Ghostbusters II
Ghostbusters II
PG | 16 June 1989 (USA)
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Having lost their status and credibility five years after covering New York City with gooey roasted marshmallows in Ghostbusters (1984), the city's former heroes and once-popular spirit-hunters struggle to keep afloat, forced to work odd jobs. However, when Dana and her baby have yet another terrifying encounter with the paranormal, it is up to Peter Venkman and his fearless team of supernatural crime fighters to step up and save the day. Once more, humankind is in danger, as rivers of slimy psycho-reactive ectoplasm, paired with the dreadful manifestation of evil sixteenth-century tyrant Vigo the Carpathian, threaten to plunge the entire city into darkness. Is the world ready to believe? Can the Ghostbusters save us for the second time?

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Vashirdfel

Simply A Masterpiece

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Aneesa Wardle

The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.

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Jonah Abbott

There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.

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Josephina

Great story, amazing characters, superb action, enthralling cinematography. Yes, this is something I am glad I spent money on.

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lukem-52760

GHOSTBUSTERS 2 (1989) is a beautifully made film!!! IVAN REITMAN is a BRILLIANT director & a comedy genius!!! GHOSTBUSTERS 2 is better than the first FILM!!! with more Heart & charm This time around in Ghostbusters 2 it's also much more exciting & has a real sinister Atmosphere,there's so much done better this time around,and With a darker tone & a better more beautiful music score by Randy Edelman & AMAZING FX this movie REALLY stands out as a better film. I Grew up watching,Loving & being obsessed with Ghostbusters 1&2 & i LOVE those movies but i always loved GHOSTBUSTERS 2 more, i could NEVER understand all the ridiculous pathetic & completely unnecessary Hate this great film got? As a sequel it's perfect yes a perfect sequel!!! It's fun & witty & FEELGOOD & Happy & dark & creepy all weaved together to make a BRILLIANT fantasy Comedy!!! A BRILLIANT movie in it's own right that has a much better main villain/monster in vigo than the first film,we also get so much more fun between the 4 Ghostbusters such nice scenes like the Toaster scene & the dana & baby oscar scenes at venkmans apartment & really creepy cool scenes like the ghost train & spiked heads & the slime bathtub scene & the classic courtroom scene!!! Really it's a better film than the first & this has much better music, that's my opinion!!! It's really a feelgood fun fantasy Comedy adventure with everyone on board having a good time & dan aykroyd is loving it all as ray stantz & Murray is having silly fun you can feel it watching them on screen & it's BEAUTIFUL!!! Although similar to first film this has done everything better,the interactions between the guys are more fun & natural flowing & again very quotable & c'mon how iconicis the RIVER OF SLIME!!! All the unique imagery is life lasting & special, who could ever forget the big old Vigo painting? Or like i said the pink River of Slime? Or the Scoleri brothers? There's so much great stuff in this movie.The more mature darker tone is so needed in a fantasy film about Ghosts!!! The first played it simply for laughs but here everything is more scarier & sinister & more threatening!!! Ghostbusters 2 holds that very dear spot in my heart that warm feeling i get watching this film never goes away it's truly a childhood classic of mine & i can't say enough lovely things about this Great film except just enjoy it & see how good it makes you feel!!! A comedy CLASSIC that never gets boring & I've watched this movie hundreds of times!!! I love GHOSTBUSTERS 2. EVERYTHING about Ghostbusters 2 is much BETTER than the first FILM. Also DAN AYKROYD is a comedy genius & movie LEGEND & my favourite Actor!!! GHOSTBUSTERS 2 makes my Top Spot my number 1 movie of all time.

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merelyaninnuendo

Ghostbusters IIMaybe, if focused less on the sub-plots assigned to the characters and more on the screenplay then it would have come off far better than the first one since the screen time was on their side.

