The writer / director of the upcoming reboot "Ghostbusters" is catching up on social media for the observations he made that have been interpreted by critics as a sexist attack on the 2016 female-led film in the series.
Jason Reitman, son of the writer / director of "Ghostbusters", Ivan Reitman, said in a recent episode of the Bill Burr Podcast that he did not want to make the film "Juno" of "Ghostbusters" and instead promised a "letter of & quot; love "to the original franchise.
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"I love this franchise, I grew up watching it, I consider myself the first fan of" Ghostbusters. "I was seven when I released that film and I love it, I want to make a film for my friends" Ghostbusters "," Reitman told Burr. "We are, in any case, trying to go back to the original technique and return the film to the fans".
Those comments were seen by several critics as a blow to the female reboot with Kristen Wiig, Mellissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
"1) This is lousy 2) I will never understand why – beyond the angle of the cultural war – someone was so invested in the sanctity of the original … It was damn * Ghostbusters, * not the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel! .. good! The remake was … good! 3) This is disgusting, " wrote the critic James Poniewozik.
"I was waiting impatiently for @ JasonReitman on GHOSTBUSTERS, then he went and told the stupid one – about" returning the film to the fans ", as if the female cast had stolen the original from our precious childhood memories or something ", he wrote Jamil Smith. "I'll probably jump now."
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"Hi @JasonReitman! Can we have a little talk about this little comment you've made? Because let me tell you, hoo golly, not only completely ignore fans of #Ghostbusters, actively supports the behaviors of open wounds that are partying and known as Men online " Alicia Lutes wrote in the first of a two-tweet thread. "Did you … ever really read what people were saying? Did you really dig into the history of abuse so many of these fanatically angry men were unreasonably throwing women SIMPLY TO BE RIGHT WITH SOMETHING EXISTS? I'm serious, @JasonReitman : the abuse was crazy ".
"Right or not, pointing to your most famous female-driven film (JUNO) as an example of how GHOSTBUSTERS will not be, once again intentional or not, a dog whistling to people who want to know that this new version will be a dude-bro nostalgia-fest, " Scott Mendelson wrote in part of a long thread.
"Bernie and a new Ghostbusters movie are two things I should be on, but their fans keep telling me I'm not worth anything, so I'll spend my money somewhere else …" he wrote Jess McIntosh.
Others on Twitter mocked indignation over Reitman's remarks.
"The crazy people of this new Ghostbusters are crazier ways than people who were angry at the previous new Ghostbusters," wrote a user.
"If it's just damn Ghostbusters, then what the hell do you care what he says or if they do it again?" wrote Stephen Miller.
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"It means that the whole female Ghostbusters was bad and boring and would prefer to make a film that is not one of these" wrote Matt Walsh.