Despite almost a year of astroturfing, virtue signalling and gender/race baiting; [simple_tooltip content=’The shitty female one, not the good one’]’Ghostbusters‘[/simple_tooltip] was a box office flop.
All the positive reviews from sycophantic leftist media, desperate not to appear sexist, were not enough to change the reality. The female Ghostbusters reboot sucks. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Ghostcuckers is expected to lose $70 million with original plans for a sequel now being flushed down the toilet:
That was the studio’s last public mention of a sequel. As of Aug. 7, Ghostbusters had earned just under $180 million at the global box office, including $117 million domestic. The film still hasn’t opened in a few markets, including France, Japan and Mexico, but box-office experts say it will have trouble getting to $225 million despite a hefty net production budget of $144 million plus a big marketing spend. The studio has said break-even would be $300 million.
Sony hardly is alone in suffering from audience rejection of sequels this summer. But film chief Tom Rothman and his team, along with partner Village Roadshow, had high hopes for launching a live-action Ghostbusters “universe.” Now they are preparing for steep losses (think $70 million-plus) and an uncertain future for the franchise.
Maybe spending $144 million on a film nobody wanted and an additional $100+ million on marketing designed to bully potential fans was a bad business move on Sony’s part.
A star of this golden turd, Leslie Jones, has recently been affirmative-actioned into the public-eye by big media as their new darling.
Jones has been the subject of many suspicious internet non-troversies over the last couple of months. Events that seem to mirror the manufactured outrage campaign designed by the Sony marketing team earlier this year.
Last month, Jones rage-quit Twitter after receiving a wave of trolling tweets comparing her to Harambe, the late beloved gorilla. Many of these tweets went on telling her that her new movie sucks.
Jones responded to this by melodramatically virtue-signalling to her followers and re-tweeting all of the trolls so they would appear front-and-center. Despite being barely-literate, she eloquently responded to the trolls by appealing to their shared-humanity. A series of tweets that definitely wasn’t written by Sony’s marketing department.
Ms. Jones also implicated Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial Breitbart journalist, as the impetus for the influx of harassment. Despite never tweeting at her in the first place.
It just so happened that Milo had dropped a movie review of Ghostbusters around that exact same time.
It also should be noted that Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has been trying to have Milo removed from his platform for months.
After the base of arguably-racist tweets from egg-accounts and obvious trolls was laid; Leslie Jones then implicated @Nero (Milo) by name. He was permanently banned shortly after.
If I were more conspiratorially-minded, it would seem that this was a false flag to finally have Milo removed from the platform. Jones’ hysterical overreaction and the massive media blitz that followed reinforce this a lot. These media smear tactics invoke emotional dog-whistles like “racism” or “sexism” in order to achieve political agendas. Tricks like these have been previously seen used by big media, employed in other controversies such as #GamerGate.
Eventually the spat with Milo got boring and people stopped caring about this gargantuan woman. NBC decided that it would be cute to send her off to Rio for the 2016 Olympics for a series of incredibly dull “live Tweets”.
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 9, 2016
Who can possibly deny the comedic brilliance behind such witty commentary as “YAAAAAAS!” and “MAMA”. Fuck NBC’s seasoned reporters and panel of experts, we have the half-retarded, one worded additions of Leslie Jones. Send her to Rio!
IM AN OLYMPIAN!!! pic.twitter.com/bOkbwDcHJ9
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 9, 2016
Of course, the leftist media couldn’t scramble to social media quicker in order to send praise and fake laughter to this brilliant comedienne.
Leslie’s remarks usually consist of screaming at the screen or being confused about whatever sport she’s watching at the time. When the most-decorated Olympian of all time, national-treasure Michael Phelps, stepped up to the pool ready to represent America in front of the entire world; famous sports-commentator Leslie Jones had this to say:
LET’S GET IT CRACKALATING…. LET’S GET IT CRACK…IN…MY-KA