Is there hidden misogyny behind our criticism towards Ghostbusters(2016)?

When the first trailer was released, it quickly became the 'most disliked trailer' in the history of YouTube.

Bucket List Reviews June 09, 2016
Since the project of a Ghostbusters reboot with an all-female cast was announced in 2015, fans were highly critical and vocal about it. In March 2016, the first trailer was released and it quickly became the ‘most disliked trailer’ in the history of YouTube.


While many fans of the original claim that the quality of the trailer is nowhere near the wit and charm of the first Ghostbusters (1984), an internet war still wages on whether the trailer is disliked due its quality or hidden misogyny behind the criticism.

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The film stars Kristen WiigMelissa McCarthyKate McKinnon and Leslie JonesGhostbusters (2016) is directed by Paul Feig.

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Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen WiigPhoto: IMDb

Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen WiigPhoto: IMDb

Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen WiigPhoto: IMDb

Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen WiigPhoto: IMDb

Kristen Wiig

Leslie Jones

Melissa McCarthyPhoto: Hopper Stone - Columbia Pictures

Kate McKinnonPhoto: IMDb

Photo: IMDb
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MR.X | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend men are bad , men are evil, they are misogynist , lets keep bashing them until they are feminized like in the west and the divorce rate comes to 70% as per statistics.(being sarcastic) Most of the media is about bashing men, i no longer pay heed to it
Mozart | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend Right, so we need to like their movies as well otherwise we will be branded a misogynist. All hail preferential treatment!
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