Scientist Man Analyzes Ghostbusters (2016)

August 2, 2016557 Comments

He’s back! Scientist Man looks at statistics, numbers and the media reaction surrounding the new Ghostbusters reboot. He’s joined by two losers named Rich and Jay who like the original film, but not the reboot. They must be sexists!


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  • You spoil me, you hacks.

  • kuhpunkt

    I love Scientist Man so much.

  • Scientist Woman needs a shave.

  • frankelee

    Nothing gets my dick harder than empirical facts.

  • Oh no. Women starred in the new one? What were they thinking? Women can’t operate outside the kitchen and their only useful ability is to produce more men.

  • Ubik

    I liked plinketty vibe in this video

  • Alexis Ruben Athanasio

    Learn statistiscs man. One commenter can post several comments, and probably did. 😛

  • That would make the percentage of people vocally hating on the film even lower.

  • If you want statistics they need to have Statistics Man on next time.

  • This brings me back to Jack and Jill days. I only wish you’d break character less often. Becasue of that it feels like you don’t put any effort into it any more.

  • Troll Prince

    Holy Fuck. This is the second-best takedown I’ve seen today. This is truly fucking fantastic, it might be your best work ever. It’s like a grand jury indictment. You guys should do a NetFlix show called “Making A Misogynist”.

  • RLMkeepitup

    ..those comments by Ernie and Bill. Scientist man why does people continue to do things against all evidence and advice that said things are a bad idea? Whats that? $$$$$$$$$ …. Ohhhhh

  • Alexis Ruben Athanasio

    “That would make the percentage of people vocally hating on the film even lower.” Yes, exactly. 🙂

  • Slograman

    If it weren’t for that meddling Scientist Man and his two loser cronies, my straw-man argument about misogynists and YouTube comments almost sold enough tickets to cover productions costs. Curse you, Scientist Man, and your FACTS! Love, Sony.
    P.S. We’re still doing a Ghostbusters trilogy, see you in a few years!

  • RLMkeepitup

    the feminist discussion around the film kept me from watching, nah just kidding. none of the 4 leads appealed to my phallic special needs. – basement dweller

  • Josh Sand

    If Fury Road sucked, would they be saying how it was also engineered to shoot down criticism by having females? It’s fine that they don’t like Ghostbusters 2016 (there’s a lot to not like) but I don’t know why they’re on the defensive so much when they don’t need to be.

  • Punanistorm

    Women. God I hate them.

  • Estillum Ⓐ

    I feel sick

  • Why is that?

  • Willie Simpson

    I can’t believe I took my gf to this. We both hated it and couldn’t believe how dumb it was. What sheep we were.

  • RedLetterMediumsDotCorn

    hell yeah

  • Plus, he specifically talks about the number of “comments”, not people.

  • Joe Matthews

    “We don’t see females in film”

    Right…except for in Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Juno, Mad Max: Fury Road, Mean Girls, Sex and The City and Sex and the City 2, Frozen, the Netflix Jessica Jones show, Sicario, Prometheus, Les Miserables, every single movie with Scarlett Johannson, every movie with Angelina Jolie, or Sigourney Weaver, or Helen Mirren, the entire Resident Evil series, the entire Fast and Furious series, every James Cameron movie, every goofy romantic comedy, and pretty much every fucking movie and TV show ever made that doesn’t exclusively have only male actors in it (of which there aren’t even really that many)

    What is this fantasy world people live in where women don’t get to be in movies? Is it because the Superhero genre, which is aimed mostly at 12-year-old boys, doesn’t have a lot of female characters? Again, they’re made for 12-year-old boys. Why are bullshit, mindless time-passers like the Avengers or Ghostbusters (like fucking really, people?) expected to be these all-inclusive smashers of a (totally imaginary, by the way) movie glass ceiling? Are people really so fucking bored of their pampered lives that they want to complain about made up bullshit? Fuck. Anyway, done ranting.

  • RLMkeepitup

    yes, gooood that’s what the social J warriors want us to feel

  • I liked this. Very nice to see a brief condensed analysis of marketing and planned runaway Internet phenomena. It is a major company with a really bad history. Well done.

    Now, can we have good movies? Like The Intervention Girl, Interrupted II: Terravulva!

  • Jerome Gorden

    “Can’t live with them, pass the beer nuts.”
    – Norm Peterson

  • VvdD

    It only seems defensive to you because you actually think it is bad to dislike this movie?

    I thought this video was topical, informative and funny, never got any defensive vibe from it.

    Maybe they are just misogynistic man babies, or maybe the whole concept of feminism is stupid and outdated in the modern western world, who knows?

  • Jerome Gorden

    Elektra and Catwoman were amazing.

  • Joe Matthews

    Not as good as Barb Wire, but noble efforts nonetheless.

  • That’s marketing. Oldest trick in the book. Part victim, part struggle, part social cause. Bam, money! Everyone does it From Apple to Obama to the Red Cross to well everyone.

    It’s when it gets out of hand it becomes worry some. As it did.

  • Jerome Gorden

    We all know what Pamela Anderson’s real superpower is.

  • VvdD

    Yeah that was some dumb ass comment. I’d say there are just as many women in movies as men. Just because men play leading roles more in some types of movies, doesn’t mean you can just make a blanket statement like that.

  • Josh Sand

    Nah, I just think they spent more time responding to an imaginary person calling them sexist then talking about the movie. Those “sexist!”-screaming people definitely exist (and are dumb) but I thought the RLM crew weren’t a type to give any fucks about them, but instead they spent most of their Ghostbusters review and yet another follow-up video to talk about how they’re not sexist when every RLM-watcher knows they just didn’t find the movie funny.

  • Jerome Gorden

    MacGruber was hilarious by the way. Most overlooked comedy in history.

  • Palpatine

    That statement from the producer really annoyed me.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    This isn’t about how they’re not sexiest, it’s about how Sony used the sexism controversy to market an awful movie they knew was going to bomb, and how people either were paid to promote the controversy or ate it up because they’re dumb. RLM loves to expose the cynicism of terrible Hollywood movies.

  • Joe Matthews

    Yeah it really irked me, hence the rant haha. I actually had to pause the video so I could comment cuz muh feelings

  • There actually were ghost aliens in “The Real Ghostbusters” comic. I have the first volume of the IDW omnibus on my shelf. The first issue was bonkers.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Anyone with a brain can sketch an outline for a better all female Ghostbusters movie. Sony decided on Melissa McCarthy and built the movie around her instead of someone, you know, likable.

  • VvdD

    I think the point of this video was to show that the whole argument, man babies and feminists together, was started by a very small minority of people. Meaning that the vast majority of people don’t give a fuck about either point of view.

    The whole thing was a cynical look at how the Internet media twists reality to suit their needs and how they repeatedly pretend to speak for everybody and see all that is said as if it is the majority opinion, just to make it relevant enough to write an article about. Just like how suddenly articles popped up a lot of people didn’t like how Finn was played by a black actor, based on the comments of like 10 YouTube trolls, to the point where the actor himself responds to it.

    It also shows how eagerly a big company like Sony likes to get in the middle of these politics, just to sell more tickets (or divert blame away).

  • Josh Sand

    But they are the sexiest!

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Paul Feig meant a billion Rwandan Franc idea, not dollar idea. He clarified that later.

  • Jon

    I love scientist man! You put a good perspective on the whole issue. All of you at RLM make a great team. I ain’t afraid of no movie 🙂

  • Can we please stop pointing a camera at Dan Akroyd? The man gets crazier every time.

  • Josh Sand

    That’s true (and a valid point they make in the video) but there’s still the constant “we’re sexist!” jokes. If they didn’t like Fury Road (which had a comparable media-fed manbaby outrage) or Force Awakens, could you imagine them saying the movie specifically added women or a black protagonist so they wouldn’t be allowed to criticize it? They could just brush off the media-created nonsense, but here they’re still making constant sarcastic jokes about them hating women even though there’s no one accusing them of sexism. I think it’s out of character for their usual no-fucks-given selves.

  • This film will get the Plinkett treatment. I have foreseen it.

  • Chomiq

    I’m pretty sure he was right about the type of folks that fueled that twitter campaign against Leslie Jones

  • dirtside

    I wonder where Scientist Man got his degree, because the actual comparison should be to see what percentage of the Ghostbuster’s trailer’s comments were misogynistic compared to other trailers. The fact that only 0.08% of viewers posted hateful comments isn’t meaningful by itself.

    What’s more, I’m trying to remember what other female-led films have inspired grass-roots campaigns to try and discredit them before they’ve even opened: witness Ghostbusters’ massive number of low ratings on IMDB before the movie even opened, or the campaign that started on reddit to spread bad word of mouth with the deliberate goal of hurting the movie’s box-office take.

    Yeah, Sony probably deliberately played up the misogyny angle to try to drive attention—but they didn’t invent it out of whole cloth.

  • Citzen Seven

    It was gimmick casting, nothing more. It would be like doing an all midget version of Hoosiers, or an all white version of Barbershop. Of course it’s going to upset some people, that’s the point and the primary marketing strategy especially in the age where outrage and backlash are just a few keystrokes away.

  • Steve Karp

    It’s clips like these that cement your place as the best movie-reviewers out there. Keep doing what you’re doing, RLM!

  • Jean-François Martel

    i liked the movie, especially Leslie Jones’ character. I just wish she’d been given a little bit more, but what we got made me fall in love with the character.
    I don’t really get the hate, i mean, i guess for people who don’t like Paul Feig’s type of humor it makes sense that it wouldn’t be their thing. I kinda like his humor, it’s got a good mix of clever jokes and dumb shit. It reminds me of American Dad that way. Melissa McCarthy was really good i thought. She wasn’t annoying or anything. I’d put her performance here on the same level as Spy (not the same level as Sookie from Gilmore Girls though, that was her best role ever tbh).
    There definitely was some dumb advertising but it was far from the worst advertising i’ve seen. The dudebros hating on the movie did help me get my ass in the theater though, like it did with Fury Road.

  • Joe Matthews

    Yup. Saw it with a female friend of mine and we both agreed it was crap.

  • I think we can all agree the advertising for this movie was god awful. That is not really debated by anybody.
    I still liked the movie though. Comedy is subjective and different things appeal to different people.

    We are all free to dislike things, but when you look at the IMDB page with the number of 1 star ratings posted before the movie came out, there is a very loud spoil sport community on the internet that is making the whole thing less fun for people who un-ironically liked the movie. It is like the people who shit on Star Wars, Star Trek, or Lord of the Rings because they made some kind of transgression against the Expanded universe no longer being canon, or not adapting enough of the book.

  • Josh Sand

    Like imagine some alternate universe where they didn’t like Force Awakens, thought it was too close to A New Hope or whatever, but they spend multiple videos breaking bottles and repeatedly going “I’m so RACIST I hate BLAACK PEOPLE” when viewers like, “okay, we get it, you thought it was too close to A New Hope, it’s okay.” (But of course, Force Awakens was better than Ghostbusters 2016 and its studio wasn’t up to any shenanigans, but nonetheless it’s kinda how I see this scenario)

  • There seems to be some kind of recursive loop forming.
    The people promoting the movie want the narrative to be “harsh views of the film stem from sexism”
    The people who give harsh criticism are promoting the narrative of, “they are trying to discredit my feelings by labeling me a sexist”
    The people who like the movie are promoting the view of “who who cares if it has women in it, can you just let me enjoy the movie”
    And the people who care about sexism are promoting “who cares if anyone enjoys the movie, it has women in it”

  • Yeah, calling her a gorilla and saying she should be put down like an animal is really fucking racist, but that truth breaks down when it is delivered by a guy who rants about 5th dimensional aliens who wont visit earth because of 9/11.

    Can we just get someone who sounds sane all the time to denounce racism?

  • VvdD

    I think the gender drama was quite bit bigger surrounding this movie, and let’s not forget, Fury Road is amazing and Ghostbusters 2016 really is a piece of shit. That fact is actually instrumental to the argument they’re trying to make.

    It’s not really out of character considering they tend to critique the movie industry in general, like how they analysed Adam Sandler’s scheme in depth.

    I can see how one would feel they got too political in this video, but when you take a step back and look at the point they are trying to make, you notice they’re not really taking a side, just spoofing what happened.

  • Joe333

    Complaining about feminism is not anti woman
    It’s anti feminist

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Maybe no one is saying it about them, the movie is a bomb and ancient history at this point, but it was the driving force of marketing for the movie that is just what they’re commenting on; the larger picture of what Sony did.

  • Just Offscreen

    Unfortunately the answer is usually somewhere in the middle- but gray answers are never popular. People love to hate, or hate the haters, or hate the haters who hate.

