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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is also known as BTS the Cruel, BTS the Torturer, BTS the Despised and BTS the Unholy.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! “Is Vigo!” is a constant battle cry amongst my friends. Say what you will about Ghostbusters II… it feels a little forced, the cast seems a little less fired up, that perfect lightning in a bottle effortlessness of the original isn’t exactly there, but when you really think about it it has everything that should be in a sequel. All the cast returns, fan favorites get more screen time (Louis Tully, I’m thinking of you), there’s a big bad villain and, of course, emotional pink goop. But Vigo and his slimy henchman (Peter MacNichol), who just wants to fuck Sigourney Weaver, are the reason Ghostbusters II holds a special place in my heart. Wilhelm von Homburg’s Vigo is one scary-lookin’ dude. Sorry, Wilhelm. Awesome name, creepy face. To make him a little less creepy, how about a shot of him, in full get up, smiling and wielding a broom?

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s pic is gonna have a drink or three with Nick and Nora! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
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- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
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- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds
- Vincent (Tim Burton)
- Evil Dead II
- The Evil Dead
- The Shining (Kubrick Self Portrait)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- Casablanca
- Sahara (1943)
- Pumpkinhead
- Back to the Future
- Inception
- MacBeth (1948)
- Superman
- Twilight Zone (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet)
- The Public Enemy
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Barbarella

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  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Hey quint

    by jameskpolk

    You got a busted HTML tag in your history list above. No big thing, only it drives me crazy on account of that OCD thing I have going on.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Don't care who you are...

    by Manatee

    You gotta bus your own puke!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Is it also known as BTS the Butch?

    by Customikey

    Loving this, man!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Slimer driving the bus...

    by Heckles what killed it. It was a toy movie, and a let-down.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    1 thing it had

    by IamHERE

    Nothing will beat the courtroom scene where Bill was leading moranis during the testimony. comic gold.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Wasn't he also Vigo the Butch?

    by loafroaster

    I don't understand the hate Ghostbusters II gets, I fuckin love it.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST


    by SpartacusHughes

    Did some time for bodily harm and prostitution involvment. Succesful professional boxer too.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    He is Vigo! You are like the buzzing of flies to him!

    by loafroaster

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Carpathian kitten loss

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    and IamHERE is correct. The courtroom scene is Murray/Moranis GOLD!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    his best role...

    by cathartist

    was in the Mouth of Madness!!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Hell, I even loved the Amiga 500 game

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    especially as when you died it would quote Yanosh...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Well, he's ugly.

    by caruso_stalker217

    He's not Elephant Man ugly, but he's not attractive.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    So your alien had a room at the Holiday Inn...

    by caruso_stalker217


  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by VitaminZ

    Slimer driving the bus wasn't that bad. He was not the most terrifying ghost in the first movie; he doesn't even look human (like the librarian in the first movie). So having him drive a bus as a gag isn't a big deal. Remember, this is a series where a giant marshmallow man attacked NYC. You expect some ridiculousness in a Ghostbusters movie. That's part of why we love it. The real problem with part 2 is that nothing could live up to how great the original was.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Ghost Titanic..

    by nolan bautista

    ..arriving in New York (with a stunned Cheech and Chong watching!) part of GB2

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Vigo - Vader

    by SpartacusHughes

    He wasv oiced by an older heavyweight actor. Max Von Sydow

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    The only thing that really bugs me about GB2

    by caruso_stalker217

    Is how everybody thinks the Ghostbusters are full of shit. I mean how do you fake a 50 ft. tall Marshmallow Man?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    I also don't get the degree of hate

    by HansBubi

    I realize the second movie isn't a classic in any way like the first movie, yet I've watched it many times, and I still enjoy it. It's a very quote worthy movie amongst friends. I particularly like Venkman hosting the tv show World of the Psychic. I would watch that show due to his wry hosting.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Viggy viggy viggy...

    by _Venkman


  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Vigo pity's the haters

    by UGG

    GB2 is worthy of all you pitiful half-men and more.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    John McClain Blew Him Away in Die Hard!

