With Halloween fast approaching what better time to show your kids or young relatives some scary yet fun movies. Obviously…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
We're the best. We're the beautiful. We're the only Ghostbusters.
This is the greatest argument against the making of Ghostbusters 3 and why people shouldn't get so upset over Bill Murray wanting nothing to do with it (most of the time anyways).
You couldn't have asked for a better cast and crew for a sequel. Ivan Reitman returns behind the camera. Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis write the sequel to their original comedic masterpiece. Practically the entire cast also returns from Bill Murray to Annie Potts. So what the hell went wrong?
In 1984 they made one of the most original comedy/fantasy/sci-fi films to come out of Hollywood in years. In 1989 they weren't making a sequel to…
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…
Maybe I was just having a bad day, or I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but I did not have a good time re-watching this movie. I have always been a defender of Ghostbusters 2, but this time, all I saw were the flaws.
Bill is Bill, and it's definitely the best part of the movie. His scenes with baby Oscar are great! Everything else falls short. I will say I do prefer the Bobby Brown track to the Ray Parker Jr. classic. The plot is poor, the gags and mostly retreads from the first, and putting Moranis in a Ghostbusters uniform is ridiculous. I used to find Peter MacNicol's Janosz humorous, but this time he grated on my nerves. I also hate the "super positive" message with the Statue of Liberty at the end of the movie. You know, maybe I'm just grumpy today?
This was the first Ghostbusters movie I saw, and I remember loving it as a kid (also, the VHS copy we rented was letterbox'd, which confused me until I learned about film ratios). Over the years I have waffled on how successful this movie was as a sequel, but having watched it back-to-back with the superior original, I actually don't think it's as bad as I remembered. Sure, it's not as funny, the story is a little all over the place, and the pacing lags at times, but it's still fun and there are some solid one-liners.
Five years after battling Gozer, the team return to save New York City from another supernatural threat.
The sequel to the classic Ghostbusters and the result does have it's problems. The story is again incredibly well written and moves along at a great speed and has plenty of laughs, but it just seems to be lacking that certain magic that made it's predecessor such a classic. The direction and production all balance themselves out again, but the lacklustre soundtrack does detract from the overall enjoyment. The returning cast of comedy greats all slide back into their respective roles with ease and it still looks like everyone was having a good time. The special effects are a bit more polished and…
OH MAN... Why did I watch this piece of lousy garbage...? just, why?
I prefer the first Ghostbusters, but at this rate... I found ''Ghostbusters 2'' much worst than ''Bill and Ted.'' Of course, we know Bill Murray is a nut as usually, but JUST LIKE THAT!!! Bill Murray kind of ruined himself just in that disgusting science blinding ''Osmosis Jones'' movie.
You know what they ''the Devil's in the details'' like... WHO WAS THE BONEHEAD WHO DECIDED TO MAKE THE STATUE OF LIBETY WALK THE STREETS NEW YORK?!?! OHHHHH now that was bad and down right lousy just down right...LOUSY!!! After seeing that scene you're like ''Honey... we may have to cancel our trip to the Statue of Liberty!''…
Film #4 of The Movie King's Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Task #5: A film with a number in the title
The Movie King has a fun story to tell to the Letterboxd community regarding Ghostbusters 2. I was so excited to watch the film representing Task #4 (The Godfather after so many years of being on my radar), but the rest of my family who wanted a family movie night was disinterested. Seriously, a movie so many people regard as one of the best movies ever filmed, my mom and my younger sister Princess Leia disregards as just another movie. So anyway, to fulfill the demands, we ended up seeing Ghostbusters 2, something that looked kind of fun, as I'm a…
occasionally funny, impressive effects and better shot than its predecessor. Less boring than the first. The music stands out for being really bad and it didn't fit one single scene.
Not good, but it has moments. The Blu-Ray looks fantastic.
Decent and fun. Bustin' always makes us feel good.
*Once again NYC is the center of a paranormal apocalyptic scenario (a stale idea ripped from the original).
*Waiting too long to make the movie. Director Ivan Reitman says Ghostbusters 2 should have been released a few years earlier.
*Some good 80's CGI and practical effects (Lady Liberty)
*Nerdy Louis hooking up with the bookish Janine. ;)
*It's not 'Twins'.
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