Paul Feig Says He’ll Feel Terrible If He Screws Up Ghostbusters Despite Claims He’s Ruining Childhoods
When someone asks if you want to make a Ghostbusters movie, you say, "Yes!"
Despite what lots of angry people on the Internet might think, Paul Feig really doesn’t want to ruin Ghostbusters.
Well, he doesn’t want to ruin his Ghostbusters reboot. As he’s mentioned in the past, you can’t ruin anyone’s childhood or the original Ghostbusters movies. They already exist and are amazing. But that doesn’t mean he’s not worried about how his new version will hold up in comparison. Speaking to Collider, Feig said,
All I can say is I’m coming into this so pure of heart, just like with Peanuts [which Feig is producing]. I’m not looking to fuck this up. If we do, I will feel horrible and I will flagellate myself until the end of my days. All I can say is I think we’ll pull it off.
Because of course he’s not actively trying to ruin a franchise, whiny Internet babies. That’s ridiculous, and the worst Feig’s movie can do is to not be very good.
But what about people who actually just never thought there should even be another Ghostbusters movie regardless of the gender of its cast? (Surely they exist?) He doesn’t claim that he’ll definitely prove them wrong, but all he asks is for them to wait and see before passing judgment:
Look, I get it. I’m not one of these guys who’s like, ‘These fuckers!’ These things mean a lot to people. Everything I’ve done up until now has been original stuff… But this is taking on a property that means a lot to people. I was just out of college when I saw the first one, and I loved it. It was a real game-changer in the comedy world for me, but I wasn’t 8 or 9 years old when it came out. The people I’m getting hammered by the most are guys kind of in their late thirties who grew up and ran around their neighborhood in those costumes, and I completely get it. I completely get it. So all you can then do is just, I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t want to say ‘Trust me’ but just go like, ‘Wait!’
Pardon me, Internet, but I don’t think asking for people to wait and see the movie before passing judgment is too much to ask. Our opinions on movies shouldn’t just pop up out of nowhere.