I just watched the trailer for the Ghostbusters remake. Personally, I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to watching the movie.
But scrolling through the Youtube comments, I must say, there was A LOT of hate.
I don’t get it. Why the hate? Because the remake features women instead of men? Really? Are we that shallow as a society that we can’t gender swap some roles?
Ancient society did it all the time. Are we less evolved than they?
It saddens me. Really.
Personally, I don’t care about a person’s gender / sexual preference or identity / religious affiliation / ethnicity or anything else like that. And as far as the movie is concerned: it’s just that.
It is a movie. Period.
It is not based in reality. This is not biographical. It is a fictional comedy. And I will watch it and laugh and hope that they don’t show all the best scenes in the trailers.
But if you don’t like the trailer or want to watch the movie, that’s fine, as long as it’s not because of the gender of the characters. Because to me, this is no different than being upset over there being a black Spiderman or a Muslim superhero (Ms. Marvel).
If you look at the history of comic books, you will realize that they have always tackled issues larger than their imagined worlds. (For a great documentary showcasing this, check out: With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.)
Besides, I rarely hear anyone complain when cosplayers do it.