So I finally got round to seeing Ghostbusters last night and it was all kinds of amazing! I really, really liked it.
I thought the film was hilarious and way scarier than I’d anticipated - but the best part was probably the atmosphere in the cinema! The cinema was filled with women and we were all laughing and cheering and squealing with delight together and it was just such a wonderful, communally joyous occasion.
My best friend, Anna, and I were absolutely buzzing when we left the cinema and we spent the whole bus journey home talking excitedly about our favourite parts and quoting our favourite jokes.
Anna said something on the bus which I thought was very interesting (and somewhat sad). She said, “I feel so hyped - is that what guys feel like every time they leave the cinema?”
I imagine that, yes, this is what it feels like being a man in a world where all media is created to cater to male viewpoints. I really hope that we’re now witnessing a cultural shift in our media and that more and more films will showcase female stories and female comradeship because I really want to feel this pumped again.
Mark:Maybe I die. Skydiving explosion. And then you go and marry Cristina. And it makes me sad. But if she's gotta be with somebody, I'd like it to be you.
Diego:Strange, but sweet.
Mark:Only, I didn't really die. I was faking it. And I come back. I spy on you from my red Corvette. And I'm planning to kick your ass, but I see how happy you make her and I have to walk away. I have to. And I do, slowly, in a rainstorm.
Julian:Okay, this isn't really in the spirit of what we're trying to do...
Mark:But as time goes on, it eats away at me. You're out there living it up with my girlfriend. And I'm alone, in a cave. Training.
Julian:Anyone else want to chime in?
Mark:I thought you were my friend... I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY FRIEND!