  • VvdD

    Yep, and feminism does not speak for all women. It’s just a movement, some people agree with its ideals (both men and women) and some people disagree with it (again both men and women). And the more radicalised individuals on either side wants nothing more than for everyone to mistake feminism with women in general and make it a man vs woman thing, because then they can use 50% of the population to make a strawman argument, instead of 0,5%.

  • edwhitfield

    I’m 48, I live in my childhood bedroom, I weight a quarter of a ton and my gynecomastia has lead to self-hate and women issues. I hated the new Ghostbusters. But kudos to Sony, they paid for my ticket and gave me $500 to leave comments like this on web sites.

  • Just Offscreen

    I thought it was harmless, dumb fun and didn’t expect it to be good going in. It’s a real shame though- I felt the worst part of the thing was the stuff the film felt it had to do because it was ghostbusters. I would have actually enjoyed it a lot more if it could just have been four funny comedians being funny, but so much of it felt forced. Keep the cast, lose the franchise bing bang boom an enjoyable movie.

  • Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social rights for women that are equal to those of men.

    This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. Feminists typically advocate or support the rights and equality of women.

  • Wampa Clown

    This movie was nowhere near as good as the original. But it’s also nowhere near as bad as you’re making it out to be. I mean for fuck’s sake, you’re making it sound like it was Baby’s Day Out or something.

  • Just Offscreen

    Fuck the pain away…

  • Square Peg

    I’m sorry your old, miserable, gen-x senses of humour didn’t line up with the humour in this new comedy film. Saying anyone who said they found it funny is literally lying is a dumb, dumb thing to say, semi-ironically or not.

  • UnhealthyNutter

    You guys loved, loooooved The Force Awakens, so with all due respect your not in a position to slag off Ghostbusters 2016.

  • I would like to apply for a research grant to study the dispersal patterns of this “proverbial dust” and also to gauge how much of it eventually settles on the careers of Paul Feig and the lead actors in Ghostbusters 2016.

  • UnhealthyNutter

    What was the name of background music playing throughout?. Ive heard it so many times on thier videos.

  • Jean-François Martel

    maybe, but i like this casting better than if they’d made a Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, James Franco starring Ghostbusters or something. They were gonna remake it one way or another, at least they tried something else, for better or worse.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    It doesn’t work way though yes it is sad how much they sucked off TFA.

  • GabbyBD

    yes, exactly. the comparison wasnt correct in the video, and it undercut the whole thing. truth is, all videos have low comment rates.

    psy’s gangnam, i just checked has a comment to view ratio of .2%. note that this is a factor of 10x smaller than the figure you cited in your video.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Since I don’t want to risk pasting a link, search on google “scientist man theme reddit”, someone over at reddit found it.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Hack Fraud University.

  • cool

  • Jean-François Martel

    it’s not just about the being seen though, it’s about the quality of the roles, it’s about whether or not they get to be a lead, that’s whether or not they’re being objectified for a supposed straight male audience or if their sexuality gets to be explored respectfully. it’s about what kind of movies they get to be in. Game of Thrones and shit like that are outliers, women want to do action, they want to do comedy that doesn’t revolve around their vaginas and wedding dresses and stuff. Look back at how much shit Jessica Jones, Fury Road got just for featuring women in lead action roles, how much they’ve been called anti-man and shit and how they throw feminism into our faces.

    Here’s an experiment, try to make something like Mean Girls about guys without changing the plot, you can’t really because female driven movies tend to be focused on the fact the the characters are women. Shit even Fury Road does that. While it’s important to explore female characters’ womanhood, ti shouldn’t be all they’re allowed to do.

  • TFA was as good as it really could be. You have to be more realistic about the film business. 🙂

  • George_Liquor

    So Sony Pictures, in conjunction with the saucer people, under the supervision of the reverse vampires, are forcing us to love the new Ghostbusters movie and hate the people who hate the new Ghostbusters movie!

    We’re through the looking glass here, people!

  • Joe Syxpac

    They made another Ghostbusters movie?

  • UnhealthyNutter

    Thanks 🙂

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Gen Y takes their sense of humorzz to the xxxxtreeemmmmzzzz, now dab to that trill noise to the extreme with Papa John’s TM new Bacon Explodeburger Pizza!

  • Citzen Seven

    Eh, six of one half a dozen of another. Stunt casting, either by swapping gender/race/whatever or making the principles stoners, is stunt casting.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    The people complaining about this stuff want to complain. They complain about not enough female leads, ScarJo gets cast as the female lead in a new blockbuster film, they complain she’s not an Asian female. The outcome isn’t the point, the complaint is the point.

  • Imperial_orb

    This guy is nuts but Hey! He produces a fine Vodka what should we do?

  • Domo

    Thank you so much for doing this video. You have no idea how much watching Rich Evans eat disgusting food means to me.

    So long buttered bacon cheeseburgers. Hello Slimer Twinkies!

  • Yeah, I can relate, Jay. Having your comments deleted really sucks, like how RLM keeps deleting the GIFs that I make for them, out of love. It probably has something to do with eating up their site’s bandwidth, or maybe they don’t want links to over sites posted since I primarily use either imgur or minus to host the GIFs, but yeah…. kinda makes you feel ignored and unappreciated, especially when you’re going out of your way to make what is essentially free advertising for a site that you love.

  • Imperial_orb

    Milwaukeewarts School of Hackcraft and Fraudery.

  • Glyph Wright

    It’s a semi-subtle response to all the Nostalgia Critic-style forced-positive reviews of this film that look so disingenuous, you start suspecting the reviewers were replaced with alien doppelgangers.

  • Bola

    Is it possible the ‘all man are shit’ climate won’t terribly backlash at some point in the future?
    Stick around and find out…

  • The Summer of George

    Yes. In 1989.

  • Imperial_orb

    Paul Feiggot.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Just because you like Big Macs doesn’t mean you have to eat a shit sandwich.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Phew. Thanks for clearing that up, Scientist Man.

    I always knew that women weren’t funny AND men hate them.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Semi-Ironically.

    The one-hit-wonder of the 90s that was never made.

  • maninahat

    You ever heard of the Bechdel test, and how most movies fail it? That’s what they are talking about. Being able to simply give examples of women in movies is missing the point, because they (the creators of a movie with an all female cast) aren’t literally arguing they are no movies with women in.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    The e-mail exchange between Amy Pascal and Paul Feig (her grammar is even worse than mine, and his ideas were horrible!) was cancerous.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I don’t think the negativity over casting women was a completely made up angle.

    But it was extrapolated to absurd levels, and the studio was more than happy to watch people argue about it for months.

    All over a film that has basically already been forgotten.

    It was meaningless crap. A big studio film is not a cause to rally behind, nor should it be something to be infuriated by. It is just more shit whipped up to sell chips, dip and aids.

  • CM Chunk

    Meh. Ghostbusters was fun. Let the controversy die.

  • Chris Rutter

    Meh, for me the movie was merely slightly below average. Pretty standard popcorn fare – instantly forgettable but didn’t outstay its welcome, not funny but not boring. The only part that raised a chuckle was Hemsworth getting his sandwich back after getting it smacked away. A great nonchalant response to a tired trope.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    It’s about ethics in movie journalism

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    This was so unnecessary. the review itself was fine. jay said he’s disappointed about mra’s thinking they’re on his side, but this will make them think that even more. i did like the phallic elements though.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    maybe in 2000 years

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    wat?

  • Alexis Ruben Athanasio

    Sorry. “Statistics, man.” Commas saves lives.

  • Punanistorm

    OT: I really don’t want you guys to start reviewing TV-series because that would be too mainstream and commercial as fuck. BUUUUUUT I feel like you could with good conscience make one exception and treat yourselves and us by watching and reviewing the British TV-series Utopia. It’s practically unheard of by most people, got cancelled after two seasons and it’s probably one of the greatest TV-series ever made. It’s incredibly dark, morbidly funny, thought provoking, beautifully shot, has an amazingly unique and effective score and great characters you genuinely care about and fear for. In fact David Fincher and HBO were in talks to do a remake of it until those plans were scrapped due to differences concerning the budget. A shame because one can only imagine what Fincher would’ve been able to do with material this fitting of his style.

    And if you’re still like “meh” then at the very least get Jay to watch it and have him talk extensively about it on Pre-Rec while Jack and Rich play whatever.

    Thank you and good night.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Desperation doesn’t suit you, RLM. Weren’t you guys usually above this in your own infectious way?

  • Joe Matthews

    If you knew anything about the Bechdel test, you’d know that it actually came from a satirical comic, and was a JOKE about how Hollywood movies tend to be targeted at dudes a lot of the time (shocker). One of the characters in the comic literally says she won’t see a movie unless it passes this “test.” That’s all it was–a joke. Not some be-all, end-all “test” as to whether or not a movie is misogynistic. Somewhere along the line, the keyboard warrior crowd decided to make it into this serious thing.

    And no, most movies don’t “fail” it. That might apply to dumb summer blockbusters, but in most other cases there’s no evidence of that anywhere.

    Never mind that half the movies/shows I mentioned DO pass it, but thanks for telling me about things I already know!

  • Punanistorm

    How much did Sony pay you? I could use the money myself.

  • Joe Matthews

    Whatever shit Fury Road and JJ got for being “anti-man” or whatever…no one with a brain takes any of that seriously. There are always going to be stupid assholes saying something’s anti-man, anti-woman, anti-white, anti-Christian, anti-American…etc.

    I don’t really see your point about Mean Girls. Are you saying movies about women shouldn’t focus on the fact that they’re women? It’s a movie written by a woman, who wanted to tell that kind of story.

    “While it’s important to explore female characters’ womanhood, it shouldn’t be all they’re allowed to do.” I agree, but no one ever said it WAS. Unless you count the few mouthbreathers who actually hate women, but who takes idiots like that seriously anyway?

  • Captain Hackfraud

    Milwaukee Institute of Hacknology.

  • Jean-François Martel

    people complained about that because the casting is racist for Ghost in the Shell and the script for Lucy is anti-Asian as hell. Context is important for some thing bro.

  • Captain Hackfraud

    Mmmmm, phallic Ghostbuster twinkies….

  • Jean-François Martel

    i’m saying it shouldn’t be the only thing they get. not every girl can relate to Mean Girls or Sex in the City.

    It’s about the way the industry is structured. recently CBS rejected a Nancy Drew pilot and the head of the network’s official reason was that it was “too female”. These mouth-breathers are in positions of powers in the industry and they get to make decisions like that. This is not an isolated incident, this is common practice. The producers of Sicario told the writer “If You Make Her a Dude, We’ll Up Your Budget”. Or you have shows sabotaging themselves because they aren’t comfortable with non-white characters in lead roles like Twisted or Sleepy Hollow.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Why is something such as this desperate and something such as the “Jack & Jill” review isn’t? They both seem to have similar motives.

    Just curious. Not being a combative little wiener.

  • Travis Pickle

    What’s wrong with Babies Day Out!?

  • I wouldn’t consider her the main character. Kristen Wig is. She is the one who has the character arc, and there is visual symbolism to denotes her path along it.
    1) She starts off fleeing from her past as a paranormal researcher to become credible.
    2) Her past creeps back into her life as her estranged friend is reprinting her old shame of a book.
    3) thru the movie she is constantly trying to prove she isn’t a fraud and trying to get the attention of the bullies (against the advice of her friend who shielded her from bullies back when she was young)
    4) she is constantly the one getting slimed, covered in the gross and unwanted aspects of her research that keeps her out of reputable scientific fields
    5) she ultimately embraces her self worth, dives into hell to save her friend from the biggest bully out there and pulls her back from the brink.

    That is an arc. It has kinks but it is there.

  • Mr. Pedantic

    Great video. The collage of shitty product-placement films by Sony should have included the Amazing Spider-man.

  • Mike Magnum

    I disagree with that one lady. Every movie i have ever seen has had women in it. Even if there not the protagonist. And its not like the a whole Genre films that almost always have female protagonist. A.k.a romance movies. If anyone is underrepresented its Gerbils. I mean Dogs and Cats have been in tons of movies. Hell even a Raccoon gets a starring role in a big boxbusters. But no love for Gerbils. And the Oscars are so speciesist. That there no way 12 Angry Gerbils is going to win Best Pictures. Bastards.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    The “Jack & Jill” review was informative and presented existing information in a new, entertaining way. This is capitalizing on views by revisiting something they had previously (and artfully) addressed because they have no comic-con footage to break and ultimately only aggravate the very ‘controversy’ that they’re trying to turn into additional views. I permit them the right to “break through to a larger audience” and “pay Mike’s dialysis” but expect betterer ideas than this, as they do of film itself.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    McCarthy is the box office draw, they figured her draw plus the nostalgia for Ghostbusters would be enough to kickstart the Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe. I understand the thinking but it was too safe, even for a Twinkie commercial disguised as a movie.

