Or, Live By The Politics, Die By The Politics
~ ITEM: USAToday– 5 times the new ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer destroyed the patriarchy
~ ITEM: Rick Moranis says Ghostbusters cameo ‘made no sense’. Yup.
~ ITEM: AWW HELL NAW! Leslie Jones fires back against the Regressive Left attacking GHOSTBUSTERS
~ ITEM: What Binks Said Aforetime About The Farce Awakens: ‘The Fempire Strikes Back‘
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SO, I’M GONNA DOGPILE– the new GhostBusters (2016) looks like a toxic.. smirky.. poorly written and misconceived rehash. OKthereIsaidit. Whew!
Surely Star Wars: The Farce Awakens and other revisit/ reboot flops should have taught Hollywood that (a) digging up old franchises is not a great idea, and (b) ‘updating’ them to tell 2016 SJW pious morality-tales? An even more worser idea.
Incoming old franchises zombied-up for the big screen? There’s a ruptured sewer’s worth coming downstream: “161 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works“.
One-Hundred. And. Sixty-one.
Oh Please MakeitStop Now
Already polluting our pop culture? Recent remakes or drag-ons like Indiana Jones & Aliens (and rumours of Indy 5). Dirty Dancing. Total Recall. Point Break. Godzilla. Terminator: Genesys. Star Wars VII. Planet of the Apes. Star Treks. Spider Mans. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rocky Balboa. Remember those?
Upcoming for your delectation: Alien 5. Toy Story 4. American Pie 5. Avatar II. Bad Santa 2. Beetlejuice 2. Beverly Hills Cop 4. Blade Runner 2. Blair Witch Project 3. Die Hard 6. Bang my head until the pain stops 9?….
And you just know in your heart that they want to
slime & exploit revisit Back To The Future.. with the requisite wince-worthy cameos. Um, yay? Binks found it inexpressibly sad and wince-worthy even trying to look at this.
With Gloatbusters 2016 (I refuse to call it ‘III’, sorry), and the new Star Wars, feminism steps up the political megaphoning that women are super-amazing, should be warriors in the front line– in movies, and real life, and in armies and stuff.. so let’s trumpet how weak and sad and silly and useless and replaceable all the boys and men are, because ovaries! Especially in STEM careers, like Ghostbusters 2016! More than gross boys & men! GET IT? [ audience slapped across face with large fish, in case they’d not noticed something was up ]
Missing The Target Audience
By-the-tropes Gynosupremacism as “propagan-tainment”?.. much classy, so amuse!
Except– most adventure movies were first and foremost for boys, and so were the toys. Boys wanted to be the heroes, and female fans wanted to be rescued by (and later) date/ marry the adventure heroes, or be like the heroines. Millions upon millions of mostly boys collected the original, sequel, and cartoon series toys and gear and all the rest. Big business, and happy kids. Ghostbuster Barbies? Not a big must-have, we’re thinking.
Further, why this big social media fuss? Well– we don’t want to think about the world we live in, but our amusements, entertainments, and shiny pictures are therefore that much more important! You can take away our freedoms, or bomb & shoot us, but don’t screw with our bread and circuses! Yes, that’s exactly where we are. Majoring in the minors, and the micros of mass distraction.
However– when you play this kind of politics? Make sure you get it ALL right, because the SJW-progressive cry-bully club will surely vet and judge you on All The Things– and there’s a lot they don’t like about this attempt to pander to feminism. Grab some hot buttered popcorn, and let’s watch the radicals pitch fits & eat each other alive. What funs!
Go Away, Mens = Equality
The new movie has no identifiable male heroes or ’emulatable’ leading characters. Chris Hemsworth is lame eye-candy– a B-Lister taking on the role originally played by newcomer Annie Potts, now starring a man– because mighty wimmins! Yet what little boy in his right mind is going to work hard to collect the Gynobusters action figures? Psychologically, maturing boys (and even girls) need to gradually separate from their Mommies, to emulate their Dads and other adult & male figures, and individuate as men: not this.
“NO! Bad boys! Wrong!! Women and girls more gooder than you, we are best leaders, tough super heroes, and you should look up to all wimmins!” Which is, in my opinion, psychological and gender-based child-abuse, supremacism, and unscientific propaganda of the very worst and most destructive sort.
Reality Is More Complicated
Women will save the world! Because feminism, and reasons! So rush to see the movie, and cough up for all the inevitable merch and commercial tie-ins, because you betcha feminist Hollywood likes everybody’s dollars– even cootified sexist man-or-boy dollars!
This in spite of the 2016 reality that men and male teens have less job prospects than women, less are attending college, in some cases men are paid less than their female peers, less are even pretending to be interested in dating, possibly leading marriage & kids– and far more likely to murder themselves, on top of it all. In fact, life sucks for almost every young person right now. But don’t ask about any of that, you sexist misogynist oppressor! Stick to the much sads Narrative: [fill in the blank], Women Hardest Hit!
As blogger Woolly Bumblebee said, if Star Wars ‘VII’ and GynoBusters is what results when feminism is allowed to dictate the message, and women are all made into the heroes? Just stop and don’t, because you’re making a mess, stinking up our memories, further trashing masculinity for men and boys, and turning movies into ever more regurgitated mush.
A little part of me hopes I’m completely wrong, this is merely the worst trailer-edit and marketing ever, and the film turns out to be a kick-butt surprise hit. I’m not coughing up any serious $$ at the theatre to find out. ~