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    Acually, he put some C-4 on an office chair, strapped a big honkin' monitor on top of it, and threw it down the elevator shaft. He was one of the two terrorists blown away...or up, as the case may be.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    GB2 is a great sequel to the original

    by KilliK

    and people who hate it are the same people who hate Avatar and Cameron because he didnt make the new Aliens -boys with guns- movie... and the same people which will praise GB2 when the GB3 will finally be made and turns out to be awful.<br /> <p>Granted the GB2 was made less darker and more family friendly and that because the main reason it was made in teh first place,was because of the huge success of the Real GB cartoon.(thus the Slimer cameo)<br /> <p>it had a decent story with a message,a perfect mix of scares (the sewer/train scene is still frightening) and laughs and the slow "family" scenes were not enough so that they could distract from the rest of the film.yeah the protagonists looked a bit tired and not that energetic like the original,but then again they were older and that was also the main plot of the film<br /> <p>GB2 is very entertaining,a worthy successor to the original and it doesnt deserve the hate it gets from the morons.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    i'd like to run some gynecological tests on the mother

    by frank cotton

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Tried to battle my boys?

    by Blanket-Man

    That's not legal.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    This might be skewed thinking...

    by little_lebowski

    ... but I think if you're still talking or debating about a movie 10-20-30 years later, if you can still remember the lines and scenes, it can't be all that bad. Even when it's a movie you claim you hated, you had to have had some love for it to be so disappointed about the parts you didn't like. <br><br> It's the ones you write off as not worthy of remembering, not worth seeing or being mad about, a la Caddyshack 2, the 8 latter Police Academy movies, Jaws 2 & 3 & 4, etc... that are truly bad.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Do you think there's a connection to this Vigo character and the

    by SubliminalJones

    Is the atomic weight of cobalt 58.9?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    ya ya yaknowit!!

    by juice willis

    Oooh ahh ahhh yeahhhh!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    You're not sleeping with it, are you, Ray?

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

    in GB1 they busted only one ghost and then they had a montage as well.<br /> <p>next complaint: Terminator2 is cartoony and less violent than the original.yep.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Just like you guys.

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    My neighbor's foster kid came over to watch me do some yard work. I asked him what he'd been up to, and he said, "I went to go see the Hulk! It was awesome!" Ang Lee's Hulk had just hit theaters. I went, "Oh, okay." He asked if I was going to go see it, and I said I might, since he seemed to like it. He replied, "It sucks, though." This is what TBers sound like all the time.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    hey man, I love you

    by sith_rising

    oh yeah? well I love you too!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute

    by caruso_stalker217

    Who just goes over to somebody's house to watch them work in their yard? <p>"Yo Frank, what's up?" <p>"Not much. Just raking the leaves." <p>""Oh. Mind if I watch?" <P>Fucking weird.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    GB II - Best Line

    by th3480

    Louis Tully: Your Honor, ladies and gentleman of the audience, I don't think it's fair to call my clients frauds. Sure, the blackout was a big problem for everybody. I was trapped in an elevator for two hours and I had to make the whole time. But I don't blame them. Because one time, I turned into a dog and they helped me. Thank you.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Very good, Louis.

    by caruso_stalker217

    Short but pointless.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    They definitely didn't try to bust the library ghost.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    hey Quint! this is off topic, but....

    by The_Crimson_King

    how come there's no story on Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars, so us fans can discuss it? for shame Quint!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    one of the funniest moments in GB2

    by akiraclass

    When McNicol's character meets Venkman, look at the way he shakes Murray's hand-that cracks me up every time...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    Thank you, sir. You have given me my laugh for the evening. <p>That's right, I only get one.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Two in the box!<BR><BR>Ready to go!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    We be fast, and...<BR><BR>THEY BE SLOW!!!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    they didnt bust the library ghost,they werent even GBers then

    by KilliK

    heck they didnt even know how to handle the situation when they made their first contact with the ghost.<br /> <P>NEXT.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Viggo was a paionting..

    by The_Black_Vegetable

    And hes holding a brush... theres a pun in there somwhere

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    akiraclass and then Venkham cleans his hand on his coat

    by KilliK

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Gonna have to watch this again.


    Only saw it a few times around the time it came out. From what I remember it was a pretty decent sequel when compared to an awfully terrible sequel like say..Robocop 2. Ouch! that one still hurts.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    They NEVER busted enough ghosts.

    by BauerJackBauer

    In either movie.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Can someone tell me

    by The_Black_Vegetable

    why in the movie yanoosh or whatever his name is, was dressed as the old lady that stole the baby? is there a point to that did he just wanna wear a dress

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Yeah, the Janosz ghost thing never made sense

    by caruso_stalker217

    Scared the shit out of me when I was a kid, though.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    I've worked with better...

    by BlackNacht

    but not many...thank you.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain what you describe is not ghostbusting.

    by KilliK

    NEXT baby,next.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    I have all new cheap moves!

