2016 ‘Ghostbusters’ director says anti-Hillary movement, racism reason film failed

For the most part, whenever we fail to achieve or do something, we’ll look at outside forces that kept us from achieving whatever that intended goal may have been. Another good name for that kind of activity is called making excuses.

It couldn’t possibly have been me, is what we tell ourselves. The odds were just so stacked against us that the likelihood of succeeding was slim to none. At one time or another, we’ll all perform these mental gymnastics in order to get ourselves to believe that outside forces kept us from doing something.

Listen, I get it, sometimes there are things out of our control that we really can’t do anything about. But if we’re really being honest with ourselves, there is usually more we could’ve or should’ve done that may have changed the outcome of whatever we’re dealing with at the time.

But owning up and taking responsibility for what was a pretty massive financial failure seems to be difficult for director Paul Feig. Feig, the director of such films as “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and “A Simple Favor” also helmed the disastrous 2016 all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters.”

The film, starring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy, was, in a word, horrible. Not only was it too long, the special effects were terrible, it was unfunny and worst of all, it managed to completely waste the talents of some very funny ladies, an astounding accomplishment.

But no, the film’s financial failure wasn’t because of the film or the people behind the film. Instead, it was the audience, according to Feig.

Feig says:

“Some really brilliant author or researcher or sociologist needs to write a book about 2016 and how intertwined [our film was] with Hillary [Clinton] and the anti-Hillary movement.”

He went on to say that hatred of President Obama may have also played a role in the lackluster box office returns:

“It was just this year where everyone went to a boiling point. I don’t know if it was [having] an African-American president for eight years [that] teed them up or something, but they were just ready to explode… By the time, in 2014 or 2015, when I announced I was going to [make] it, it started.”

Yes, it can’t just be that he made a bad film that no one wanted to see. There were other obstacles keeping people from seeing his terrible film, according to the director.

For those who have seen the film, you know exactly what I’m talking about, the movie is awful. And for those who haven’t seen it, please take this as a warning and do something else with that two hours of your life.

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