Welcome to the third week of our new ongoing FTN Tuesdays video feature: Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Ghostbusters 2… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every Tuesday FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
“The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”
Ghostbusters was the biggest comedy of the 80s, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis had a huge challenge on their hands to beat the first film in comedy and action. Unfortunately the results weren’t that spectacular. The film was trashed by many critics on release and is sort of looked down upon by film fans. Ghostbusters 2 is often lumped into lists of bad sequels. I feel it gets a bad rap and is very underrated..I look back on the film and discuss the problems with script and highlight some good points to this entertaining sequel.
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