The Washington Post’s Stephanie Merry has an issue with the brand new Ghostbusters film. But unlike everybody else, it isn’t due to movie’s low quality, terrible plot, or even the social justice pandering. It’s the male character within the film is funnier compared to female cast.
“Isn’t it strange that the non-comedy actor has among hilarious roles in ‘Ghostbusters’? Apart from Kate McKinnon, playing a crazy researcher with endless facial tics, Kevin, performed by Chris Hemsworth, provides the majority of the greatest laughs,” authored Merry in her latest piece on the film.
“He plays the ghoul-shooting quartet’s idiotic secretary. He is not a lot of a helper – an 8-year-old would most likely perform a better job – but he’s so sweet to check out he will get the gig,” Merry notes.
Merry gripes that because Hemsworth was the funnier character, Ghostbusters isn’t a movie according to feminism and equality.
“The idea behind the casting was simply surface-level feminist stuff. After many years of seeing hot women exposed towards the male gaze, ‘Ghostbusters, attempted to the arena. So how precisely does it feel to become ogled, Chris?” Merry opines, delicately describing modern feminism as not a movement centered on equality but instead maintaining negative gender roles however with the sexes switched.
“The difference, of course, is the fact that he is not just there for his looks also, he will get some choice lines. A lot for equality,” gripes Merry.
Merry extrapolates Hemsworth upstaging his female counterparts right into a problematic trend across Hollywood: “Should the inequality come as a surprise? Not. In the end, we all know more men than women get roles around the giant screen, and also the discrepancy between some linesmen and females stars reach say on-screen is especially egregious.”
“But wouldn’t it’s nice if, before someone provides the sad-eyed Package Harington the opportunity to prove he can send us right into a fit of giggles, someone allows Kate Winslet, Lupita Nong’s or Serena Williams get their chance? A moviegoer can dream,” she bemoans.
Apparently, Ghostbusters director Paul Feig and also the relaxation from the team were unaware of the main mistake of attempting to appease social justice players: within the finish, their job would be to complain, act oppressed, and take part in the victim. They should never be pleased with your offering. Ghostbusters was not going to be the best.
Editor’s note: This story continues to be up-to-date to fix the spelling of the Washington Publish author’s name.