The Ghostbusters are ready To rock your world
wanted my ladies to be badass,” says Paul Feig, director of the female-led reboot of Ghostbusters. “I wanted them to get in over their heads and fight ghosts.”
which is exactly what you’re seeing here. the new Ghostbusters (Kristen wiig, melissa mccarthy, and Saturday Night Live duo Leslie Jones and Kate mckinnon) unloading their proton packs in anger at a winged demon that has gatecrashed a rock concert, intent on turning everything up to 666. and just look at that glorious formation — there’s absolutely no danger of crossing the streams. “I like the idea of them having to enter a giant setting and take on ghosts,” says Feig.
From the moment the director announced his reboot a couple of years ago, the project has had more than its fair share of decriers. there are those who are sceptical about the very notion of remaking Ivan Reitman’s 1984 classic. then there are the misogynistic hate squad, a poisonous social media mob who are apparently apoplectic about a movie starring a group of women. In 2016.
Feig has remained dignified throughout, keeping his focus on delivering a movie that can live alongside the Bill murray-dan aykroyd vintage while pushing the busting of ghosts in a more visceral direction. “I like action movies,” says Feig. “I got to play with that in Spy, and it felt very natural here. It makes it fun and very unexpected for people when they hear it’s four lady Ghostbusters. It may be quite different than what they think.” In other words, they ain’t afraid of no ghosts — it’s time for the ghosts to be afraid of them.
Ghostbusters is out on July 15.