Ghostbusters Theme Song Remake Draws Anger of Twitter
Twitter can’t stop hating on the “Ghostbusters” reboot.
After complaining about everything from the first trailer to the casting of Leslie Jones, a vocal segment of the Internet came out swinging Thursday against the new version of the theme song, “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid),” by Fall Out Boy featuring Missy Elliott.
Music critics also piled on the pop-punk band’s take on Ray Parker Jr.’s iconic song that added some rhymes from Missy. “Somewhere between translating the synth-funk of the original into a song from a post-Nine Inch Nails epoch, Fall Out Boy decided its spookiness should sound like a deranged clown carnival,” gripes Jezebel.
Which is nothing compared to what social media unleashed. A sampling:
Why so much hate remains a bit of a mystery, particularly to director Paul Feig and his all-star cast led by Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig with cameos from the original movie’s leads Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
“The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me,” Wiig told the LA Times. “Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.”
Aykroyd, one of the few people to have actually seen a version of the movie, felt compelled to come to their defense.
“As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it!” he writes on Facebook. “I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!”