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Kristen Wiig Was Bummed Out By All-Female Ghostbusters Backlash

CB: While promoting her new movie Nasty Baby, Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, MacGruber) was asked if she has ever been a part of a movie that has received so much attention and been surrounded in controversy as her all-female Ghostbusters remake.

"No," Wiig told the Los Angeles Times. "And the fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me. Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn't make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We're really honoring those movies."

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RetrospectRealm782d ago

This follows the story within a story rule.

-Foxtrot782d ago

Honouring them? Sure you guys are.

Soldierone782d ago

To me it has nothing to do with them being all female. It has to do with the choices. Even here I remember when this was simply rumored we had articles and people saying "so and so would be so great for that!" People didn't care.

Then they announced this sub-par at best cast and people got mad. Then they go market it as a "all female cast" just to light the flame even more.

That combined with the fact Sony has no idea what the hell they are doing right now just shows this will be a terrible film.

RetrospectRealm779d ago

So by that logic, if they cast Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and Julianne Moore, this might be good?

Soldierone779d ago

If they had the right talent, absolutely! It'd be an amazing film and I'd be excited for it.

But with what they have we are just lucky it got announced before Amy Shcumer got all big or she'd be in the film too.... These are cookie cutter one dimensional actors and it gets old. Honestly in her first few movies I thought Melissa McCarthy was hilarious, then you keep watching her (especially films she now carries) and she's the same character with the same jokes in every single film. In fact, isn't it basically the same cast and crew as Bridesmaids? So there you go.

RetrospectRealm779d ago

I mean, sure they're the same actors but we don't totally know that they they'll be the same character types as they've played before. Who knows?

Soldierone779d ago

I agree that we could be surprised, but I'm simply basing it off the past experiences.

Melissa McCarthy has been the exact same in every single movie. I got tired of it when she did that road trip movie. The others have been the same way, very one dimensional. I wouldn't mind her or a few of the cast in the movie if they had someone capable of leading them, but to put them in lead is a mistake.

The director got his big (movie) break thanks to Bridesmaids, and ever since he has been digging for that same gold. Then he goes and single handily twists Ghostbusters into the same cast? It's pretty predictable what he plans to do there. He is better at directing TV shows than movies, and there is nothing wrong with that.