloggers then? they are nothing more than terrible writers, writing falsely scandalous click-baity bullshit articles… I wonder what the Bullshit man would think of all this?

  • King L.

    May 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

    PLZ… Just don’t be this pessimistic.

  • May 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    God give me strength to not go on a tirade on these fucks on James Rolfe’s site…

  • TheYarsRevenge

    May 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Glad James is also taking a stand. I also will refuse to see the movie, same as I resisted PointLESS Break and any Transformer movie which is akin to watching my garbage disposal. I can tell you there are plenty more of these remakes, reboots, name-makes (i like that) coming through development, many of which have yet to be officially announced. Its easy business. We need to send a strong message of “Try Harder”

  • Jason Adkins

    May 21, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I totally agree with and support your decision to NOT review this film James. I also know the Ghostbusters being portrayed by women had no bearing on your decision as well. The problems with this reboot/remake/non-sequel go way beyond the casting.

  • Zaphod

    May 21, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    James I know you are copping a lot of flack for this video so I wanted to voice my support.

  • Chad Straight

    May 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I figured I’d just sign up to the website to show my support. I’ve been a fan for years and visited the website for years. I can’t believe James is getting so much hate for this video. Keep on rockin

  • May 22, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Totally makes sense…..unlike the idea of re-making Ghostbusters.

  • May 23, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    As a liberal I am so sorry for all the shit you are getting. You don’t deserve it. The trailer sucks. I most likely not seeing this. If I do, it will be because of the one shot of a ghost getting punched with proton fists. If that wasn’t in the trailer, I’d have no interest in seeing it.

  • May 24, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    obvious mysoginy is obvious. the guy’s whole career is centered on him, angrily, sophomorically trudging though bad media for alleged comedic effect. a RARE all female spin on a huge franchise? “uh, the geezers aren’t in it and it doesn’t have the same puppets. BOYCOTT.”

    • RetroGamerAaron

      June 5, 2016 at 3:21 am

      You obviously are not very familiar with James’ reviews. Almost all the bad media he reviews are old video games from the 80’s and 90’s, and old movies on DVD and VHS. He rarely reviews brand new movies that have just come out to theaters. He has skipped out on many shitty movies and reboots when they are released theatrically. He didn’t review the recent Total Recall and Robocop remakes either…where was your outrage then?

  • Solo187

    May 25, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    James fuck all these arseholes. In the words of the late great B.I.G.. “Fuck bitches, Get money!..” 😀

  • Gaberiel

    May 25, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Awesome

  • The Pop-Culture Junkie

    May 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I totally agree and will be doing the same.

  • sirensofsilence

    May 26, 2016 at 5:57 am

    James is not a sexist. People who insult men without carefully and thoughtfully choosing their targets are not feminists. James, I totally support you. Your video does not raise the spectre of sexism – only certain people’s reactions to it do.
    I totally agree that it’s important to vote with your wallet and not support shitty films like this. Many film critics (ie: Mark Kermode) have made this point about Transformers, for example. It’s unlucky that James chose to make this point with this new Ghostbusters film that also (separately) has a feminist angle. In a way, I would agree to showing my support for a film that has taken a feminist stance (if it really is a stance, and not a marketing ploy). Therefore, I wonder if there are other ways for James to show his support of better representation of women in film and the arts, just not Ghostbusters 2016, which he feels passionately about for entirely separate reasons. Discuss!
    James, being a public figure is tough, especially as an independent like yourself. I hope you and your family are unaffected by the unjustified criticisms and insults that have come out of this.

  • oscuro

    May 26, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    This movie just flat out sucks. The all chic cast sucks, and so does their cheesy dumb dialogue that sucks along with it. Its a horrible movie what else is there to say. Its like the valley girl version of ghostbusters, and its insulting honestly

  • oscuro

    May 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I agree with you, and dont see what someones opinion has to do with the talk of sexism. Personal choice has nothing to do with sexism maybe people get confused easily

  • Legato32x

    May 26, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about all the backlash James, really. The internet has given rise to forms of hatred that can be completely unfounded. It’s amazing the depths of ignorance which people can have.