  • Mike Magnum

    Yeah But do they really do that anymore. From the last couple of years. They made scientist cry over a shirt a female friend made for him. A Scientist i might add who just landed a vehicle on a damn asteroid. And then they go to the UN to complain that people were saying they sucked online. When all your complaining about is First World Problems. You might as well give up the ghost or go to the Middle East.

  • Art Haack

    Well done, RLM. You didn’t fall for the manufactured controversy, steered clear of the hype, and ultimately produced a well-researched, devastatingly insightful (and rather entertaining) review & analysis that once again puts mainstream critics to shame. I had forgotten about Sony’s previous critic-payola scandal. I guess everyone else covering this movie did too. Keep up the good work, fellas!

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Wanting it to be more creative I can understand, but I still don’t feel the desperation. I just think all the crap surrounding this film particularly irked them.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Context is very important, especially for people who feel good saying “er, context is important because you’re so unenlightened compared to my shining beacon of enlightenment” and people like that tend to think that they have a stranglehold on context.

    The biggest star in the world agrees to be in your movie you cast her, even if she’s not Asian.

    You have a movie set in Hong Kong where the main villains are gangsters, The Italian Mafia may be a poor choice.

    That context doesn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy though.

  • Citzen Seven

    It surrounded a pop culture movie. They review pop culture movies. Of course they’re going to comment on it, rather sparingly compared to some sites and, of course, the Sony machine.

  • There are many different groups complaining about many different things. And conversely praising different things.

    There are perhaps plenty of people just out to complain, but I imagine that number far lower than the mock study numbers in the video.

  • TMC_Sherpa

    Wait…are you saying Tommy whats-is-name had a small penis before he got married? That’s a pretty good superpower.

  • Adzl33t

    Just like politics, the marketing devolved nuanced discussion into waterdown binary choices

    Beside Sony has not made a movie I liked since 22 Jump Street, and girls deserve better than pop culture hand me downs

  • Adzl33t

    He said the movie was mediocre, his review would have been considered Rotten

    Now MovieBob, he gave a softball review :p

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    Oh, I didn’t realize they also beat a dead horse and released a second Jack and Jill video that just restated the same points as their first, longer review…. it must be OK to keep doing it, then!!

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    Magnum PI solves another case!

  • Adzl33t

    Extremists are more interesting for news, no one cares about moderates that much, I mean that’s why Sony deleated most of the moderate comments that’s not marketable or easily digestable with binary choices

  • Oldies foal

    You guys deserve a medal

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I think that’s boiling it down just a tad.

    They touched on all the controversy in the review obviously, but the review was more focused on… you know, the movie.

    You can argue about whether or not this was necessary, but I wasn’t thinking “you said this already” while watching this.

  • Firsty Lasty

    Good Video.
    and I loved the irony of RLM making jokes about deleted comments and fake controversy. That was gold.

  • Firsty Lasty

    the thing….

  • Joe Syxpac

    Everyone hated the second one because they were anti-men.

  • TheAmishDude

    That’s kind of the point. Feig and Sony made Ghostbusters not fun anymore.

  • Joe Syxpac

    When Mike did his statistics he failed to take into account the amount of people who posted multiple times.

  • DanceOfBirther

    Imagining hearing this comment being read aloud by Palpatine made me laugh ridiculously hard.

  • TheAmishDude

    Feminism is dead. It died in 1998 and it was killed by Hillary Clinton.

  • Joe Syxpac

    TFA managed to put a final nail in the coffin of Star Wars for me. If it was really bad I could at least blame my waning interest in Star Wars on all the crap since RotJ, and could continue to complain loudly (and enjoyably) about it. Since it was merely “meh” I’m forced to conclude I really don’t give a shit about Star Wars anymore.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Yet another thing she got away scot-free on.

  • Joe Syxpac

    We haven’t gotten a Plinkett review since Titanic was still in theaters.

  • LameSame

    LIIIIIIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh wait, I meant that other word….

    FAAAACTS!!!!!!!!!

  • TheAmishDude

    We have to get off this idea that “some anonymous nobody said something mean on the Internet, so I have to react to it.”

    Because even when that’s applied it’s selective.

  • RLMkeepitup

    and Rich likes them better, like a lot

  • RLMkeepitup

    its pseudoscience. see his use of > while saying less than. case! closed!

  • Unlawfulsoul

    Watching these RLM videos is making me REALLY want to see a movie based on the world that Dan Aykroid believes is the real world. Ghosts, marauding hordes of MILLIONS of overweight mid-sixties KKK members, and lots and lots of Vodka consumed out of strange objects.

  • Ragged Gypsy

    Dan Akroyd and Rick the Temp in the same shot on a RLM video? My fucking childhood, teens and adulthood just collided! It’s almost like the final episode of TNG, only without Data’s grey streak!

  • Henry Steiger

    Fantastic analysis! The sweet air of truth. I liked this false-narrative destroying video almost enough to not be pissed off you made it instead of THE PLINKETT FORCE AWAKENS REVIEW we are all losing our shit waiting for!

  • Jean-François Martel

    you can do that, but that makes you and your production racist. and it’s not like having a big star will help your movie all the time, Exodus flopped, Pan flopped, Gods of Egypt flopped. Lucy could have been as successful with someone like Lucy Liu in the lead.
    But it’s fine if you feel comfortable excusing racism because that’s the business.

  • CM Chunk

    No. It was still fun. There was nothing terrible about the film. Seriously. It wasn’t amazing. But it was fun.

  • CapedBaldy

    Overweight virginal KKK basement-dwelling toy unboxers

  • CapedBaldy

    The only thing they are above is your mom.. when they shoot their loads.

  • CapedBaldy

    So pixels is your favorite movie then?

    Nobody should ever listen to your opinions.

  • CapedBaldy

    They said it was decent and a good way to do a reboot. And the Plinkett review hasn’t “Dropped” yet.

    So you are a liar and a piece of shit.

  • CapedBaldy

    Pixels was good too right?
    You write a thesis on it in college?

  • CM Chunk

    I’ve never seen Pixels and considering you jumped to that conclusion, perhaps nobody should ever listen to your opinions.

  • CapedBaldy

    Its the same film.
    Shitty improve jokes that aren’t funny. A rehashed nostalgia trip. unfunny comedians.

    Your opinion about my opinion isn’t valid.

  • CapedBaldy

    I never see strong intelligent white men in anything anymore.

    Suck on that.

  • CapedBaldy

    Maybe you should listen to man children more often and turn your life around.

  • CapedBaldy

    Your comments dont count because they are so stupid.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    You compare Lucy Liu’s box office status with Scarlett Johanson’s and it just makes you look nuts.

  • richardwicks

    Scientist Man isn’t a scientist. Few people will recognize that fact unless they have some interest in math or specifically statistics though.

    To understand why people didn’t want to see this film and didn’t see this film, you’d actually have to gather probably at least 10,000 people and ask them so you can do a statistical analysis. You could reduce that number if you just went after the targeted demographic.

    For me, I didn’t want to see this film because:

    1) I hardly ever bother to see films in a cinema anymore unless one of my friends really wants to see it

    and

    2) I’m kind of disgusted in how Sony decided to market this film to the point that I won’t ever pay to see this film, and I probably will never see this film, given that I don’t have cable television – although a few of my friends do.

  • Nomaam Bruce

    The funny thing is this video does not even take into account astroturfing, which big corporations are caught doing all the time and the numbers were still insignificant. The upvotes on the wonder woman trailer also makes the whole thing look like a sham. Also when you make a movie where all the men are stupid, evil, weak and incompetent, do not expect men will like the film (or women who do not hate men), who DID give it a chance and went to see it. It would be like a man making a movie about the epidemic of gold digging whores, except that would have some basis in reality.

  • fred

    What’s the name of that stock music song?

  • Palpatine

    It’s called “Synth Popular”, and it can be found on Soundcloud.

  • MichaelKz

    These ladies live in New York City, home of the big slice of thin crust pizza, and they’re ordering shitty Papa John’s Pizza?

  • MichaelKz

    Until the talk about Ghostbusters 3 started some years ago, I had no idea there was such demand for such a movie. The Real Ghostbusters cartoon spoiled me and it remains one of the few cartoons from my childhood I can still watch. I had no strong attachment to the movies, nor did want another sequel. The thought never crossed my mind.

  • fred

    Are you ready for Christmas Jay. I know I am.

  • Square Peg

    Why the hell would I go see an Adam Sandler movie? I’m a millennial, not a masochist.

  • CM Chunk

    I highly doubt that they’re the same film. But let’s just say that they are. Pixels and Ghostbusters received far different reviews from critics and moviegoers alike. So, clearly they aren’t nearly the same quality of film.

    Ghostbusters doesn’t deserve the hate. End of story. It wasn’t great. It wasn’t awful. Maybe they played the misogyny angle too hard. But the fanboys out there have set themselves up to act like they expect to be catered to, and they throw “mantrums” when they don’t get their way. Are they misogynists? Certainly not all of them. But because of their entitled behavior, they ended up on that side of the argument.

    It isn’t fair to anyone involved, really. So let’s just drop the hate and let it go. Fanboys aren’t mispgynists. They’re just entitled pricks. And Ghostbusters didn’t suck. It just wasn’t great.

  • jmt

    Any time someone makes a shitty piece of art, it becomes important to sell some “social justice” angle.

    I dare you to find an art museum that doesn’t have an exhibit showcasing the powerful message conveyed by paper mache vaginas.

  • compustible lemmins

    The ‘>’ is the greater than CHARACTER. But in inequality, 2>1 can mean either “two is greater than one” or “one is less than two”.

  • Chuck Afterburner

    This is possible to explain I won’t see this or Star Trek or Superhero Movie Product because all modern popcorn flicks are the same movie with same shitheaded beats and crummy crowd chuckle lines with a bunch of CG buildings falling over? There is absolutely zero variety in American movies anymore, every three years you might get a PT Anderson or Tarantino, but it’s been dismal for years. I just dig into obscure genres from other time periods, spaghetti westerns, giallos, big fucking world of film out there. I’ll say on the flipside the more arty stuff isn’t any better, Neon Demon was fantastical looking nothing, Green Room was fucking tedious fake dark shit with an embarrassing punk angle, America finally completely wholly sucks across the board at making movies.

  • Joe Matthews

    I suspect that’s a common problem with out-of-date network TV, cable is way more with the times. Strange though that CBS would reject Nancy Drew and greenlight something like Supergirl, though I’m sure brand recognition had something to do with that.

    Certainly not every girl can relate to Mean Girls or Sex And The City, but I don’t think anyone expects them to–nobody relates to everything. And again, those are not the only two works of art in existence that have women in them, or are about women.

    Most normal people don’t go “I’ll only watch this if it’s predominantly about persons of my own gender,” anyway. Women like The Avengers, and Batman, and Fight Club. Men like Mean Girls, and Frozen, and all the 500 different versions of Pride and Prejudice.

  • Firsty Lasty

    I’m a shiny rainbow eagle. Nothing I say can be stupid under Federal Wildlife laws.

  • dswynne

    What are you talking about? The WW trailer was awesome. Having said that, it’s easy to cut a good trailer and have a complete crappy film…

  • Drain

    Deleting logical comments but leaving the trolling immature trash? What is this, a Blizzard forum? But seriously, everyone that labeled us sexists for not liking that obviously terrible trailer and then movie need to choke on their own dick. Your trailer was trash. Your movie is trash. Deal with the problem at its true source. Passing the buck and writing everyone off as sexist just ignores the real problem – the fact that the movie is trash, herp derp.

    AVGN is another guy that was massively attacked. He refused to even see the movie. He was called a sexist and attacked by articles everywhere, people who probably didn’t know anything about the guy and didn’t even watch the video they targeted. He provided every possible logical reason why you shouldn’t go see it, and I refused to see it as well. I still haven’t seen it, and I probably never will unless I get REALLY bored on Netflix one night. I agree with James. If you know its trash that you’re just going to hate, then why are you putting money into it?! All you fuckers out there going to see it and reviewing it, you profited them the damn movie. Good job. James was the ONE good reviewer with this movie. Because he refused to support it. No one should have supported this shit. You should have looked at the trailer and said “NOPE”. If you went and saw it, YOU are part of the problem.

