It might be a significant understatement to say that Paul Feig’s 2016 Ghostbusters reboot didn’t go down significantly properly with longtime followers of the franchise. From nearly the second it was first introduced, the knives had been already out for the female-driven supernatural blockbuster, resulting in one of the infamous trolling campaigns in trendy historical past.
The diehards seem like content material with subsequent yr’s Afterlife, presumably as a result of the fourth installment is maintaining it within the household with Jason Reitman directing and his father Ivan producing, in addition to the footage we’ve seen to date promising a direct continuation of occasions from the primary two films that appears to be geared closely in direction of the nostalgia market in an effort to get them definitively again onboard.
Of course, Feig’s film was afforded no such quarter, and the overwhelming backlash to his model of Ghostbusters was an enormous issue within the $144 million mission under-performing on the field workplace. Whereas it scored respectable sufficient evaluations from people who by no means regarded the collection as sacred, and nonetheless holds a 74% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a stable 60 on Metacritic, the negativity surrounding it has since been attributed because the deciding consider its failure.
Nevertheless, with the current announcement of the Snyder Cut proving that if followers marketing campaign as lengthy and as loud as they need they could ultimately be granted their want, Feig determined to do some trolling of his personal and admitted that there’s a 3 and a half hour model of his Ghostbusters that he’d be very happy to share with the world.
There’s a 3 and a half hour minimize of Ghostbusters: ATC I’d be comfortable to share. #FeygerCut https://t.co/zTVE4bDPFm
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) Might 21, 2020
It might be hilarious if the filmmaker did truly launch an prolonged minimize of Ghostbusters that’s over an hour and a half longer than the theatrical version, simply to see what the reactions could be from the individuals that attempted to sabotage it at each flip 4 years in the past. Sadly, although, Feig simply appears to be having enjoyable, and based mostly on how the film was initially handled, it could be honest to imagine that we received’t see #ReleaseTheFeigCut trending anytime quickly.