Ghostbusters (2016) is a new addition to the Ghostbusters movie franchise coming to theatres this July. This film will not be a sequel in the franchise but instead will be a reboot of the original movie. However, in this newly reimagined version, the iconic scientists will be played by an all-female comedy team which includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.
The movie will center around Erin (Wiig) and Abby (McCarthy), longtime friends that once wrote a book on the paranormal, a nuclear engineer (McKinnon) and a subway worker (Jones). These women band together to form the Ghostbusters when Manhattan is overrun and terrorized by ghosts. The Ghostbusters must save New York from certain danger at the hands of a very sinister ghost.
This year's remake of the classic comedy didn't exactly set the box office on fire, and now the movie's studio may be changing its mind about a planned follow-up film.
Ghostbusters gets the opportunity to strike back at its critics this week, but it will have to do so as it competes with one of the biggest family films of the year so far.
The debut of the all-female Ghostbusters was no box office disaster, but it wasn't a spectacular success, either. The remake secured second place for the weekend as last week's number-one movie pulled off a repeat in its second weekend.
If you base your opinions about movies on the reviews of internet commenters who haven't actually seen the film, you probably already hate the Ghostbusters remake. If, however, you've decided to actually see the film before you judge it, you'll get your chance this week.
It's bad news when a studio finds itself having to argue that one of its big upcoming summer movies isn't as bad as everyone says it is.
The new version of Ghostbusters isn't obviously a provocative project, but it's been provoking controversy since its inception. A new trailer for the film is unlikely to cool the complaints of online haters.
The YouTube trolls are out in force, trying to make the trailer for Paul Feig's reboot of the 1984 comedy one of the most unpopular YouTube videos ever. But does that mean that the movie is headed for box-office disaster?
Bill Murray was already on board, and now Sigourney Weaver is, too. The Ghostbusters reboot is starting to look a lot like the original film.