  • Joe333

    They missed a huge part of the story. The movie became feminist after the Sony Email hack which revealed among other things alleged pay disparities between male and female actors specifically Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle. Sony wanted to create feminist friendly PR and so now 2 years later after everyone forgot about the “scandal” we have feminist ghostbusters

  • Joe333

    Other way around
    They created a piece of social justice warrior art which was why it was shitty

  • Nomaam Bruce

    You misunderstood me. The “misogynist” comments looked like a sham. WW trailer looks like it could be a good movie, even though DC doesn’t seem to know how to make one now days. My point is where were all the down votes on the WW trailer?

  • Bubs

    Everything you guys make is gold. Except Pre-Rec of course, but you seem to have wised up and stopped posting that drudge on your webzone, so we can just pretend it never happened.

    When’s the next episode of Space Cop?
    .
    .
    .

    Okay… maybe not everything is gold. But seriously, I would like Scientist Man to get his own series.

  • Punanistorm

    Space Cop really is the worst thing I’ve ever spent money on. And I have a gambling addiction.

  • Imperial_orb

    …what are you trying to say?

  • nametaken

    part of the problem is that our culture makes us think gender swapping is a gimmick.

  • CapedBaldy

    You’ve gone full Sandler.

  • CapedBaldy

    Same film. If you like one you like the other. Fraud.

  • Citzen Seven

    Of course it’s a gimmick, just as a male version of Steel Magnolias would be a gimmick: you’re taking a beloved IP and casting it to be weird or rile up the fans. There’s little merit to the vast majority of remakes anyway, and doing it this way just makes it a stunt.

    Now, taking a property that didn’t live up to its potential and remaking it, that makes sense. The first few seasons of BSG is a prime example of that. Ghostbusters, even if done earnestly, had little to no chance of being improved or even having an interesting fresh take. This version failed miserably in all respects and, despite the trumped up controversy, did meh at best at the box office relative to its budget.

  • DynamixRo

    I’d never seen any Paul Feig photos or interviews until the HitB review. Man, what a shock to the system that was. Is it wrong that I wish he never makes a successful film ever again just because I really don’t like the way he looks and talks?

  • Ppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one.

  • Buying Space Cop felt like a sure losing bet.

  • Kawaii as Fuck

    What creeps me out is the fact that you see the exact same narrative pushed by so many different websites that supposedly aren’t owned by the same parent company, what’s up with that?

  • nametaken

    i don’t think Ghostbusters is inherently a male concept. women or men doesnt matter.

  • Citzen Seven

    Less than one person in a thousand is fairly significant in its insignificance. At those low rates, you could find belief in all kinds of crazy crap, like flatearth, timecubes, or gun control.

  • Citzen Seven

    While it is a fantasy concept, ghostbusting, the closest real world analogue would be pest exterminator. While I’m sure they exist, I have never seen a female one. Nor plumber for that matter. It would be like a male midwife: sure, little reason they couldn’t do it, but very few if any do. And since it is a fantasy concept, there’s no “old boy” network of ghostbusters to fight against so there’s not even that angle.

  • Robotpals

    Your first line really isn’t fair. I mean, you completely forgot about the blue laser and all the punching!

  • Punanistorm

    Because this narrative stretches far beyond the Ghostbusters debacle.

    I hate to get all political but extreme political correctness and an alarming rate of so called progressives valuing PC-narratives over facts is what is currently up with that.

    Anyone who doesn’t follow the PC-narratives risks getting labled misogynist, racist, intolerant etc. so most people just submit and join this narrative because it’s the safe thing to do.

  • Robotpals

    And the Earth getting denied entry in the Galactic Confederation of United Federations because of 9/11.

  • Lubert Das

    Do a google search for “Journolist scandal”, or “Gamergate”. It’s the same with these writers. They have an inside clique, and they work together to promote the agenda they support.

  • Lubert Das

    I wouldn’t normally give a damn how Feig dresses, but in this case, his overtly stylized clothing, his pompous attitude, and his lack of self-awareness make him a laughable self-parody.

    He’s not aware of it, but his manner is as affected as Jim Backus’ portrayal of Thurston Howell III on Gilligan’s Island.

  • Robotpals

    Filmed in Boston?

  • Robotpals

    Scientist Man said “less than 1%,” but the expression on the screen should be read “greater than 1%.”

  • dirtside

    The point is that other trailers have similarly low (or even lower) comment rates (comments divided by views). 0.05-0.2% seems to be a pretty common range. I’m not sure what exactly RLM is thinking by claiming that “only” 30,000+ misogynist comments isn’t a lot. Maybe the whole thing is intended to be satire, in which case it failed horribly.

  • CM Chunk

    Ah, yes. Name calling. Always a sound argument.

  • CapedBaldy

    You don’t have the right to tell anybody to stop hating something. Go fuck yourself. Hows that? Also, your argument is just a bunch of crap.

  • CapedBaldy

    Third wave feminism has won. It’s a cancer in our society.

  • Citzen Seven

    We Gen-Xers are in a unique position: sandwiched between two self-righteous, self-absorbed generations with delusions of importance. It makes for decades of amusement.

  • CM Chunk

    You’re such a shining example of human intelligence. I await our next interaction with baited breath.

  • CapedBaldy

    Thats the difference between me and you.. I don’t come to comment sections to validate my intelligence with shit other people poured into my head.

    And a tip of the hat to you m’commenter.

  • Citzen Seven

    As a percentage of views, it isn’t, assuming both the total views and the misogynist comments represent unique individuals. I suspect this isn’t the case, and would hazard the total views probably represent about twice the unique views (or fewer, like 1.5), while the misogynist comments probably represent some higher multiplier for unique commenters (perhaps as high as 3?). That would be an interesting study, to see the “advocate effect”.

  • CapedBaldy

    Sounds like pokemon shit to me.

  • Punanistorm

    I’m hoping it at some point ends up killing itself due to just how extreme and unpleasant it is but I fear it might unfortunately also take down actual feminism with it.

  • MichaelKz

    I agree. Ghostbusters 2016 should have had the same fate as all the other remakes, play in theaters for a weeks and be completely forgotten. All the bitching about the movie gave it undeserved attention. The movie’s ultimate fate should be a two-pack DVD with the remake of Poltergeist.

  • Zeus

    Was the same with the “killer game” discussion here . Just a vehicle for conservative politicians, religious groups and the media to appear as the “good” guys. Nobody of these people really cared what these games were about or if the murderers even had played the games.

  • OMNI

    I know, there are NO women in movies, never has been. It’s a damn shame.

  • OMNI

    Boo! Controversy NEVER dies, at least not around here anyway…

  • Robotpals

    They could have used a woman in King Kong. That big ape just kept rubbing his palm, and he got pissed when those men stole his favorite tiny torn dress.

  • OMNI

    Can’t comment other than to say that GB 2016 will never get my time or money, and I will continue not commenting on it because of that, it’s the principal for fucks sake.

  • OMNI

    Yes because men were never in movies back then.

  • RLMkeepitup

    If you youtube “Aliens 2016 comic con full panel” its kinda neat to see many of the cast together again

  • dirtside

    But again, none of those percentages are meaningful in the context of a single video. They need to be compared to other videos. The fact that 30,000 comments is a tiny fraction of views is irrelevant; ALL YouTube videos (except maybe a tiny handful of outliers) have a tiny ratio of comments to views.

    Even if those 30,000 comments only represent 10,000 (or fewer) individuals, do other similar videos get similar ratios of such comments?

  • tOmy`

    This comment is totally related to this awesome video, no worries, mods:

    The little girl is acting the shit out of Stranger Things.

    Something something science, no Pre-Rec, pizza rolls.

  • tOmy`

    They toy-unboxer became my new favorite insult.

  • OMNI

    The fact remains that GB 2016 trailer was the most hated trailer.

  • CM Chunk

    See, I can totally get on board with this…

  • Domo

    But the media didn’t care if other videos have low percentages, either. The point of focusing on a single video was to point out how stupid the media was getting about their “Sexist” narrative.

  • dirtside

    But this video doesn’t actually support that argument. If this trailer had 0.08% misogynist comments, and other trailers have an average of 0.01% or lower, that demonstrates something meaningful. Examining this video’s percentages in a vacuum is not meaningful in any way.

  • Domo

    It’s meaningful enough to me to see that the media certainly had an agenda when taking a small enough number and blowing it way out of proportion. I don’t care if other movie trailers with women had misogynistic comments because that’s not what the media focused on.

  • dirtside

    It’s almost certain that it was blown out of proportion, but RLM’s video doesn’t make that argument. The argument it implicitly makes is that the misogyny can be ignored.

  • GabbyBD

    yup, this is true, and its disconcerting that RLM is trying to explain it away using faulty statistical analysis.

  • Domo

    I would say that RLM made that argument. The media used one video to imply that Ghostbusters fans were sexist, and that disliking this film in any way meant you were a misogynist. That’s not an acceptable way to deal with any level of misogyny, especially when I, as a female, had that thrown in my face in a public setting.

    Eve Moneypenny is played by Naomie Harris, and the media didn’t care. The few people that might have complained were completely ignored, and now it’s just accepted as “This is our new Moneypenny.” If the media uses the GB: 2016 format to combat misogyny in the future, when does a movie with females become just a movie and not a campaign about misogyny? How can we possibly move forward to women becoming the norm in films if every article focuses on the misogynists?

  • Imperial_orb

    I agree. I personally have this hole phase looong behind me. The phase when one starts to realize how fucked movies/the business is today and you feel angry, about how they do everything so wrong. Hollywood is basically like any other industry at this point. Movies are the product and they get treated as such. Just like a company would sell their detergents, Hollywood sells it’s movies, they do it in the same fashion. And that’s not the environment where you can create interesting movies.

  • tOmy`

    The gap between being a decent human being and following the extreme political correctness is getting wider and wider.

    From both sides, actually. Some people are so sick of the extreme they go great lengths to find the other side of the spectrum just to “fight back”; those ain’t helping anyone neither.

  • tOmy`

    The good news is that a lot of feminists are great critical thinkers, so they see the scary downside of the vocal minority of the third wave and actually help to debunk it and show the gaping holes in their narrative.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    It’s a funnier comment than I’ve seen before.

    It was stylistically designed and shaq meat.

  • richardwicks

    I’m saying I shouldn’t drink so much at night.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    If you’ve been following your Scientist Man lore, you’d know Scientist Man is a Scientist School drop out.

  • Punanistorm

    It puts the memes in the comment or else it gets the downvote again.

  • Beyond Boredom

    Most enlightening 15 mins on YouTube. Oh, and fuck you lezzie feminist Ghostbusters cast! Whores! etc.

  • tOmy`

    Just like poetry, Susan!

  • Imperial_orb

    Even if it is capitalizing on views, I can’t blame them. They are self-employed, doing videos on YouTube is their living. Even if they did a video that had not much new to say, I think it’s better then advertising a sponsor or something. Of course your main point is; If they like to criticize certain aspects on Hollywood, they should lead by example. And that’s fair, but don’t forget that these guys do their own Films DIY style, and I think I can give them a pass when they want to do a video like this, I don’t think there are hypocrites. You just have very high standards for the Boys Cream-A-Thon, and that’s alright too.

  • grootsuit

    Scientist man looks a bit like Mike. Are they related at all?

  • Imperial_orb

    That very short clip was pulled out of it’s context I bet.

  • That’s not exactly what the video said, I guess you’re one of the (less than) 1% but you’re entitled to your ppinion.

  • tOmy`

    It’s his mom.

  • tOmy`

    It’s that L-word that rubs you the wrong way, huh?

  • Thin Lezzie is my favourite band, you know. I don’t want it to be told to get fucked.

  • tOmy`

    Are there any, tho?

  • Clinton Arneson

    I love the Scientist Man’s theme music. 🙂

  • tOmy`

    “Green Room was fucking tedious fake dark shit with an embarrassing punk angle”

    It’s because you hate Nazis, admit it! But really, could you expand on that statement a bit? Because I fucking love Nazis that movie.

  • Variant

    I always knew AVGN was one of the good ones too.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Perhaps it was a over-reactive. One middling video in my opinion is not going to ruin hours of past enjoyment or deter me from viewing and enjoying their overwhelmingly pleasing (to me) body of work. More views and clicks might’ve been generated had they chosen fresher controversies or ones that had not been fully explored. This would allow RLM to lead the cycle instead of following it and is why I’m voting Fuckbot/Evans in 2016.

  • Variant

    ™ ©

  • CapedBaldy

    In real life? Yes. In Media? No.. because they are racist by default.

  • Mark Bisone

    Manufactured outrage aside, I gotta say that Mz. Wiig and Mz. McCarthy (Mizzes? Percy?) have both proven their comic chops in certain past endeavors. They can be very funny given the right project. MacCarthy in particular has been getting sour advice from her MANager. FYI, it’s always ill-advised for a spouse or parent to have a controlling interest in your career.

