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Post by lildude8218 on Jun 16, 2019 15:17:46 GMT -5
Here's my story.
I think the reason I always leaned more towards Ghostbusters 2 is strictly nostalgia. I was born in 82 so by 89 I had seen the original movie and the cartoon series but Ghostbusters 2 was the first one where I was part of the whole buildup. The posters, the commercials, the sneak peeks on random news broadcasts. The wait. I was even convinced as a young idiot that Young MC was saying "Ghostbusters movie" in "Bust a Move" and thought it was on the soundtrack.
My dad took me to see it at the Whitestone Cinema Multiplex in the Bronx. The theater we'd only go to for special occasions since the one on Allerton Avenue was easier to get to via public transportation. The funny thing is the multiplex in the Bay Plaza shopping center had already been opened but maybe they didn't get Ghostbusters 2? I really don't know. But my point is the whole thing was just made special.
I have no idea if we went opening night, opening weekend, or even a week or two later but the theater was pretty full. That scene came when Egon and Ray get locked in and the room on fire happens. It was so tense. Then suddenly....black.
The movie just shut off right there. I had no idea what was going on. It took a good 10 minutes for them to get it back up while we stood in the lobby but it felt like an eternity.
The following season the cartoon got tweaked to reflect things that had happened in part 2. And I think it was around that time that our local ice cream man started carrying Ghostbusters Logo and Slimer ice pops. Even though after that first week he never bothered restocking the Logo ones.
Was it better than part 1? Probably not, but I lived the whole hype train of part 2 and because of that I'll always look back more fondly on it.
Sometimes I feel like the only person that was a kid/teen in the 80s that isn't a huge Ghostbusters fan. I enjoyed both films and the cartoon. But might have seen the movies 3 or 4 times tops.
I'm with you, except I didn't watch the cartoon. The original was a good movie but when people describe it as one of the great comedic masterworks of cinema, I simply politely nod and slowly inch towards the door.