Perusing Facebook tonight, I noticed that my friend Frank Tuttle has a very interesting post about the new Ghostbusters movie on his blog. But really, the post isn’t so much about the movie. Well, it is. But it’s more about the hate swirling around this movie.
And the world we’re living in. This anonymous, behind a keyboard, text-on-a-screen mindset that people can throw their nasty filled hate out into the world, and instantly have access to the people who created said hate.
Like the cast and crew of the new Ghostbusters movie.
As Frank said in his post, God help the admins of that Facebook page, because of the hatred and nasty that is circling that movie. I know I wouldn’t want to deal with that level of stupid, “boys only, girls suck, you’re ruining my childhood, how dare you make this movie with girls” mentality.
I don’t get it.
I’ve seen it. First hand. In my house. Over the new Superman movies. My husband was livid–he refused to believe ANYONE could be Superman except Christopher Reeves.
As far as the Ghostbusters? He was livid at first too.
I don’t know what shifted in him–perhaps it’s the fact that there’s new Ghostbusters toys in the stores now, and he gets to revisit the franchise he loved as a kid with new eyes. (He collects and reviews toys, and here’s his video playlist about the new Ghostbusters main characters) Perhaps there’s such a buzz about it. Or even it’s some of the theories we’ve come up with about the movie. The biggest one being it’s not a reboot at all, but a sequel. My husband and I think one of the girls is somehow related to one of the older cast members.
And wouldn’t that be cool?
I betcha it would shut up the screaming fanboys…
Well probably not, but still, it’s a nice thought.
But seriously, though, whether you’re a fan of the franchise or not, go share a trailer, or run over to the Ghostbusters Movie facebook page and leave some love, because you know those admins over there are probably exhausted from the hate.
Share a little more love. You never know when we may need some Ghostbusters 🙂