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Monday, July 18, 2016

This would be the Lambda review

Milo's review of Grrlbusters stands in stark contrast to McRapey's.

I’d have loved nothing more than to give Ghostbusters a glowing review. Seriously! Can you imagine a better troll? Extolling the virtues of a film that my loyal readership has been warring with social justice warriors over for months?

But I can’t. You see, I strive to be honest with my audience. I went into Ghostbusters with a clear and impartial mindset, like some tall, slim, and devastatingly handsome statue of justice. (But no blindfold. It would be a crime to cover up these eyes.)

Ugh, I don’t know what to tell you. Ghostbusters is terrible. It’s more obvious than the reading on an EKG-meter in Zuul’s bedroom. The only frame of reference in which this movie functions is as a meta-movie, in which the Ghostbusters franchise is treated like a vampire in a Hammer Horror from the 60s. The beloved franchise from our childhood with a stake driven through its heart, head chopped off, body burned and buried at a crossroads.

 The overarching problem with Ghostbusters is that the script is a greater abomination to God than any of the demons and ghosts in the franchise. I’m sure they could have done a worse job, but they’d have to study Tobin’s Spirit Guide to summon a script from an even deeper circle of Hell.

Mostly, it’s a lack of intelligence. In the original movie, the bad guys weren’t actually the ghosts — everybody loves Slimer and the Marshmallow Man. No, the bad guys were the clueless bureaucrats in the government, who set off a supernatural crisis through bumbling and red tape.

In this film, by contrast, the enemy is all men, while the government ends up playing dad. Every man in the movie is a combination of malevolent and moronic. The chick ‘busters shame the mayor so much they end up getting government funding at the end. Like all feminists, they can only survive by sucking on the teat of Big Government.

I’ll skip over the vacuous and incoherent plot. You won’t understand it watching the movie and you won’t understand it reading my summary so who cares. This, unlike any movie I’ve ever seen before, seems to have been conceived entirely out of spite, with the result that its plot is largely irrelevant.
Read the whole thing there. I leave it to you to determine whose review is more trustworthy.

The only reason that anyone cares about this movie is because it is a symbol; it is a battleground in the cultural war. As Milo correctly noted, the movie is a standard bearer for the cultural Left. The mere fact that the battle is being waged, and that the movie is being widely panned and ignored, is a very good sign for we Western Civilizationalists, because it means the SJWs and feminists are finally meeting overt opposition.

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Blogger The Kurgan July 18, 2016 1:06 PM  

Can you set up a contest for all the sigma reviews this blog no doubt attracts?
You could make it a secret competition so it's not obviously Alpha.

Blogger Jew613 July 18, 2016 1:11 PM  

Feminism depends on ignoring reality in favor of ideology. The recent overt opposition comes from just how distant from everyday reality feminism has become.

Blogger Thucydides July 18, 2016 1:13 PM  

Heaven's Gate destroyed UA back in the day. While this won't be a kill shot for the studio, expect to see lots of executives quietly moved out once the summer is over (no need to draw attention to how badly the studio and the movie failed).

Blogger Nick S July 18, 2016 1:19 PM  

My review: It looked like it would be crap. Didn't see it. Don't care.

Anonymous andon July 18, 2016 1:23 PM  

I never even liked the original ghostbusters.

just silly crap

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 18, 2016 1:24 PM  

It sucked and I didn't and won't go see it anywhere at anytime in the future. Instead I went to RoK and watched the 31 second beach body video for free.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 18, 2016 1:28 PM  

Most people really hate SJWs they deal with at work.
Why go pay to watch more of them?

OpenID gnossoss July 18, 2016 1:29 PM  

I'm not sure why so many people were saying "don't judge it until you've seen it." There's such a thing as a trailer, guys, and it's customary to put all the best parts in there to entice viewers. If the trailer absolutely sucks, and the pinnacle of the film's humor is a fat woman thrusting at things, then I think we can very fairly judge it without wasting our time.

Anonymous Bobby Farr July 18, 2016 1:29 PM  

Milo hams it up and is a self-parody and yet still has a more masculine and mature writing style than Scalzi.

Blogger haus frau July 18, 2016 1:31 PM  

I always enjoy Milo's take on things. His lambda review at least comes off as far more honest and self-aware than gamma, even with all the "aren't I pretty-pretty-preening".

Anonymous Elipe July 18, 2016 1:31 PM  

And filmmaking has never been easier to do independently; I bet on a tiny budget and just a backyard in a suburban neighborhood, a simple man could whip out a movie many times better than big budget "AAA" movies.

Heck, it already happens in video games.

