The Ghostbusters fandom recently just seems to be getting worse. The attitude I’ve seen towards people who like the new film (or even just think it was ok) has been ridiculous and of course you have the racists who harassed Leslie Jones on Twitter. So when I saw there was a Ghostbusters fandom documentary on Netflix I was a bit concerned.
Fortunately this documentary shows the other side of this fandom. It serves as a reminder that no matter how horrible a fandom can get there is still that positive side that has a real impact on people’s lives.
I think the thing that really helped this documentary was that whenever the new film was brought up people’s views were positive. There was excitement about the filming, respect for Paul Feig, an understanding that it was going to be its own thing and one of the fans they interviewed cosplayed as Holtzmann.
As far as fandom documentaries go it’s alright, I’d say I prefer the two Brony documentaries though. Unfortunately there’s not much to say about it overall so this is a pretty show review. I am planning to watch another film on Netflix shortly though, not a documentary this time (at least as far as I can tell anyway).