Melissa McCarthy Talks About The Backlash Of Ghostbusters 2016

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Ghostbusters 2016 had a lot of fan backlash since people wanted to see a third movie sequel, rather than an entire reboot.

Some sexist fans hated the movie because the cast was all female. In either case, the backlash ruined the film's Box Office potential meaning future movies have been shelved forever.

One of the stars of Ghostbusters 2016, Melissa McCarthy, has been interviewed by Yahoo and she responded to the overwhelming criticism the movie received two years ago. You can read her comments posted down below.

"I just don’t know why people are so afraid of women. It’s fascinating to me. There’s one criticism in particular that she still can’t wrap her head around. “If a movie 35 years later is ‘ruining your childhood,’ don’t blame us — you’ve got your own issues. As the mom of two daughters, I just always say, ‘There you go. Be you. Don’t back down."

The movie was received well from critics as the Rotten Tomatoes rating for the film is 74%. This is higher than the Audience Score which sits on a low score of 51% based on fans that have watched the movie.

Ghostbusters 2016 only mustered $229 million at the Box Office which is pretty low since Sony paid $144 million to make the movie. The movie would have needed to make well over $300 million in order to break even.

Due to the fan backlash and low Box Office result, Sony has not announced any sequels anytime soon. Sony may have to take another break from the series to try and win back the older fans that hated this reboot.

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