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Title: Ghostbusters II (1989)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 05:11:23 am
Ghostbusters II
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Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnzH75FlwvU

I haven't seen Ghostbusters II in over 20 years and for good reason, it's just not a good movie. Certainly nowhere near as good as Ghostbusters. Everything that made the first one such a great movie to watch is missing in the second one. First and foremost, this one just isn't funny at all. The charm is gone and all we have left are characters that look bored. I'd be bored too if all I were doing was standing around being overly analytical about stuff I know nothing about. There was hardly any 'ghostbusting' to be found by comparison to the first.

The plot for this one was just dumb and there was no tension at all. There was no event that looked like it would be the end of New York City as we know it. Pretty strange given the fact that it's the animosity and hatred of the people of NYC that is fueling the Pink Slime's rage. Oh well....

Definitely a Skip. This one actually takes away whatever enjoyment you like from the first one and there is a reason why I haven't watched this in years. It lessen Ghostbusters. With that out of the way, tonight, I just noticed for the first time the little cameos by Bobby Brown and Cheech Marin. Not sure how or why Brown is in this.
Title: Re: Ghostbusters II (1989)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 05:12:00 am
Ghostbusters II DVD Screencaps

Nope.
Title: Re: Ghostbusters II (1989)
Post by: Mac on February 11, 2013, 09:53:49 am
Agree... very disappointing movie. I'll never watch this again.

Skp
Title: Re: Ghostbusters II (1989)
Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 03:48:01 pm
I will say that for whatever reason when I try to think of Ghostbusters quotes, Bill Murray's lines from this one are the first to pop into my head-- probably because they're not surrounded by good lines like in the first one.
"Guys! You're scaring the straights!"
"Hairless cats.  Weird."
"Hey, I'm a voter! Aren't you supposed to lie to me and kiss my butt?"
"Kitten..."
"You're never gonna get a green card with that attitude, pal."
"Where do you think all this fog is coming from, the SKY!?"

It's a lousier movie like this one that helps point out the strengths of the first one, you can't help but notice how much the big bad in the first flick is tied to the city, it's not just an old pre-historical evil, but it's tied with a recent evil with the building, one of the dark secret histories that you figure New York is drowning in but you don't realize in your day to day life.  That's effective.  Cursed painting?  That could be anywhere... it was moved from museum to museum.  And Peter MacNicol doesn't make a terribly concerning villain (although the second I saw Effie in Hunger Games I thought of MacNicol when he was dressed as the nanny... did anyone else?)

And the second flick also lacks the tight interlaced character stories the first one had, outside of the Ghostbusters being work friends and going into business together and all that, you had Louis and Dana, he was crushing on her and they hook up-- which he always wanted-- but in a way that pretty much dooms the world.  The second one, some characters are just there because they're there (although I did like Louis being their attorney).  That's sort of the sequel curse, you want to being back everyone people liked from the first one but people liked them because they fit into the story so well.

Oh, and while we're talking about Ghostbusters, did anyone read about Bill Murray stopping a bank robber in Tokyo? (http://theprevailingethos.com/2013/01/29/bill-murray-catches-bank-robber-in-tokyo/)
Title: Re: Ghostbusters II (1989)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2013, 03:52:26 pm
Oh, and while we're talking about Ghostbusters, did anyone read about Bill Murray stopping a bank robber in Tokyo? (http://theprevailingethos.com/2013/01/29/bill-murray-catches-bank-robber-in-tokyo/)

Rumor has it that when the Bank Robber approached him he blurted out "Back off, man. I'm a scientist".
Title: Re: Ghostbusters II (1989)
Post by: Neumatic on February 11, 2013, 04:07:13 pm
I'm just wondering what movie Bill Murray just did that had him in Tokyo?