an incredible movie and a worthy sequel (by DoobieKeebler)
I simply don't understand why so many people have bashed this film lately. "Ghostbusters II" is an incredible movie; funny, entertaining, and a perfect sequel to the original 1984 classic. In fact, I think it's entirely possible that this movie might be better than its predecessor. Anyone who liked "Ghostbusters" should definitely like "Ghostbusters II", why they wouldn't is beyond me. The script is strong and the movie's message is a great one. Plus, the movie can be enjoyed be the entire family, even more so than the original. There is <more>
absolutely nothing wrong with this movie. After many viewings, it remains fresh and always enjoyable. This is, in my opinion, the best sequel ever. There is no way that people can say that this taints the name of the first film, as it is just as good and enjoyable. The music in "Ghostbusters II" is great, the comedy non-stop, the adventure enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. There are just not enough good things I can say about this movie, and yet it bothers me that people say this film is garbage. This film doesn't fall into the typical sequel trap by not living up to the original, because it is just as great as "Ghostbusters". It achieves the rare feat, which only a handful of sequels have. "Back to the Future Part II" and "Toy Story 2" come to mind. "Ghostbusters II" does not disappoint in any way, even with the high expectations the first film set. If you are not a big fan of the first one, I can see why you wouldn't like this movie I couldn't understand why, but at least what your reasons are . However, they don't make movies this good anymore. "Ghostbusters II" is a classic, have the whole family watch it next New Year's Eve and see how good it makes you all feel.
Well I thought a comment on this movie was necessary considering all the criticism it gets. The point of it is that Ghostbusters 2 is almost every bit as good as the first one, I will admit that the first one is better but Ghostbusters 2 is NOT boring and is a VERY entertaining movie. With an all-star cast which includes such greats as Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. The movie really works in following the Ghostbusters after they split up and it has a good solid story to it, not to mention that the soundtrack is very good. All in all if i had to use a point system with rating movies, this movie <more>
would be exaclty one point behind the first in all aspects as far as entertainment value, music , and story go. But this movie is definitley a classic.
Ghostbusters 2 is highly entertaining motion for anyone that digs films that are great fun from start to finish. This movie has a vast amount of memorable moments, sequences, and lines. Although the storyline here is very similar to that of the first one, the entire motion picture delivers so much amusement that it is often hard for viewers to keep up on the movie's central plot. Regardless of all these factors, Ghostbusters 2 is easily one of the best sequels ever produced in motion picture history.This movie takes place fives years after the events of the first Ghostbusters flick. <more>
Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston have been given a judicial restraining order by the entire New York community. The order strictly forbids them performing services as ghost busters. You see, even though they saved the world from utter destruction at the end of GB1, they caused a lot of damage to a high-rise apartment building located near Cenral Park. However, the boys reunite after Dana has a scary and mind-boggling experience when her infant son, Oscar, is mysteriously taken away while in his carriage out on First Avenue. After some investigation and deliberation, they decide to jackhammer a hole in the middle of the busy intersection. When Ray goes below like a worm on a hook he discovers a river of pink slime flowing heavily under the city. Later in the movie, the find out that the slime is the living embodiment of the bad vibes and negative feelings that have been generated over time by the citizens of New York City.Right now I would like to elaborate on what is perhaps the most memorable sequence in the entire movie: the courtroom scene. Following their late-night excavation on First Avenue, Peter, Ray, and Egon are arrested for willful destruction of public property and causing a blackout over the entirety of New York City. The three of them are put on trial in a court of law presided by Judge Stephen Wexler. Wexler's nickname is "The Hammer". This is so because he is a constant gavel banger and screams at other people just for the fun of it. Therefore, Judge Wexler is very sadistic, arrogant, and closed-minded. He also has a very lousy temper. As a result of his hot anger towards the guys, the pink slime in the jar present in the room bubbles like crazy and eventually unleashes two gigantic apparitions: the Scoleri brothers. The judge recognizes them because he himself gave the brothers the death penalty for murder a long time ago. The two ghosts now want to kill him. All this chaos forces the judge to eliminate their restraining order so that the two ghosts can be removed from the courthouse. They succeed and the Ghostbusters are back in business.Ghostbusters 2 is truly a magnificent motion picture! The courtroom scene and many other moments will have you laughing like a maniac. This movie, like the first one, will forever remain to be a favorite with me.
