Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Feminist Ghostbusters; Please I Don't Want To Watch This

My life being what it is, I don't often have a chance to see movies in theaters.  That and it's usually a waste of money when I do.

Yet someone is going to have to bite the bullet on this one.  That is usually my job.

Ghostbusters; The Estrogening is currently drawing a 74% positive on Rotten Tomatoes.    Normally that would indicate it's probably a decent enough movie.  However, since this has been politicized that seems very unlikely as reviewers will always inflate their reviews for anything to enhances The Cause.  

The first time I learned not to trust Rotten Tomatoes was for Runaway Jury, starring John Cusack.  It started life as a John Grisham book about the evils of the tobacco industry but was turned by the magic of Hollywood into an anti-gun movie.  The performances weren't bad...weren't that bad (Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman screamed at each other in a bathroom.  Apparently that was dramatic rather than silly) but the plotting was terrible heavy handed and preachy.  

At one point Rachel  Weisz escapes for the evil Gun-Thug by stabbing him to death with a concealed knife. Knife violence is apparently good, wholesome and righteously acceptable.

From a critical perspective it was a film that should have had a rating of maybe 40%.  Enough reviewers would have liked a few things here and there.  It wasn't incompetent, it just wasn't really any good either.

Rotten Tomatoes rating was 75% fresh because it was an anti-gun SJW sermon movie.

While Ghostbusters; The Estrogening, is not a lefty sermon flick per say.  Just seeing it has become a political statement.  The Feminists have been whinging on and on about how sexist any kind of criticism about how unfunny this movie looks to be. " As Stickwick observed, girl power is literal Idiocracy. A large collection of women spent $154 million to make a Ghostbusters-flavored OW MY BALLS."

It has entered the Narrative.  Which is the best thing that could have possibly happened to it. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I disagree that it isn't a lefty sermon flick. I guess it isn't on the surface, but one of the early reviews said every man in the movie is an a-hole, and they went out of their way to replace a secretary (a reasonably competent secretary) who was a woman with a retarded man secretary character (who steals the show, ironically). That's an aggressive move to say "screw you" to men.

Plus there's that thing from the trailer "I don't know if it's a race thing, or a woman thing..." Plus the movie erases the original characters from continuity, giving all their accomplishments to the atrocious new characters. Finally, the black woman is obnoxious and also very ugly, and the other women are made up to not look good. It's a subtextual lefty message film, if not an overt one.