"I think the reason why Melissa is one of the most successful comedians working today is that she brings an everyman quality to her work", said Ivan Reitman, producer of the original Ghostbusters film.
McCarthy: Paul (Feig, the director) likes to see how much of the insane stuff he pitches, I'll say yes to, and sadly I always say, "Yeah".
But when there's something odd in the neighborhood, who else are you going to call?
Probably the other aspect I enjoyed the most in the reboot was the fact that it took a few jabs at the aforementioned haters. Adding Chris Hemsworth as the gorgeous but dumb receptionist was the final flawless touch.
The majority of reviews have been positive, but ever since the first teaser appeared in February this year, some male fans of the original 1984 Ghostbusters have expressed dismay at the prospect of an all-female squad.
The film, which was directed and executive-produced by Paul Feig, stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams and Chris Hemsworth. According to them the film has been denied a release in China, which is the No. 2 movie market in the world. Did I think some parts of Ghostbusters were cheesy? Yes.
Leslie and Kate were asked if there was some sort of initiation or hazing (gasp!) to the group because Paul Feig, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig had worked together before. The cast does their best to elevate the humor but they aren't always given a lot to work with.
Feig continued: "I hate to be coy about it". If you're considering taking kids under the age of 13 though, just a word of caution that there might be a certain hand gesture that you may need to explain so they don't replicate it.
When a ghost resurfaces in NY, the friends reunite, along with McCarthy's assistant (Kate McKinnon) and an MTA employee (Leslie Jones), to form a familiar-looking Ghostbusters agency. If the reboot was all men, who knows if these girls would have been selected to perform. We've seen them a million times and quote lines and it seems impossible that anyone doesn't know but it's been long enough where there are all these people who don't know it. "She really really would complain about how heavy they were each day and when she gets mad, she gets amusing".
The movie is being Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the film was first premiered at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles on July 9, 2016, and is scheduled for release in the United States on July 15, 2016.
What would happen if you remade an Eighties classic using a Noughties comedy dream team?