    In this video, I feel you illustrated your point perfectly and represent the Ghostbuster fans well. You never once even eluded to the female cast being a problem and all this has been blown completely out of proportion.

    I make youtube videos and have done so for a year now and it’s ridiculous. I’ve met very kind people who are fans of my work, but the blind anger and vitriol has even reached me. People feel like it’s acceptable to not try and understand something and just pour all of them emotions into their dissatisfaction.

    Just know James that you are not alone. There are those of us who support you and enjoy your work. You have Mike, Bootsy, Kyle and many others in your life to support you and this will pass. Try to take it with grace (as we know you will) and things will get better. Take care man.

  • May 27, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I have to absolutely agree with you, James. What’s sad are the people who are trying to guilt-trip anybody who doesn’t want to see it. Honestly, it’s the piss-poor jokes I see in the previews that make me not want to see it.

  • May 30, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Jesus Christ! There’s nothing sexist about this review at all. All these feminazi’s need to crawl back under their rock known as tumbler. Where they can make up their own truths and not hurt anybody else. I mean seriously! Is it such a crime for a man to acknowledge that they’re just happen to be women in the movie? Even at the end of that portion James says it doesn’t matter. You ignorant one sided cunts need to fuck off and stop trying to bully James. I find your double standard to be very… Well… Stupid. Woman can bash men all they want and society is OK with that. But as soon as one man mentions women, in a non degrading way, you all freak out. Misandry is very much a real thing just like misogyny. They just hate James because he has a penis.

  • jrambo5

    May 30, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    So does the fact that the guy who created all of this says the new one is funnier and scarier then the ones he made make any difference or is your childhood still ruined? I’m a massive Ghostbusters fan and had all the toys you did. Loved, loved loved them. But there is room for a new interpretation. The old movies wont change

  • jerry lowe

    May 31, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    This is the new thing now,, take awesome already developed male characters and turn them into women…
    Thor will be a girl, because Marvel wants more women viewers
    and who knows what is next
    Spock in a new Star Trek movie could be a girl

  • jerry lowe

    May 31, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    And that is a cool James T. Kirk cardboard cut out ,,, too bad Star Trek V had to be a flaming turd

  • Sam Jones

    June 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    This is the problem for me. His logic isn’t consistent with similar films – thus, thas why some people have to wonder if it has something to do with gender. In other words, he basically said he won’t review/watch it because it looks bad, it’s a needless reboot, it shamelessly takes the name of the original film, and it incorporates lame CGI. So… why did he review the 2014 TMNT movie? What’s the difference? If gender has absolutely nothing to do with it, it doesn’t make sense that he would spend time/money to watch/review the 2014 TMNT film.

    • Tizzad

      June 3, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Your “point” sucks. A so-called lack of consistency is your warrant to explain your argument for gender discrimination.

      Actually it’s even worse than that. It’s that your version of what fits into the category of consistency is what demonstrates a lack of consistency, which you then use to explain that it must be about gender. You’ve defined the terms for consistency and from that definition limited the conclusion.

      The Ghostbusters reboot is cynical. This is what a lot of people mean to say, I think, when they call it “needless” or “shameless.” It is a very clearly a cynical construction using particular cultural forces to drive revenue. The latter point is the important caveat. Rather than saying gender here isn’t an issue – it most definitely is – it is that gender is not the kind of issue that so many people are ascribing to it. Gender is an issue insofar as a cynical multi-billion dollar industry’s attempt at generating new revenue on old IP is taking gender to be a way to produce that revenue. To flatly call it discrimination when people variously focus on that is the most boring, typical articulation of the bad readings people do of gender in the public.

      There is no reason to believe James Rolfe is discriminating against women by flatly refusing to review or watch (who fucking cares?) a shit movie produced by multi-millionaires trying to maximize profits with any reorientation of the franchise that they can. His opinion, I would wager, has infinitely more to do with Harold Ramis than it does with women.

