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…
"Let's suck in the guts guys, we're The Ghostbusters"
'Ghostbuster II" is a disappointing sequel, no two ways to describe it. It's plot isn't as good, the script isn't as funny and the 'ghosts' are strangely absent for the most part. It's left to the cast to make the film fairly enjoyable, Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, Weaver, Hudson and Moranis are still good value even if they aren't given much to work with. Murray himself is like a force of nature, he owns every scene he is in, you can certainly believe that he believed he was the 'star' of the show. Aykroyd isn't quite as good as he was in the first one though, again a fault of the script…
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…
10-year-old me loved this movie.
I always say I'm going to watch this on New Year's Eve and then I never do. This movie used to scare me quite a bit, because while I was not raised religious, fear of the end of the world seems to be nondenominational.
A sequel about half as good as the original, which is the reason why Murray has never signed on to any further sequels, which in turn is the reason why none have been made. There were some strange decisions made in this film, the first decision being that they had no desire to make this film any bigger (and approach taken on a sequel like Lethal Weapon 2) but rather just try and match the first film. And on top of that was a desire to make this film more family friendly, which removed any attitude the film could have had which therefore reduced the amount of the gags.
The guy in the painting, his eurotrash assistant and their obsession…
Not quite sure why everyone hates on this one. Almost as good as the first.
Not as good as the first, but still a very fitting sequel.
Caça-fantasma 2 é divertido, da para rir, mas é mais facil conseguir isso tudo e mais com o primeiro.
I'm not really too sure why so many people hate on this one, because I honestly think it's a pretty solid sequel. Sure, it has a lot of structural similarities to the first film, but no one ever criticizes, say, Star Trek (the good ones anyway) or Indiana Jones (ditto) for that. But I think this sequel did a great job of recapturing the magic of the original. We're definitely not talking about a Blues Brothers 2000 situation here.
Hadn't seen this movie in many years and I don't think it has aged well. The special effects and fashion were rather nostalgic and made me smile but otherwise it was a not very funny sequel.
i really liked this movie. pls dont hate.
it made me laugh. it elaborated nicely on existing characters and ideas. it had some spicy NEW concepts. rick moranis gets together with the secretary chick. also rick moranis.
this movie felt like it was content to be a safer, inferior version of the first movie, and that to me is weirdly endearing. fuck all da gb 2 haters.
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