Here’s the review the American-Statesman is running, an extremely positive take.
Across the internet at Rotten Tomatoes, critics seem fairly evenly divided.
I have not seen the new one (long story, boring) but there are a few things to keep in mind:
- There is no such thing as a bad movie ruining your childhood
- As brilliant as the original was and is, it is important to remember this franchise isn’t exactly sacred. The “Ghostbusters” animated series exists, as does “Ghostbusters II”
- That said, I count myself as one of the few people who likes much of the second movie. The stuff where all of New York City has to hold hands and like each other is junk, but I ride hard for Peter MacNicol as possessed art restorer Janosz Poha in “II.” My brother and I long ago worked his immortal line: “Everyzing you are doing is bed, I vant you to know dis” into our regular movie quote rotation.