Fembusters (Ghostbusters 2016) Review: Dissecting a Trainwreck

♫ “If there’s a white straight man in your neighborhood. Who you gonna call? FEMBUSTERS!” ♫

After months of endless online leaks, rumors, and speculation the highly contrversial reboot/remake/rehash of Ghostbusters is finally here. And much to LaughingMan and CineMax’s surprise, it’s actually a fairly competent comedy that pays homage to the original all the while creating a unique, distinct identity for itself. Guess Paul Fieg was right all along. We should’ve given his movie a chance as opposed to jumping the gun and hurling insults at Sony.

NAH, JUST MESSING WITH YOU! As predicted, the movie is a total mess. So, join everyone’s favorite cynical duo as they dissect exactly what makes Ghostbusters 2016 unwatchable.

References:

Original ‘FemBusters’ After Hours discussion: http://cheshirecatstudios.com/fembusters-sonys-damage-control-for-the-ghostbusters-reboot/

Midnight’s Edge retrospective of all the behind the scenes troubles of the Ghostbusters 2016 reboot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-6VLuz75yw

Stanz1984’s Original Reddit Leak: https://tinyurl.com/gbredditleak

CineMax

A subversive excommunicated from [REDACTED] as a result of a failed coup d'etat, CineMax has miraculously managed to reach and find asylum in the Land of the Free. Here he spends his days working for Cheshire Cat Studios, all the while plotting his inevitable return to the motherland to once again foment the flames of revolution.

LaughingMan

The loveable lunatic with the foul mouth and the iconic laugh, Laughingman is the founder of CCS. With more coffee than copper in his bloodstream, he's a full-time website developer by day, and a gamer, editor, and fiction writer by night.

7 Comments on “Fembusters (Ghostbusters 2016) Review: Dissecting a Trainwreck

    • I think it’s the employees working on the movies actually getting tired of being mistreated under all the corporate politics.

      • Of course, why do you think I was intrigued by the development controversies on Fantastic 4 and this one? Cause it shows how much artistic integrity is getting spitted on my assholes who want to cash in on brands or fill up notorious agendas.

      • I agree. I believe that was the case with the Ghostbusters leak: an editor or staff member was feeling mistreated by the studio so they were like “fuck it”.

    • Well, I think there’s a lot of darts being thrown at the board, and only a few that have credit get promoted. There’s no doubt people leaking info, but I imagine it’s an issue of wading through a lot of shit to find it.

      • This is exactly what happened to Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch with his original script supposedly being more coherent and stable than his final draft while filming the film but for some reason, WB & the MPAA went full censorship on his project with Snyder forced to remove many crucial scenes to appeal to the studios for a PG-13 film. While he tried to restore his vision with a Director’s Cut including saving the crucial extended ending, the 17 minutes couldn’t save his project and there’s been rumors that the studio still has the original cut of Sucker Punch hiding behind his back. It’s this kind of behavior that pisses my nerves to a bloody pulp: The fact that studios are using predatory tactics on filmmakers and forcing them to turn their projects into soulless projections that do nothing for you but will keep audiences distracted cause they are too apathetic to care and yes, while this isn’t always the case with all movies, the fact that it exists brings me enough concern for the future of the film industry all together.

  1. Fembusters
    If there’s a straight white man in your neighborhood
    Who you gonna call? (fembusters)
    If the MRAs show up
    And it don’t look good
    Who you gonna call? (fembusters)

    I ain’t afraid of no patriarchy
    I ain’t afraid of no patriarchy

    If you’re hearing mansplainin’ running through your head
    Who you gonna call? (fembusters)
    A cis straight white man
    Sitting with his legs open
    Who you gonna call? (fembusters)

    I ain’t afraid of no patriarchy
    I ain’t afraid of no patriarchy

    Who you gonna call? (fembusters)
    If you’re already bored
    Pick up the phone
    And call fembusters

    I ain’t afraid of no patriarchy
    I hear it likes the girls
    I ain’t afraid of no patriarchy
    Yeah yeah yeah yeah

    Who ya gonna call? (fembusters)

    If you’ve had a dose of misogyny sister
    You better call, fembusters

    Lemme tell ya something, ball bustin’ makes me feel good

    I ain’t afraid of no patriarchy
    I ain’t afraid of no patriarchy

    Don’t get caught alone no no

    Fembusters

    When it comes to your Twitter account
    Unless you just want some more
    I think you better call (fembusters)

    Who ya gonna call? (fembusters)
    Who ya gonna call? (fembusters)

    I think you better call fembusters

    Who ya gonna call? (fembusters)

    I can’t hear you
    Who ya gonna call? (fembusters)

    Louder
    Fembusters

    Who ya gonna call? (fembusters)
    Who can ya call? (fembusters)
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