Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hollywood's New Formula: Pander to SJW's (Ghostbusters)

I already made a post about the unnecessary Ghostbusters remake and how terrible it looked. Well, the movie dropped, and it looks like the verdict is in - everyone seems too afraid to review the movie honestly. Judging by the trailers, the movie looked on-par intellectually with the Scooby Due live action movies. Maybe even worse, since the source material (original Ghostbusters) was superior and had bigger shoes to fill (a live action version of the Scooby Doo cartoons weren't exactly big shoes to fill). In light of all this, I can only surmise...

This is Hollywood's new favorite formula.

Hollywood was testing the waters of this new formula with Ghostbusters. And while the movie hasn't dropped just yet, judging from the early critical reception, it worked. Even the negative reviews seem hesitant to be TOO negative. For every "there's little comic buoyancy" or "the pacing is godawful" there's a "despite the efforts of the stunning and brave core cast" peppered in right afterwards. Hollywood has basically made this movie untouchable. Anyone who cries out how hackneyed the writing is or how it seems like a tired "girl power" remake of a classic will be deemed misogynist. I don't think it's the fact an all-female cast is heading the movie people took issue with, it was the lazy and unimaginative remake in the first place. People have been vocally spiteful of remakes for a long time. It isn't exactly a new trend. So what is the new Hollywood formula, you might be wondering? Let me break it down for you.

Use whatever political correctness / SJW trends they feel like cherry picking, apply it to a reboot or remake, and then claim any criticism tossed at the movie is anti (fill in the blank). To make this seem more legit, they then pay off social media sites to censor logical criticisms so they can instead highlight the vocal minority that either are truly misogynist or just troll baiting playing the part. The majority of people weren't even complaining about the all-female cast being SJW propaganda, either, they were voicing the opinion that making a remake and changing the core casts sex or race to appeal to a different demographic is lazy, unimaginative, and disrespectful to the original material. Just like the new Uncle Buck that replaces John Candy with Mike Epps. Oh look, a black Uncle Buck remake. How delightful.
 
You think white people are clamoring to see a white version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-air? No, because it would be retarded. Just as retarded, as say, males wanting an all male remake of Jawbreaker. It's just not necessary.


This movie COULD have been good if they got a competent director (Paul Feig seems like a cuckold of monumental proportions, like he probably enjoys eating black semen out of his wife's pussy), and hiring a talented cast instead of these hacky girl power actresses. Get Kristen Schaal in there, or Kaitlin Olson (Sweet Dee from Always Sunny). There's plenty of great comedic actresses that don't rely on SNL slapstick their entire careers. And the plot should have been a "torch passing" story to honor the original franchise and build more on the established lore, instead of shoehorning the original cast into lazy cameos (and literally threatening to sue Bill Murray if he didn't 'enthusiastically' support the movie publicly.)


So let's summarize the formula...

 
- Hollywood's new shield for criticism is literally pandering to the PC crowd and SJW's.
- Hollywood's new well of "creativity" is remaking movies but retooling them ever so slightly to cater to social justice trends.
- Paul Feig is a pandering cuckold and the cast he chose for this sucks. No, not because they are female, but because they rely on shitty modern SNL slapstick bullshit.
- It seems like everyone who reviewed the movie early are scared to review it honestly. They're the most apologetically negative reviews I've ever seen. 
 

 But moving beyond the initial formula and how lazy it is, what about the SJW propaganda sprinkled in the movie? And before you read any further, NONE OF THIS SHIT is in any way offensive, not to me at least. It's just ironically hilarious that everyone involved in the movie were up in arms over "sexist feedback" when the movie itself is heavily saturated with anti-male sentiments.

"I don't know if this is a race thing, or a lady thing, but I'm mad as hell."

It's not a black or a lady thing, Leslie Jones, it's a you're a fat, loud, obnoxious piece of shit and no one wants to bust their collar bone or snap their wrist trying to catch your gargantuan ass thing. Also, how can anyone not find her acting in...well, literally everything she's ever been in...as a lazy caricature of sassy black women? I thought this movie was supposed to appeal to social justice warriors, are they too confused to be offended by this character because she's in a movie they also consider progressive for having a cast of "stunning and brave" females?

Most early reviews mention every male in the movie is either incompetent or evil.

This is nothing new. Throughout the history of TV and cinema, one trope dominates all family casts - oafish, moronic husband and sexy, intelligent wife. "Oh no, I'm being oppressed because all depictions of males on TV are as jackasses who are inferior to their wife! " Kidding, of course. I really don't give a fuck how who is portrayed in what, regardless of how negative said portrayal would be. It's either entertaining to me, or it isn't, and the social commentary isn't oftentimes the biggest determining factor in whether a piece of cinema or TV show is entertaining or not. Not everyone has the brilliantly satirical wit of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, after all.

So all the men in this movie are depicted as incompetent or evil. I'd bet $50 they are all white, too. Keep on drilling that narrative into peoples brains, dark cabal of Hollywood. Keep people hating each other over petty non-issues like race, gender, or religious ideology so they're too distracted to hate the real people oppressing them - the extremely upper upper class high society 1%ers keeping the other 99% in poverty, enslaved to their debt and rat race minimum wage jobs. It's working brilliantly.

And lastly, since I haven't seen the movie and never will...

They defeat the "final boss" of the movie (a weird mix of the Marshmallow Man and the Ghostbusters logo) by shooting him in his male genitals. Since he's a marshmallow, he's literally a white male who is taken down at the climax of the movie by getting shot in the balls.

C'mon, you can't tell me Paul Feig wasn't trying to wink and nod at feminists with this bullshit. Either that or he's the least self-aware individual in all of Hollywood, which is no small feat. Again, none of this offends me whatsoever, there's plenty of people out there who will enjoy this movie and the blatantly anti-male bullshit peppered throughout. It's played for laughs, and I don't think it should have been omitted from the film or anything - those are the kinda jokes the demographic this movie was intended for would enjoy. But what IS frustrating is comments like this from the people involved in the making of the film....

"The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone’s so happy and you’re like, this is great. Then comes the second wave and you’re like, Oh my God. Some of the most vile, misogynistic sh** I’ve ever seen in my life." - Paul Cuckold Feig on the response to the Ghostbusters trailer
Judging by the early reviews, this movie is misandrist to some extent. That's fine, bruh, make the movie you want to make! Appeal to the feminist demographic all you want. I, for one, don't give a fuck. I'm all for freedom of speech. But it's extremely hypocritical to call out negative feedback as misogynistic when the climax of your movie is literally four females defeating the main bad guy by firing energy beams at his genitals. Ghostbusters of 2016 is just SJW pandering that feeds off it's own negative feedback while hypocritically judging any of said negative feedback as misogynist while the movie itself depicts anti-man rhetoric.

To me, the only thing particularly offensive from this entire debacle is the new formula Hollywoood would no doubt exploit. Who cares about the anti-man bullshit in the movie? It's played for laughs. Who gives a fuck about the actual misogynists who hated the movie because they can't get pussy? The only thing to take away from this is that you should probably get yourself ready for a bunch of literally neutered PC remakes that cater to smug SJW assholes. 

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