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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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
Not sure why so many people dislike this movie.
Not quite as clever as the first, but still a half decent movie... even if it does retread the same basic plot as the first film.
The funniest thing while watching the movie was when the credits started rolling and my partner dryly states in an aristocratic manner from across the room: "...and having completed all they had set out to do in two films... there was no need for another..."
Looks and sounds great on bluray, haven't seen this in too long. Second on my list of tenuous Christmas films.
"We return to the team ostracised, fragmented and more washed up than ever... The reason? After saving the city - and indeed the planet - from Gozer, instead of being hailed as heroes the team were sued for the damage they caused in New York. It's a brilliant and biting satire of the money-driven and compensation-obsessed society of the 1980s which still resonates today. From a narrative point of view, this is also Aykroyd and Ramis challenging themselves to do something different, not just trot out the same story as they did before - and it works brilliantly". Full review at Film Intel
I can still remember sitting at home at age 7 when my mom told me we were going to see Ghostbusters 2 in the theater. I remember being scared by the decapitated heads in the subway tunnel and jumping in my cousin Jamie's lap. I remember renting the VHS tape the day it was released. For me, both Ghostbusters movies are the perfect 80s comedies and I can watch either of them at any time. I can't separate my nostalgia for this movie and the actually quality of the film so it is hard for me to say whether Ghostbusters 2 is actually any good since I am a fanboy. In fact, as I write this I am wearing a Ghostbusters shirt.
Still love this. Its better than I remembered it being as well. Its just a good comedy with a great concept. I wish Rick Moranis would get back to making films as you forget how good he really is. Always makes me laugh when he has just asked the receptionist out on a date......then realises he is in the middle of the road. So well done. This film is as good as the first one for me.
Forgettable sequel that is weak compared to original.
continuação divertidissima. bons tempos de sessao da tarde.
The plot is a continuous WTF, the villain does not give even for a short, bright moments are missing, and the feeling of reluctance is patent throughout the film ... really seems a sequel made nowadays.
But has one of my favorite bunch of characters of all time, so for very loose resulting in general ... I enjoy it a bit.
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