The boys in the boiler suits have hit harder times having been sued by municipal authorities, and they are now reduced to doing the circuit of kiddies parties. However, it turns out that there is a physical embodiment of evil slurping around beneath the city, and the men find themselves re-employed once again.
Much less fun than its predecessor, this 1989 sequel starts off on a bleak note by telling us our heroes from Ghostbusters
have been on the skids for five years and Bill Murray's lead character never did hook up with Sigourney Weaver's lovely symphony-musician character. What's more, she has a kid by somebody else. Everybody's on an uphill climb, and Ghostbusters II
never soars the way the first film did, despite having the same director, Ivan Reitman (Dave
, Kindergarten Cop
). The lame plot finds the boys attempting to prevent a disaster on New York City caused by too many bad vibes in the Big Apple. Yikes! Fortunately, screenwriters Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis have penned enough good one-liners to keep Murray busy, and if the ghostly special effects no longer surprise as they did in Ghostbusters
, they're at least inventive. -- Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
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