OpenID gnossoss July 18, 2016 1:31 PM  

For some reason nobody is giving the film credit for the one thing I did think was funny. In the original film, the giant, bloated, lumbering beast was white. Flipping that was a bit clever, I thought.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen July 18, 2016 1:35 PM  

This, unlike any movie I’ve ever seen before, seems to have been conceived entirely out of spite, with the result that its plot is largely irrelevant.

It is identical to the hyena matriarch following the alpha lion and erasing his territorial markings.

OpenID gnossoss July 18, 2016 1:37 PM  

@11

I bet on a tiny budget and just a backyard in a suburban neighborhood, a simple man could whip out a movie many times better than big budget "AAA" movies.

A company known for Youtube videos, Rooster Teeth, is currently making a really genuinely solid sci-fi show called Day 5. The premise is that for some reason, across the earth, sleep has become fatal. The protagonists are trying to figure out some kind of solution or find the cause all while not being able to sleep without dying instantly. Of course, everyone has an expiration date since the human body can only avoid sleep for so long before you go crazy and/or die.

If you didn't know the show was made by a company that mostly produces comedy Let's Plays, you'd think it was made by TV pros. The production values are the best I've ever seen from a show not part of the standard system. I'd recommend it to anyone; hopefully it ends well. Nonetheless their ability to do a serious drama with real production values is amazing.

Blogger szopen July 18, 2016 1:38 PM  

Cultural war is being fought for many decades and till now, the progressive side won many more victories. I am not saying about people moods but about actual changes in culture and laws.

However, there is a hope: all personal traits, including those which predispose people to locate on left/right spectrum, are highly heritable. Left-wing people have less children, due to a plethora of facts. The selection is going on for quite a long time and we should see first results within our lifetime - though that would be probably just the harbingers of the change, not the change itself.

Without genetic breakthroughs combined with ideological changes (left is currently vehemently opposed of everything smelling of eugenics) PLUS huge political change (allowing gvt to impose mandatory genetical testing plus mandatory changes), left is pretty much doomed to extinction. Leftist will abort themselves out of existence.

Blogger Anchorman July 18, 2016 1:41 PM  

#14 That's an interesting twist. Of course, you're using mental energy to solve the problem, but the less you sleep, the more your mental energy strains.

Mental Quicksand

Blogger Marcio Goncalves July 18, 2016 1:42 PM  

"I never even liked the original ghostbusters.

just silly crap"

You should watch it again. The original is one of the most anti-government, pro-capitalism, pro-men film ever made.

As Milo points out, the main villain in the original wasn't the ghosts or the ancient God Zuul, the main villain was the government and it's regulations.

There is a reason they decided to remake this classis - it was a pain in the ass of the left that such cherished classic was so right wing.

I'd argue that Ghostbusters is more right wing than Red Dawn.

Anonymous Steve July 18, 2016 1:46 PM  

Milo hams it up and is a self-parody and yet still has a more masculine and mature writing style than Scalzi.

Also contrast Milo's highly readable - almost frictionless - prose with Hugo award winner Scalzi's painfully try-hard lexical diarrhea.

OpenID gnossoss July 18, 2016 1:53 PM  

@16

Right, it's a clever danger because there are so many ways to lose consciousness, and it makes for a serious challenge for the characters to overcome. I love the soft ticking clock this situation creates (and the timer is different for everyone depending on how long they were already up before the discovered they couldn't go to sleep). It feels much more natural than some hackneyed "this disease will activate and kill us in exactly 1372 minutes" kind of thing.

The only disadvantage to the premise is that it's hard to really hold a character responsible if they screw up, since they're all so strung out on drugs to keep themselves awake for multiple days. But the characters are likable, the performances are solid, the environments are believable -- it's just shockingly good for people so far outside the studio system. And the premise is better than any I've heard for a TV show in a while.

Blogger residentMoron July 18, 2016 1:55 PM  

Were-Puppy wrote:Most people really hate SJWs they deal with at work.

Why go pay to watch more of them?


You can say that again. I despise the filthy scum in our HR department. They emit a daily barrage of women and diversity propaganda, but try getting something useful done - a contract signed, a role advertised - and suddenly they're all Out of Office.

I'd pay to watch them tortured...

OpenID gnossoss July 18, 2016 2:00 PM  

@20

I had to do a sexual assault training thing the other day. It said if a student talks to us about sexual assault we should support her and blah blah blah. It actively discouraged us from trying to find out if anything she was saying was true, as though it wasn't our problem to decide whether the allegations were accurate, but it was our problem to get involved with the person making the allegation.

