This is a list that's going to be rather empty unless everyone tells me which was the film that first…
Five years after they defeated Zuul, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.
One of the reasons the first Ghostbusters struck such a chord in the early 80's, and as a franchise continues to linger on in the public consciousness despite bringing nothing new to the table in a quarter of a century, is because Ivan Reitman's film knew exactly how daft the whole endeavour was and played up to it, casting gifted comic actors as the heroes involved & taking previously terrifying elements such as ghosts, demons & Gods & making them cheesy, comical and thoroughly beatable by the titular team of ectoplasmic nerds. After the first one, Reitman & writers/stars Dan Ackroyd & Harold Ramis didn't want to do another, they felt it was a definitive tale. Ghostbusters 2 is the inevitable result of great box…
There were a host of great comedies back in the eighties and Ghostbusters was one of those films that went for that lucrative cash-cow, the merchandise. We got everything Ghostbustery, from lunch-boxes and t-shirts to pajamas and toys. It was done well and probably outshone the movie in the cash stakes.
Harold Ramis's second outing with the Ghostbusters was more of the same. It worked the first time around and with Bill Murray let off the leash more than the rest, this had more gags and a noticeably more fun approach. All the gang returned and with Peter MacNicol bringing his own unique brand of humor to proceedings, this hardly faltered in the comedy stakes. His role as the geeky…
Wow, this was one of the most bizarre rewatches I've had in quite some time.
When this first came out I had already practically destroyed my VHS player by playing the first film over and over and over again. So when halfway 1990 the sequel finally reached the cinematic wasteland we call the Netherlands, I was first in line to watch it. And boy did I hate its guts. I'll be honest, I really can't remember what my fifteen year old self disliked about it so much, all I know is that I had never watched it again until now.
And yes, I think my fifteen year old self is an idiot.
This film, while never truly recreating the magical…
I was not very impressed with the first film of Ghostbusters. I thought that all the magic of the film might have been lost for the ones who are watching it now for the first time like I did. Anyway I wanted to check this second part to see if opinion would be the same.
Well, I must confess that Ghostbusters II did not impressed me too. In Ghostbusters II we follow all of the Ghostbusters members five year later. Their business closed due to those crazy events in New York City and they are now doing other things but ghostly stuff start to happen again and they are back in business!
This time we are able to see The…
Although not quite on par with its' predecessor, Ghostbusters 2 does a good job of retaining most of the elements that made the first so gratifying. The three leads pick up where they left off, and weaknesses in script and an inconsistent tone are bailed out a bit by Peter MacNicol's fantastic performance and Rick Moranis line deliveries. A feel good message does not de-rail the fun, but it does keep it from achieving the level of the previous film.
It certainly is their love letter to New York, and to quote the great Rick Moranis "One time I turned into a dog and these guys helped me". They certainly did. Thank you Mr. Ramis.
Why would people give this is a hard time?!
Ghostbusters 2 is about equal to the original. Only this time we get lots of free-wheeling Bill Murray. Which is NEVER bad. It does ramp up the action to levels of pure ridiculousness at times, but its a sequel, and that is sequel rule número UNO. It all works.
I could watch this film for the rest of eternity.
I think I remember Ghostbusters II more fondly than how good it actually is.
Because Ghostbusters II isn't a *great* movie...Though it isn't a horrible one either. It's...just more of the same.
Yet a little unfunny.
As a sequel, narratively, Ghostbusters II is brilliant. It builds on the first in the way of repercussions and the reality of dealing with Zuul in the first movie. The characters have evolved in the five years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man accident, and the Ghostbusters...Well, they've become a joke.
Relationships fizzed and floundered, business began to slow down, it's a world where the Ghostbusters are pretty much forgotten and are a laughing stock.
So, really, Ghostbusters II is a universe that Ghostbusters…
A movie that didn't hated but I thought it was okay.
Yes it's a carbon copy of the much better original, but it's still nice to be able to hang out with the old gang even if they're a pale shadow of what they once were.
Before my mom would take me to pre school. I would literally watch this movie everyday before we'd leave. And I would always rewind it and watch the ending about 20 times.
"A year from now, those kids won't even remember who we ware." - Winston Zeddemore
It's been 25 years and I still remember Z.
"Ungrateful little yuppy larvae" - Raymond Stantz
Nowadays, sequels that match or exceed the quality of the original are not unheard of. In today's Hollywood, the first film in a franchise is usually a financial water-tester, and is beholden to an origin story that cannot be deviated from. Sometimes, (see X2, Spider-Man 2, Empire, Winter Soldier), getting the introductory chapter out of the way opens the door to greater storytelling opportunities, due to the luxury of working with previously established characters and, in most cases, an expanded budget.
Ghostbusters 2 was made in the 80s, when most sequels were throwaway straight-to-video "efforts". It in NO way surpasses Ghostbusters, but it is a worthy second chapter. Some reasons why:
Like the first film which I re-watched earlier today, Ghostbusters II was a personal favorite of mine as a child. This sequel lacks the charm and wit from the first film but it's still fun, and I really enjoyed showing it to my kids for the first time. My son Yorel is 3 (He turns 4 next month) and Thane turned 2 back in June. They both enjoyed it and were really into singing the theme song. Now I get to hear them sing that, "Let it Go" from Frozen and "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie on a continuous loop 😃. Sure it gets old after awhile, but it makes them happy which ultimately is what it's all about.
All of the things I loved about Ghostbusters hold true in its sequel and that's the problem.
The exposition and shlocky setup to bring the Ghostbusters back together is just bad writing. The editing of this movie is horrible and if the performances weren't so memorable and the characters so beloved I would have rated this movie a 1.5 out of 5.
This movie on re-watch is garbage and while a few years ago I would have loved to see a third Ghostbusters excrete its way out of Hollywood, I'm happy this series died on the rotten vine.
The setup of GB2 is so bad it confuses me how you can get so many strong actors and minds together and…
"You think there's a connection between this Vigo character and the slime?"
"Is the atomic weight of cobalt 58.9?"
I think I slightly prefer this to the original. I know I did as a kid. We recorded this off the Disney channel in 1990 and it was easily my favorite movie for several years. Watching it now, it does have a different atmosphere than Ghostbusters, which feels more joke driven while here, narrative takes over. The jokes here have an effortless slight-of-hand quality. So many of the best lines feel ad-libbed, much of Venkman's sarcasm is toned down a touch and a lot more of what is funny to me is the manner of the deliveries even more than some…
en mi mente era más divertida. no que no lo sea, pero su temática ("todos debemos ser más buena onda y querernos más") me parece mucho menos afortunada que la primera. con todo, mantiene algunos de sus desplantes ojetes --el personaje de bill murray y su programa, por ejemplo-- y muchas cosas muy divertidas --¡el titanic! ¡la estatua de la libertad con los ghostbusters manejándola!
una secuela que no-está-a-la-altura-del-original pero que aún así lo hace bastante bien. me habría encantado ver la idea de max landis para ghostbusters iii realizada: su pitch, acá.
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