Reasons for all-female Ghostbusters cast revealed

The rebooted Ghostbusters film launches in Hollywood with cast and crew explaining why the controversy about the all-female cast is a good thing.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ever since it was announced that the rebooted Ghostbusters movie was going to feature an all-female team, there has been criticism online from various camps about taking a much loved franchise and changing it. 

At the Los Angeles premiere of the film - although to many it was the world premiere - the cast and crew talked about finally releasing the film with its all-female leads finally in cinemas. 

The film's producer Ivan Reitman, who was behind the original two films, had an idea for a sequel for many years although it never came to fruition. 

Among the people on the red carpet were actors from the original, including Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and even Ray Parker, Jr. whose hit title song has become a classic since the original film was released in 1984. 

Ghostbusters is scheduled to be released in cinemas in the United States on July 15.