It's apparently very important that we tell her how much we care, and it'll be alright, and we'll definitely investigate, and aren't you so brave and honest and pretty, but not in a sexual assault way, and oh crap there's another complaint. It was pretty disgusting.

Anonymous Steve-waa July 18, 2016 2:04 PM  

Ghostbusters made 46 million in its first weekend. That isn't a failure. You can't say it's a failure when the box office receipts are good. I will never watch that feminist movie, but apparently lots of other people will pay to see it. Don't forget that the American public has had decades of feminist propaganda shoved down their throats.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 18, 2016 2:04 PM  

I'm not sure why so many people were saying "don't judge it until you've seen it."

White-knighting and/or wanting to be seen as taking the high road, as we see all the time from moderates.

Anonymous andon July 18, 2016 2:07 PM  

@ #17 - seeing it once was enough. not a big fan of Bill Murray either.

Anonymous p-dawg July 18, 2016 2:09 PM  

@gnossoss:

Rooster Teeth also did the amazing Red Vs. Blue. If you're not familiar, I strongly recommend that you check it out. I believe that is where they actually got their start, making machinima (before YouTube existed).

OpenID gnossoss July 18, 2016 2:10 PM  

@23

Right, it's not like they wait to judge things they disapprove of without seeing them. The whole gaming press spends most of its time disapproving of games they haven't played yet.

I guess I don't see why anyone buys that line. There's a reason trailers are made, and it's to convey what the movie is like to you. Sure, there are rare instances where the trailers mislead you or fail to present the movie properly, but they're rare enough to ignore that possibility.

It reminds me of the constant "don't judge a book by its cover" lesson that's taught to kids over and over. It finally hit me how stupid that is. Allowing you to judge the book is what a cover is for! The vast majority of the time you can very accurately judge a book by its cover. Trying pretend exceptions invalidate the rule is a very common lefty tactic.

Anonymous andon July 18, 2016 2:11 PM  

10. Blogger haus frau July 18, 2016 1:31 PM
I always enjoy Milo's take on things. His lambda review at least comes off as far more honest and self-aware than gamma, even with all the "aren't I pretty-pretty-preening".


I don't like that preening by milo either

Blogger Salt July 18, 2016 2:13 PM  

Ghostbusters hasn't the flair the film needs.

Ghost-Bustiers , now give feminists something to hang on.

Heh!

Blogger CarpeOro July 18, 2016 2:14 PM  

So basically what I am taking away from reading the positive and the negative reviews is: it is over an hour long performance pretty similar to most commercials these days. Men are idiots. Women are smrt. Government is here to help you.

If anything, most commercials at best let me know which companies to avoid like the plague because they see me as an idiot. Think I'll treat this like commercials and avoid giving it any of my money. Or time.

OpenID gnossoss July 18, 2016 2:15 PM  

@25

Yep, I remember watching RvB back in the pre-streaming video days when they provided video files for download on their web site. It was incredible back then that these internet people made a real honest-to-goodness DVD set!

What amazes me about Day 5 is that almost all Rooster Teeth's expertise is in comedy, yet they just put together this excellent high concept sci-fi drama as just one of many things they're working on. It gives me hope for the future, that my kids may be able to watch something new that doesn't totally suck and try to turn you into an atheist pervert someday.

Blogger CarpeOro July 18, 2016 2:17 PM  

Salt wrote:Ghostbusters hasn't the flair the film needs.

Ghost-Bustiers , now give feminists something to hang on.

Heh!


To be honest, if I had to watch a mainly female movie I's at least want some eye candy. This one appears to be less delectable than brusselsprouts.

Anonymous Nathan July 18, 2016 2:28 PM  

@14,

Rooster Teeth's main franchise came about from headbobbing player characters in Halo multiplayer. 14 years, two TV runs, and a Youtube empire, all starting from an Xbox and some drunk gamers. Unfortunately, they do like their woman warriors and redheads, and can't write non-loser males worth a damn. While that works in Red vs Blue, it's outright cringe everywhere else.

Blogger darkdoc July 18, 2016 2:32 PM  

Also contrast Milo's highly readable - almost frictionless - prose with Hugo award winner Scalzi's painfully try-hard lexical diarrhea.

Scalzi thinks his ZFG verbage is cool and manly. Untouchable. But unbelievable is what it really is.

It's always forced and scripted for effect. Then it's ZFG all over again.

If he wants to pretend not to care, why should I care what the fat, soft social jerkoff warrior thinks?

