The upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot seems to have gained a lot of disappointed YouTube viewers after it was recorded as the most disliked movie trailer in the video-sharing site’s history.
The female-led “Ghostbusters” first trailer, uploaded via YouTube last March, was even dubbed as “a poorly put together trailer that did little to inspire confidence in the finished product,” Screen Crush said in a report.
The report added that the trailer now has 507,610 dislikes on YouTube after it was viewed for over 29.2 million times. However, the number of dislikes was far from last year’s “Fantastic Four,” with only 20,176 dislikes.
The new “Ghostbusters” trailer is also among the top 25 most disliked YouTube videos in history after it made it to Number 23.
Justin Bieber’s “Baby” music video was recorded to have the most dislikes, with 5.99 million dislikes and counting, Hollywood Reporter said in a report.
Meanwhile, it was also noted that the first “Ghostbusters” trailer may have encouraged dislikes from viewers because it only has four female lead stars.
The movie reboot will star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.
But cast member Kristen Wiig told Los Angeles Times that she acknowledges the criticisms for the all-female lead cast.
“Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women,” she said. “It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.”
Before the release of the “Ghostbusters” trailer in YouTube, director Paul Feig said, “I was a comedy fan, but I had not seen something like this — combining comedy with science and the supernatural and action.”
The director added that the new generation will look forward to the new “Ghostbusters” offering, while keeping what we love from the original version.
“It was important to capture the heart of what we loved about the original but also bring something new.”
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