2016 goes down as one of the most divisive years in recent memory. Not only was this felt during the election, but the drama spilled over into the world of cinema as well. Two of the year’s more divisive films were Suicide Squad and the reboot of Ghostbusters. Suicide Squad and its fellow DC Extended Universe movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice both wound up dividing critics, fans, and general audiences alike.
For Ghostbusters part, the controversy started well before it hit theaters. Part of this was due to it being a reboot of a beloved classic, but the other part came from the backlash against the film having all four of its leads be women. It was one of the darker episodes in a year full of sexist and/or racist incidents – which isn’t to say there’s no humor to be gained from either the actual Ghostbusters reboot or Suicide Squad.
It seems the divisiveness of the two …
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