I don't really see it as "gender change" though. That would be the case if it used the same characters with swapped genders, ala Starbuck in BSG, but these are all new characters who are written for and played by women. It's just ridiculous. I have some issues with this movie but the gender of the Ghostbusters doesn't even rate a mild criticism.The gender change did not upset me but...and this is the issue...it upset fans of the original version and I believe you could see that coming a mile away. I'm not a giant Ghostbusters fan so I don't really have a dog in that fight. To me they hired a group of fairly well known and talented comic actors to do the remake but we do know that according to studio memos they wanted this version to be a girl's night out film. Hence the gender flop.