People Are Incredibly Divided Over the New Ghostbusters Theme by Missy Elliott and Fall Out Boy
With Ghostbusters getting such a major revamp, it was only a matter of time before the original film’s iconic theme song got a makeover, too.
Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott collaborated on a rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop tinged adaptation of Ray Parker Jr.’s original for the new all-female reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
The Internet basically couldn’t handle it. Here’s what people are saying about the new theme. (Spoiler alert: No one is neutral about it.) //storify.com/peoplemag/the-internet-reacts-to-the-new-ghostbusters-theme-.js?header=none&border=false
This isn’t the first time the new Ghostbusters, which hits theaters July 15, has received some backlash.
“You can’t get better than the original,” said Wiig, who plays a professor in the film, in response to online criticism about the cast being all-female. “But it’s a different movie, it’s a different cast, it’s many years later, and we’ve also done things that are different. It’s not just about it starring women.”