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Well, your not guna get a green card with that attitude pal

    by ndally

    "you would be the mother of the ruler of the world! doesn't that sound nice? I'm sure we could have a magnificent house, car, free parking" Peter Michnicol is a genius and Quint you are the man for having the balls to post a pic from this movie which gets crapped on way way to often. This movie is hilarious. Sure not as great and fresh as #1 but 21 years after it's release I still laugh my ass off at Janosz, Louis and Peter. If only the deleted scenes would be released! Common Sony!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    FAULKNER thanks as well...



  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Hey, let me tell you somthing

    by The_Black_Vegetable

    I love you

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Oh and dig this

    by ndally

    Michael Gross the producer posted a pic on his Facebook and check out what he has to say about the actor who played Vigo. il go fetch it and copy and past it in this TB. It's very interesting

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Bugged me as well

    by Turingtestee

    You would think that the events from the first movie would have caused a massive shift in the way people believed the world worked

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Here it is!

    by ndally

    Michael Gross the "actor" in this was a wrestler from East ignorant racist one would even speak to him..he was assigned a makeup person/ one point when needed something, he said (on set) where's my nigger?...(referring to the (white) assistant)...I told him off, don't think it went through his thick skull..we were all so glad to get rid of him...shit happens...the second rudest actor I ever was in a room with is Sylvester Stallone. I copied that from his GB2 album on FB. Ya I creeped. Deal with it

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST


    by pauduro

    Vigo the soul sweeper ahaha

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Put the baby down

    by Crooooooow

    You're short, your belly button sticks out too far, and you're a terrible burden on your mother.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    "What are we supposed to do,

    by Roninf5

    stick our heads in the toilet?" always cracks me up. Indeed there is a lot of funny stuff going on in GB2. Its worst sin, however, is that its obviously filmed in LA. Ghostbusters is one of the greatest New York movies ever made. The Big Apple is practically the fifth Ghostbuster and its absence is palpable. The other thing is that it has a baby in it and everybody hates kids.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Fuck no paragraphs, sorry folks. I put them in but I duno

    by ndally

    Where the quote ends seems obvious enough. Figure it out yourselves

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Most metal first lines from a character EVER

    by Kevservo

    "I, Vigo the scourge of Carpathia, the sorrow of Moldavia command you! On a mountain of skulls in the castle of pain I sat on a throne of blood. Now is the season of evil." I feel like I should be headbanging during that.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    I've heard all of this, this scourge

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    so the guy that played Vigo was racist?

    by The_Crimson_King

    no wonder he didn't do anything else

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    "What'd I tell ya?! The phone lines are over THERE."

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    *hits Ray* Also, Egon's "Yo." is golden.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    You fell for the old "man-eating toaster" trick.

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Oh it dances too!

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST


    by Booster Gold Lives

    While I do dearly love GB2, my love is tempered by the difference between the novelization (which had most notably a hijacking of the Ecto-1A by a possessed Ray, which you get glimpses of during the theme song montage) and the finished film. Just a tinge of disappointment that was was once originally got chopped in the editing room. Other than that, much love.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I know I'm just asking for the big hurt...

    by caruso_stalker217

    ...but I thought I'd give us one more chance.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Favorite part

    by BarryConvex

    Tully's reaction to Slimer driving the bus is priceless.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    The original Vigo painting is hanging inside ILM...

    by MyNameisSimon

    yes I have been inside ILM.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I love the montage with Run DMC song

    by Tacom

    I actually prefer it to the one with Ray Parker's Ghostbusters song in the original.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    You can see Vigo hanging @ ILM in the documentary "The Cove"

    by ndally

    I know right? Weird! but alas I've seen the movie 3 times and there is a section in the documentary at ILM and you see Vigo in the background. For real. Very cool randomness

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    I loved Ghostbusters 2

    by jimmy_009

    Never understood why people dumped on it. It's very watchable, I've seen it dozens of times over the years I'm sure and it still makes me laugh.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I'll be back!