    But maybe the worst part of Sony’s absurd cyber-jihad is that they’ve ruined these comediennes for future audiences. I hadn’t thought much of Ms. Jones’ comedy up to this point, but the notion that she aquitted herself the best in the film is also a shame, given how she spent herself on this ugly Twitter cross for what will obviously be a financial flop.

    Anyway, the comic battlefield is littered with the ruined corpses of the Social Wars, and I for am saddened by these latest casualties. Maybe Rita Rudner will make a comeback now. She wasn’t funny, but I liked those dresses.

  • Variant

    Reminds me a little bit of the “Sports!” theme from Tim n Eric

  • RLMkeepitup

    damn. could this be the end of comedy? tune in next week!

  • Lt Hurwitz

    It’s the start of the ruination.

  • Mark Bisone

    Or basically every movie ever made except for John Carpenter’s remake of “The Thing From Another World”, which was a total sausage-fest. Even the original had a broad in it.

  • Mark Bisone

    No, but it might be the end of comity.

  • Domo

    I thought it was his cuisin.

  • Firsty Lasty

    Thats racist against stupid pokemon fans. Good I hate those dirty pokers.

  • OMNI

    Say it Bisone!

  • OMNI

    It will.

  • OMNI

    Fuck PC-narratives.

  • OMNI

    Is a Ppinion like an onion or a shallot? Or is it A Shill-it?

  • OMNI

    I like the way he dresses but any fool can dress well.

  • OMNI

    Aww. I love Space Cop. It’s funnier the second time around.

  • OMNI

    I agree with what was said about Green Room, which doesn’t mean it’s not entertaining. It’s like SLC Punk, it means well but is kind of fake and a little hokey.

  • OMNI

    Definitely not t he end of…wait for it….Nomedy.

  • chuck lump

    But # of views isn’t anywhere near the same as # of viewers. This was likely overblown by Sony and others but not to the degree you suggest with those percentages.

  • OMNI

    Mellissa McCarthy at least seems like she’s got a good head on her shoulders, and she’s right. Us women hating misgynits are a very small and vocal group.

  • OMNI

    It’s called shared ppinions.

  • OMNI

    I’m such a fan of Aykroid that I just can’t hate the guy, he’s a total loon and I love him.

  • OMNI

    I’d hope that the GCUF wouldn’t.

  • OMNI

    there’s also the fake Makers Mark, we can’t forget that…

  • Gobshite

    Because it’s a shit film and deserves to be stomped on until it’s deader than dead?

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I liked her in “St. Vincent” a lot as well as the surprisingly amusing “Spy”.

  • richardwicks

    Actually, the new Star Trek was pretty decent – but sure, wait until it’s on DVD or NetFlix. Still it’s the best Star Trek that’s been produced with the new cast, easily. It actually had a coherent plot line although all the criticisms of Red Letter Media are spot on.

  • Thanatos

    Heartening to know their marketing campaign fucking failed. Another big fat failure for Sony Pictures.

  • Thanatos

    You did forget about all the deleted comments though.

  • Thanatos

    The movie is shit, the original sketches are gold though.

  • Thanatos

    But the question then becomes how much of that was from *actual misogynists* and how much was from people who were angry and disgusted at the marketing that anyone who didn’t like the movie must be one? Can you quantify that? How about how many comments were made by Sony itself to drum up controversy? We know such things happen. Companies have been caught doing it on Twitter too.

    Because that’s what I saw happen. A backlash against their despicable characterization of Ghostbusters fans.

  • Thanatos

    You’ve missed their entire point, and the point is you can’t draw any conclusions whatsoever about what “everyone” thinks based on the miniscule comment rates under a Youtube video.

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    the point is that this faith in human nature~ message comes from the people stirring up this pointless controversy that makes everyone involved look awful

  • Thanatos

    …….Snap

  • Thanatos

    We warned you

  • Thanatos

    I’m sure the full context would have only made it dumber and more pathetic.

  • Thanatos

    Maybe they can get one from the Olympics after one of the winning athletes collapses from some horrible disease.

  • Thanatos

    I’ve heard about it for a while, because they were talking about it a lot when they made the video game several years back. Supposedly the game is far closer to what Ghostbusters 3 would have been than this shit.

  • Thanatos

    “What is this, a Blizzard forum?”

    If it was, Sony would have responded only to the random comments asking them what their favorite thing to barbeque is or what their favorite pokemon are.

  • Thanatos

    It’s like he’s perfected being the most pompous douche in the world.

    A new contender for Biggest Douche in the Universe for sure.

  • Thanatos

    Sounds like she needs a womanager instead.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    “Warren Beaty. Dustin Hofman. Isabelle Adjani. YOUR GIRL!?! HOW DID SHE GET TO BE YOUR GIRL? OOOOOooooOoOooOnnnnnnlyyyyy Youuuuuu! I think they’re wonderful…ISHTAR.” #IshtarPosting

  • So is it safe to say that Garret Gilchrist’s Ghosbusted 3 is a better Ghostbusters movie than the actual Ghosbusters reboot? They even go further than the reboot – they have an Asian Ghosbuster!

    GO ASIANS!

  • bleurgh

    I’m actually considering seeing and spending money on seeing this suicide squad movie as it at the very least wasn’t made by Hack Snyder and I really want to like a DC comics film as I am a fan of the characters. I will report my findings.

  • Godspeed. The reviews don’t inspire confidence, though.

  • Earth

    F*cking mansplaining hackfrauds.

  • tOmy`

    Manufactured outrage or not, the most mesmerizing thing for me about this whole clusterf*ck is how none of it matter.

    All this controversy did, is leaving a damage in its wake. There is no discussion about race, no discussion about women. And they all say “well, at least we started a discussion.” Come on, the only thing you started was a glorified flamewar that made a lot of pricks famous and some celebrities just hopped on board because Ghostbusters was trending and some networks wanted their Google spots. This controversy didn’t start any dialogue, nor it spawned some kind of a legacy that could do the right thing about these issues (including big studio shenanigans). You achieved nothing. Maybe just brought a little bit more hate between some people.

    And rich got richer.

    It’s kinda fun, because you just know that no matter what label you put on this outrage (be it “dialogue about misogyny”, “reboots”, or “feminazis”) nothing changed and world will move on to the next contr- OH MY GOD, DID THEY PHOTOSHOP HARLEY QUINN’S SHORTS TO APPEAR LONGER FOR THE TRAILERS?!

  • tOmy`

    OH MY GOD THEY TOTALLY DID! TO THE TWITTERMOBILE!

  • Earth

    If anything, it probably enabled more misogynistic assholes.

  • tOmy`

    Good for us, then!

  • Kevin Cooper

    Wow, is all I can say, does everything have to be PC now is all I can think. I recall when I was young and Ghost Busters came out; I did not have any want or need to see it I was not a big Bill Murray and/or Dan Akroyd fan. I saw the film later in the later 1990’s, I determined then, it was a pretty good flick and thought better of it. I got some laughs out of it. The Stay Puff marsh-mellow man is iconic, love that scene. I never knew until now they made a second squeal.

    That is not surprising, since I hate sequels, Trilogies I like because they are planned, such as LoTR and Star wars (The 1st three Star Wars, not the prequels). Most Sequels suck… Jaws, Episode 1-3 of Stars Wars, Blues Brothers, dumb and Dumber, Lot’s of batman movies, Grease 2, and my favorite worst sequel ever… Staying Alive 2. Honorable mention to the Transformers, oh the 1st one.

    Anyways, I have no idea what all the hoopla is all about, it is not about female characters or any of that, it is a matter if the film is good or not. I watch alot a films, mostly on YCM, because I like the Golden Years of Hollywood. It has always been about making money and today that is the very evident. I love all sorts of movies, I watch them in my mom’s basement all day long…

  • I’m sorry, what?

  • bleurgh

    I don’t think Star Wars was planned as a trilogy. Although it is one of the better film trilogies that have been made. There are instances of success and failure with both planned and unplanned trilogies

  • tOmy`

    They photoshoped her “pants” in the trailer so they look longer than in the actual movie.

    You know.

    Sexism and stuff.

  • bleurgh

    I do think there’s a lot of bandwagon jumpers on the DCU hate-train. I’m willing to go into this with a clean slate as it is from a mostly different creative team.

  • I read they photoshopped them to look shorter.

  • Kevin Cooper

    That is interesting, I do not know the answer to, “was Stars Wars Trilogy planned?” I always assumed it was, but looking back, maybe not.

    So we have 1 good sequel.

  • There’s a Dark Knight Rises joke somehwere in there.

  • Glyph Wright

    This video is about as funny and insightful as the good old Mr. Plinkett reviews. Now I want more. Scientist Man should be a regular commentator on shitty movie drama. That’s my honest ppinion, anyway.

  • Imperial_orb

    Maybe…

  • Robotpals

    “Splinter in the Mind’s Eye” was the budget sequel if Star Wars was a flop, and the story is completely different from Empire and would have contradicted the later entries. The Star Wars trilogy was not planned. The first film is based on a central portion from George Lucas’s original terrible screenplay (yes, the climactic attack on the Death Star came IN THE MIDDLE), and the rest of the terrible screenplay only has tenuous elements that we would recognize from the rest of the “saga.”

  • Brian Levine

    I had no idea I was such a woman hater. I’m so ashamed. I will never not like a movie with a female lead cast again, no matter how painfully unfunny it is.

  • bleurgh

    How so? By the way I really like Dark Knight Rises, apart from a few contrivances and questionable moments it’s a great film. A B- batman movie that suffered from having to follow up an A+ batman movie.

  • tOmy`

    Yea, the joke is Dark Knight Rises.

  • dirtside

    Are you suggesting that non-misogynists got upset about the news stories about the misogynist response to the Ghostbusters trailer, and then went to the Ghostbusters trailer and posted misogynist comments in revenge?

  • Tapeworm

    Asians rule.

    I heard that in some other comment sections.

  • Punanistorm

    I would like to add to that analogy: The key is to avoid diarrhea.

  • Malevolence

    Someone needs to hack some Sony emails now and see all the sexist comments and planned propaganda for the film. Would be interesting to find started this women hating campaign to boost ticket sales

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Bingo Bango.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I saw it.

    It isn’t good.

    But it is definitely not 29% on Rotten Tomatoes bad.

    It’s frustrating, if anything. A missed opportunity. Very messy, muddled. But the actors had some spunk to bring and it’s a shame they were lost in all the crap.

  • bleurgh

    Is it an improvement on those terrible Superman films?

  • maninahat

    I’m aware of the joke origin, it doesn’t mean we’re keyboard warriors for acknowledging the accurate observation it makes about the lack of women in movies. Tell me, what proportion of movies would pass the male version of the test? Women only get a third of the speaking roles in movies, and only a fifth of the lead roles.

  • OMNI

    Isabelle Adjani was hot!

  • OMNI

    But it’s beautifully done, like poetry, hack-fraud poetry..

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    It’s… different. I definitely liked it more than either of those.

    I’m more frustrated by this one, though. Because I think it could’ve been quite good, whereas I don’t think the previous films really had a chance.

  • OMNI

    Scientist Man, Scientist Man. We love him when he’s on and that’s whenever he can…

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    “And Rich got richer.” This is the only part of your statement I disagree with. Rich has probably lost money.

  • RLMkeepitup

    science rulez

  • OMNI

    I’m not. I have as much distain for the Suicide Squad as I have for Ghostbusters 2016. Though I think the did a good job with Harley Quinn, I’ll not mention my feelings for the Joker.

  • OMNI

    I had that book, but I never read it and I’m glad, I love Empire and it would have ruined it for me.

  • OMNI

    I hope there were no photoshop shenanigans, I hate those.

  • Hilary Manfat

    Surely that final excerpt shows her as a hypocrite, considering she was
    the most vocal about painting guys as “basement dwelling sexists”, on
    the interviews she gave. I assumed that’s what this video was
    highlighting.

  • happychristmaseveryone

    Interesting and rather clever conspiracy theory. If you weren’t three fat whiten males with scrubby beards, you should send it off to a magazine to get published.

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    Reminds me of the theme from ‘The Neverending Story’, but sped up a bit.

  • Hilary Manfat

    I find it quite a scary manipulation of control, that’s somehow justified amongst many because of the righteous ideology it’s based on. If anything, I think it demeans the actual good work done by feminists. As tOmy’ has pointed out in his comment below, it pushes people’s opinions into the extreme which in turn makes feminists look like “feminazis” and the anti PC brigade look like massive assholes.

  • Rodrigo

    Science man >>> Neil deGrasse Tyson

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    About the only thing I’ve heard about this film is that it’s very average and the jokes mostly fall flat. Also, Thor makes some joke about cats and dogs that is either hysterical, or it isn’t.

