It's 30 years after the fact, dude. Keeping the same cast would be asinine (also, at least some of the cast wanted nothing to do with a sequel, so there's that as well).
Which should be telling, but there you go.
Genderflipping a cast isn't in and of itself shitty, no matter which way it goes. And personally, I thought the fact that both casts drew from SNL talent was pretty cool, and a nice thematic link between the two. But that salient fact seems to have been lost in the noise.
I have to disagree. Genderflipping is 9 times out of 10 a lazy, cheap gimmick that adds nothing to the original material. I'm ashamed of my own feeble attempts at genderflipping fiction.
Yeah! We don't wanna see any new Ghostbusters material EVER AGAIN!
I for one didn't. I was satisfied with what we already had. A reboot 30 years after the fact of a franchise nobody really wanted a reboot of anyway seemed...unnecessary.
Welp, mission accomplished. Hope AVGN and those of like mind are satisfied, because they've ensured the franchise is dead, dead, dead.
And thank goodness for that. Ghostbusters should have been left the hell alone to begin with- ironic considering part of the point of the original is that the dead should stay dead. But instead of knowing when enough was enough and letting the poor franchise rest in peace, they dragged it from its slumber and defiled it forever.
Oh well. The ghost is well and truly busted, and the world is a better place for it.
Here lies Squigsquasher.