We’re still three months out from release, but Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot is shaping up to be one of the most divisive films of the year. You only have to look as far as the trailer’s YouTube data for proof.
As Screen Crush points out, Ghostbusters is sitting at an insanely high 507,906 “Dislikes,” compared to just 204,391 “Likes.” For the sake of comparison, Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four abomination (a high-profile flop that is almost universally disliked by fans) has a paltry 20,175 “Dislikes.” (The lesson: Umm, sexism is stronger than fanboy hate, maybe?) The Ghostbusters trailer ranks as the 23rd-most-disliked video on YouTube (though the highest film trailer by a wide margin) and is in rare company such as Rebecca Black’s “Friday” music video and a whole lot of Justin Bieber.
Though the trailer didn’t really light the world on fire when it was dropped in March, it’s obviously not literally the worst movie trailer ever made. It had a few good laughs, set up the story well and showed all the funny ladies who’ll be suiting up with the new proton packs. If anything, this is obviously an effort by a very angry subset of fans who aren’t psyched to see an all-female team. Le sigh.
No matter how Ghostbusters turns out (here’s hoping it’s great! We all want a good movie, right?), there are certainly other abominations that more than deserve this dubious “honor.”
Check out the trailer below and let us know if you gave it a thumbs up or thumbs down:
(Via Screen Crush)