Ernie Hudson on the All-Female Ghostbusters Film


[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]omeone’s jimmies are rustled over not being invited to star in the new Ghostbusters film. Ernie Hudson, now 68-years-old, played Winston Zeddemore in the original Ghostbusters (1984), and for those of you who haven’t heard, director Paul Feig has announced that he’s writing a new Ghostbusters flick starring an all-female cast. Here’s what Ernie had to say on the matter:

“I heard it was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies,” he said. “If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters? I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that. Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn’t include the guys. And that didn’t include me!”

You know that feeling when all your boys get invited to that rad party? The one with the girl you like? And you weren’t invited? So you cry alone in your room? You question if they’re even your friends and listen to Simple Plan because you’re 16 and your life is in shambles? Yeah, that feeling, Ernie’s got it bad. There’s something a little unsettling about the make-it-sexy-if-it’s-not-funny comment. Thanks for the request, Ernie, but I’m sure it’ll be both. STUPID. Don’t tell me what I want and don’t want.

What are your thoughts on the all-chick Ghostbusters film? We can’t wait.

No official casting announcements have been made for the upcoming Ghostbusters film, though the typical ensemble including Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are a good bet along with many random cameos. Jon Hamm, Steve Carell, and Bill Murray all seem likely. The film is scheduled TBD 2015.

Please. No Megan Fox, though.



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    • Max,

      Let me just start out by saying the following: the final article is run through our editors, so while the thought process is completely mine, the choice of words may not always be. As far as being a snarky asshole is concerned, that’s my writing style. Unless you’re refering to all of MY articles, in particular, I don’t think it’s fair for you to bash the other writers on our staff. Game reviews are opinion based. It’s not our job to follow suit of what a majority of people are doing just to fit the trend. Now, we’re not purposely taking the opposite end of the spectrum just to be different either. If a friend recommends you a movie, it’s because he or she has enjoyed it, and you may not have that same level of enjoyment. As far as Shadow of Mordor is concerned, Marc is the one who reviewed it and he just didn’t seem to enjoy it. If I had reviewed the game, which I did not, I would’ve gave it a higher score because our opinions differ. Not to stray too far off topic, don’t judge the quality of the rest of our writers because you don’t agree with my particular writing style. That’s not cool. It’s not my job to please people when I write, it’s my job to have my own style and let people be drawn to it if they enjoy it. I’m sorry you feel this way.


      • Max,
        Rob is right. When it comes to reviews, it is important to understand that while you and Rob do not view the game the same way as I do, there are players out there that would agree with my perspectives. They may be few, they may be far between, but they are there. It would be unfair to all gamers for me to just say “Yep, its great. Buy it.” What happens when those select few that share my perspectives see it and go, “This is not what I expected based off of his review.”?

        You may not agree with our writing styles or our perspectives, but it is our job to contribute in a way that covers every aspect of a game or a movie. That is what being a critic is all about.

        All the same, thank you for your feedback. It is always appreciated.


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