Blogger Cail Corishev July 18, 2016 2:36 PM  

I saved this quote from somewhere a long time ago:

"'You never can judge a book by its cover.' Which is true, but if you then open the book, and the first page is nonsense and curse words and a picture of a woman doing physiologically inadvisable and unhygienic things in a bathtub, you are allowed to assume the book is not for you. You don't have to read the whole book to figure that out."

In this case, trailers, interviews, and reviewers telling you why you will watch the movie and like it certainly qualifies as skimming the first few pages.

Anonymous Sarcophilus July 18, 2016 2:39 PM  

@7 quite. My company has just shown the first sign of convergence. I've been expecting it but we renamed the conference rooms at the technical center - 10 people, all white, 5 women, two of whom you might recognize (Hopper and Curie). All the men would be known

Note that they didn't include Shirley Ann Jackson, Annie Easley, or George Washington Carver, so I have an urge to literally black-knight in this instance.

Vox really needs to come up with a deconvergence guide, maybe as an appendix to the SJWs always X sequel.

As to Grrlbusters - it appears to be Gigli bad as in people didn't mind and even encouraged texting during the movie.

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 2:43 PM  

It is of comparable quality to Depression Quest.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 18, 2016 2:43 PM  

But, but Milo is not pure of heart, and on the other hand Scalzi is a vagina dominator, improver of women, so there is that.

And Milo is a better writer than sad sack from Ohio.

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 2:45 PM  

@33 Virtue signalling is always about quantity, not quality.
This is one reason converged things are not merely bad, they are huge heaping giant piles of bad.

Blogger pyrrhus July 18, 2016 2:52 PM  

When I saw the trailer, I didn't need any more information to know it would be wretched....

Blogger szopen July 18, 2016 2:57 PM  

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Blogger Timmy3 July 18, 2016 2:58 PM  

The new Star Trek too.

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 3:13 PM  

Ah, the upcoming disaster: Star Beyond Dreck. So Gay, and not in the Milo sense. The first one was horrid, the second appeared to paste the characters and themes to attempt a collage but ended up being a collision with shrieking metal. The wrath of "The Wrath of Kahn", which had some silly moments but is probably the apex of the entire franchise.

Apparently Milo can also sing. Give him some rings (finger, not piercing) and he might be the new Liberace. Remember Liberace was long, long before the gay rights era (also a Catholic), but was quite entertaining.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 18, 2016 3:19 PM  

Please don't mention the re-Wrath of Khan, OMG, Evidence #1 why abortions should be illegal.

Blogger SemiSpook37 July 18, 2016 3:28 PM  

Had friends who posted all over social media this weekend that they liked the film and that the reviews beforehand were "sexist". Granted, one particular friend is still unattached, and I'm guessing the whole white-knighting thing is a major contributor as to why, but that's no way to entice me to see something like this, even if it wasn't blatantly pushed by the SJW crowd.

Someone mentioned here that the film made $46M this weekend. That's nice...except for the fact that it was beat by a film that debuted last week whose performance, even though it dropped half of what it made last week, got marginally BETTER than this film did over the course of the weekend. That's not exactly great news.

Blogger YIH July 18, 2016 3:28 PM  

I've seen a few reviews like Milo's; ''I wanted to like it, but the movie's just crap''.A good script could have compensated somewhat for the unlikable characters. But this wasn't a good script (that's why Bill Murray didn't want to do another one, he didn't like the scripts he was seeing) jokes fall flat, and lazy, stupid overuse of CGI.
With miniatures (the Sta-Puft marshmallow man was actually about a meter tall) mirrors (that's what produces the ghosts in the Haunted Mansion) and double exposure very plausable ghost effects can be done. There was no need to get stupid with the CGI.
It may not turn a profit and it will likely be nominated for at least a couple of Razzie awards. Heads will roll, and the odds are there won't be a sequel to this mistake.
Oh, and the toy companies ain't happy either.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 18, 2016 3:42 PM  

Ghostbusters made 46 million in its first weekend. That isn't a failure.

Sony might not agree with you, given how much it cost to make ($150 million or so). Don’t expect a sequel to this feminist scent-marking.

You can't say it's a failure when the box office receipts are good.

Sure I can, just watch me! The problem is simple: $46 million isn’t good first weekend box office for this misandric crap. Secret Life of Pets probably grossed more, and it cost less to make. The opening weekend was the most it will bring in, it’s downhill from here on out.

This movie will lose money. It will cost Sony tens of millions if not close to $100 million in red ink. That’s a failure, except to the hyenas busy marking territory.

I will never watch that feminist movie, but apparently lots of other people will pay to see it.

For some definition of “lots”, maybe the lesbian feminist market was totally sewed up.

