Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ghostbusters 2 |
Actors: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis
Director: Ivan Reitman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
The ghost battling parapsychologists are back to fight another supernatural force that has been building up under New York City. Genre: Feature Film-Comedy Rating: PG Release Date: 14-MAR-2006 Media Type: DVD
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adncjs3 | Fresno, CA. United States | 11/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Ghostbusters II" recieved a fair amount of bad press when it was first released, but it is a charming, well produced and yes, funny sequel to the first blockbuster. The film picks up five years after the original. We find the Ghostbusters out of business and broke, Bill Murray is hosting a bizarre cable access show called "World of the Psychic" and Ackroyd and Ernie Hudson are performing at children's parties. Aren't the parents nervous about the GB's wielding their proton packs around thier youngsters??The story speeds up when the Ghostbusters reunite and discover the soul of an ancient tyrant resides in a portrait in a museum. The tyrant, named Vigo has decided to take possession of Sigourney Weaver's child so he can live again to rule the world. This plot seems more disturbing than the plot in the first film, but director Ivan Reitman gives us plenty of humor to counter balance.While not as funny as the first film, "Ghostbusters II" proves to be an entertaining follow up to the first classic film. After years of viewing, "Ghostbusters II" reveals itself to be a classic in it's own right."
I honestly prefer 2 to the original
William | Michigan | 08/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm going to go against the crowd here and say that Ghostbusters 2 is a superior film to the original, and here's why:
While it is true that the original GB was an original surprise hit, beating out Indiana Jones, Gremlins, and other big movies in the summer of 84, Bill Murray was coming off of Stripes and was playing the same smarmy guy he always played in the early 80s. In GB 2, Murray is way more likable and he allows his great costars to have more fun moments, like the discovery of the river of slime, Rick Moranis gets to be the Ghostbusters' lawyer and "suits up" as an honorary Ghostbuster this time. Anne Potts, Harold Ramis, Dan Akroyd, and Ernie Hudson ALL have better material and seem more interesting this time around.
I like the way both Ghostbuster films make use of New York locations. Ghosts and undead beings walking around New York is a fascinating sight that never gets old because the special effects are really top notch.
This movie is just less cynical than the original. In fact I love that the overriding message of the film is that people sort of created the river of slime by being so cynical and that New Yorkers could pull together and change that outlook. That interesting theme gives this movie a heart that the original lacked I think.
But all of that aside, I just think it is a funnier movie. In the courtroom when the Ghostbusters put on their proton packs and sing "Doe," Ray," "Egon," and the look Harold Ramis flashes Murry is priceless.
Anyway this is probably the best movie ever inspired by Saturday Night Live cast-members, at least in my book. So give it another try."
A. Pierre | Somewheres | 06/15/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is not as good as the orignal but still isnt too bad. The thing I dont get is you can get both Ghostbusters 1 and 2 on dvd for $13. Why would you want to buy this seperate for the same price. I will admit the first Ghostbusters on the first dvd release had an amazing main menu."
IT'S JUST A MATTER OF SLIME
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 04/13/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In all likelihood, a sequel to the enormously successful and entertaining GHOSTBUSTERS was not necessary. In this whimsical, but often tedious, sequel, the ghostbusters are back, after being banned from ghostbusting! Which makes no sense as everyone hailed them as heroes after the defeat of the Marshmallow Man! But for plot purposes, that's what they decided to move this movie. Although the original cast and director are back, they don't seem as inspired or "in to it" like they did in the first. Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver seem to be going through the motions; Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis are pretty much what they were in the first; and Rick Moranis & Annie Potts, who were so much fun in the original, don't seem to be a part of the story as much in this one. Peter MacNicol as the crazed museum curator is excellent in his role, and we get some fun support from Harris Yulin as the Judge and Janet Margolin as the prosecuting attorney.
The effects this time are fairly similar to the original, but the use of the Statue of Liberty in the climax is a little too far-fetched even for this kind of film. We also don't know how they get her back in the harbor after the cataclysmic ending.
I enjoyed watching the movie, but I can see why they never went for any more entries. Sometimes you should just leave well enough alone."