July 15, 2016

(FLASHBACK from July 2015) Here's why the new "Ghostbusters" movie will bomb

Gavin McInnesArchive

Despite a pretty promising looking cast of funny women, the all-female remake of Ghostbusters is bound to fail.

Why? Because women aren't "badasses."

They're afraid of ghosts in real life and aren't natural fighters.

Why not use that as the basis of the movie instead of getting the actresses to just mimic their male counterparts?

The new Ghostbusters will only appeal to ugly fat nerds with zits because it combines the two things they'll never experience in real life: women and violence. What's so "feminist" about that?

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commented 2016-07-16 09:37:18 -0400
Great line,… Women are women and men are men, you can’t deny .
commented 2016-07-16 06:53:17 -0400
Gavin, there are women who can kick your butt and you’d like it.
commented 2016-07-16 04:22:01 -0400
Right on Gavin. I have been fed up with movies depicting women as bad asses, it’s just not realistic. Most men aren’t bad asses for crying out loud. Yet every woman portrayed in movies these days are all super babes that can wipe out an army of Navy Seals bare handed and not even smudge their lipstick. I used to love going to the show but in past years I don’t bother. It’s the same old story being told, girl meets boy, girl beats the crap out of him and all the other boys. It’s always ridiculous and boring. Hollywood should start identifying men as men and women as women again. That’s when they could actually act, now it’s all role reversal and special effects. And if women portrayed in the movies are very attractive and sexy, there is nothing wrong with that as it puts women on a pedestal of worship and gives women credibility as distinct members of our human makeup. Putting them in roles where they are to be feared because of their bad ass status just blurs the lines and they lose their individual identities as a sex.
commented 2016-07-15 23:28:40 -0400
Did the people with their comments earlier not see the R rating in the show introduction ? It’s not PG !
commented 2016-07-15 21:50:53 -0400
da silva and little mikey mann…the same leftist regressive fucktard coward hiding behind fake names. Loooossseeer!!
commented 2016-07-15 19:31:04 -0400
A 40 to 50 million dollar opening and much more if not going against The Secret Life Of Pets isn’t remotely a bomb. That’s what the studio expected in the first week.
commented 2016-07-15 19:23:34 -0400
JIMMY DA SILVA: Wanna take back your comment from a year ago. It’s not looking good for the girls……….
commented 2016-03-04 02:37:58 -0500
I won’t be going to see this movie. It would suck!
commented 2015-07-17 06:08:27 -0400
Oh… As for the movie and what Gavin said about it, I doubt I’ll ever see it. It’s just sounds dumb.
commented 2015-07-17 06:04:47 -0400
That goes for you too, Peter Babich. Just “Lazy” would have been quite sufficient. A woman can just as easily be a nice lady, like my wife, but still considered lazy for the sake of the joke, compared to how hard so many men, like myself, think they work. Why does she have to be a witch or harridan, termagant, virago, harpy or grimalkin? I’d say someone could take that quip as being sexist. But, it’s not. Yet, it is. Sexist for labelling lazy women as described in the joke and yet, not sexist for praising women as being arduous workers. Mostly mothers. But, not all. I know some pretty lazy ladies. Just like I know some pretty lazy lads. Am I making you mad, yet? I hope not. It’s just a joke, right? But, really. Just “Lazy” would have been better.
commented 2015-07-17 05:41:03 -0400
I really do like you, Gavin, but you’ve got to stop your cussing. I can’t play your videos for my family, even though the points you make are excellent. Try to tone it down, would you? Especially with the harsher expletives. Otherwise, I won’t be watching you anymore. I can’t. It just tears at the ear.

As for you who can’t wait to pounce on my perceived prudishness, what’s wrong with encouraging people to reach for the highest standards of expression rather than stooping to the lowest? Okay. Go ahead. I’m a big boy. I can take it. Demonstrate your ignorance of the English language and defend your love of gutter-mouth. Tell me how powerful and succinct those single syllable slurs are. I expect they are. To the brain dead; people who haven’t read since grade school and weary of a dictionary.

There are so many ways to make your point without crass vulgarity. If your content isn’t vulgar, why use vulgarity to accentuate your frustration? It’s not a good fit. Plus, it’s not a fair fight. If I know your talking trash, I can defend myself. But, if you sucker punch me in the middle of a genuine discussion, you’ve lost my trust. I’ll avoid you at all costs from then on.

Try using words people have forgotten. You know the one’s I’m talking about. They generally have more than one syllable and can be found hiding in dictionaries and thesauruses all over the world, because they haven’t been used for years. Seriously, try it out; they sound fabulous if you dress them up in intonations, inflections, pitch, tone, timbre, cadence, lilt, modulation, accentuation, and emphasis. Take the challenge. Dump the trash talk and help raise the bar of expression to a new level. I promise, no one will miss your simple minded slaver (not slāver – slaver; drool, dribble). There’s already enough mouldering around us without letting our speech deteriorate, as well.

I thank you in advance for exercising such great restraint and improving your powers of communication with your new – new and improved – abilities to communicate your frustrations to the world.

PS – If you need help, call John Robson. The man’s brilliant with the English language.
commented 2015-07-15 19:56:51 -0400
Brings to mind that old joke. What do you call a woman that does the job of a man? A lazy bitch.
commented 2015-07-15 17:25:02 -0400
Will not spend money at the theater for this, will only download… and the only reason I’m going to watch this is to keep up with what people are talking about. Oh the chores of being updated with popular culture yarhhghh..
commented 2015-07-15 13:52:46 -0400
It will be interesting to revisit this video – when the movie doesn’t tank, because it won’t. Good thing Gavin isn’t in the movie business. He would fail like he did in the restaurant business.
commented 2015-07-15 13:16:52 -0400
Gavin, you are a breath of fresh air in a news world that is usually serious and depressing.
commented 2015-07-15 12:37:18 -0400
Waiting for the porn version.
commented 2015-07-15 11:57:16 -0400
Whoa Nellie; could that be a racist anti-ghost logo on the door of the car? Shouldn’t it be a rainbow flag? #ghost’s lives matter too.
commented 2015-07-15 11:31:44 -0400
I believe the director’s name is pronounced “fayg.” As in, the guy is half a fayg.
commented 2015-07-15 11:14:50 -0400
Gavin – don’t ever change buddy.
commented 2015-07-15 10:34:01 -0400
Looks like a ‘peep-show’ judging from the publicity shot included above.
commented 2015-07-15 09:43:55 -0400
Mel Brooks’ definition of bad taste was stating the truth before it is ready to be heard.

I am wondering if Gavin is guilty of ignorance or bad taste. Once again a load of truth with a terrible delivery…
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