Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy


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The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

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15 October 2003 | chrismaier22789
Ok, but mainly a remake
"Ghostbusters II" has some laughs, but we're mostly left with the sense that we've seen this all before. After a good start, the film mainly follows the formula of the first "Busters": There's a "Ghostbusting" montage(This time with a rap remix of the Ghostbusters theme);A problem involving Dana Barret(Sigourney Weaver);the boys get imprisoned while ghosts run amok; and finally the Mayor decides to let the Ghostbusters free and defeat this menace in a climax which involves a giant supernaturally-powered icon walking through Manhattan(Although this time on the Ghostbuster's side). There are some good parts: Rick Moranis gets to do a lot more, and Billy Murray is good as always. But overall this is a dissiapointing follow-up

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Several pieces of material from the trailers did not appear in the film:

  • Egon uses a PKE meter to read a piece of floating crystal.
  • When someone says the Titanic just arrived, Venkman replies "Better late than never." In the film, this is said by Cheech Marin.
  • Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) telling the mayor if they don't do anything about the situation, the mayor (David Margulies) will go down in history as the man who let New York sink into the tenth level of hell. The final version the mayor says it in a meeting with his advisers.


Quotes

Egon: Ray... we'd like to shoot the monster. Could you move, please?
Peter Venkman: Ray...
Winston: Ray?
Egon, Peter Venkman, Winston: RAY!
Ray: NO! I, Ray, am Vigo, shall rule the Earth! Begone, you pitiful half-men!
Peter Venkman: Now!


Goofs

People still don't believe the Ghostbusters that they found slime in the underground at the trial many days later. But in order for the real electricians to get the city lights working again, they would have to go underground to do all the repairs in the exact location where Ray caused the damage, and they would have discovered the river of slime for themselves.


Crazy Credits

There is a brief scene in the end credits of the Ghostbusters being honored at an apparently restored Statue of Liberty.


Alternate Versions

A scene before the Statue of Liberty attack where Venkman tries to get the ectoplasm to break itself open by singing. He asks a group of firefighters outside the museum if they know cumbaya. Several raise their hands, and Venkman has them line up and join hands. He joins them, and they all start to sing. Meanwhile Stanz watches the ectoplasm through goggles, and sees a crack smaller than the eye of a needle. Venkman gets annoyed and walks off, yelling "The Vienna boys choir couldn't get this thing open!"


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We're Back
Written by
Bobby Brown, Dennis Austin, Larry White and Kirk Crumpler
Produced by Bobby Brown for B. Brown Productions, Inc.
Performed by Bobby Brown
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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