  • Rickard Svanström

    June 2, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Because it’s not 2014 and this is what he thinks right now as of making this video? Gee… It’s not rocket science people.

    • Sam Jones

      June 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      what does the passing of 2 years have to with it? t doesn’t change the point i made…if he really hates bad cgi, needless reboots, reboots that take the same name as the original, and unimpressive trailers, it makes no sense that he would review turtles in 2014. thus – one can’t help but wonder if gender does indeed have something to do with it. if he wants gender to be completely out of the discussion, he needs to consistent in his reboot boycotts.

      • RetroGamerAaron

        June 5, 2016 at 3:02 am

        He has been consistent with reboots. To my knowledge, he didn’t go see the recent “Total Recall” and “Robocop” reboots. Were you getting on his case for skipping out on those?

  • JustABiff

    June 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    …Isn’t the whole point of this site that he reviews shitty things? Am I missing something? This is remake number 5 million of something from the 80’s. Grow up, get over it!

    • RetroGamerAaron

      June 5, 2016 at 3:10 am

      Most of the shitty movies he reviews on this site are older movies he watches on DVD and even VHS. There are very few movies he reviews that are brand new, just released to theaters. He seems to usually review about 1 or 2 “brand new” movies a year. I think you are the one who needs to “grow up”…after all, you are the one on here complaining about someone’s decision not to go see a movie.

  • June 4, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    So you ban it for not serving to fans. I get it, but you aren’t the least bit curious beyond that? I mean it probably sucks, but you wont even give it a view? I reviewed Batman v Superman not long ago on another site. I didn’t enjoy it but I watched it.

    • RetroGamerAaron

      June 5, 2016 at 3:12 am

      He’ll probably watch it on NetFlix or something when it comes out later. The point he’s making, is he’s tired of Hollywood making shitty remakes that nobody asks for…and when you pay to see them in theaters, you are telling Hollywood with your wallet that you want to see more of them.

      • Don Skiver

        June 6, 2016 at 1:36 am

        THANK YOU. Finally someone fucking gets it. The whole point of this video is to tell Hollywood “this was not the ghostbusters movie I wanted” and the only way you can do that is by not giving them your money. You give them your money, they can only assume that this IS the movie you wanted and you want more movies like this. That’s why I haven’t hardly been to the movies in years. Most garbage isn’t even worth what I spend at fucking redbox to rent it.

  • June 9, 2016 at 10:05 am

    are one of these ghost buster girls transgender? men have been pushed aside. women aren’t enough. now we need something else to change society’s perceptions of anything normal.

  • June 9, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    You refuse?
    Get a new fucking job then
    Maybe something a little bit easier

  • June 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    SO WHAT? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?

  • June 20, 2016 at 2:18 am

    This movie
    Looks just as bad as teenage mutant ninja turtle, goddamn!

  • calmLIKEaBOB-OMB

    June 22, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Wow… I don’t follow any social media what so ever nor do I read comments on websites. I can give half a shit what people on the internet think, plus I rather waste my limited time on other things. But I just became aware today that a lot of people are upset that you won’t review the movie and immediately jumped to conclusions that you’re sexist. Which is just sad and pathetic. I fully respect and support your decision to not see the movie. I refuse to watch remakes and shitty sequels all the time. I will never see Indiana Jones 4 (and mostly likely 5), RoboCop (2014), Conan the Barbarian (2011), Terminator 3 or Genisys, TMNT (2014 and 2016), and I won’t be watching Ghostbusters (2016). My list could go on forever. I’m 35 and I have 3 kids, so my free time is limited. I’m not gonna waste it over shitty remakes. I’d rather watch the originals. But anyhow, I just came here to show my support. I”m sure once the movie comes out and it sucks, everyone will forget about this ridiculous shit. And if not, fuck ’em.

