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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.
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…
Doesn't really have any of the magic of the first.
Still nowhere near as good as the brilliant original and a bit too silly in most places but overall still fairly watchable.
Still a good movie that's pretty funny, but I'll still prefer the first one more.
Ghostbusters II isn't *that* bad - Vigo is as scary as anything from the first, Peter Nicol is funny ("Everything you are doing is bad, I want you to know that") and the cast are as charming. It however all feels flat and come the halfway point runs out of laughs.
A woman in this movie states that the end of the world will be on Valentine's Day 2016. I'm wondering if this will be mentioned in the new reboot coming out in July 2016.
It's a good sequel, featuring more of the crew together and a script that plays with the actual real-life hype and public love of the iconic characters. It's mostly disappointing because there wasn't any more Ghostbusters after this movie, except for the cheapo Saturday morning cartoons. I'm crossing my fingers for the future of the franchise.
If you want pink slime, go to McDonalds.
Otrs spoku ķērāju uzlējums.
Tā jau forši, bet bez sevišķiem jaunatklājumiem un pārsteiguma momentiem, it kā kāda seriāla gara sērija.
Bet varbut vienkārši pie vainas tas, ka šī ir skatīta krietni mazāk reižu kā pirmā.
Rozā ļaunā upe un staigājošā Brīvības statuja no šīs filmas paliek atmiņā visvairāk.
Al igual que la anterior sólo recordaba como empezaba, pero de ahí en adelante no más.
Me gustó la idea de los héroes venidos a menos, en cuanto a personajes los 4 Cazafantasmas desarrollan más su personalidad, pero el personaje de "Luis" cambia mucho de la película anterior y no funciona Rick Moranis, con el tono de comedia.
Los diseños de los fantasmas mejoró mucho desde la película anterior. Es una secuela decente que aporta más a la mitología de los Cazafantasmas.
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