Ghostbusters II

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.

Directed by: Michael D. Moore Ivan Reitman Peter Giuliano Ira S. Rosenstein Faye Brenner Christine Larson-Nitzsche Cyd Adams
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy,
Production Company: Columbia Pictures,

Ghostbusters II - Guess who's coming to save the world again? - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 16-06-1989
  • Runtime: 108 Minutes
  • Popularity: 19.25
  • Vote Count: 3,108
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5
  • Budget: USD 37,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 215,394,738
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Bill Murray - Azwaad Movie Database Bill Murray Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd - Azwaad Movie Database Dan Aykroyd Dr. Raymond Stantz
Sigourney Weaver - Azwaad Movie Database Sigourney Weaver Dana Barrett
Harold Ramis - Azwaad Movie Database Harold Ramis Dr. Egon Spengler
Rick Moranis - Azwaad Movie Database Rick Moranis Louis Tully
Ernie Hudson - Azwaad Movie Database Ernie Hudson Winston Zeddemore
Annie Potts - Azwaad Movie Database Annie Potts Janine Melnitz
Peter MacNicol - Azwaad Movie Database Peter MacNicol Dr. Janosz Poha
Harris Yulin - Azwaad Movie Database Harris Yulin Judge Wexler
David Margulies - Azwaad Movie Database David Margulies Mayor Lenny
Photo Name Department
Rick Heinrichs-Art Rick Heinrichs Art (Set Designer)
Dan Aykroyd-Writing Dan Aykroyd Writing (Screenplay)
Dan Aykroyd-Writing Dan Aykroyd Writing (Characters)
Michael D. Moore-Directing Michael D. Moore Directing (Second Unit Director)
Michael Chapman-Camera Michael Chapman Camera (Director of Photography)
Harold Ramis-Writing Harold Ramis Writing (Screenplay)
Harold Ramis-Writing Harold Ramis Writing (Characters)
Dennis Muren-Visual Effects Dennis Muren Visual Effects (Visual Effects Supervisor)
John Warnke-Art John Warnke Art (Assistant Art Director)
Cheryl Carasik-Art Cheryl Carasik Art (Set Decoration)

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This was another sequel that was fashionable to knock when it came out. It got panned because it couldn't live up to the first Ghostbusters. Well, what could? The first one was so original, so enormously popular than any sequel was bound to fail as far as matching it. This second Ghostbusters was just fine, very entertaining and it was nice to see all the main characters back. It had a little nicer feel to it and was more family-friendly language-wise, so it even had some things going for it the first one didn't have. The other major different in this sequel was watching Peter MacNichol, who reprized his "Renfield"-type character from Mel Brooks' "Dead: And Loving It" comedy with Leslie Nielsen. Here, MacNichol plays "Janosz Poha," another wacko with a thick Eastern European accent. He is hilarious, and elevates the enjoyment of this film. Otherwise, the rest of the cast plays and acts just as they did in the first film, which means you'll get a lot of laughs out of them The story just isn't as intense, that's all. No, it can't equal the original, but..... The bottom line is this: Don't try to compare the two films. If you enjoyed the first, you'll like this.....period.

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Who you gonna snore? Ghostbusters II Is directed by Ivan Reitman and stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis & Ernie Hudson. Ramis & Aykroyd c-wrote the screenplay and it's a sequel to the hugely successful Ghostbusters from 1984. Plot follows on from the first film but five years later and sees the Ghostbusters disbanded after being derided as frauds and handed a bill for the damages incurred as they saved the world! However, a new supernatural threat is bubbling down in the sewers of New York and now more than ever the Ghostbusters are back in vogue. It was probably asking too much for this sequel to be as sparkling as the first film. More so when one considers that there was a 5 year gap in between and a new decade was soon to arrive that firmly had no place for 80s nostalgia. Oh Ghostbusters 2 was a success, very much so, but after the rush of fans wanting some more from the kooky parapsychologists had died down, the feedback was very mixed from fans and critics alike. Understandably so since everything about this sequel is tired. The characters look bored and lack the expresso timing that was once evident, especially Murray who is badly underused here, and more troubling is that his Venkman, the best thing about the original film, is reduced to being a normal type bloke. That's criminal, because the spirited stuff falls to Aykroyd and co and tho they be solid pros, they ain't got Murray's wit and mannerisms. The story too is weak. Featuring a seventeenth century tyrant and the inevitable rise of spooks unbound. Thankfully, tho, the effects are at least of the high and gloopy standard set first time around. And there's some tight gags in there for the knowing Ghostbuster ear. But repetition hangs heavy throughout, Ramis & Aykroyd seemingly not grasping that what worked in 84 will not totally transfer well to a new crowd who are now older and wiser. There's also the distinct feeling that this film is more about a cast get together to make some easy cash than enticing in a whole new audience. Peter MacNicol is a welcome introduction to proceedings as Janosz Poha, while more of "slimer" (who is now real cool) is never a bad thing. But the magic is gone and Ghostbusters 2 just comes off as shallow and dangerously close to soiling our love of the first picture. 4/10

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'They're back!' I watched this straight after the first one. It was just as good as the first film. I enjoyed it.

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