The film wasn’t that good, and it needed to be in order to make back its budget. And it didn’t come close to doing that.
So, let’s recap:
— Not a very good movie
— Ultra high expectations from studio, filmmaker and audience alike which weren’t met
— lost lots and lots of money for the people who financed it & studio
Clearly it’s because of the all-female cast and the system being broken. Love McCarthy (when she’s directed by Feig), love Feig’s films, Wiig is great, Kate McKinnon is a revelation, onandonandonandon… This film failed. I wish it hadn’t, but it did. Their reach exceeded their grasp, sadly. Not good for anybody involved.