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST


    by KGB3317

    all he was missing WAS his kitty

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar


  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    GB 2

    by disfigurehead

    yeah i said it.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    One of the worst sequels ever...

    by darthwaz1

    sure u all agree..

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Thing that bugged me in GB2...

    by Dreamwriter

    even the first time I watched it. The ghosts in the courtroom - they were cartoony blobby humanoids that the judge somehow recognized. But every other ghost in the two movies is either perfectly humanoid or a pure blob. The two characters just looked so bad for people the judge would recognize and consider to be real.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Terribly underrated

    by imagin78

    A solid sequel that had a great villain, quality laughs and memorable sequences. No major reasons for it to be disliked.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    where is the GB2 blu ray anyway?

    by The_Crimson_King

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    *points to broom* -- AHH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    by Tigger Tales

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Everything you are doing is bad.

    by whiskey_dick

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    I want you to know this.

    by whiskey_dick

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    ghostbusters 2 could have been a LOT worse.

    by RedHorseVector

    biggest flaw: sigourney weaver's baby was ugly. hehehe.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Amiga 500 game

    by Kaitain

    Hey, I remember that. Did it say something like, "Now is a season of evil..." after you screwed it up for the Nth time? I think I remember the game more than the movie, descending down some shaft on a rope or somesuch. And claws grasping at you with the same repetitive "agadagadaga" sound sample. Although I may be mixing that up with Paul Gleason in The Breakfast Club.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Killik and BrainDrain

    by BadMrWonka

    the montage that showed them busting dozens of ghosts, with the implication they were doing even more than that, as more than good enough. it was enough to get them on Larry King and the cover of magazines, for fuck's sake. they were busting a LOT of ghosts. [in BrainDrain's defense]<p> but the main crux of the movie was "becoming ghostbusters" (act one), "meeting dana and getting involved" (act two), and "defeating Zoul" (act three). only a TV series would show them actually going around busting random, comparatively inconsequential ghosts. <p> that said, Ghostbusters II follows a similar storyline, focusing on their comeback and one particular threat. and it's a fucking hilarious movie, and not a bad sequel [in Killik's defense]<p>Venkman to Viggo:<br> "You know, I have met some dumb blondes in my life, but you take the taco, pal! Only a Carpathian would come back to life now and choose New York! Tasty pick... bonehead! If you had brain one in that huge melon on top of your neck, you'd be living the sweet life out in Southern California's beautiful San Fernando Valley!"<p>One of the best written lines in either movie, and I'm pretty sure Bill Murray just made most of it up on the spot.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    well said.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    There's so many holes in first avenue

    by tomdolan04

    we really didn't think anyone would notice

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Good movie, but...

    by eveelcapitalist

    ...It was really made for the kids who were apeshit over the cartoon. I mean why else would they stick "Slimer" in the credits. Mind you I was one of those kids...anyway, the movie is good, but not great. It doesn't stand up over time as well as the original. Ghostbusters I was just classic. Ghostbusters II was...well, it had its moments. They pumped up the FX, had a few more ghosts and lots of slime, but otherwise it does suffer a mild case of sequelitis. They improve on the immediately marketable aspects while letting certain plot and character points wither. Someone above pointed out Dan Akroyd's possession in the novelization (I read it in the comic book adaptation). That shit would have been so awesome in the movie. But hey, whatever. The ending was a copout, too. "Villain beaten by good vibes." Ooooookaaay! Sorry, that shit was gay when I was ten and it hasn't gotten any better. At least Zuul and Gozer were beaten by zappy proton guns and giant explosions. Viggo was beaten by happy thoughts. But there were redeeming qualities. I loved the bit where the Titanic arrives. The subway scene, the drilling sequence, McNichol and Homburg, Annie Potts trying to fuck Rick Moranis...All that stuff makes the film generally worth watching, but it's just not as memorable. On a related note, this is also why they should never ever ever touch this series ever again. Ghostbusters III would be a complete and unmitigated disaster. I've heard concepts thrown about and they all suck. Ghostbusters in hell? Sorry, that's stupid. Passing of the torch? To who? A new cast of hip, diverse and completely unrelatable characters? Fucking please! Anything they do should just be subtitled "Cynical Cash Grab Cause We're All Out Of Ideas," cause that's exactly what it would be. Leave well enough alone, there are no more stories left to tell.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Fucking awful sequel.

