Ghostbusters (2016) – Trailer

I have to admit that I was feeling a bit lukewarm about the new Ghostbusters.

My biggest issue was that the casting of an all-female team seemed like a less than organic move by the filmmakers than one apparently designed to placate people who believe that movies should be more diverse.

And movies should be more diverse, of this there is not doubt, but that doesn’t mean that it should be so blatant that it feels as if that’s exactly what they’re doing–a memo Ridley Scott needs to read because he typically casts very white as far as leads go (such as Exodus: Gods and Kings) in his movies, yet when you look at the actors being cast in his upcoming Alien: Covenant you’d think that diversity was suddenly on his radar.

Though the new Ghostbusters is being helmed by Paul Feig (The Heat, Spy), a director who’s known for building comedies around women, which is really important (it’s also interesting particularly when one of the most attractive characters in your movie happens to be male; Chris Hemsworth plays the Ghostbusters’ secretary).

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