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Dec 7th, 2012 12:48 PM
Danny 4 Eyes One Christmas I got a double feature video tape consisting of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, best day of my life.
Dec 4th, 2012 12:35 AM
Joel3K This has long been one of my favorite articles here, since it works so well both as a fun article in and of itself and as a great defense of one of the most unfairly maligned sequels ever! I'm totally in agreement with Mister Tea's comparison to Temple of Doom; in both cases, I watched them long after the initial hype and expectations, and since I knew that the perfect lightning-in-a-bottle mix of the first movies couldn't be recaptured, I just enjoyed them for what they were. And if GB2 had deviated more from the template of the first movie, as Temple of Doom did, it would've gotten criticized for being too different in structure. It's also much like On Her Majesty's Secret Service, in that most people didn't see it when it came out, and then just assumed it was bad since everyone else already seemed to assume it was a bad entry.

The animated GIFs are always a highlight of these movie articles, but there's a particularly great bounty in this article. All the endlessly looping images go to show just how many striking and novel moving images are packed into GB2! It'd be cool to make one of those long animated GIFs that summarize an entire movie in pixelated form, especially since the creator of a popular GIF of the first Ghostbusters vowed to never do one for GB2.
Dec 3rd, 2012 08:54 PM
Mike Tobacco ...Aaaaaand, The Money Pit starred Tom Hanks who was in Turner & Hooch with Reginald VelJohnson who played a police officer as he did in Die Hard and as he also did in the first Ghostbusters which, of course, was the predecessor to Ghostbusters II.

The More You Know
Dec 2nd, 2012 04:10 PM
Mockery Actually, Vigo (Wilhelm von Homburg) was James in Die Hard, not Karl. Karl was played by Alexander Godunov, who you may also remember as Max from The Money Pit as well.
Dec 1st, 2012 04:27 PM
Max Fightmaster Vigo was also Karl in Die Hard, which might explain the hair.
Nov 29th, 2012 05:53 PM
wetstereorebel I've always thought Rick Moranis in court defending the Ghostbusters was one of the funniest scenes ever.
Nov 28th, 2012 04:06 PM
CinnamonGrrl Erin I've always loved this movie, and I think that it's because it's one of the first movies I saw (and I was about 7 when this came out) that I liked BECAUSE it scared me. I had just gotten to that age where scary could be entertaining, and I've just always had a soft spot in my heart for GBII (same with "Scrooged," which I think came out right around the same time).

(Also, Peter McNicol was just wonderful as Renfield in "Dracula: Dead and Loving It.")
Nov 28th, 2012 01:49 PM
HowardC Don't get me started on how stupid that entire episode was.

Ignoring the fact that out of the millions of people in NY, somebody would have probably noticed Lady Liberty in front of a apartment complex, the whole "paradox" wasn't much of a paradox now was it?

He couldn't go back in time and get them because they saw their names on a tombstone? WTF? They are time travelers! Even assuming that made up rule was true, what's to say that they didn't both live to a ripe old age of 100 and then the Doctor drops them back in 30's NY on their death bed. Oh I forgot, he can't go back to that time period anymore. Ok, so I dunno, go rescue them a month later?

If you want people to leave the show, why not just have them leave the show.... no reason to make up some stupid convoluted reason for it.

I remember back in the day when their was some actual science in Dr. Who, the SCIFI series.
Nov 26th, 2012 11:40 AM
Kenji I not too long ago found myself thinking of this movie due to recent Statue of Liberty-related Doctor Who ridiculousness. Things are really being bad when all you can say is "The Eighties did it better."
Nov 26th, 2012 03:02 AM
Mockery OMG! Your TV must be haunted!!

Nov 25th, 2012 08:44 PM
darkvare this is really weird this movie was playing on tv just 10 minutes ago :0
Nov 25th, 2012 05:39 PM
That Other Guy I really don't care if people wear real fur; but, if you wear a fur coat with the friggin' heads still attached to it, you deserve to have it maul you, you morbid jerk. (Exceptions for people who actually kill a ferocious animal in knife fight. Wear your wolf or bear head cloaks with pride!) Rock on, mink-y Cerberus coat!
Nov 25th, 2012 04:29 PM
Mister Tea About the only thing I can knock it for is that the plot reads like a Mad Libs of the first one, but the humor and effects are still solid. To me, it's pretty much what Temple of Doom was to Indiana Jones; not nearly as grand as its predecessor, but still a damn fine flick in its own right.
Nov 25th, 2012 01:49 PM
HowardC I don't think that GBII was all that unpopular. Mind you in it's theatrical release it didn't stand a chance, due to the reasons mentioned above, but it's tv, dvd and bluray residuals are really high. Critically the film was rated pretty good as well.
Nov 25th, 2012 11:50 AM
Mike Tobacco I've always felt that Ghostbusters II was one of the more unfairly maligned sequels of all-time. For me, the courtroom scene is one of the funniest sequences from either film. That, the scene when Louis asks Janine out for a date, and the subway sequence ("WINNNNSTONNNNNN!!!") would be on my list of favorite GBII moments, along with what you've got here. Good stuff, Rog.
Nov 25th, 2012 05:36 AM
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