Ghostbusters: What is the racist angle in the movie?
Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy film and also a reboot of the 1984 movie the Ghostbusters franchise. These days there are many films on supernatural powers but in Ghostbusters, the villain isn’t an alien or a robot or a person with superpowers but a ghost that has the power to control human.
Let’s go through the story for a better understanding of the movie. Two authors Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates support the belief that ghosts are real but the book was criticized by the academic community. Eric lands a plum job in Columbia University where she is ridiculed for the writing the book. Suddenly the ghosts appear in Manhattan. The evil ghost, Rowan, is so powerful that he can easily is so powerful that he can easily control human life. Eric reunites with Yates and the authors make a team with a nuclear engineer and a subway worker to save the world from the deadly ghost.
The first official trailer for Ghostbusters is available on Facebook and YouTube and it has been viewed by more than 60 million viewers. But it can’t be said that the response for the movie will be as great as the response for the trailer. Voting done for the movie displayed mixed results. A political angle was also added to the film. The Guardian criticized the movie racial bias. The film is set to release on July 22, 2016. Besides all its criticisms made by various commentators including audiences and commentators, the film is expected to work well on box office.
Why watch the movie?
Ghostbusters doesn’t support presence of ghosts but you, if you don’t believe in ghosts, will feel so. The audiences are divided into two groups that are believers and non-believers. If you believe in ghosts, you’ll see how human being can fight with the ghosts. And if you don’t believe in ghosts, you can see what an evil ghost do to the world. The movie has comedy and also there is action. But it isn’t a horror movie and no one is going to be afraid from the ghosts in the movie.
Ghostbusters replaces male leads of the original franchise with four female protagonists
Official trailer of the movie Ghostbusters is the most disliked movie trailer on YouTube
The trailer got more than 24 million views on social media within 24 hours of its launching
The movie is coming after 27 years of Ghostbusters II in 1989
The film was also given a racist angle by some commentators
Directed – Paul Feig
Produced – Amy Pascal, Ivan Reitman
Based on Ghostbusters – Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis
Starring – Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey, Andy García
Release dates – July 15, 2016