2 May, 2016 - NME.com
The trailer for this summer's Ghostbusters reboot has become the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube's history.
The new Ghostbusters movie is set for release in July. It stars Bridesmaids's Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy alongside Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as part of an all-female ensemble cast in a remake of the 1984 original.
Since its release on March 3, the trailer for the film has been viewed 29.2m times and has picked up over 604,000 down-votes from viewers. Those who enjoyed the trailer and "liked" it come in at 208,606 at the time of writing.
As Screen Crush point out, it would appear that there is a pointed agenda on some viewers behalf to drive the number of dislikes up, with many users celebrating landmark points ("We reached 500k!") in the comment section.
In addition to being the most disliked trailer, Ghotbusters lands at number 23 in the list of most disliked videos overall. Justin Bieber's breakout single 'Baby' remains the most disliked YouTube clip in history with over 6m thumbs down.
Traditionally, the most disliked videos on YouTube are also highly viewed and loved at the same time. Justin Bieber's 'Baby' video is also the 10th most viewed YouTube video of all time while music videos such as Nicki Minaj’s 'Anaconda', 'Hello' by Adele and three Taylor Swift songs also rank on the list.
This is not the first case of the Ghotbusters cast facing up to criticism. Director Paul Feig previously defended the cast members of the female fronted reboot after two of the actresses were targeted for criticism online.
Feig, who also directed Spy and Bridesmaids, leapt to the defence of Leslie Jones who has already spoken out about criticism she has received for her role in the film.