New female version of”Ghostbusters” has not received a huge Chinese audience, and all because of the local reluctance of the censors to put the movie in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the official version of refusal was lack of interest among Chinese audiences, especially as with the original version of the tape they are not familiar.
In fact, the reason lies elsewhere: the secular ideology of the Chinese Communist party bans media products that have certain superstitions and mystical elements in the form of spirits, ghosts and mysterious creatures. For example, in 2006, for the same reason, showed another part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean”, because it had ghosts.
Recall that the world premiere of “female version” of “Ghostbusters” took place on 11 July. The main role in it played by Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and even Chris Hemsworth appeared.
The original version of bill Murray in the title role, was released in 1984 and part II in 1989. And although the box office was good, the development of the franchise was prestonville.