June 15, 1989

Ghostbusters 2

Five years after the original saved the world in the summer of 1984, the entire creative team behind Ghostbusters reunited. I re-watched the first half hour on HDNet in the summer of 2008, and again in 2016, and boy, is it not funny. There are some jokes, but there's no energy. The proceedings have the feeling of a college reunion, or maybe a victory lap - formerly young and hungry, now the cast is rich and comfortable, and everyone is so pleased to be back together. I think this is one of Bill Murray's first movies with some "Just For Men" blended in. I originally saw this movie at the North Shore Shopping Center in Peabody.