    I have no idea who any of these chicks are, but I think the fat one was in some spin-off of that King of Queens show. Never seen the others. So I can’t say that I have any preconceived notions about the stars one way or the other.

    Is Bill Murray’s cameo enough to make this film worth seeing (say, like it was in Zombieland), or is it just a by-the-numbers thing?

    Also, was anyone else waiting for Scientist Man to start pouring goo into a toaster? Missed opportunity, IMO.

  • Punanistorm

    Indeed. It produces two loud extremes on opposite sides that seemingly has managed to drown out and/or make the rationality found in the middle seem irrelevant.

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    His behavior during the promotion of this film certainly lowered my opinion of him (particularly attacking people on twitter and reading his shitty spec-script pitch for GB).

    Actually seeing him doesn’t help one bit. Luckily I barely know who he is or what films he makes, so I don’t really care.

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    And they missed Paul Feig attacking potential audience members on twitter, like an idiot. Producers need to start hiring a marketing/brand expert to slap these dimwit actors and director about the head until they all agree to stay off twitter forever. Nothing good ever comes of it.

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    Blame that asshole with the kick the cat book. He ruined popcorn flicks forever.

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    I honestly thought the Ghostbusters game that came out a couple years back was the end of the whole sequel/reboot talk, particularly with Ramis dead. Until suddenly this film was in the news. Wish they’d just left it at the game. End on a high note and all that.

  • Punanistorm

    For a comedy I would say it’s way below average seeing as one would expect a comedy to make you laugh whereas this movie managed to make me laugh literally once or twice.

    The cat/dog joke is so bad that it’s baffling. I felt embarresed for them and I cannot for the life of me comprehend why they decided to leave it in. Maybe to spare Thor’s feelings as I’m assuming it was his (very apparent) first venture into improv comedy?

    You’re refering to the abomination that was (thank God) Mike & Molly. Wiig (the skinny one that’s not the lesbian), McCarthy (the fat one) and the McKinnon (the lesbian) have all proven themselves as being capable of being very funny in the past. I only know that Leslie Jones (the black one) is or was on SNL but I haven’t seen any of her stuff. To me she just seems like an embodiment of the stereotype of a large, loud, black woman.

    Murray’s cameo is depressing. If you’re a fan of his I would say his cameo alone is enough reason to NOT see the movie as he looks like he just wants to kill himself. With the leaked emails from Sony we at least now know why.

    In sum; don’t waste time or money seeing it.

  • tOmy`

    Let’s see how funny that line will be when China takes over.

  • Tapeworm

    “When”

    Oh how naive.

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    Yeah, what little I’ve seen of Murray “promoting” the film, much like the clip in this video, he looks like someone put a gun to his head, and he’s still half-way undecided whether or not to just let them pull the trigger.

  • Beyond Boredom

    I was being ironic. Never mind.

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    He doesn’t ruin films like Tyson does. He ruins them in a very different way.

  • Sorry, you weren’t too obvious about it. I can’t hear the tone of your voice through the screen.

  • Punanistorm

    I would’ve loved, LOVED, to see him come clean on Kimmel but of course he didn’t out of respect for the ladies.

  • Beyond Boredom

    That’s because you don’t have my superpowers 🙂

  • SUPERMAD

    Does he routinely shill for the Democrats or was that comment about the racists voting republican in response to some context not clear in the clip?

  • OMNI

    It’s known that Pascal started it. Some of her emails were hacked and proved a misandrist slant.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I don’t know, this anal-ysis comes a litle bit late, by now it’s like beating a dead Sarah-Jessica-Parker.
    Any chance we hear a long-awaited audio-commentary for the Spielberg-trainwreck ‘1942’?

  • Rodrigo

    It’s “1941”, and having watched it recently that’s exactly what I was thinking – when will RLM take this turkey apart?

  • Punanistorm

    This is the first time facts were brought into the discussion though.
    You know, instead of just lies and emotional rants.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I always get the number wrong, no matter how hard I try.
    But holy hell, I never knew how attractive Nancy Allen and Marty McFly’s sister’s been.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I admit, I haven’t read many reviews, since I avoided the whole circus (I’m not a big Ghostbusters or SNL fan).
    I liked Richard Roeper’s review, and it’s not too long. But at the end of the day people must know what to expect by know when the go and see a SonyPictures joint, right?…right?

  • Variant

    Ghost aliens… wasn’t that “Final Fantasy”?

  • OMNI

    OK, sure, but she was making a joke, and considering I’m a fan of Blazing Saddles type humor, it was rather mild. We need the freedom to be assholes, no one is perfect and no one has all of the answers.

  • instant relief

    Ass and titties!

  • Drain

    James is a great guy, and not a sexist at all. Everyone that attacked him for his video is a fucking moron. He gave perfectly logical reasons to NOT see the movie, mainly the facts that it’s insulting to fans, raping its license, and just generally looks like a plate of ass(which it turned out to be, whata shock).

  • Bubs

    Those were alien ghosts. It’s totally different.

  • Michael

    Hey, so you guys have done three whole bits on this now: the re-review of the original that spent a good chunk talking about the remake, the review of the remake, and now this. It’s probably time to let it go, unless you’re planning on bringing Plinkett out of retirement.

    Don’t worry too much, I’m sure there’s plenty more inane culture wars to come!

  • Jason

    So what happened to Leslie Jones was a lying narrative put forth by Sony execs to garner sympathy for their mediocre movie? And Sony is manipulating comments on non-youtube sites like 4chan, Facebook, Twitter and a million nerd blogs? What about all the MRA hate for this movie before the trailer was even released? There was a huge anti-feminist backlash from the second the all-female cast was announced. There’s a lot of hand waving in this video. RLM glossed over or outright ignored some important details. I love these guys and it sucks that they sound like alt right conspiracy theorists here.

  • Jason

    Also, do any other trailers for a remake have that many downvotes? Hand waving. Nothing to see here folks, it’s all Sony’s doing.

  • tOmy`

    What’s a Plinkett?

  • Jason

    The other day on the pre-rec live stream Rich and Jay said they wanted to distance themselves from this whole shit show after what happened to Leslie Jones. Then they jump in the shit pile with both feet and stomp around in it.

  • Jason

    It’s a weird choice on RLM’s part. Almost like they wanted to get political. I see that Britbart and 4chan are cheering them on, at least.

  • tOmy`

    “jump in the shit pile with both feet and stomp”

    That surprises you? I mean hell, you were watching Pre-Rec afteral.

  • Jason

    You’ve got a point. I’ll give you that.

  • Variant

    Yeah I watched his review of Batman v Superman (didn’t even know he’d been doing video reviews, it’d been quite some time since I’d checked out any cinemassacre stuff), and I really felt like he gave a genuine critique of the movie as it were. Much in the way that I feel RLM does.

  • Variant

    Thanks for making me less depressed, guys. That’s to RLM and everyone posting here. <3

  • Variant

    I think that’s kind of the point. I think they were attempting to show the bluntness of the types of assumptions people are jumping to by giving their most outlandish theory possible closer to their side of the story. They rode the line here, delivering believable but obviously hyperbolic theories.

  • Variant

    I stand corrected.

  • Jason

    It probably just went over my head. I really hope I’m just not getting the joke, because from where I’m standing it looks like the RLM guys I love are making arguments that would be right at home on Breitbart or /pol/

  • Variant

    Yeah that part literally gave me a sinking feeling in my gut. He looked like he really didn’t want to be there.

  • Jason

    Except they left a bunch of important facts out. Like how the backlash to GB2016 started well before that trailer came out. Speaking of the trailer, why didn’t they compare the stats to trailers for other remakes? I don’t see other remakes getting the amount of downvotes GB2016 did. I wonder why that is? Hmmm it’s a mystery. Just can’t figure it out…

  • Tommy Wiseau

    Aha, Ghorstbasters director Paul Feege is an asshat. What kind of person is blame the fans for make bad movie? For not understanding what kind of movie he is making? What a los-…. Actually, Tommy need re-evalute some things of his life….
    People still love poor Tommy, yes?

  • Variant

    I love you, Tommy. You’re my hero.

  • Variant

    To be perfectly honest my first watch I just nodded my head and went “Yeah I bet!” But later I was thinking about it like “well that was a little dramatic wasn’t it”. It’s probably the first time in awhile RLM has outwitted my irony radar and almost made a fool of me.

  • Chowderbatter

    Not exaggerating when I say that this tongue-in-cheek breakdown/stat analysis is more sophisticated and detailed than 99% of what passes for news or expert commentary on any subject in our sad, broken down banana republic of Merka.

  • Punanistorm

    I’ll tell you why that is. Third wave feminism and all the horrors and hate that it’s managed to create.

    I feel confident that had there not been third wave feminism this movie wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near as much hatred as it ended up getting.

    Hell it might even have ended up making money or at least breaking even despite it being a turd of a movie.

  • Tommy Wiseau

    If Tommy knows anything. If a lot of people in the world love each other, the would be a better place

  • Robotpals

    I compare the movies that culminate in Dark Knight Rises to laying a floor. Things seem to go all right at first, but you’re making tiny errors. As you lay down more tiles, the middle of the job looks the best, but the errors compound until you’re left at the end, in the very center of the room, with a jumbled mess. If you craft a Batman universe for which you believe Penguin and Riddler do not work but Bane does, I think you did something wrong early on.

  • Punanistorm

    These guys are in their mid-thirties?

    Fuuuuuuuuuck…

  • Zeus

    defacto it was an “alien planet soul” fighting our “planets soul” to get a new husk for itself because one of its advanced races stupidly blew up their own planet…

  • tOmy`

    They grow up right before your eyes!

    Especially in the belly area. Awwww, the sweet, sweet look of Milwaukee beer bellies.

  • Dark Age Fire

    What “happened” to Leslie Jones? She was exposed as a virulently anti-white retard who doesn’t understand how to use twitter.

  • MichaelKz

    I found the racist harassment of Leslie Jones because it happened after the movie opened, not before.

  • Citzen Seven

    You don’t need 10,000 people. That would be a ridiculous survey, almost impossible to carry out over a 2-3 day time window (necessary for the snapshot of views desired rather than a time-averaged one over some time frame ) without massive resources. And, it doesn’t get you much more accuracy. For any randomly chosen subset of a population, a given characteristic prevalence in the subset reflects the population at large within 1/squareroot(N) standard deviation where N is the size of the sample. So, If you use 1,000 people, that gets you an accuracy of 3.2%, whereas 10k only gets you down to 1%. Almost all polls, surveys, etc, use in 1k-1.5k range, to get around 3%.

  • OMNI

    It won’t be let go until the fucking movie (Ghostbusters) is not in theaters.

  • GabbyBD

    is this a joke on RLMs part? i dont think so. its wrong analysis, but its certainly not a joke.

  • Chowderbatter

    No.

    You mean ppinions are like sssholes.

    Vveryone has nne.

  • Chowderbatter

    Love, Hhowderbatter.

  • Well, you know, that’s just like, your ppinion, man.

  • Flat Orange

    Did any trailers for remakes look as bad as the Ghostbusters one?

  • Kelsie

    I am a women and I won’t be seeing this movie because in my ppinion it looks terrible. :c

    That really and truly is all there is to it. I loved the original movie as a kid, and I still love it now, but I treat each movie as its own entity and this looked like an annoying, unfunny comedy, and that’s all I need to know.

  • ImAFckingDragn

    Still, the controversy they stirred probably brought them in an extra 50 million easy soooo…

  • OMNI

    I think that is the point everyone is making is that the movie is lame. All kidding and joking aside is that women can make great action leads/ leads, but when the movie sucks it doesn’t matter who is in the lead it still sucks, like half of the 007 movies.

    I think what really pisses me off is when Amy Pascal say ludicrous shit like “Women aren’t in movies” and thinks no one will throw that back in her face.

    I really would like to hear what Sigourney Weaver would have to say to that.

  • MichaelKz

    What about Milla Jovovich? She’s been an action star for twenty years now. I know those Resident Evil movies aren’t high-quality, but credit where credit’s due.

  • Jason

    Are you one of those people who thinks everything is a false flag operation?

  • Jason

    How is life in alt right lala land?

  • Jason

    And of course it happened after the movie opened. The movie made her the target of an alt right hate campaign. This is all an alt right hate campaign, and now they see RLM as an ally.

  • Jason

    I’m sure many are just as bad or worse. You know that’s not the reason it got downvote bombed. Be honest with yourself here.

  • Punanistorm

    Are you one of those people who creates an account on a satirical movie review site just because your political views have been satirically challenged ?

  • Zeus

    Because she cannot act…

  • Punanistorm

    Ghostly voice: “Third wave feminism.”

