Screen Crush has revealed some numbers on the not-so-anticipated new revival of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters film trailer. The trailer, which debuted in March, has not been met with the excitement that perhaps Sony Pictures was expecting. So far, it has totaled a massive 509,000 dislikes from 28.7 million views. A ratio of roughly 56:1 – a number which seems disproportionally high. Screen Crush elaborated:

“Justin Bieber’s “Baby” (#1 on the list) has a whopping 6 million thumbs down votes, but that’s on 1.36 billion views for a 226:1 ratio of views to dislikes. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video (#4 overall) has almost 1.5 million thumbs down on 2.5 billion views for a relatively high ratio of 1,666:1.By contrast, a trailer for a movie like Captain America: Civil War has a 5,237:1 ratio.”

Ghostbusters was never met with the excitement that many of the writers, studios, actors, or directors were expecting. It seems bizarre, that a film with such a rich history and place in pop culture could be so attacked before its release. And while people showing premature disdain for films is not a new concept, the excessive disapproval must point to something more.

Reading through the YouTube comments (something we at GeekFeed try to avoid entirely), it is clear people seem to thrive on so viciously hating on the all-female cast.

 

“When are people going to learn that women aren’t funny?”

 

“We made it to 500000 dislikes!”

 

“This makes me embarrassed to own a playstation ….. Sony what the hell are you doing!?!”

 

Let’s hope that Ghostbusters will not be affected by the abuse and attempt to sabotage when released on July 15.

“Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!”

 

 

Image: Sony Pictures