Don't forget that the American public has had decades of feminist propaganda shoved down their throats.

You don’t say?

Blogger YIH July 18, 2016 3:47 PM  

Steve-waa wrote:Ghostbusters made 46 million in its first weekend. That isn't a failure. You can't say it's a failure when the box office receipts are good. I will never watch that feminist movie, but apparently lots of other people will pay to see it. Don't forget that the American public has had decades of feminist propaganda shoved down their throats.
Not quite, this was designed to be one of the summer's big movies - the snack food, toy and video game were working on (re)introducing tie-in products as soon as the trailer appeared. It's been the most talked-about flick of the year...
And it can't top a $100 million opening weekend, it couldn't even get the top spot. Maybe if this were released in October it might have done better and better positioned the tie-in merchandise.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 18, 2016 3:53 PM  

Oh, and apparently the Chinese won’t allow it into their theaters, perhaps due to some “supernatural” or “spirits” angle, I’m frankly not sure. But there goes a yuuge chunk of possible revenue outside the US market, which makes the box office fizzle this weekend all the more important.

Blogger lowercaseb July 18, 2016 3:56 PM  

The only frame of reference in which this movie functions is as a meta-movie, in which the Ghostbusters franchise is treated like a vampire in a Hammer Horror from the 60s. The beloved franchise from our childhood with a stake driven through its heart, head chopped off, body burned and buried at a crossroads.

Damn...that guy can turn a phrase...

Blogger weka July 18, 2016 3:57 PM  

@7 Most people really hate SJWs they deal with at work.
Why go pay to watch more of them?


Because the SJWs have to ensure you don't escape. Ever.

Back on topic, Milo shows the benefits of a decent education. He can write seamless prose, with a fair amount of campiness. A good editor would tone him down, a bit like Jim Baen has had to do with this resident omega pervs (before he was taken: they are now infesting Baen).

Scalzi reads like a manic Harlan Ellison on Crystal Meth.

Anonymous BGKB July 18, 2016 4:13 PM  

You know if this came out during the school year feminists would be making kids watch it like they did red tails. I bet feminists make every library have a copy of the dvd.

least comes off as far more honest and self-aware than gamma, even with all the "aren't I pretty-pretty-preening".

He wears $10,000+ outfits to places feminists throw fake blood, he is probably too high maintenance.

Blogger Anchorman July 18, 2016 4:13 PM  

Ghostbusters made 46 million in its first weekend. That isn't a failure.

I suppose it depends how you define "failure." It's not Michael Moore level of ticket sales (dreadful), but it had the advantage of opening on a massive number of screens, no film competing during opening weekend, and a ton of free publicity from talk shows and internet.

It cost (ballpark) $150M. They put about $100M into marketing it, or more precisely, bought and received in-kind media hype equal to that amount.

And it was beaten on its opening weekend by a kid's movie in its second weekend. It's all downhill from here.

It's a film no one clamored to be made, unlike Star Trek, Star Wars, Marvel/DC movies. It's not a family film.

When you remake, you want to entice the crowd that made it popular to watch it again. Instead, they shoved a floppy tit in their face and said, "You better enjoy it, or we'll say bad things about you."

$45 million is the high-water mark. I seriously doubt it grosses $125M domestically. Keep in mind, there's the cost of production and the cost of distribution (marketing, theatre profits not given to the film company, etc.).

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus July 18, 2016 4:21 PM  

And Scalzi cried.

Blogger WATYF July 18, 2016 4:30 PM  

FTA: "Ghostbusters is afraid to acknowledge the shortcomings of any of its female characters, perhaps fearing the wrath of their target audience, which, after all, is never satisfied. (Literally. Which is perhaps why Sony did a deal with Hostess to sell Ghostbusters-branded Twinkies.)"

haha... almost fell of my chair.

WATYF

Blogger JCclimber July 18, 2016 4:31 PM  

I can't fathom how anyone can miss who the real villains are in the original film.

Therefore, this tells me that the remake wasn't just to do a grrl power flick, but to rescue the reputation of the god of the progressives - government bureaucracy.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 18, 2016 4:32 PM  

The ridiculous part about all of this, is that this Ghostbusters reboot started life for the very practical reason of giving Sony another franchise to milk.

That was one of the things that popped up repeatedly from the Sony Hack.

Sony was desperate to get a new franchise off the ground.

The only thing they have right now is James Bond and and the current Bond just quit. (Okay we can be grateful to Ghostbusters for one thing. I predict with extreme confidence that the next James Bond will be White Englishman...from Scotland. Sony won't be taking chances there.)

Spiderman is now being tended to by Disney because they don't want Sony to tarnish that brand anymore than Sony already has.

