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 may be in the minority by believing this is as funny and more enjoyable than the first one. It isn't quite as good, but somehow I like this one more.
This is pretty good and funny, even if it is a rehash.
Sequel to the blockbuster film. Unfortunately, the enjoyment factor doesn't even come CLOSE to the fun the original had, and the ending (which has the Ghostbusters tromping into New York City in the possessed Statue of Liberty), is incredibly lame, then it goes into ANOTHER lame ending before the credit roll. What's in the middle, however, can be quite fun... but it seems rushed and overlong. And WHO thought that opening "baby carriage" sequence was a good idea?
A fun second outing for the Ghostbusters gang. However, the villain in this one isn't as interesting as the one in the first movie.
It should be noted that this is not a sequel to the 1984 comedy film smash, Ghostbusters. A sequel to that film would likely have the same kind of absurdist humor and ludicrous set up that is played for laughs. It would have funny jokes, a decent soundtrack, and characters that, while not exactly knight in shining armor heroes, are around to do the right thing despite their flaws.
Ghostbusters II, instead, is a live action adaptation of an insanely popular toy line that came complete with a Saturday Morning Cartoon. In this world, the heroes are one note caricatures that, while not devoid of flaws, are not nearly as flawed as the heroes in that "other" film. In this…
Nostalgia goggles off and apart from a few poor bits (Rick Moranis as a Ghostbuster? Slimer Cameo?) this is still an enjoyable return to NYC's Ghostbusting team. The villain is memorable and it features the best Statue of Liberty cameo since Planet of The Apes.
This movie's biggest crime? Not being as good as Ghostbusters.
The best New Year's film.
- The Witches
- The Gate
- The Monster Squad
- Ghostbusters II
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
- Jurassic Park
- The Dark Knight
- Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
- Pulp Fiction
This is a list that's going to be rather empty unless everyone tells me which was the film that first…