Ghostbusters II (1989)

Directed by: Ivan Reitman (as mentioned yesterday, his best movie is probably still Ghostbusters)

Written by: Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Rick Moranis, Peter MacNicol, Kurt Fuller and many other cameo performances.  Check the tags.

What it’s about: five years after the first movie, the Ghostbusters reform to save New York City once again

B-Movie Alternate Title: Ghostbusters Two!

Movie Mash Up: Ghostbusters – originality and charm

What I liked: Bill Murray’s performance was good, but not great, pretty sure he was just phoning this in.  Brings back most of the cast of the first movie to wrap up storylines and such, and yeah, it’s just an average movie.  Peter MacNicol was enjoyable to watch, though.

What I disliked: Wilhelm von Homburg’s performance as Vigo the Carpathian was pretty terrible.  The Statue of Liberty ridiculousness SO MUCH dislike.  The shoehorning of a Bobby Brown cameo into the film, feeling wholly unnatural as a cameo.  Basically the entire movie felt like an easy cash-in.

Would I recommend this to anyone?: Ehn, if you liked the first movie, you could watch this and not be too disappointed, but it’s not a good movie, just average.

Rating: 2.5 / 5


About SkoochXC
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