by James Buchanan
A Breitbart article reports “Leslie Jones, who co-starred in 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot, lashed out at the just-announced sequel (that will not include her) as ‘something Trump would do.’”
Apparently, she doesn’t appreciate the Affirmative Action that got her into her into the 2016 Ghostbusters, and thinks she can scold Hollywood into giving her more movie roles.
The movie studio however has decided to pretend the all-female Ghostbusters never happened and to base their next movie on the two previous successful Ghostbusters movies. The original actors unfortunately are a bit too old to reprise their roles. Harold Ramis, who played Dr. Egon, has passed away. So some younger comedy talent that can follow in the footsteps of Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray and Ramis will have to be found.
The Breitbart article continues “Before we go any further, for contextual purposes, it is important everyone understands just how big of a catastrophe the 2016 Ghostbusters is. This all-female reboot did not just disappoint at the box office, nor did it merely flop…”
“With a $150 million production budget and a promotion budget that must have hovered around $100 million, the movie Leslie Jones co-starred in is, in every way a movie can be, a total debacle.”
“On top of losing $70 million (my guess is that it’s much higher), the reboot damaged one of the most cherished brands of the last four decades…”
What did she “think” would happen?
They took a successful movie concept. Redid it with four female stars and some bad writers, and it went from a big financial success to losing $70 million dollars!!
The movie studio should sue Ms. Jones to get back whatever she was paid.
The original Ghostbusters had comedy legends Dan Akroyd and Bill Murray as well as a strong supporting cast. The four forgettable fems in the 2016 Ghostbusters couldn’t hold a candle to the original, and their lack of talent turned a blockbuster into a box office bust.