  • June 29, 2016 at 8:55 am

    You must be a Donald Trump fan

  • July 2, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Oh man. You were doing so well until you suggested that it should follow the Star Trek reboot. All the points you make regarding the Ghostbusters reboot/remake and not wanting to see it apply to the Star Trek reboot. The supposed “success”‘ of the Star Trek reboot (In reality it isn’t very popular compared to other current film franchises and is hardly present at conventions.) is a large part of the reason Hollywood thinks they can keep pumping out the same old thing and “rebooting” everything over and over. You ruin your own points.

    • July 13, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      He was pointing out how they used the ploys in Star Wars and Star Trek to get people in. They were effective. All those movies were okay at best and mostly forgettable but he does have a point. If they wanted to this to be a successful remake they should have taken notice from the other franchises.

  • Fred . Fuchs

    July 13, 2016 at 9:34 am

    77% on Rotten Tomatoes. Now you have no excuse for not reviewing it. You reviewed movies with much lower scores.

    • July 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Rotten Tomatoes is completely corrupt and partial. They are by now means a reason to do anything. Screw them.

  • July 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    1:44 “At least he didn’t live to see this shit”. That is Fucking Awesome! I commend you greatly on your stance to not see this turd of a movie. It should happen way more often. I can’t remember the last reboot or remake that was worth doing. We should boycott them all.

  • frank yowonske

    July 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Great movie. saw it, will see again. It’s fun. It’s not reality it’s a movie. Enjoy it for that. Great characters, great special effects. Is it the greatest movie ever? Does it top the originals?
    NO and NO. Nothing could! Is it a good time in a time with all the terror and violence around us to have a well deserved laugh? YES! Does it ride on the shirt tails of the original? sure, but who cares….original actors have cameo’s in it and thats fun as well.
    Go in with an open mind and enjoy it. Have a laugh! The new characters are great and effects very good, especially in 3D.
    Don’t listen to these bums who think into it too much. It’s a movie. Enjoy it for that.

  • July 16, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Agree, i prefer to remember the classic one ,not this crap

  • July 19, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Just wait until your daughter turns six and you watch GB 2016 with her, James. You’ll be glad this movie existed. Hope to see a review then!

  • Michael Walls

    July 20, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Wow! You wanted to see the original cast but did you not notice that the original movie poster in your film is missing Ernie Hudson?! How can you diss on a movie you never saw, while reminiscing about a movie that has clearly been manipulated to represent a false version of what it is you think was so great. If your job is to review movies, then just suck it up and go watch the damn film! Let us then decide whether or not your review of the movie is accurate. But please don’t patronize the original Ghostbusters when it clearly had its own issues, as evidenced by removing Ernie Hudson from the movie poster.

  • July 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Dude, James is not movie reviewer. That is not his job. He is under no obligation to watch this film for any reason.

  • August 21, 2016 at 6:59 am

    The only reason why James Rolfe refuses to review this movie is because he’s a sick perverted lil man boy who even doesn’t have good review shows. I mean look at it he excretes bowels on games he calls a load of crap that in itself is saying this man desperately is in need of a life. If you just have a show where you rent games just to shit on them, and then he posts this “review” that says he refuses to because it’s no good I mean come on! There is such a thing as living a life, if you’re one of these people like Trump who doesn’t like how others live their lives stay silent don’t go on YouTube ranting about I hate everything about how others have fun because my mommy and daddy never let me so now it’s society’s fault!

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  • Kyle Harmon

    October 26, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Some of the responses to this review is just laughable to me. especially patton oswalt’s twitter comment about cinemassacre. I’ve read it and it doesn’t even make sense to me. but pretty much lost respect for him. its ok for him to make jokes about going back in time to kill George lucas to stop him making the new star wars movies. but a well thought opinion of why someone wont watch a movie for the cash grab it is isn’t ok. and that is what this movie is: a chance to make more money on a franchise on just the name alone. also if the original was an all female cast and the remake had an all male cast the feminists would have a fucking stroke.

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