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‘Ghostbusters’ Flooded with Negative IMDb Ratings in Continued Backlash Against Female-Led Reboot

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"Ghostbusters"

“Ghostbusters”

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Ghostbusters” has been met with largely positive (if lukewarm) reviews — it currently boasts a 62 on Metacritic and a 79% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes — which has done little to quell the film’s pre-release backlash. After making the film’s trailer the most “disliked” in YouTube history, fans of the 1984 original who are stridently opposed to Paul Feig’s female-led reboot are flooding IMDb with negative ratings of a movie that, in all likelihood, few of them have actually seen.

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The film currently has a 3.6/10 rating from fans on the site based on 3,823 votes — 2,2204 of which are 1/10, the lowest possible score. As ScreenCrush notes, in what’s surely a coincidence, 2,604 of the votes come from men compared to 276 from women; on average, the former have rated the film much lower than the latter. (For a point of comparison, 2010’s remake of “The Karate Kid,” which likewise first came out in 1984, boasts a 61 on Metacritic, a 66% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.2 on IMDb.)

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Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones star in “Ghostbusters,” which opens this Friday.

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