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The Ghostbusters frustration needs to end. Ever since it was revealed that Sony was rebooting the classic supernatural comedy franchise, with four women in the lead roles, Ghostbusters has taken an unfair amount of heat. (No pun intended for the director of The Heat, Mr. Paul Feig.) The ladies have remained quiet, for the most part, but Leslie Jones isn’t having it anymore. As her amazing Tweet just proclaimed:
You hear that, folks? Leslie Jones is a Ghostbuster. Deal with it. Accept it. It’s happening! Let’s hope it’s special. So far, I’m honestly digging what the new movie is selling. The four ladies – who include Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon, in addition to Jones – bring attitude and swagger to the four character posters that were released yesterday. In fact, it’s likely the reaction TO her character poster that set Leslie Jones off. Or maybe not. Maybe she’s just spouting off, because later on her Twitter feed, she also thought Ghostbusters should get preferential treatment around NYC.
Yeah, she might just be on a Ghostbusting power trip. Either way, we love it.
If you still watch Saturday Night Live, you know that Leslie Jones makes her bones being opinionated. She appears in skits, but her bread and butter routine is a guest spot on Weekend Update where she flirts with co-anchor Colin Jost and commenting on social topics. If any of the four Ghostbuster stars was going to spout off and defend the project against the unfair waves of criticism, my money would have been on Jones. Good for her for firing back.
The best way to shut down the haters, though, would be to deliver an entertaining movie. And we’ll know for sure whether Paul Feig and his cast pulled that off in July, when the latest Ghostbusters movie hits theaters. Until then, we’ll anticipate the trailer, and continue to comment on the marketing, which includes the attitude-laden posters that, personally, I thought worked quite well. What did you guys think?