All the principal characters and then some have been reunited five years later for Ghostbusters II. If you still have an ectoplasmic problem in your home or place of work, who you going to call? Why Ghostbusters II of course.New York City has a river of ectoplasmic slime running underneath it and its feeding the sick desires of a long dead Carpathian count with delusions of grandeur to come back and rule. But first to find a host body.Poor Sigourney Weaver, there's something about her that the spirits just can't resist. In the first Ghostbusters she was the target, now it's her <more>
infant son. Her's and Bill Murray's that is. If the no account count can get his spirit into the infant, he will be reborn with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Or does someone else have those?As usual Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson see the problem, but to convince the rest of New York that their general misanthropic behavior is what the nasty spirit feeds on.Joining the gang is former victim Rick Moranis. In many ways Moranis is the funniest one in the film. He and Annie Potts make a delightful couple and great babysitters for poor Sigourney, especially since she can't get them to leave.Ghostbusters II is every bit as funny as the original. And in addition the second film retains that famous and catchy theme that you won't get out of your head for weeks after seeing this film.
This is not has good as the first Ghost busters movie. But it is still very good. It is very funny. It is also very scary. It has a great story line. It has great acting. It also has great special effects. Billy Murray is very funny in this movie. Wihelm v.o.n Homburg is very scary in this movie. See this movie. 6.5 is underrating it. See all the Ghost Busters movies. This is one of the best movies from 1989. This movie is a must see. I need more lines and I am running out things to say. This movie is a must see. Great movie great movie great movie great movie great movie. See it see it see <more>
The whole gang is back! Bill Murray Ghostbusters, Stripes , Dan Aykroyd Loser, Ghostbusters , Harold Ramis Ghostbusters, Stripes , Sigourney Weaver Gorilla's in the Mist, Ghostbusters , Ernie Hudson Oz, Ghostbusters , Rick Moranis Ghostbusters, Club Paradise , Annie Potts Ghostbusters, Toy Story I & II ! This time, there are some new characters and they are played by: Peter McNicol Ally McBeal , Kurt Fuller Scary Movie, Wayne's World .Life has been stressful ever since the Ghostbusters business shut down 5 years earlier. When slime has been seen around the area, strange <more>
things begin happening to Dana Barret Sigourney Weaver and her infant son Oscar William & Hank Deuetscendorf . So she turns to Vankman Bill Murray , Spengler Harold Ramis , Stantz Dan Aykroyd , and Zeddmore Ernie Hudson for help. When they discover that there is a river of pink slime under third avenue, they are arrested and are taken to court. In court, they find out that this slime is apparently mood related. If you are mad, the slime will get that way too. So they end up meeting the Scolarie brothers, who were given the chair when they were in prison, and so the Ghostbusters strap on the packs, and nuke the ghosts. This ends up getting them their jobs back as Ghostbusters and it puts them at the top. But all is good for a while, until the slime catches up to Dana and Oscar. The Ghostbusters then find out that the slime is related to the main ghost on their list, a 16th century magician known as Vigo the Carpatian Wilhelm von Homburg , and that he needs an infant body so he can come back and rule earth.I wanna save the rest for a suprise because there is so much more to tell.Produced and directed by Ivan Reitman Ghostbusters, Stripes, Evolution , and co-produced by Joe Medjuck Road Trip and Bernie Brillstein Ghostbusters , Ghostbusters II is a movie for all ages and I highly recommend it to any family who is looking for a good comedy to watch together.
No, It's Not The Original, But It's Still Very Funny (by ccthemovieman-1)
This was another sequel that was fashionable to knock when it came out. It got panned because it couldn't live up to the first Ghostbusters. Well, what could? The first one was so original, so enormously popular than any sequel was bound to fail as far as matching it.This second Ghostbusters was just fine, very entertaining and it was nice to see all the main characters back. It had a little nicer feel to it and was more family-friendly language-wise, so it even had some things going for it the first one didn't have.The other major different in this sequel was watching Peter <more>
MacNichol, who reprized his "Renfield"-type character from Mel Brooks' "Dead: And Loving It" comedy with Leslie Nielsen. Here, MacNichol plays "Janosz Poha," another wacko with a thick Eastern European accent. He is hilarious, and elevates the enjoyment of this film. Otherwise, the rest of the cast plays and acts just as they did in the first film, which means you'll get a lot of laughs out of them The story just isn't as intense, that's all. No, it can't equal the original, but.....The bottom line is this: Don't try to compare the two films. If you enjoyed the first, you'll like this.....period.
