“Like F**k Us” Leslie Jones Slams New Ghostbusters’ Film Which Basically Ignores All-Female Version
Last week, news broke that director Jason Reitman was moving forward with the next installment in the Ghostbusters’ franchise that began with the 1984 original movie and continued with the 1989 sequel. The new film will basically act like the all-female reboot from director Paul Feig in 2016 never happened.
Comedian Leslie Jones who starred in the 2016 version was vocal about her disappointment on social media and according to The Hollywood Reporter shared her opinion in a tweet that touched the nerves of many fans:
Jones tagged her co-star Melissa McCarthy as well as Reitman himself in the tweet. The new version will pick up from the 80’s films with the original team passing the torch to a crew of new paranormal invesitgators. Although it seems like Feig’s version wasn’t exactly memorable, the girl-power themed film received its share of positive reviews after its release (it currently sits at a 74 percent Rotten Tomatoes score) and grossed $229 million worldwide. Upon the news of the upcoming version not including any references to the 2016 film, Twitter was in agreement with Jones that the whole move is extremely shady and hella insulting:
However, other fans thought Jones’ tweet was unnecessary and appreciated the franchise seemingly returning to its roots:
Admittedly, I didn’t see the 2016 film, but as much as I enjoy the nostalgia that the films of my childhood bring, I am so over all of these remakes. Can we just keep MC Hammer, parachute pants, Gumby cuts and leg warmers in the past where they belong?
The latest film in the franchise is set to hit theaters in 2020.