Sigourney Weaver Comments On ‘Ghostbusters’ Remake Backlash

The Ghostbusters remake has caused a lot of controversy ever since it was announced. Paul Feig’s remake of the famous franchise was released in theaters last year, and quickly divided audiences, leading to the film’s bomb at the box office. 

Earlier this year, Dan Aykroyd commented with his opinion on why the film didn’t do so well. Now, according to, another Ghostbusters alumni, Sigourney Weaver, gave her thoughts on the film’s backlash.

In an interview with EW, Weaver states:

I was very surprised by the backlash. I can’t begin to interpret it, frankly. I thought it was very childish and cruel. I guess if you saw the movie as a kid, you would feel possessive over it. But come on, things change. Women are at the table, and there are plenty of projects to go around. It was a good movie, I thought. They were splendid on it, and no one’s taking away the original. So, I’ll never be quite able to understand what happened except that it was unfortunate.”

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Hard to disagree with that.

Weaver continues:

“I think it might have more to do with the internet and showing your secret small self on the internet in a way you’d be embarrassed to be if you were out at a bar with friends, acting like a jerk. So, I don’t know, I don’t think this is the end of this kind of thing, because it’s happening in so many areas, personal and professional, to all kinds of business. I thought it was really sad that it happened to that project. But I think they’ve all moved on so hopefully everyone learned something from that.”

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About Karli Lawson

I basically grew up watching horror films and spooky things. I watched my first horror film when I was 4 years old. I've wanted to be a writer ever since I've read Stephen King books in middle school. I love writing and talking about my favorite genre. I hope to one day be successful in screenwriting and filmmaking. Everything horror, of course!

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