Men In Black, won't happen without Will Smith and Will is chasing Oscars now.

That is pretty much it for their franchises. They've got Adam Sandler stuff but that doesn't really blow the doors off. Salt, did okay but Angelina Jolie won't work for Sony since she read what Amy Pascal really thinks of her via The Hack.

Look the first Ghostbusters was lightening in a bottle. You are never getting that back, (hell the guys who made it couldn't do that) but with some care it could have been a decent source of corporate income for a decade.

But Amy Pascal had a much different goal in mind. The new franchise had to be a feminist franchise. Nothing else was acceptable to her. Expect this trend to continue while she is still at Sony.

Crap maybe I'm wrong about Bond. After all, SJWs always doubledown.

Anonymous BGKB July 18, 2016 4:37 PM  

I predict with extreme confidence that the next James Bond will be White Englishman...from Scotland. Sony won't be taking chances there.)

Bond, Gheynigga Bond.

Anonymous Ain July 18, 2016 5:02 PM  

"Ghostbusters is afraid to acknowledge the shortcomings of any of its female characters, perhaps fearing the wrath of their target audience, which, after all, is never satisfied. (Literally. Which is perhaps why Sony did a deal with Hostess to sell Ghostbusters-branded Twinkies.)"

Ha!

Anonymous andon July 18, 2016 5:13 PM  

37. Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 18, 2016 2:43 PM
But, but Milo is not pure of heart, and on the other hand Scalzi is a vagina dominator, improver of women, so there is that.


he sound like a vagina emanator

Blogger lowercaseb July 18, 2016 5:17 PM  

YIH wrote:It may not turn a profit and it will likely be nominated for at least a couple of Razzie awards. Heads will roll, and the odds are there won't be a sequel to this mistake.

However, I predict this one will become a hit 5-10 years down the road... playing at midnight movies with audiences heckling it like Rocky Horror or The Room.

Anonymous Gecko July 18, 2016 5:21 PM  

Milo using the term "abomination to God?" Nice.

Anonymous FP July 18, 2016 5:39 PM  

The Red Letter Media guys have their Grrlbusters review out now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUEKreyTkvA

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 5:42 PM  

@57 - Don't bet on it. Iron Man is now Black Iron Lady (must have attended a magnet school).
I can imagine Jane Bond with her Q (another STEMinist) supplied stilettos kicking ass and attracting a bunch of bedazzled Chippendale men?
(or James has an accident and becomes Tranny Jane - I'll stop there in that I can imagine worse but some may be doing something involving digestion give or take an hour).

@52 - As I noted, Virtue Signalling is about quantity v.s. quality. If they only had $20M or less to work with it couldn't have been even half as bad. Virtue signalling is about burning money at an incredible rate just to prove you sympathize. Just wait until some of the dot-SJWs implode after the VCs run short of cash. (Facebook, Twitter at the top, I wonder how the non-meritocracy of Github is doing).

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 18, 2016 5:43 PM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:But Amy Pascal had a much different goal in mind. The new franchise had to be a feminist franchise. Nothing else was acceptable to her. Expect this trend to continue while she is still at Sony.

From all I've read, she's responsible for the SJW direction this film took. She wanted not just women leads, but women-not-looking-pretty leads, two of whom are downright ugly. She wanted all of it, it had to be full-bore feminist (and I DO mean bore).

If this drops as much as I think it will next weekend, she's on the short list of executives Sony needs to fire.

Blogger Forbes July 18, 2016 6:27 PM  

The graphic in the header of Milo's column is the best: "Who ya gonna call? Weightwatchers!"

Blogger Joe A. July 18, 2016 6:27 PM  

So many alt-righters went to see the damn movie...

Anonymous BGKB July 18, 2016 6:33 PM  

Dang what is with such bad movies. The gay left is excited to see a coming of age movie for Jeffery Dahmer http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ross-lynch-play-young-jeffrey-910214
& (((Radcliff))) is coming out with a farting corpse movie. Swiss Army Man.

Blogger tz July 18, 2016 6:39 PM  

Guffaw - H/T Breitbart.

Most fundamentally, single-number aggregations — like those used by sites such as Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and IMDb — are a pitiful way of explaining the diverse views of critics. More specifically, a vocal portion of men on the internet — shall we say — go out of their way to make their voices heard when it comes to judging entertainment aimed at women, and that appears to be happening with the new “Ghostbusters.”

They also predict a Hillary landslide.

Only if she will be buried by it.

