BE READY TO BELIEVE US.
Five years after the events in the first film, the Ghostbusters have been forced out of business… but a new supernatural threat against New York City catches their attention. The charm from Ghostbusters (1984) is still intact in this sequel thanks to the wonderful cast, with Peter MacNicol adding fun as a Renfield-type art curator who falls under the spell of a ghostly villain. Not a brilliant story, but once again the city is incorporated in amusing, eye-catching ways; director Ivan Reitman makes sure it all stays fun. Instead of a giant marshmallow man, we get a very animated Statue of Liberty this time.
1989-U.S. 102 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Screenplay: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis. Cast: Bill Murray (Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz), Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett), Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler), Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson… Peter MacNicol. Voice of Max von Sydow. Cameo: Cheech Marin.
Trivia: Followed by Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021).