You don’t know what it’s like out there! I’ve *worked* in the private sector. They expect *results*.


Opening with the Ghostbusters discredited as frauds and banned from Ghostbustin’ after the events of the first film, Ghostbusters II gets the band back together in response to a haunted painting’s sinister designs on Sigourney Weaver’s Dana Barrett and her baby Oscar, as well as a river of slime beneath New York. Despite the return of all of the main cast (including Rick Moranis’s Louis Tully, Annie Pott’s Janine and Slimer) a enjoyably bonkers performance from Peter MacNicol and a robust box office taking, Ghostbusters II couldn’t quite live up to the magic of the original.

The visual of a remote controlled, mood slime powered Statue of Liberty marching through Manhattan, controlled by an NES Advantage game pad, wasn’t quite up there with the Stay Puft marshmallow man, the jokes just weren’t as funny this time around and the weak set-up left some fns feeling a little cheated. After the mixed critical reception, the franchise once again entered a dormant state, with The Real Ghostbusters leaving the air in 1991, 2 years after the movie’s release.