I knew the reaction for the new Ghostbusters trailer was poor. I just didn't realize it was all-time poor. The official trailer for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot has been disliked on YouTube over 515,000 times. Strictly speaking, that's not as many negative clicks as Justin Bieber's Baby or Gangnam Style, but the ratio of views per dislike on Ghostbusters is much, much higher.
Here are the ratios:
- Ghostbusters: 56:1
- Justin Bieber's Baby: 226:1
- Gangnam Style: 1,666:1
That's pretty insane. I think it's worth mentioning that it's OK to dislike a movie, but it's another to intentionally seek out and bash the movie. There are unconfirmed allegations that angry fans are driving up the dislike counter in some coordinated effort to bring down the movie. Whether or not this is true, can't definitely be answered.
Clearly, there are two very different opposing and equally irrational frames of thinking with this movie. People seem to either hate the movie so bad that they feel the need to seek it out and bash it for their own pleasure or there are the defenders that accuse anyone of being a misogynist, even if they legitimately don't like the movie for whatever reason.
There's a pretty simple solution to this. If you like it, and want to see the movie, great! Go do it. If you don't like it, and won't see the movie, awesome! Just let it be.