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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…
I know it's nowhere near the original, I know that. But... it's still highly enjoyable and fun and the cast still works and IT'S VIGO! YOU ARE LIKE THE SWARMING OF FLIES TO HIM!
This is such a quotable movie.
I'm not as down on this movie as most people are. I still laughed watching it and saw the same absurd concepts that wowed in the original. Not as good of a movie, but sequels are hard.
I've always slightly preferred this to the original. This sent my demented imagination into overdrive as a kid. I think the main reason I liked it a bit more was whilst it was very comedic like the first film it also had what was a really creepy good disturbing storyline to it. And it came at just the right time for me as I'd been reading short horror stories of possessed old paintings. Although it doesn't unnerve me as it did when I was a child I still just have such a ball with this.
"Doe, Ray, Egon!"
I liked this a lot more when I was 8 years old.
The first Ghostbusters is one of my favorite films. While the sequel isn't terrible, everything just feels a bit off. You feel the complacency in the performances and the execution, almost as if everyone involved knew they were doing this simply for a paycheck.
Fixes what was broke about Ghostbusters, then breaks what was fixed. Bill Murray, though, remains unshakeable.
This movie is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It's not as great as the original, but it's way underrated and deserves a lot more credit than people give it.
First time re-watching this in a theater since I saw it as a kid with my best friend (at the time) Mark Horacek and his mom. I always thought this was underrated compared to the original, but the last 10 minutes (not even including the sublimely goofy Statue of Liberty bit) is just such a mess.
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