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Paul Feig Defends his Upcoming 'Ghostbusters' Reboot


Paul Feig's upcoming female-led has copped its share of flack and then some in the lead up to its release, culminating in the reveal last week that the trailer was the most disliked in YouTube history. Sony won't like the reception the film is getting pre-release.

Of course, that's where the problem lies. The masses have dismissed this film before it's even been released, and negative word of mouth has all but ensured that the film may not be nearly as popular as Sony had hoped.

Ahead of its July 15 release, the director has come out in a recent interview with the New York Daily News, lashing out at premature critics. "Geek culture is home to some of the biggest assholes I've ever met in my life. Especially after being attacked by them for months because of this 'Ghostbusters' project."

His response makes absolute sense. Given the work that goes into a film, to have it consistently ridiculed well before it has even seen the light of day would certainly take its toll on a filmmaker.

"I don't care what shape or size or colour they are," Feig said of the cast of ladies fronting the film. "I live or die on what things are funny and whether or not people will be entertained by them."

While I don't believe the negativity will be justified should the film fail to live up to its name, it would certainly be a shame if they've fallen short. At this point, its an underdog, and everybody loves those (expect maybe this one).

Source: Indiewire

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