I say that one line summary not in the meaning you should watch this film in widescreen, but in that this film isn't as bad as some people say. Sure it might not have the ultimate originality of the 1st of course , but it is still entertaining, one of the best of 1989. This time, we see 5 years later where the Ghostbusters parted ways Venkman to a Talk show, Spengler to a child psychologist and Stanz as a book store owner but are put back together because of new activity in the paranormal that could end the world courtesy of a painting named Vigo . Then, comedy ensues with great <more>
visual effects to match. Still pretty funny the talk show scene with Chloe Webb is utterly hilarious , but maybe just a tad lesser than the first. A-
I could lie and say I think "Ghostbusters II" is an inferior sequel to the original 1984 "Ghostbusters," but "Ghostbusters II" is an entertaining film in its own right. Nothing can come close to the gleaming perfection of the first film but damn it, the sequel works in most places. It's chiefly because the movie is just so damn entertaining! It's still mostly watchable despite its flaws and misjudgments about what the filmmakers may have seen as an apparent mean-spiritedness in a lot of people during the late '80s.True, comedian and star Bill Murray <more>
still steals the show whenever he gets the chance and he also gets some of the best lines, and he's just so gosh-darn funny as a leading man. Screenwriter team/co-stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis are also in top form, and it shows in their wily and hilarious script. Unlike the first picture, though, it seems like they took the family-friendly route and didn't feel like building up to the oh-so-apocalyptic tone of the first film even though "Ghostbusters" was still pretty funny aside from the occasional dark tone .And also, director Ivan Reitman knows their material and it looks like the filmmakers made the wise decision of bringing back everybody from the original film, including Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis. It's been five years since the first film a title card confirms it , and it seems that most of New York City doesn't even remember who the Ghostbusters are and what they did for the city. Everyone in the city is miserable and the opening moments confirm that as well. After being almost bankrupted by countless lawsuits and being unable to practice their trade because of a judicial restraining order, the boys are reduced to moonlighting in other fields, such as catering to the needs of spoiled yuppie children at their birthday parties, a task that neither Ray Stanz Aykroyd or Winston Zeddemore Ernie Hudson take pride in.Egon Spengler Ramis is the only one of the original Ghostbusters who seems to have actually moved on with his life. Peter Venkman Murray hosts a television show called "The World of the Psychic," a show that apparently draws in modest ratings but no respected psychic will appear on his show because they think he's a fraud. Anyway, things get underway when the boys discover that nasty pink slime of supernatural origin is discovered building up underneath the city, something that old friend and Venkman's old flame Dana Barrett Weaver realizes first hand when the slime attacks her infant son, and it's an investigation they have to do on the down-low because of their current legal situation.This slime, they learn, feeds off the misery and stress of a downtrodden New York City, and it's only getting stronger as the holidays are approaching. But because no one believes in ghosts anymore, their task is even more difficult. Well, after ghost-busting the two ghouls that crash in on their trial hearing, we have no choice but to be ready to believe them. They're back in business, all right - with cynical Janine Melnitz Annie Potts answering the phones and Louis Tully Moranis on the books - tracing the source of their ghost-busting investigations to a 17th-century Moldavian tyrant named Vigo the Carpathian who wants in on the 20th century, and has possessed museum curator Janosz Poha a hilarious Peter MacNicol to go out and kidnap Dana's son so he can have a body so he can live again.One thing "Ghostbusters II" provides for the viewer is solid entertainment, which is what any good sequel should do. It would be impossible for this movie to any way live up to the original, so you can't blame the filmmakers for at least trying trying is italicized . It would be pointless to say that the acting is good from our players, but my God, they're good and again in top form. The special effects are still pretty impressive, even from their early ghost-busting capers, to a finale where the boys are actually able to walk down the streets of the city in an animated - yes, animated! - Statue of Liberty yes, Lady Liberty has sprung to life, and good thing she's on our side! . And even the R.M.S. Titanic don't ask, just watch pops up too."Ghostbusters II" hasn't been particularly well-received, even despite its more family-friendly tone and message about the folly of mean-spiritedness. But it's just a good sequel, nonetheless, not bad, not superior to the original, maybe on par with the original, but it's just really good fun.8/10