Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

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.

A Toast

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?

Beer Two

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.

Beer Three

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

About Oberst von Berauscht

Oberst Von Berauscht once retained the services of a Gypsy to imbue in him the ability to accurately describe the artistic qualities of a film up to seven decimal points. To maintain this unique skill, he must feast on the blood of a virgin every Harvest Moon, or failing that (and he usually does), he can also make a dog do that thing they do where they twist their heads slightly (you know, when they're confused about something) at least a few times a week. I've gotten way off track here... The point is, Oberst is one of the website's founders, so... yeah

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