    by V'Shael

    Dancing statue of liberty? Fuck off.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:02 a.m. CST

    I love it, unashamedly.

    by davidwebb

    All of it.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    World of the Psychic scene is hilarious

    by Koborover

    Bill Murray is at his best hosting a talkshow for psychics in which he just makes fun of his guests because he doesn't believe any of it. And hairless pets on a talkshow for psychics? LOL

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Thank you Childs

    by Roderich

    Couldn't have said it better. The Prinz von Homburg-documentary is one of the best docus i know and has won a few prices iirc. But, as you also stated, it is very sad toward the end, seeing him obviously in poverty, desperately trying to learn english and struggling with his acting-skills and just belying himself about his situation is painful.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Von Homburg was an asshole

    by cool_britannia79

    Gangs, prostitution, assault, racism, just because someone chose to get beat up in the ring doesn not excuse them of these crimes.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    I recall being disappointed

    by Dennis_Moore

    in the sequel at the time because the concepts and references of the toon were superior, though I still like part 2, for what it is...

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST

    well I don't really know much about the guy

    by The_Crimson_King

    asshole or not, he sure played a scary looking Vigo! you are like the buzzing of flies to him!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:15 a.m. CST

    What always fascinated me about GB...

    by kaylum

    is that the role of Venkman was originally written with John Belushi in mind. No telling if it would have worked as well, but it certainly would have been different. Trying to imagine a Belushi Venkman is kind of like trying to imagine a Murray Blotto in Animal House.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    The ghosts were too cartoony in II

    by alienindisguise

    I liked the more serious tone of the first as opposed to the fruitiness that was part 2...negative pink slime, a walking statue of liberty...GAY!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST


    by smackfu

    I'm gonna have to call you on that. Sigourney Weaver holds the distinction of being just about the only woman on the planet who looked hotter in her 40s than she did in her 20s. With maybe Jennifer Connelly coming in a close second. Sigourney's looks probably peaked around Galaxy Quest, and that was when she was 50...Christ, she's in her 60s now and she's still bangable.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    One thing about GBII that bugged me...

    by Nasty In The Pasty that they tried to make Annie Potts look like the cartoon version of Janine Melnitz with a ridiculous red wig. Hey, I had a crush on 'toon Janine as a kid (still kinda do), but that was a pretty big indication the sequel was targeting kids who liked the cartoon series more than adult fans who loved the first movie.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    In my opinion, GB2 . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . was only 1 walking Statue of Liberty away from being a decent sequel.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    I agree with Killik

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    It's not as good as the first film but then to be fair, Ghostbusters was one of the very best movie experiences of the eighties - the sequel was never going to be as good. That said, it is a genuinely great sequel - not a let down to me in any way. Great laughs, great atmosphere, great story and some brilliant set-pieces. Love Ghostbusters II. People moaning about it, well personal taste is one thing I guess and that's fair enough but picking it apart for what they see as faults? Don't see it myself. Great film. Roll on Ghostbusters III.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    I thought it was solid. Some of the FX were dodgy though.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    GB2 Utter Garbage

    by Autodidact

    I can't even watch it. "We be fast.... AND THEY BE SLOW!' Wow , try harder to sell T-shirts, you fucks!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    They Were Not Ghostbustin' At The Library

    by Autodidact

    They were doing paranormal research. The library ghost indicating increased spiritual visitation, along with losing their research endownment, is what causes them to start bustin'!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    In Last Year's Game

    by Autodidact

    You can see Vigo's painting stored in the GB's firehouse. If you stand in front of it, it talks to you.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Batman and Ghostbusters II

    by elsewhere

    back in the day they were both playing at my local cinema together. I chose Batman, but it was a hard fucking decision. Looking back I don't regret it. GBII is a decent movie, but doesn't come close to the original.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Carpathian Kitten Sweep

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    "You just get out!" <p> *blows off head with shot gun* <p> Love ItMoM.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I'll throw in with the Ghostbusters 2 love.

