Ghostbusters. That was a film that drudged up some unnecessary controversy. The original 1984 film was understandably a classic in the eyes of some, and from the moment it was stated that the film would be a female-centric reboot, those fans weren’t afraid to speak their minds about the whole ordeal.
In the end, the film ended up being just okay. Not great, and in my opinion, not bad either. But the fans had already spoken, and at the end of the day, the film only made $229.2 million worldwide. It wasn’t terrible, but given the $144 million budget, it wasn’t a number that was going to cut it. The film likely didn’t make a profit, and if it did, it wasn’t much to speak of.
But, of course, you never know if a sequel is in the cards, and while director Paul Feig was lambasted by fans for the film, it sounds like he’d still be up for a second go. Speaking with Yahoo!, the filmmaker expressed his interest in revisiting the dormant franchise.
“We would love [to make another movie]; it’s really up to the studio. We had so much fun making that movie.”
But what about the fact that the film didn’t really do too well in theaters? According to Feig, it’s managed to build a bit of a cult following since its release.
“The movie’s just really built an audience in the two years since it’s been out. I get contacted every day by people who are such fans of it, and so many women who are inspired by seeing women in science. I will go to my grave so proud of that movie, and so proud of what that cast did in that film.”
Unlike many fans out there, I wouldn’t mind seeing another one of these films — although I would have much preferred if the movie was rated R and it had a budget closer to $60 million. It would give them a lot of freedom and allow them to work within the parameters Feig thrives under (his R-rated comedies are brilliant). What do you think? Would you be up to see more Ghostbusters? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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