By: Oberst von Berauscht (Three Beers) –
Now that the third film is being pushed by Ivan Reitman and Dan Ackroyd (even if Bill Murray knows better), I figured it was time to take a look back.
Fill your glass with pride, because this movie has all the right stuff to make an effective sequel The entire original cast and crew and writers return. The story is familiar; an evil ghost from ancient history decides his legions of the undead would blend in perfectly in New York. Sigourney Weaver returns as the damsel in distress, and it is up to our heroes to save her, the city, and probably the world… just… like… in the first movie?
Ghostbusters is one of the funniest films of the 80’s, and the sequel is, well… a PG version of Ghostbusters. Everything feels used, the jokes, the special effects, sometimes even the actors. That doesn’t bode well for a third movie. Thankfully, the cast are all seasoned pros at comedy, and manage to make it a watchable, if unnecessary sequel.
Of course, the same group of people that made Ghostbusters also worked on these films:
So really, after all is said and done, Ghostbusters II doesn’t seem so bad…
Bonus Drinking Game
Take a Drink: whenever Slime is mentioned
Take a Drink: whenever Vigo is mentioned
Take a Drink: for every sarcastic quip by Bill Murray