It’s hard to imagine this movie being as good as it needs to be to get past all this Internet neckbeard drama.
Screencrush reports that the trailer for Paul Feig’s Ghostbuster reboot that debuted in March has broken records for “dislikes” on YouTube, becoming the first movie trailer to break into the Top 100 least-liked videos. They break down the numbers of other competing least-liked vids for comparison:
The Ghostbusters trailer currently has 507,610 dislikes on YouTube. To put that in perspective, the Fantastic Four trailer from last year has only 20,175 dislikes. The Ridiculous Six trailer, which has an impressive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, has only 5,803 dislikes. Could Ghostbusters be that much worse than either of those two movies?...
Justin Bieber’s “Baby” (#1 on the list) has a whopping 6 million thumbs down votes, but that’s on 1.36 billion views for a 226:1 ratio of views to dislikes. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video (#4 overall) has almost 1.5 million thumbs down on 2.5 billion views for a relatively high ratio of 1,666:1. The Ghostbusters trailer is remarkable in that it has 507,610 dislikes on just 28.7 million views. That’s a staggering 56:1, almost exactly four times the amount of dislikes per view of Bieber’s aforementioned most disliked video on all of YouTube. (By contrast, a trailer for a movie like Captain America: Civil War has a 5,237:1 ratio.)
Wow, insanely disproportionate numbers of dislikes to likes. Almost a suspiciously high number, hmm? The Daily Dot reported that it looks like people have even been building bots to automate dislikes, and some comments on the video indicate that the haters are trying to get them up to a million before the movie’s release in July.
Please be good. Please, just be passably good.
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