It”s certainly unique for a comedy to result in so much controversy. In fact, outside of The Interview, which was a hot topic for totally different reasons, it”s hard to think of a movie that”s been as debated as much as the new Ghostbusters flick. But all these discussions are doing nothing to deter producers from seeing a bright future for the franchise.
“It's going to be endless,” producer Amy Pascal told THR.com. “People are going to love this movie so much that they're going to demand more and more.”
The film, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, has been the topic of conversation ever since it was greenlit in 2014. Whether it was the much-unliked trailer on YouTube, the fact that the four “busters” are women or the casting of Leslie Jones as a blue-collar transit worker, the movie can”t (rightly or wrongly) seem to stay out of the headlines.
As director Paul Feig said, “We were under the gun before we even started writing the script.”
Reviews of the movie have been overwhelmingly favorable. At the time of publishing, Ghostbusters had a 77 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. HitFix”s Drew McWeeny gave the movie an A- and wrote, “I laughed like hell.”
Looks like Drew and everyone else will get to see a lot more Ghostbusters going forward.