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....all the guy said was that he wasn't going to watch the new Ghostbusters movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz8X2A7wHyQ

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"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

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Boring at this point

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Boring at this point

 

Well, It's the current year with elbowing PM's on the loose after all.

"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

- Some guy 

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He's fine to not be interested in it. Though while looking up what this crap is about did come across one rather mean tweet

 

https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis/status/732599073723850752

 

One of the replies near the top.

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He's fine to not be interested in it. Though while looking up what this crap is about did come across one rather mean tweet

 

https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis/status/732599073723850752

 

One of the replies near the top.

 

I had to look her up as i had no idea on the context. Is it this perhaps? http://namebrandlindsay.com/2011/06/22/ethical-storytelling-or-why-i-did-it/

 

She basically had an abortion in order to create a documentary about abortion. Oh wow, now that tweet makes sense, pretty brutal.

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"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

- Some guy 

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I've heard it isn't very funny, which would make me lose interest.

 

It is so weird to me that youtube personalities are a thing, and when people get upset about them, they express that by driving up traffic to their videos, which in turn makes them more profitable.  

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I've heard it isn't very funny, which would make me lose interest.

I found the second trailer be slightly better than the first, but it's still pretty meh.  

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Eh. The guy basically does the "I have huge nostalgia for the original and the trailer of the new one doesn't look great. It feels like a cash grab, and it annoys me they're just slapping the same name on it rather than a fresh one. So I have no plans to watch it, and thus I won't be reviewing it."  - Of course, being a web personality he takes nearly seven minutes to explain it.

 

From that, the internet forms an interesting barrage of outrage. Either it's the "look at the nerd wax nostalgic without even giving it a chance" , "it's because he's anti-feminist and its got women in" and a few based on the "you're saying its bad without seeing it. the trailer doesn't count."

 

Overall, it does seem a rather bizarre collection of seething hate.

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But then again so does the bizarre collection of seething hate for the very existence of this movie. So all in all, people on the internet prove Sturgeon's law is a much too generous estimate.

 

Don't be harsh on people not liking it. Money grab boom of remakes in Holywood is now through the roof and people complain about it. No problem with me

I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech, and freedom of choice. I'm the kinda guy that likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecue ribs with the side-order of gravy fries?" I want high cholesterol! I wanna eat bacon, and butter, and buckets of cheese, okay?! I wanna smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section! I wanna run naked through the street, with green Jell-O all over my body, reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly may feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiene"

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...or the film is incredibly bland (=bad) that it is a calculated risk to manufacture an outrage for possible higher returns. But that would of course require coordination among the press, which we all know is quite impossible.

"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

- Some guy 

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But then again so does the bizarre collection of seething hate for the very existence of this movie. So all in all, people on the internet prove Sturgeon's law is a much too generous estimate.

 

Don't be harsh on people not liking it. Money grab boom of remakes in Holywood is now through the roof and people complain about it. No problem with me

 

I just classify that as dislike. Seething hate is somewhat different. I can't be bothered to make a nice little montage like the one Mesh posted though.

 

EDIT: Seriously though, I've got no real beef with this movie. Yes, it looks awful, so I won't see it and I'll pop in ye olde DVD of the original instead, which will still be just as good. Consider my childhood intact an unmolested.

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But then again so does the bizarre collection of seething hate for the very existence of this movie. So all in all, people on the internet prove Sturgeon's law is a much too generous estimate.

 

I don't have a seething hate for it. But the trailer hasn't impressed me. It's very much on a "eh, when it gets around to being free on Amazon Prime I'll probably see what its like."

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It is so weird to me that youtube personalities are a thing, and when people get upset about them, they express that by driving up traffic to their videos, which in turn makes them more profitable.  

 

Spot on.

 

The guy's other actual reviews for big titles (TFA, Batman v. Superman) have ~350k views, with ~7-8k likes. His Ghostbusters "non-review"? >800k views, 48k likes. Lol, what?

 

There may be other ways to get huge traffic spikes on your pop culture channel than appealing to the current 'SJW' controversy, but I don't know what those would be.

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SJW Nazis being SJW Nazis. Gamergaters being Gamergaters.

 

As for new GB. the problem isn't that it is female GB. I lvoe plenty of films with female leads. Hell, people are excited for Suicide Squad and that movie's hype is being pushed by the female star. Alien was made decades ago with a strong female led and males love that movie and series. But, yeah,  males hate movies with female elads. NO LOGIC.

 

 

The problem with the new GB movie is it looks like crap and they chose the wrong group if female actresses to do it (imo). I won't watch it for the same reason I didn't watch Civil War. It looks like garbage.

 

 

That said, new GB has company in remakes I loathe thanks to  previews. The new MacGuyver remake looks absolutely dreadful. I remember hearing that theyw er eoriginally going to go with a female  MacGuyver... well.. if the new male MacGuyver was the best actor they could get for it... they would have been better off with getting a talented female MacGuyver because this male one is plain and simply awful. I must hate him because I am sexist males. RIGHT? RIGHT.

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But then again so does the bizarre collection of seething hate for the very existence of this movie. So all in all, people on the internet prove Sturgeon's law is a much too generous estimate.

Don't be harsh on people not liking it. Money grab boom of remakes in Holywood is now through the roof and people complain about it. No problem with me

I just classify that as dislike. Seething hate is somewhat different. I can't be bothered to make a nice little montage like the one Mesh posted though.

 

EDIT: Seriously though, I've got no real beef with this movie. Yes, it looks awful, so I won't see it and I'll pop in ye olde DVD of the original instead, which will still be just as good. Consider my childhood intact an unmolested.

Yup, pretty much. Comedy trailers usually contain some of the funnier moments, and these trailers haven't caused me to crack a smile. I will just watch the first two movies in 4k on my home tv come launch day, and for the rest of my life.

 

I need to get all the episodes of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, though.

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The 'hate' for the trailer wouldn't exists if not for the back and forth around it.

 

There may be other ways to get huge traffic spikes on your pop culture channel than appealing to the current 'SJW' controversy, but I don't know what those would be.

 

I don't think that was his goal.

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He's fine to not be interested in it. Though while looking up what this crap is about did come across one rather mean tweet

 

https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis/status/732599073723850752

 

One of the replies near the top.

 

I had to look her up as i had no idea on the context. Is it this perhaps? http://namebrandlindsay.com/2011/06/22/ethical-storytelling-or-why-i-did-it/

 

She basically had an abortion in order to create a documentary about abortion. Oh wow, now that tweet makes sense, pretty brutal.

 

 

As I understand it, she made a documentary about abortion because she had decided to have an abortion and noticed that none of the documentaries that exist about the topic ever seemed to be from the perspective of someone who'd made that decision.

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The guy is like Tom Petty, he won't back down.

 

"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

- Some guy 

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The guy is like Tom Petty, he won't back down.

He did say in his previous video that he was going to make this one.

 

As for the thread issue....

 

I don't see any anger from the guy, nor is he talking about a video game. The new Ghostbusters represents pretty much everything that is wrong in Hollywood this last decade or two. Twitter is for morons or those that would lead them somewhere.

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I believe Angry Video Game Nerd is the name of his channel.

We all know Valsuelm never watches YouTube videos.

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