May 19, 2016

Left-wing male feminists are ENRAGED that 'Angry Video Game Nerd' James Rolfe won't review the all-female Ghostbusters

StaffRebel Columnist

James Rolfe, life-long Ghostbusters fan and creator of the long-running web series 'Angry Video Game Nerd' has refused to review the female Ghost Busters film.

Rolfe, who runs the website Cinemassacre, made a video explaining why he wouldn't review the film and how it didn't deserve his money based on the trailers.

This, of course, has left-wingers annoyed as they assume the role of martyrs for the awful-looking pre-released film.

According to left-wing website Salon, “his refusal to see the eventual film is pretty strange, especially since thousands of people respect his obsessive and informed reviews. If he doesn’t like it, why not watch the movie and tell everyone.”

Other sites were more venomous in their attacks.

Uproxx writer Keith Phipps wrote, “[Rolfe] took what he seemed to believe was some kind of principled stand against the film by refusing to see or review it, a declaration delivered with the squinty, clenched-jaw righteousness of a protester standing in front of a tank in Tiananmen Square while offering a series of increasingly fragile justifications: that it shouldn’t be called Ghostbusters because this might confuse children; that it wasn’t the movie he wanted...”

Phipps, who clearly is thirsty for some beta male on radical feminist action, continued his attack on Th Nerd, saying, “Rolfe became the public face of of Ghostbusters resistance. He has plenty of unsavory allies. It’s quite possible that Rolfe’s objections have nothing to do with Ghostbusters being remade with female leads, but there’s no denying the unvarnished misogyny of others.”

If this wasn't bad enough, the website Birth Movies Death somehow turned Rolfe's criticisms into a rant about gender neutral washrooms. I'm dead serious.

In an article titled “The Soft Sexism Of Hating On The New GHOSTBUSTERS”, Devin Faraci wrote “I think the bathroom crusaders know they hate trans people. They’re using bathroom safety as a bulwark to not seem as bigoted. I don’t think 'Angry Video Game Nerd' knows that he’s having a sexist reaction to Ghostbusters. I think a lot of guys online DO know that, but I don’t think 'Angry Video Game Nerd' is sitting around stewing over women in Ghostbusters.”

More offended parties include state broadcaster/MSNBC North/ cbc "social media news reporter" John Bowman.

Not like the taxpayer-funded MSNBC of Canada has even remotely been unbiased regarding GamerGate or anything. How professional.

Also, Dane Cook, who may I add is actually less funny at his best than Rolfe is at his worst. James never said he hated that Ghostbusters was being updated with "hilarious women". Did the man even bother actually watching the video? Doesn't sound like.

He deleted the Instagram post, by the way. But on the internet nothing truly dies.

I myself am a huge fan of James Rolfe and the work he's done. I've seen every Angry Video Game Nerd episode multiple times and the only digital movie I have ever purchased was his feature Angry Video Game Nerd movie.

Never have I ever found the man to be sexist in ANY interview I've seen him do. The fact that these male feminists, thirsty for whatever action they could get at the next left-wing Feminists for Bernie event, attack Rolfe in such a way is flat out sickening. Yet, it's to be expected.

I can guarantee that in no way did Rolfe expect this kind of backlash. The man is anything but political, unlike Doug Walker/ Nostalgia Critic, who unfortunately has gone full SJW retard in many of his videos.

Go back and watch Rolfe's reviews of the Ghostbuster games as well as videos he may have done with Mike Matei on the franchise.

Feminists and left-wingers are martyrs for a film that looks terrible for the lone reason that it stars women. The bottom line is the movie looks BAD. And for a franchise as beloved as Ghostbusters to be rebooted in such a way, boycotting it isn't a bad move.

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commented 2016-05-29 09:32:31 -0400
There’s one other point I’d like to make with regards to the left’s New Victorianism.

It really only seems to start at the beginning of college, and then continue on into adulthood. From K-12, leftists push an agenda of free sexual experimentation very hard. It makes me wonder if they’re deliberately training sexual fiends in K-12, so that when they get into college they inevitably get involved in some kind of sexual scandal in that New Victorian environment.
commented 2016-05-27 23:57:32 -0400
The comments from Devin Faraci are both amusing and alarming. They’re amusing for obvious reasons. But they’re alarming because it demonstrates a level of delusional thinking that seems prevalent among the SJW class.

Essentially what he’s saying is that it doesn’t matter what a person writes or says. That person is thinking and doing whatever Devin Faraci wants them to be thinking and doing, without regard to what they actually write and say or do. It basically means that he can ascribe any motivation to any individual that he likes regardless of what’s happening in actual reality, in order to conform reality to his own ideological belief system.

This may free him from having to directly respond to what is actually happening in reality, or to what a person actually says or writes, and allows him to recite well rehearsed pre-programmed rhetoric. But it’s also how delusion works, and that should alarm normal people.
commented 2016-05-21 09:09:41 -0400
Sandra – I didn’t speak for you. I only ever speak from my own understanding and beliefs. I said that I don’t buy it. Me, personally. Do you see the difference?
commented 2016-05-21 02:25:51 -0400
Yup. They didn’t even bother watching his video. He makes it quite clear that he doesn’t want to watch it because he thinks the movie is misleading people. Nothing about it being female.
commented 2016-05-21 01:57:35 -0400
“I don’t think ‘Angry Video Game Nerd’ knows that he’s having a sexist reaction to Ghostbusters.”