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TheGDfather

Sequels are a tough thing to follow and this was no exception. We have to remember the first movie is an original. People talk about ghost all the time. But its an idea that was an original about 4 guys dressed up in outfits driving around a hearse. On top of that these guys where scientist (3 of them were the other was a random guy they picked up off the street who wanted a job. And he was black but it didn't give that stereotypical feeling directors try so hard to do in movies. Annoying as hell from a black person perspective. Like who the heck acts like that.) who were kicked out of a college and started a business against the wishes of the public. Most films that do this usually focus on one person. Not 3 individuals all together who have equal parts. The first film didn't even have a license to film in streets like you have to have now. You just can't go filming a movie anywhere you want. You are going to need a permit. In the first one they would go film and they would get told to leave. Kind of probably why they were so comfortable with telling the police in the second movie to go leave while they were drilling a whole in the middle of new york busy street. Doesn't that look natural to you?The second one brought back all the characters. No reason to fix what works. Those guys have been acting for years. Professionals before then and especially after the fact. So why mess with it. and sigourney weaver is a great female actress. Good looking and very witty. Believable and didn't over due her parts. She wasn't out classed by any of those actors. She held her own. The idea of the slime going through the sewer was great. It definitely kept you interested. And to this day I have that jackie Wilson "higher and higher" stuck in my head. I play the song at work all the time. Not very original to be honest sticking an old song in the movie. Movie directors of the late 80's and early 90's were all over that. And it worked. It also had a hip hop feel to it with the music. Bobby brown song was great. Another person lost in the late 80's and 90's with his music but was an icon during his time. (icon as you can get for music i guess.) The movie got 3 points off cause it missed on some things that they could have done. First the history of the characters and adding a dark side to it. Which you aren't going to get in a comedy movie. But successful movies that have a second movie use that movie to dig back into why instead of what. So sometimes you get a better reason that they didn't have time to explain it in the first movie. Kill Bill 2 is an example, The Godfather 2 is a perfect example. Even back to the future 2 which is in the future goes back and describes biff more. It just something really great scripts do to try to catch up to the book. And if your plot is good it works. But for what the plot was in this movie it did great. A group of scientist who got sued after the marshmallow man ripped through town and they got blamed for it, now they are doing other side jobs to stay afloat. Doesn't sound like a great plot, but you throw in great acting, great comedy, one liners, and simply just a smooth plot along with some creative ideas and you have a great sequel. So this is a must see movie to me. Especially if you have kids. I mean there are some nice cartoons to see and yes iron man is good (it will be a while before you see that on my review list, i have to go through the classics first) but this movie will be fun for your children if they like to be original. My son loves both ghostbusters and has seen all the star wars and hes only 7. And you can actually watch this movie and not have to turn it off realizing it wasn't for children. Who framed Roger Rabit was terrible about that. Good movie but still. I thought it was for kids, it wasn't. One more thing this movie I have came in a blu ray box with two of them in there, like a hard back book and two dvds inside with a personal letter from the director explaining why he made the blu ray set. Heart felt and i read ever bit of it. That reason alone is what makes writing reviews for movies and reading them so great.

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leplatypus

Don't make me say what I don't have said: GB2 is not a bad movie nor a so-so one. It's a good movie but truly not reaching the classic fun of GB1. For me, there is 3 huge defects in doing this sequel: 1) the soundtrack! Here there is no more inspired score, only songs: some are good (if my memory is correct, it's how I discovered Oingo-Boingo) but the rap ones are really puffing… 2) the already seen scenes: the mayor office, their arrest, the big walking thing in the streets,….I just wanted to see something else! 3) The too much auto-centered events: In GB1, the supernatural was believable and serious! Here, a bit like in gremlins 2, it's fun for fun and whatever the credibility: the opening scene with the cradle have no explanation, Slimer is iconic but inappropriate, Vigo is not really frightening and the slime not really convincing…. If you can forget all this, the movie is indeed enjoyable: the cast is really excellent and this team is among the best for comedy! Whatever the scene is about, they always find a funny line for that! The movie is also a good depiction to the way of life in a big megalopolis and the beginning when they have new jobs is original. In a way, this movie illustrates the limits of sequels: it's always the same ideas that are played and replayed!

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