    by phifty2

    And yes, like another poster said, how does the world forget what the Ghostbusters did and think they're all frauds? Did Superman fly around the Earth or something?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    I like Caddyshack 2. Chase has some classic Ty Webb lines... <p> "Do you have a twin sister?" <p> "Have any of you ladies ever seen a crisp fifty dollar bill?" <p> "Ah mom and dad(it's a picture of Chase as an old man and woman) they're gone now." <p> "Dead?" <p> Noo, noo, moved to Florida...wait, you know what, I think they are dead." <p> And Ty fumbling with the pool sticks is classic Chevey.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    lol, that's some funny shit.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    GB 2 was a great sequel

    by elsachmo

    Not as good as the first, but still a great movie. So many funny moments and lines. I just scratch my head trying to figure it out when people hate on this film.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    next week, people who shave their own pets. weird.

    by LookWhosTalkbackingNow

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    "Valentines Day....

    by phifty2


  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    anyone who likes Caddyshack 2

    by LookWhosTalkbackingNow

    well, its a free country and i respect your input.hungrily yours, Edna.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    agreed, the courtroom leading...

    by LookWhosTalkbackingNow

    awesome. you were trying to hurt npbody? you were just helping out a friend who was scared. oh and when bill murray, whats' he say... when they're like any further questions and he tells rick moranis "no, i think we've helped them enough"

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    1. Bass Masters 2.World of the Psychic

    by UglyLittleSpud

    my two favorite shows.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Is no where even remotely in the same galaxy

    by phifty2

    as Caddyshack but, like I said, Chase has some classic lines. <p> And while were talking Chase and Aykroyd why is Spies Like Us not recognized as the classic it is? That movie is comedy gold.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    people forget and turn their backs on people all the time

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

    and forget all the good things they once did for them. once a hate bandwagon starts most easily influenced people will jump right on it. only a handful of people were there to witness the Stay Puft Nightmare, everyone else just heard about it,

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    There had to be some tv footage of it.

    by phifty2

    and I wouldn't call the entire city of New York a "handful of people". <p> And fuck those kids who wanted He-Man!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    There had to be some tv footage of it.

    by phifty2

    and I wouldn't call the entire city of New York a "handful of people". <p> And fuck those kids who wanted He-Man!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    He-Man always bothered me becuse it was already

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

    out of style by then.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Right. He-Man was from like 84 or 85.

    by phifty2

    That bothers me too. I just chalk it up to adults(the film makers) being out of touch with what real kids were into then. They should have said Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    The courtroom scene was one of the best scenes from either movie

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    It was the best non-Ghostbusting scene, hands down.<p>"There are so many holes in 1st Avenue, we really didn't think anyone would notice."<p>"Shit happens, someone has to deal with it, and who are you gonna call?"<p>That was also one of the best effects scenes. The Ferrelli brother ghosts looked genuinely scary and the scene transitioned seamlessly from comedy to sci-fi.<p>And it's a testament to how shitty the ending of the second movie was, when the courtroom scene seemed way more authentic "New York" than the damn Statue of Liberty walking around Manhattan.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST


    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    Scaleri brothers, not Ferrelli.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    "And you don't want us... exposing ourselves!"

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    That pause in the middle, fucking great timing and delivery by Murray. I just watched it again and started laughing out loud.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    "Dohhh..." "Rayyy...." "Egoonnnnn..." "..."

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate


  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2 was great.

    by Ditko

    In some other universe, it is regarded as a worthy sequel.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Masters of the universe came out in '87 this filmed in '88

    by ndally

    released in '89 so no He-Man in very apt

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    The cartoon ran from 83-85.

    by phifty2

    Unless those kids were huge fans of the shitty movie, which no one was, you're wrong.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Never had a problem with GH2, not every movie has to be Citizen

    by lowpassat

    Loved Ghostbusters as a kid, loved the cartoon had some of the toys, never had a problem with GH2. Now that I'm older its not as good as it could have been or anywhere near the original but if you can't laugh at that movie then you have no sense of humor. The cartoon is creepier than either movie if you ask me! I've been visiting this site for a long time and only participated in a few talkbacks but for the love of god people not every movie is going to be or even needs to be as good as the standard you people hold it up to. Why does EVERY sequal have to live up to the original, why does every character in every movie have to be fully fleshed out to make you "care" about what happens to them, why does Transformers have to be at the same level of Grapes of Wrath? Sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy the ride! And Killik, Avatar sucks all on its own, theres no need to compare to to anyhting else Cameron has name of will make. End of incoherent rant.

