Predictably, opinion is split between people who were supportive of the idea of an all-female 'Busters reboot from the beginning, and people who were going to be all up in arms about it based solely on the concept. So let's dive into the Twitter quagmire and see what the hive-mind thought, eh?
Pass. #Ghostbusters— Liz O'GingerMcIrish (@lizzyf620) March 3, 2016
At least it's Thursday and we'll only have a day or two of them before the weekend.
ghostbusters thinkpieces coming soon.— Aht Uh Mi Hed (@bomani_jones) March 3, 2016
But this is a pretty good hot take.
Here's my "hot take" on Ghostbusters: if you're so keen to see a male Ghostbusters, just watch the original Ghostbusters. Problem solved.— The Vagenda Team (@VagendaMagazine) March 3, 2016
So is this one, come to think of it.
What do I think about the new GHOSTBUSTERS trailer? Well, *honking bus speeds past, draining out my voice*— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) March 3, 2016
Also a fair point.
That the Ghostbusters being women is even a talking point to begin with demonstrates the current of sexism that still runs through society.— Danny O'Dwyer (@dannyodwyer) March 3, 2016
And yet somehow Fuller House ruined no one's childhood.
"This new Ghostbusters is ruining my childhood!" - man who never left childhood and never will— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) March 3, 2016
Now this one speaks to us.
The new Ghostbusters trailer started with "30 YEARS AGO" and I started crying, mostly from joint pain.— sigh hersh (@Ugarles) March 3, 2016
If only it were this easy in real life.
I'm fine with a female Ghostbusters in theory, but the part where they exterminate the ghost of the patriarchy is a bit on the nose.— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) March 3, 2016
Finally, a logical reason to see the film.
I will go and see the new Ghostbusters regardless of quality because I enjoy the taste of white male tears— content node #9 (@emotionalpedant) March 3, 2016
"The first movie worked because it had four of the funniest people in it," director Paul Feig said at a fan event in L.A. on Wednesday. "Honestly I just want the funniest people, and the funniest people I happen to know are these women."
Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15.