Blogger Bear Brubaker July 18, 2016 6:41 PM  

To put it in perspective: Sony spent $154 million to make Ghostbusters. They will get a $10 million dollar tax credit on that at the end of the year, bringing their total down to $144 million. They are still out the $154 million up front.

In addition, Sony spent around $100 million in marketing the film.

That's $254 million that Sony is out before the first tickets are even sold. Worldwide total for Ghostbusters is $65.1 million. In the old days, that would be a pretty good deal for Sony since they would be keeping 100% of that the first week. That isn't true any more. After some major issues with the theater chains in the late 90's the split with theaters is now 50/50 unless the movie is some kind of AAA feature that a chain is desperate to show. Even then, the split is 60/40 in favor of the studio. The days of a 100% take are over.

That means Sony walked away with $35.5 million on a $254 million expense. Week 2 drop-off for most films is 50%, though it can run as high as 60% if a film did really poorly with viewers (viewers, not critics). Expect to see a normal 55% drop off for Week 2. They are up against Ice Age and Star Trek as new films next week and Dory and Tarzan will continue to draw off viewers. That is really true for Pets which is doing great for a film that kinda came out of nowhere.

That's a total of another $16.2 million for Sony, worldwide. A whopping $51.7 million total for Sony.

They are never going to get anywhere close to what they spent. Ghostbusters is a huge disappointment for Sony, which was hoping for something more in the line of Jurassic World. At a minimum they were hoping for $60 million on opening weekend, then had to pair that down to $45 going into the weekend after a pretty average Thursday night haul.

Don't expect Paul Feig or any of this cast to return for the next film. Even before the movie was released, Sony had announced that they were forming a "Ghostbusters unit" within the studio to produce future movies and TV shows (cartoons) and Dan Aykroyd was placed in charge of that unit -- not Paul Feig.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 18, 2016 7:19 PM  

@14 gnossoss

A company known for Youtube videos, Rooster Teeth, is currently making a really genuinely solid sci-fi show called Day 5. The premise is that for some reason, across the earth, sleep has become fatal.
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That's a good basis.

Dr. Strange had NightMare.

Stargate Atlantis episode Morpheus same thing.

In real life, sleep apnea can kill you.

Anonymous Newcomer July 18, 2016 7:25 PM  

"very good sign for we Western Civilizationalists"

*us*

Anonymous George of the Jungle July 18, 2016 7:44 PM  

Just about the time his career is fading, Scalzi will come out as a woman in an attempt to revive it.

Anonymous George of the Jungle July 18, 2016 7:50 PM  

re female stars...

Beauty is not the same as sexually attractive. I certainly wouldn't want to do anything sexual with any of them, they all look like beautiful mannequins to me.

Of course, if you get off on that kind of thing...

Anonymous ted July 18, 2016 7:59 PM  

I think Day 5 was already made a long time ago, and it was called "A Nightmare on Elm Street". Ecclesiastes, that weird low-budget time-travel movie which was good but hard to understand (I think it was called Primer), I'm getting sleeeeepy.....

Blogger Eater of Rabbits July 18, 2016 8:35 PM  

The Lambda Male's review is noticeably more masculine than the Gamma Male's. Here's to 'Joan' Scalzi in 2017.

Anonymous artaud July 18, 2016 9:47 PM  

"Beauty is not the same as sexually attractive."

Well you're very right on that score, but it's nobody's fault. Milla J is maybe the most stunningly beautiful woman I've ever seen, but she's also (through no fault of her own) so beautiful she looks like a priceless art object, and you'd be sort of afraid to touch her, for fear you'd smear a fingerprint on it.

Jennifer Aniston, on the other hand, is actually physically beautiful (though probably not in MJ's class), but she exudes great personal charm and warmth and sexual charisma, she glows in some mysterious way, and you can imagine yourself wanting to sit on the couch with her eating ice cream and watching old Fred Astaire movies. Milla is not by any means an obnoxious ice goddess, it's just that she has beautiful physical features which make you back away in trepidation, whereas JA has both good looks and a sort of positive natural charm. She glows. It's hard to do. In fact, you can't consciously "do" it, it's just a gift from heaven.

Compare Princess Anna and Queen Elsa in "Frozen" to get the idea.

btw, Brad Pitt glows too, but in a different way of course.


Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx July 18, 2016 10:39 PM  

andon wrote:37. Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 18, 2016 2:43 PM

But, but Milo is not pure of heart, and on the other hand Scalzi is a vagina dominator, improver of women, so there is that.


he sound like a vagina emanator


vagina desiccator


tz wrote:@33 Virtue signalling is always about quantity, not quality.

This is one reason converged things are not merely bad, they are huge heaping giant piles of bad.