  • it was still popular. Plus most kids loved masters of the universe. What strange world did you grow up in?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    The He-Man reference WAS dated

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I loved He-Man as a kid (god, the 80's were SO BAD for quality TV animation...), but I sure as shit wasn't watching or even THINKING about it in 1987. Just like how in 13 Going On 30, Jennifer Garner's character was 13 in 1987, yet was all obsessed about Thriller. THRILLER?! In 1987? What "cool" kids were still doing the Thriller dance moves in 1987?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    I liked it too but like Nasty said no one gave a shit about He-Man in 1988. It wasn't a show or action figure line that endured like GI JOE or Transformers.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    The cartoon was definitely creepier. Sam Hain scared the shit ou

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    He'd better be the villain in any new Ghostbusters film.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I gotta weigh in on this one.

    by Dollar Bird

    There are funny moments in GB2, but it is no match for the original. I think the villain was weak (though Peter McNichol was great) and the Statue of Liberty and the slime was stupid. I felt like they took the things that were catchphrases from the 1st movie and the cartoon and amped them up. Oh, you liked the whole slimed thing the first time around? Well, in this movie, we slime EVERYTHING! And it makes a toaster dance! Lame. Boo. (But some of it is good.) My buddies and I used to have a bar of measuring how bad a movie was. It all came down to would you rather rewatch the said bad movie once, or watch Ghostbusters 2 10 times in a row?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    ehh dana...

    by Aquanaut

    urrrn't you guing to introduczzze me to yurr frendt?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    "Ya missed a spot, Vigo!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Dammit, now I want to watch this.

    by DiscoGodfather

    My lazy ass is THIS close to going to Walmart to see if they still have the 2 disc set with both movies for $9.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Ray: "you never even had a slinky?"

    by solitaire

    Egon: "We had part of a slinky...but I straightend it." One of the funniest lines ever. Oh, and Childs...I am growing to like you quite a bit my man, very well said.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Woah woah, hold the fucking phone

    by caruso_stalker217

    Max Von Sydow was the voice of Vigo?? <p>HOW THE FUCK DID I MISS THIS ALL THESE YEARS!?!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    "Gotta, gotta take control." Oh Bobby Brown

    by SID 8.0

    where hath you gone?

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST

    I'll never understand the GB 2 hate

    by The_Crimson_King

    for years and years I always thought GB 2 was a well regarded sequel, I always liked it, I never knew it wasn't till I saw people talking shit about it on AICN, glad to see it has it's defenders though

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST

    I need to replay the GB game

    by The_Crimson_King

    I played it last year and it's fucking awesome, but I made the mistake of getting the PS3 version, which has awful graphics compared to the other versions (I didn't know that till after the fact though), thankfully a few months ago I bought the PC version on Steam, I need to play it again soon

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    He is VIGO! Give him de childe!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    De childe

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Vigo was a very powerful magician, Dr. Venkeman.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by UltraTron

    The ps3 version of ghostbusters runs in 1080 Rez and looks fan fucking tastic. You are some kind of retard who can't hook up his gear. And the reason Ghostbusters 2 sucks is mainly because they destroyed the love interest completely by giving sigourney some douchebag's kid. I'm still reeling from the depression I felt watching that mundane life scenario play out. And Bobby brown's "music"

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST


    by El Gooche

    "Oh, but I 'woo'." Cracks me up every time!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    "You are like-a buzzing-a flies to heem!!!"

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    "Geronimo Motherfucker..."

    by SouthSide_2010

    Didn't he play a villain in the original "Die Hard". Hint Hint: Bruce Willis dropped plastic explosives on him.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Do he and Mickey Rourke have the same ugly head disease?

    by bah

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I don't hate the movie.

    by catlettuce4

    I think it's good, but not great. The first was perfect. And I'll be honest, the worst part of GB2 to me is the score and the song choices. The score was very ordinary and cheesy unlike the GREAT score of the original, and the songs reflected the times, I guess, but the original Ghostbusters theme and the other songs used in that movie helped give it the right tone. But mainly, yeah, I hate the GB2 score, and feel it makes the movie seem goofier than it really is. I like the pic of Vigo cleanin' up the town though.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Oh, and...

    by catlettuce4

    As people have said, it pretty obviously was basing itself partially on the cartoon instead of just the original film. I didn't like that at the time, and I was a kid who watched the cartoon. In one episode they actually explained the original live action film in the cartoon universe, as a Hollywood version of the "real" Ghostbusters from the cartoon, which was kind of clever. The second movie adopting elements of the toon was less clever.