  • Oh Well

    To think all this bullshittery could have been avoided if the original cokeheads had just needed a paycheck, just a little bit more. *stress induced pizza roll consumption*

  • Zeus

    I would say yes. And not very smart it seems. If he tries to convince somebody here he is doing it the exact wrong way. I saw others on youtube beeing true masters in brainwashing. Jason is just a fetus compared to them.

  • Oh Well

    I get the point Scientist Man is trying to make here: that you can figure out who’s sexist and who’s not by their comments. I think that’s being more generous than fair. Most sexists don’t say “I hate this woman because she’s a woman” more often it’s “I hate this woman because she ruined my life, just so happens she ruined it by making bad at life” So Scientist Man lost me on that one.

  • Variant

    ahahah

  • Oh Well

    Leslie Jones is a decent person, from everything I’ve seen of her. (I’ve followed her since her debut on Weekend Update)

  • RLMkeepitup

    I give some of them credit for saying no. Bill Murray in particular had zero reason for doing another film and it must have been painful to play along with the new one even though he took one for the team again.

  • MichaelKz

    So? She’s an action star in the old school way, like Schwarzenegger and VanDamme.

  • Lloyd Hutchins

    I Laughed, I Cried! It Was Better Than Cats!
    I’m going to see it again and again!

  • Punanistorm

    Does she have the charm or charisma of Schwarzenegger or VanDamme? I would say no..

  • Spoiled Ants

    That’s what I kinda feared, that most of these kiddies & asshats didn’t even get the point of this video. And instead use it as “hard proof” that they were right and continue to be virtual jerks.

  • richardwicks

    I realized long ago that the only people who work in “journalism” are either incompetent, or just don’t care.

    There’s a FEW outstanding exceptions, but for the most part, journalism in the United States has been entirely reduced to propaganda and corporate advertisement and branding.

    Just remember, the main purpose of US media is to sell tampons and deodorants, not to inform the public.

  • I’d say she had a little bit of charisma in the 5th Element.

  • OMNI

    What BS. If you hate women for being women THAT is mysoginistic. If you hate a woman for breaking up with you THAT is life.

  • OMNI

    She seems like adecent person, but she seems hampered by her own bit of racism. Twitter just sucks and it brings out the worst in people. I know several people that were friends for over 20 years suddenly aren’t talking to each other because of social media.

  • OMNI

    Goes to show you that even someone as iconic as Bill Murray can be stifled like that by an evil corporation such as SONY.

    I would to have loved seeing Bill just fuck shit up…maybe he will get a forum to do so in the future.

  • OMNI

    Thanks bigot! And Jay is not fat.

  • Zeus

    I give her that, yes. If things went differently she even might have become a respectable actress. But she choose to rape my childhood.

  • OMNI

    For me it’s like watching my little brother and his friends talk about movies, it’s entertaining but they make a lot of historical mistakes and I just end up sounding old…

  • Punanistorm

    For me it’s just the fact that I’m in my mid-twenties and the mere thought of ending up looking like Mike or Rich in just 10 years..

    Well fuck, consider this my wake up call – I’m gonna go full Susan and look FABULOUS!

  • Kelsie

    I -think- her point was we (women) are underrepresented in the media. But to everything else you said: yuuuup.

  • RLMkeepitup

    equality of opportunity does not equal equality of outcome. some folks find a problem with that

  • Chowderbatter

    A good friend of mine in college was very sweet, very nice, very personable, but shallow. She had an almost pathological aversion to hard data, and serious journalism. She adored tabloids, trash magazines, and celebrity gossip shows. To a disturbing extent. Almost like an addiction. Today she’s a very successful senior producer in one of the world’s largest global news organizations.

    American “news” corporations actively search and select for people who are affable, but deliberately anti-data, anti-facts. That’s how American censorship works. They rarely need to censor from the top because the drones do it by nature.

  • Ragged Gypsy

    Plllllaaaaaaaaeeesssseeee haalllppp

  • frankelee

    That feels when you almost realize the worldview sold to you by liberal outrage blogs on the internet is a silly delusion for children who need to go live life, but then safely stifle the feeling and criticize those who’ve poked holes in your fantasy narrative of how the world works in a way that makes regular people cringe in embarrassment.

  • frankelee

    Movie studio PR is a conspiracy theory now. Just like those stories of people leaving their houses every day to do “work” and get paid money for the scheme. BOGUS!

  • moron

    As a completely out-of-the-loop twentysomething, I heard the youtube trailer was awful and assumed that, like, people aren’t completely braindead yet and that it was probably pretty accurate. I didn’t watch the trailer or see the movie.

    But I do HATE women.

    yukyukyuk

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Van Damme has charisma?

  • castlemonster

    There seems to be a trend lately of people being demonized for not liking certain movies.

  • The original plans for Star Wars were somewhat close to the awfulness of Phantom Menace, and while it retained one of the charms of Star Wars (in that it felt like you were coming in late in an ongoing saga,) it was fairly unrecognizable compared to what resulted. But it never felt like a script that anticipated going any further.

  • Zeus

    I think it’s more of a human social dimension. By critizising their beloved movie you indirectly attack the ones who like it and the unsecure feel the need to fire back. It’s only worse with Ghostbusters because it overlaps with so many other territories (because Sony forced the discussions this way). And now you have to deal with all the unsecure people from these territories, too each time you just want to talk about this movie.

  • Drain

    You’re blaming her for those movies? You should blame the writers and directors. She’s just an actor. If it wasn’t her that starred in them, it would have just been someone else.

  • Zeus

    I’ll have to admit that’s true.

  • Thanatos

    No, because as this established, most comments aren’t misogynistic and the ones that weren’t (like say, the majority that were distasteful of the movie and their marketing WITHOUT being misogynistic) were being deleted.

    Your narrative is manufactured.

  • Michael_Ponder_JR

    I’m so SICK of idiots bringing up the ghost aliens and saying it’s a bad idea.
    Has no one paid attention to the real ghostbusters?
    Has no one noticed how the ghosts in the original movie are rather alien themselves?
    Look, i hated this movie myself… but that’s the only idea of his i thought was fine cause it was not new to begin with!

  • Flat Orange

    “I’m sure many are just as bad or worse”
    I sincerely can’t think of any. Could you name a few?

  • bleurgh

    Everything we needed to know was there in the trailer, in which a ghosts vomits green goo into a woman and she complains about it getting inside her vagina. Say what you will about the original Ghostbusters, there was no scene in which a ghost vomitted green goo onto Bill Murray and he complained about the goo getting into his butthole and / or penis hole.

  • Hilary Manfat

    Yeah, fair point. Perhaps she didn’t realise her joke would be taken so badly out of context as an attack on men, so she felt she needed to clarify herself. I take back my last comment! 🙂

  • Leo_Silva.

    Fuck sony movies.

  • fred

    I I I I I I IIIIII… I love you more than you think.

  • LibyanJig

    The main reason this movie failed is that they rebooted Coneheads instead of GB. The SNL casting was a huge error. There was nothing new added to the story here besides novelty casting of females.

  • MichaelKz

    Someone needed to tell all of these ladies that they were in a movie, not on Mike and Molly and not on SNL.

  • RLMkeepitup

    I blame the media for giving attention to the insecure internet commenters. I mean youtube comments taken seriously? Come on folks. Who’s more immature here.

  • OMNI

    Women are represented in media and it’s about as equal as men nowadays. Except Matt Damon gets most of the male leads now. It all depends on the story. If all lead roles went to women there would be a serious imbalance, same as if it were all men. There’s food for thought there.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Bustin’ makes me feel good!

  • OMNI

    Boy Ghost Aliens sure sounds like a shitty idea…

  • Andrey Tarkovsky Reference

    Does Jessi like the reboot?

  • Punanistorm

    She was the one who commented: “Fuck dem ugly fat bitches.”

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    idk shouldnt like i have no idea what to call them? progressive types? be a bit angrier at being so obviously used?

    these film execs are rich and theyre white this isnt a gloria steinem produced movie

  • Variant

    I was talking about this RLM video, I’m not sure what you’re talking about here

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    ig my point is that this vid is obvs legit, mostly unironic, and anyone buying into the outrage is basically a cow being milked.

    i p much arbitrarily picked yr post to type it at, but it could have been any post calling this vid a conspiracy theory

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    it obvsly isnt

    calm down

  • Variant

    Ah, gotcha.

  • Variant

    I agree that people who are getting outraged over this movie are falling into a pretty obvious trap, but I think that where they start saying assertively that “an environment has been engineered”… they’re right in a way, but I think they are being a little bit ironic. You need more to back up that kind of claim without it being considered a leap of faith. Probably everything they’re saying is basically right, though. But for instance certain statements like “they did this JUST To spite you” stick out to me

  • ikdks

    Wow. I’m sad now.

  • ikdks

    It violates, what I call, the one thing rule of fantasy and science fiction.

    The one thing rule is that you can ask the audience to accept one unworldly thing, and then every other unworldly thing has to spring from that idea.

    In Reign of Fire, you have to accept that dragons exist, but everything else is real worldly. The is no magic in that universe, that would be two things, so they go to great lengths to explain that the fire is napalm created by glands in the dragons neck.

    In the original, ghost exist, but everything else is banking, media, commerce and government, all real worldly things unfortunately.

    Ghost aliens are two things. That’s one thing too many.

  • ikdks

    Quick suicide squad comment. My only complaint, other than some clunky editing (I’d love to see the original cut), is that they jump straight into the story with almost no effort to emotionally connect you to the characters. No dog petting. Now they’re good character actors with interesting roles, so you catch up pretty quick. But film 101 tells me they missed a step.

    The problem is, they did the same thing in The Martians and Fury Road, so is that just the new way? Are they just rewriting the film texts to meet the modern era? Old movies used to hit you over the head with exposition, maybe they can trim down modern movies because the audiences are more sophisticated. All three films worked for me, so I guess they’re getting away with it.

  • Punanistorm

    They get away with it because nowadays technology has made it possible for them to bombard the audience into submission with loud sounds and visuals.

    That’s the queue for your brain to turn itself off for the next couple of hours while you mindlessly shove popcorn in your face and when Granny talks about how she used to watch Clark Gable and feel something you tell that old bitch to go die already so you can get your inheritance God damn it!

  • Thanatos

    More like fraudsplaining

  • Thanatos

    Going by the box office results, some of the rich lost money this time.

  • Thanatos

    Pascal also forced all the good people who may have made a good movie out of the project.

  • Thanatos

    “why didn’t they compare the stats to trailers for other remakes”

    You have missed their point, and that’s that comments under a trailer that are left by less than 1% of a fraction of your audience (the people who even watched a trailer on youtube) mean absolutely NOTHING. Comparing to other trailers in which the comments are similarly MEANINGLESS would be pointless.

  • Thanatos

    It’s an important distiction. If it’s just a ghost looking like an alien, no big deal. If it’s an alien that died and then turned into a ghost, look out.

  • Thanatos

    It got downvote bombed because Sony whined about it getting downvote bombed. It’s also why Call of Duty Infinite Warfare’s trailer got downvote bombed – people heard about it getting so many downvotes and added their own. Self fulfilling prophecy.

  • Thanatos

    No, what happened to Leslie Jones is she got trolled on the internet. If you look at some of the things she’s said in the past on Twitter she’s no saint either. Her outrage and hypocrisy fueled more trolling, as it always does.

  • Thanatos

    Uh, but everyone knew she was in the movie before it opened. Nothing should have fundamentally changed by the movie releasing. What happened is simple. Some people gave bad reviews of the movie, she called them racists (maybe they even were) and then the trolling was on because she’s said a lot of racist things herself on Twitter in the past.

  • Thanatos

    It seems journalism is like politics. Anyone who WANTS to be a politician is unfit for the job. Anyone who goes into journalism is too incompetent for anything else, and anyone who would be good at it is working a higher paying more fulfilling job.

    ESPECIALLY the bloggers who pretend to be journalists.

  • Variant

    2SPOOKY

  • Punanistorm

    Also, if you remember the Wheel of the Worst episode in which the gang watches The Dance of Birth, Jessi actually uttered the words: “Why don’t they slap me in the face with more feminist bullshit.”

    So there’s that!

  • Thanatos

    Indiana Jones 4 = Ghost aliens.

  • Jean-François Martel

    CBS also canceled Supergirl. It was picked back up by the CW.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Jessi has returned to her home planet.

  • Mojo

    Shouldn’t the title me “manplain”?

  • Ren1

    I had the same feelings about it actually. It’s condescending, it’s enlightening, it’s devastating. It’s amazing.

  • Ren1

    THE POWER OF PAIN COMPELS YOU!