This is not how it works. You can not be something without knowing you are something. Progressives have gone Full Retard now. Anyone who still stands with them is basically a useful idiot at this point.
commented 2016-05-20 22:32:31 -0400
Tyop there; “sporting a vagina”.
commented 2016-05-20 22:30:42 -0400
Feminism. A vehicle for the victims of their mommy’s and teachers inflating of their self esteem with nothing but hot air. Now they have to champion ludicrous causes and harass people to keep that empty self esteem balloon afloat and appear holier than thou. They’re helping no one but themselves.
Saying that men can’t be feminists is childish. Women can’t be feminists either. The simple fact is the the largest group of people in the world or the country is women.
It takes some really large balls and a larger dose of delusional aggrandizement to suppose you speak for that group simply because you’re sporting vagina. You sure as hell don’t speak for me and I’m a woman.
commented 2016-05-20 16:35:39 -0400
DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 6 hours ago
“I personally don’t believe that men are feminists. Sorry boys, I’m not buying it!”

Maybe this will help to enlighten you about the existence of the ‘Meninists’ in our feminist centered societies, yes, the dreaded, male feminists…
– A son says to his father ‘I want to get married’.
The father says, ‘First tell me you’re sorry’.
The next few minutes sees the son trying to find out why he has to say sorry, the father just keeps saying, ‘Just say sorry’.
Finally, the son says, ‘OK Dad, I’m sorry.’
The father says,’ There! You’ve finished your training. When you learn to say sorry for no reason at all, then you’re ready to get married.’

MENINISTS: Learn to recognize them. Report them to the authorities, and beware…
commented 2016-05-20 15:08:22 -0400
Way to take things out of proportion Rebel.
commented 2016-05-20 14:38:16 -0400
First off, I am a liberal or progressive or whatever we are calling ourselves now but I couldn’t agree more with this article. No where in Jame’s calm, rational, cool headed video was there any even sent of misogyny or even being unfair. He most likely new about the plot which was leaked: as he referenced the cameos the old cast would be making. The trailers have so far completely backed up the leaked plot and James could see what was coming. Finally, a trailer is supposed to advertise to it’s customer base why you should spend your money on the full length film. A trailer is LITERALLY what the studios make for you to decide that, and guess what? One of those people saw the trailer and said “No Thanks” and elaborated on it in a video. Simple as that.
commented 2016-05-20 10:23:52 -0400
These SJW’s should attack me. I have no problem telling them where to get off, and I could careless what they think. They can all run to their safe spaces for all I care. Hunker down and plant daisy’s and mind your own damn business.
commented 2016-05-20 10:21:32 -0400
I personally don’t believe that men are feminists. Sorry boys, I’m not buying it!
commented 2016-05-20 00:20:51 -0400
He actually detailed his reasons in the least confrontational, most civil manner possible — and they still went after him.

And they wonder why people hate them so much.
commented 2016-05-19 19:06:52 -0400
Typical Feminist, female or male, its always assuming it is the gender hate of others for e.g. not liking a film with female leads, but never the men-hating/self-loathing male hate of themselves that causes them to do what they do.

Please give Feminists equality by gender sensitivity training and not having politicians take them seriously like their male/female equivalent would receive because the male masculinists have a hateful chip on their towards women and the females are self-loathing
commented 2016-05-19 18:56:02 -0400
Since the left is never called out on their bigotry as the right is, Rolfe did not expect usual ideological intolerant hate and subsequent bullying type abuse and harassment whenever the left does not like something.

We need laws to charge the said left with hate speech and actions based on disliking a difference of opinion.

But would any conservative party and politician be willing to do so, knowing they would be subject to the same abuse and hate?

Not the current cowards who try avoid at all costs confrontation with such left wing bigots, bullies and haters, thus allowing many of their supporters be subject to such abuse and hate
commented 2016-05-19 18:37:13 -0400
It’s adorable that Dane Cook backpedaled the minute his fans called him out on his BS.
commented 2016-05-19 17:58:29 -0400
I think it’s very wise that he won’t be giving them a review. They are looking for a way to attack any negative criticism, and it looks like they want to target this guy.
commented 2016-05-19 17:55:10 -0400
Maybe they could come up with their own movies, instead of reworking old ones for the politically correct. I wouldn’t send my kids to the movies now, with the level of brainwashing going on. If you want your kids to be somewhat normal, don’t send them to the movies alone. Movies now are loaded with the same trash that is being dumped on them in school. I haven’t gone to the movies in years because of the agenda push into all aspects of our lives.
commented 2016-05-19 16:32:18 -0400
Been a huge fan of James Rolfe and Mike Matei for a long ass time. I’d be stunned if James actually reviewed that horse shit of a movie. I hope it bombs so that this will set a precedent for remakes of cult classic movies. Don’t make em cheap and fast for a quick buck…

If we don’t fight back with our wallets the next step is a remake of Rambo with Jennifer Lawrence.
commented 2016-05-19 16:05:17 -0400
Lets not pretend it’s just that the trailer looks bad. There is a justified backlash against the incessant intrusion of feminism into film. When I go to the movies it isn’t to watch a political advertisement. From a Mad Max movie in which Max is usurped by a female character, to two new star wars films with female protagonists it is getting to be pretty clear that that there is an SJW agenda at play. There is nothing wrong with a female lead if the writers feel like it’s a cool idea or whatever, but the steady diet of female leads in franchises that are aimed at a male audience is blatant pandering to feminist critics. At least in Mad Max and Star Wars the original characters are still there, and I have to admit they were good movies. But now they have gone so far as to simply delete the male characters and replace them with females. Maybe we should start to demand that men play the lead roles in romantic/rom-com movies. I for one will not be going to see this pile of crap.
commented 2016-05-19 15:40:42 -0400
I was disgusted enough by the trailer. There is no WAY I’ll ever spend money to be insulted.