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South Park Uses Ghostbusters 2016 Girls Rule, Women Are Funny, Get Over It Review Quote

PermalinkBy Paul Rudoff on Nov. 20, 2016 at 11:30 PM , Categories: 2016 Parody Remake
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(from "Fort Collins", 10/26/2016, s20e06)

South Park has been referencing Ghostbusters 2016 all throughout this season, with Cartman feigning interest in the film in order to woo his new girlfriend. In the 20th season premiere (titled "Member Berries", airdate 9/14/2016), Cartman gives a speech to his school about the misogyny perpetrated by internet troll "skanthunt42" against the females of the town.
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Fellow students. As you know, an Internet troll by the name of 'skankhunt42' has been harassing women and girls by making degrading comments on our school message board. The girls are very upset, and many male students believe that it's just because girls don't have a sense of humor. I beg to disagree. Girls rule, women are funny, get over it. Just the other day, in the hallway, I heard two male students saying how the new Ghostbusters sucked balls. I was shocked and appalled. It is time for us all to realize and accept that girls are cool, and women are funny.
It wasn't the mention of Ghostbusters that caught my interest, but something else that Cartman said. Does this set of screens from Sony's Ghostbusters 2016 TV Spot #43 - "Dazzling" give you a hint?

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His line, "Girls rule, women are funny, get over it." is the "blurb whore" phrase used by Manohla Dargis in her movie review published by The New York Times on July 10, 2016.

In its proper context, the blurb reeks of being including for the sake of being later excerpted in movie advertising - something that some reviewers are keen to do because they like seeing their name in print/on screen.
No one performance dominates the new "Ghostbusters," which is for the most part democratically comic (a Paul Feig signature), although Kate McKinnon's magnificent, eccentric turn comes close. She plays Holtzmann, the in-house mad-hatter who whips up the ghost-busting hardware (proton packs included) with a crazy leer and page after script page of playful-sounding gobbledygook. Ms. McKinnon makes for a sublime nerd goddess (she brings a dash of the young Jerry Lewis to the role with a glint of Amy Poehler) and, in an earlier age, would probably have been sidelined as a sexy, ditsy secretary. Here, she embodies the new "Ghostbusters" at its best: Girls rule, women are funny, get over it.
The quoted text is not directly related to the text that comes before it. The line could have simply ended with "at its best" and the point would have been made. Proof that the quote was added for "attention" is given by the fact that it also appears in the review headline. Headlines exist simply to draw attention. Methinks that Jennifer Lynch would not approve of this superfluous text.

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6 comments

Comment from: Jason A. Matthews (TheJAMMan1988) [Visitor]
Sorry, Paul. But I have to agree on Manohla Dargis about the new GB movie. I know you disliked the movie, Paul, but most people (like me) do enjoy and loving it. And I also think that this is also one of the year's best films. That's my opinions.
Nov. 23, 2016 @ 16:25
Comment from: Keith [Visitor]
I like how no one seems to understand that this has nothing to do with sexism. Sure Paul Feig et al tried that angle (unsuccessfully) to sell the movie, but it's really about a needless remake of a classic movie. I have no more interest in seeing it than I do in the remakes of movies that were female-led to begin with. Of course, I wasn't up on "Ghostbusters III" with the original cast either, after "Ghostbusters II" was a disappointment. I was kind of interested in the Ghostbusters remake with a cast of all hot guys, but that's just my hormones speaking. I'm sure I would have regretted it if I actually watched such a thing.
Feb. 8, 2017 @ 13:08
Comment from: mike pollard [Visitor] Email
The guy writing the first post is clearly delusional. How he claim most people liked it after it tanked at the box office is beyond me.
Feb. 25, 2017 @ 12:55
Comment from: Jay [Visitor]
It's not a "claim". People liked it. Go to ghostbustersfans.com and you'll see there are people to who enjoyed the film. Paul Feig has gotten tweets from people telling him how they enjoyed it. Just because it failed at the boxoffice doesn't mean no one liked it. By your logic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factoy was hated because of badly it did at the box office ($4 million box office on a $3 million budget, wow what a peice of crap that no one liked). Not to mention Shankshaw Redemption, which also did badly, yet it's highly regarded. It's harlious how people keep using that as an indication of how good a movie is. The Micheal Bay Transformers films keep making money, but ask a Transformers fans and they'll tell you the films are crap.
Mar. 7, 2017 @ 19:45
Comment from: Tom [Visitor]
"Jay" (is that you, post author??) sometimes girls aren't funny, women don't rule, get over it!

Guess you didn't know Mile, but apparently you triggered Jay by thinking on your own. In other news, Amy Schumer and her lower back-fat tattoo are also unfunny
Mar. 18, 2017 @ 16:46
Comment from: Peter Venkman [Visitor]
"It's not a "claim". People liked it. Go to ghostbustersfans.com and you'll see there are people to who enjoyed the film"

Clearly not enough to have them all come back for Round 2, lol. I guess you should've bought a month's supply of tickets.
Apr. 8, 2017 @ 19:48

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