  • Everything’sComingUpMillhouse

    That does not fempute!

    But, yes, “mansplain” should have been worked into the title.

  • Everything’sComingUpMillhouse

    Sure is pretty though…

  • OMNI

    Nice boobs!

  • Everything’sComingUpMillhouse

    It’s the only way Marvel would let me be in a movie.

    Tit windows, dude.

  • OMNI

    It’s the only way SONY would let me in their movie.
    Us sisters need to stick together hun…

  • Everything’sComingUpMillhouse

    Tit bump!

  • OMNI

    Let me num that for you!

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    i appreciate yr chill replies but the fact is they did back it up. its funny cuz they actually put way more effort into backing it up than they needed to, i mean i think thats the joke

  • tOmy`

    *Attack of Giant Ghost Aliens

  • Variant

    I’m sure they did their research, but all I saw was a lot of news headline screenshots. I’m just saying based on what is available to me I can’t jump to any conclusions. I’m sure they’re probably right about everything. But I don’t believe this video to be evidence of that. More just an intelligent breakdown of what we all know is essentially the case.

  • ikdks

    But the Martian and Fury Road were both very good movies in my opinion. You can’t just say people are dumb. It might be an evolutionary step in movie making.

  • Punanistorm

    I can and I will!

  • Robotpals

    24 hour news channels have to fill the other 23 1/2 hours with something other than news.

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    ghosts are real tho

    like the ghost of when you were good at posting lol

  • ikdks

    I’m going to give you a chance to edit that comment so it makes sense before I respond.

    Might I suggest punctuation, maybe a capital letter here and there.

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    mite i suggest you take it breezy on the red letter media comment webzone

  • ikdks

    I was making a point about film and you insulted me. I’m not even sure why.

    Maybe you should take your own advice.

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    its uh

    drive by posting

    if you take an ironically bad burn with the word lol on the end of it seriously you should probably question why it matters to you when strangers burn you on the internet

  • ikdks

    What are talking about?

  • fred

    Ever been invited to a friend’s house and you think you’re gonna do something cool like acid or something but really you end up watching Terminator Genysis on his 3D tv…. well anyways, Horace and Pete is a really great show.

  • Punanistorm

    Did the 3D-TV at least manage to improve upon the one dimensional performances?

  • fred

    zing

  • fred

    and no…it’s just fucking stupid. “it’s so cool things popping out of the screen and shit” oh really, I don’t give a fuck. If I’m not high than can I at least want to watch a film that isn’t dog shit on a normal fucking screen you fucking imbecile? You know what’s 3D? Real LIFE you fucking pleb.

  • Punanistorm

    You told him that to his face?

  • fred

    “Turn that off. You wanna talk on the telephone go over there.” Don’t even think about pirating Horace and Pete just buy it and watch it. Spend your days work at Mc-fuckyou to purchase the show, and watch some real shit.

  • fred

    It’s not like I told him any of that. I just left the house feeling somewhat depressed ’cause I don’t have any movie snob friends to bounce off of. I was at the comedy club (just did an amateur open mic gig) having an interesting conversation with someone when another dude chimes in to talk about how “good the new Ghostbusters is” and that it gets a lot of “sexist hate”. So I leave the stupidity behind. You can’t argue with dumb people — the negative energy will conduct more negative energy regardless of who’s right.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    B A N N E D

  • Wait a minute, I think your maths are wrong:

    The number of views doesn’t correlate to the number of individual viewers, and neither does the number of comments. If somebody keeps going back to watch the video over and over (some kind of masochist in this case), it’s still the same person, but multiple views. And one person can leave multiple comments.

    In that case though, I’m sure a lot of the people leaving genuinely anti-women comments kept commenting to stir things up, meaning they were an even smaller portion of the total unique commenters. But that’s just my supposition. I’m not a scientist man.

  • Som

    Suicide Squad hurt my brain and made me sad

  • As a junior scientist man your assertion is correct. Their reported numbers would then be smaller if the viewings are repeats and the comments made by the same person over and over.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Both of you think a significant number of people re-watched that pile of crap trailer?

  • jhonny_appleseed

    For some reason it just cracks me up when I remember Mike reading the line “everyone’s entitled to their own ppinion.”

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    hey so remember that episode of deep space nine when the holofield ruptures and spreads to the whole station and everyones thoughts create weird monsters and crazy space dangers?

    this whole controversy is like that. it only exists if you believe it does

  • Joe Matthews

    Gonna back those numbers up with anything? Because NOWHERE in the entire world of art and fiction is that true. Not even in film. At least half of the movies (and TV shows) I’ve seen in my entire life have had female protagonists, and I’ve hardly EVER seen anything that didn’t have any major female characters in it at all.

    Are there movies that feature more guys than girls in them? Yes. Are there movies that feature more girls than guys? Also yes. Do some only have male characters? Certainly. Do some only have females? Certainly. Are there even *gasp* works that showcase an equal amount of both genders? Again, yes, there are many, quite a lot in fact. And no one type is more common than any of the others. Truly. Just scroll through any genre on Netflix, or browse through the Criterion Collection. Or look at all the Oscar winners. Any comprehensive list of films will do.

    I mean fuck, even back in the old days of Hollywood (when old white men ruled all) women had it big–Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth, Judy Garland, even Shirley fucking Temple, a little girl, could become a big star. And that’s a mere fraction of the lot. Has there not been an entire category honoring the best female leads in all the best movies every year since fucking 1927? Women are not, and never have been underrepresented in the art of cinema. Maybe in certain genres, sure (like certain types of comedy for example), but men are underrepresented in certain genres too (romance), and that has ENTIRELY to do with demographics, not some massive conspiracy by the sexist lizard overlords to keep women in their place or whatever the fuck the crackpot producer who said “We don’t see women in film” believes. Not only a completely retarded statement, but an insult to ALL the great women who have added so much invaluable talent and legendary performances to the art form.

  • Shiggz Rocketsurgeon

    Also Paul Feig may have some talent for movies but thinking or speaking are not two of them.

  • Variant

    For some reason every time he talks it makes me cringe.

  • Variant

    But that’s the thing… you know what the original Ghostbusters reminds me of? The original Quake. Before it was all “The Strogg” who were basically borg ripoffs. In the original Quake you just fought… weird shit from another dimension. It had subtle hints that they were either aliens or lovecraftian demons or both. And the original Ghostbusters had a sort of Lovecraftian thing going on. My point is that Lovecraftian demonology is close enough to “ghost aliens”, so basically that’s almost exactly what they did in the original anyway. They weren’t completely specific about what “the other dimension” was, it could have just been some other place in far off space. Or a pseudo-hell dimension like in Quake. It’s just that this time around they just did it… stupider. We got the ghost of Ridley from Metroid standing on Leslie Jones shoulders. Not even slightly creepy. So to get to the point, that idea wasn’t new because it was already done in Ghostbusters. “Ghost of aliens” is basically the same as “ghosts from an alien dimension”. So I mean who cares if it’s a good idea? It’s someone else’s good idea.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    You think ‘The Martian’ is a good movie? Jesus Christ. The book and the movie were the definition of sci-fi for retards.

    A scientist who qualifies to go to Mars saying things like “I’ll call it … a pirate ninja!!”

  • jhonny_appleseed

    What about time-traveling robots? That’s two things, and the first two Terminator movies are pretty good.

    The reality is that it just can’t be lame. Like Looper, with the “it’s the future and there’s time travel. Also, people have ESP, which will only come up at one point in the movie when the hack screenwriter wrote himself into a corner.”

  • jhonny_appleseed

    We have a fat and comfortable culture. For a significant part of the US the Internet is reality. People kill themselves over Twitter posts, and rather than say “this is stupid”, we actually start blaming the people who wrote the troll post. The US needs a reality check.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    The ironic thing about that is the vast majority of the people doing those stupid fake news shows and directing social discourse hate America and everything in it. That’s why they’re trying to ruin it.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Much closer to reality than your leftist Utopian fantasy.

    Maybe if you don’t want to get insulted, don’t insult people. And if you don’t want to face racism, don’t be racist.

    Black tweets matter.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Kind of like how the alt-right conspiracy made Bill Clinton fuck an intern while deploying troops and then lie about it?

    God damn we’re powerful.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    He doesn’t have political views. Political views require education. He has SOCIAL views, which are like social diseases: you pick them up from associating with other diseased people, they take over your mind, and turn you into a self-righteous dickbag.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    You know, women do sometimes do things that are worthy of ridicule and scorn. That’s called ‘equality’, not misogyny.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Interesting relevance note: the reason Elaine May wasn’t fired from Ishtar is because, after Warren Beatty complained at length about how incompetent she was and was told “fire her”, he said he couldn’t … because he was a feminist.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    I challenge you to prove your opening statement.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Holy shit, that’s an awesome anecdote. Ken Russell’s last wife was just going on about seeing it filmed and how great he was. I can now throw some shade! 😀

  • ikdks

    It’s got 92% on critics and audience. So you’re in the minority.

    And I liked the 60’s scifi feel to it, before all the cynicism of the 70’s. Serious dudes being awesome.

    Can’t we take a break from irony and pessimism for thirty seconds. God love John Agar.

  • ikdks

    Both time travel and killer robots come from the most widely used one thing ever, the future.

    You hit the nail on the head with esp, judge dredd did the same thing.

  • ikdks

    It was like above average meatloaf.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Okay, let’s not get into the weeds of appeal to authority. Besides, RT says the majority of critics loved the Ghostvaginas.

    And it’s not really irony and pessimism, which bug me too – I would be happy to discuss how nuclear guilt ruined sci-fi. It’s an intense hatred of being talked down to.

    The Martian talks down to you. It treats you like an idiot. There’s just no way a scientist who went through the training that guy did would be such a moron. The “pirate ninja” line made me throw the book in the garbage, and that was after I suffered through a ton of other insulting stuff that I don’t really want to remember.

    And I get that this is a sliding scale, like the fact that Sandra Bullock played a reluctant astronaut in Graivty (something Louis CK pointed out is really, really dumb), it was a brief part of the movie that wasn’t constantly hammered home, and that movie was mainly about visuals anyway. I wouldn’t defend the story of that movie either. But the goofy pop-sci nonsense is all that The Martian has. It’s IFLS: The Story.

  • Som

    The musician or the food, either way both are better

  • Troll Prince

    fuck off

  • Curtis Mullins

    Mike constantly references the Office but he has yet to mention that Paul Feig was in an episode.

  • CharlieR

    Everyone here has watched it twice at least. Everyone everywhere else may have too. Maybe more. Definitely not once, maybe because its actually so bad that you want to watch it again (and how SONY changed the original trailer text from “scientists” to “friends”).

  • Earth

    No sh*t Sherlock. I’m just saying that the Sony douchebags making this “controversy” about some dumb gender issue will give misogynists more of an excuse to whine about women.

  • You are making an argument based on that fact that only a small fraction of viewers actually comment or vote. In order to make this argument convincingly, you must also calculate these fractions for similar videos.

  • otheraccount

    It’s mentioned in the Gb 2016 or 1984 review.

  • Curtis Mullins

    Mike mentioned Feig was a producer but he was also actually in an episode.

  • Bill Hiers

    I liked both the original and the remake… I must be weird.

  • ikdks

    Prissy and prickly are a tricky combo.

  • CapedBaldy

    hating yourself makes you a douchebag

  • Variant

    WEIRDO!!! Just kidding. Don’t be ashamed to like what you like.

  • LameSame

    I woke up this morning and suddenly realized ghost aliens would actually be pretty fucking great.

  • richardwicks

    You realize, this concept was already done with Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

    For it’s time, the animation was impressive, but the storyline was kind of weak, and very obvious. You see, the big question was what were these things killing all life on Earth? Well, ghost aliens – obviously. Still, for 2001, visually impressive film.

    I guess Mr Feig through he could do better with recycling that storyline.

  • richardwicks

    No.

    KILL THE INFIDEL.

    Actually, I’ve not seen the film. I’m sick of reboots.

  • LameSame

    But this would be GHOST ALIENS HELPING THEM OUT. COMPLETELY different premise!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bill Hiers

    Heh, thanks. Like many, I was skeptical and even a little hostile towards the notion of a remake as opposed to a third film. I went and saw it anyway, though, just so I could say I saw a Ghostbusters movie on the big screen, even if it was likely to be a bad one, as I hadn’t seen either of the originals in the theater as a kid. To my surprise I ended up quite liking it. It isn’t as good as the classic one, obviously, but it has its own charm.

  • Variant

    I haven’t seen it yet, but when I’m bored I have a safe bet I’ll check it out to compare and contrast with yet another RLM review I’ve probably watched so many timed I should be embarrassed myself 😛

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