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(Review originally written at 29 September 2005)

Good thing about this sequel is that basically all the actors from the first movie also reappear in this one. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson but also actors that portrayed some smaller parts in the first movie; Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and David Margulies. They are all back and they all still have the same chemistry they shared in the first movie.

Strenght of the movie is that it has a very high fun level. Mainly the scene's with the three Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis are extremely fun to watch but also the Rick Moranis scene's are highly fun, also thanks to the dialog he had been given.

But no, it's not the perfect sequel. The movie and its story take itself a bit too serious at times, especially towards the ending. The movie is also a bit too much horror like. The movie gets quite scary at times, also due to the seriousness in the movie. A movie like this one should be mainly fun to watch and shouldn't pretend to be more than that. The movie also lacks a great spectacular finale. Vigo is a cool looking villain and this perhaps is a bit underused in the movie, he doesn't really get an awful lot to do in the movie.

But sure, compared to the first movie, also improvements have been made. The special effects look far better and also the dialog has become even more better and fun.

Best performances of the movie are given by once more; Bill Murray, Rick Moranis and Peter MacNicol in a fun 'villain' role.

It's not the perfect sequel but that doesn't take away that this is a good and certainly fun movie to watch. You'll be entertained and will have a good time watching this.

7/10

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About Frank Veenstra

Watches movies...writes about them...and that's it for now.
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