Interesting. I don't remember seeing those dots connected before but can think of many examples (like Pedofer). Can you expand on it?


Bear Brubaker wrote:That's $254 million that Sony is out before the first tickets are even sold.

That means Sony walked away with $35.5 million [week 1 net] on a $254 million expense. Week 2 drop-off for most films is 50%, though it can run as high as 60% if a film did really poorly with viewers (viewers, not critics). Expect to see a normal 55% drop off for Week 2. They are up against Ice Age and Star Trek

That's a total of another $16.2 million for Sony, worldwide. A whopping $51.7 million total for Sony.

They are never going to get anywhere close to what they spent.


Great news; thanks for the breakdown.

Anonymous ted July 18, 2016 10:51 PM  

"They are never going to get anywhere close to what they spent."

(((They))) don't (((care))) about profits on this one. At all. They'll make it up backstage, and/or from other projects. All (((they))) care about is showing unattractive, childless women replacing white men's roles, and spreading that logo around (which now semiotically reads "kill white people".)

What does the phrase "Ghostbusters" mean to you now? It meant something different in the earlier edition, but the word "ghost" has long and interesting meanings to non-whites.

The movie is just another action in the ongoing project of soft genocide.



Blogger AdognamedOp July 19, 2016 12:49 AM  

I wont spend a single penny on this or the gay ST Sulu installment. And I've notice the backlash against these sjw led assaults are increasing- if IMBD is any measure.

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx July 19, 2016 1:16 AM  

ted wrote:

What does the phrase "Ghostbusters" mean to you now? It meant something different in the earlier edition, but the word "ghost" has long and interesting meanings to non-whites.



There. Read it like an Asian-in-America reads it. "Ghost" can mean "Caucasoid" to them. And what was that KKK uniform like again?

Anonymous Discard July 19, 2016 2:35 AM  

"Yes, your Honor. This man has no dick".

Blogger szopen July 19, 2016 9:54 AM  

First Polish review I read. The guy is definetely on the side of the left, startin with "the stench of misoginistic cesspool explosion after announcement that new reboot will be with female actresses, was more odious than even racist reaction of some fans after it was revealed that new Star Wars would have black stormtrooper". He then proceeds with signaling his tribe by saying "old GB were so sexist that it's hard to watch"...

... and then he concludes that the movie is flat, mediocre and uncreative.

Blogger tublecane July 19, 2016 10:46 AM  

@64-"two of whom are downright ugly."

Count again. Wiig is unfeminine but not ugly. That's it. I don't need to say anything about the black Amazon. McCarthy might not be ugly were she thin, but she isn't. The other one looks like an ugly man. Maybe lesbos find her attractive, but I don't want to live in a world where they set the standard for anything, let alone women's attractiveness.

Blogger tublecane July 19, 2016 10:54 AM  

@67-There was a horrid exploitation film called "Dahmer," and its only redeeming quality was that it had a tour de force performance by a pre-fame Jeremy Renner. Not that he managed to make it more than almost unrelentingly boring.

But there was one good scene, where his dad wants him to open an old box because it has a secret compartment he wants to check out. But Jeff can't, as it contains a human head. There's also a kind, old grandma in the room when this happens. So he has to cook up a lie about porno mags. I wish it could've been in a better movie.

Blogger Roger G2 July 19, 2016 11:16 AM  

If what the likes Anita Sarkeesian and McRapey Rape Scalzi say is true, and the ONLY ppl hating on this film are a bunch of misogynist manbabies, then it stands to reason that this culture war should have taken place over a bigger film: Star Wars TFA. Sarkeesian even praised TFA in her Ghostbusters review(comments closed bcz of course).
Where was the outcry over the diverse cast, the broken barriers, the experimentation with a beloved childhood staple?
Ppl may have chuckled a little, sure, because SJW's always try too hard to represent every ethnic group in the galaxy.
But the film itself was solid, the storyline was decent, etc.
Therefore, no hell-raising.
Why on earth would the deranged, evil males wait for Ghostbusters to unleash their wrath?

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra July 19, 2016 11:19 PM  

Awesome!

Dark? Milo has light within him and stated he has grown closer to the Lord via RCC upbringing as he watches serious problems unfold.

Team Milo, no feminist progranda for LP Nein heißt Nein!

Nein heißt Nein to Anita Sarkeesian and McRapey Rape Scalzi.

Must see video regarding feminists and GB; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBq1-TGgfNo

Blogger Revelation Means Hope July 20, 2016 3:57 AM  

artaud, you need to reset your time machine. Both your examples of female beauty are seriously old now.

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