Saw it opening weekend here in LA. I ended up seeing it twice in theaters because I loved it so much. I was really little when I saw the first one in theaters (6), so it was really exciting to see the guys all back and I was old enough to appreciate watching it on the big screen that summer (I was almost 11 when 2 came out). I've always enjoyed the film and the score equally and still do to this day. It's definitely not on the same level as the original, film or score, but it is still a real hoot and by no means a bad film. I think GB2 gets a lot of unfair criticism and is, dare I say, maybe a bit underrated?
I've always liked GB2 as well. I actually thought the first one was massively overrated and only ever thought it was average at best. Didn't find it THAT funny when I saw it at the cinema (loads of the humour flew over UK heads as it was VERY USA-centric). It was also not very scary or creepy either. GB2 had more jokes that landed better outside USA for me and I thought it was spookier too (that ghost gran stealing the baby and the evil portrait were cool). Edelman's score is a lot of fun too. Looking forward to finally hearing it away from the film.
For the first time ever - 32 years after the film's 1989 release - the Original Score to Ghostbusters II by Randy Edelman will be available across digital and physical formats from Sony Classical. The album includes original tracks as well as 3 newly re-recorded tracks and an additional track originally recorded for Ghostbusters II but not featured in the film.
The tracklist was revealed a while back though. None of these look like new concert arrangements to me
SIDE A 1 A Few Friends Save Manhattan 2 A Baby Carriage Meets Heavy Traffic 3 Venkman’s 6th Ave. Strut 4 Order in the Court 5 He’s Got Carpathian Eyes 6 The Sensitive Side of Dana 7 In Liberty’s Shadow SIDE B 1 Rooftop Broom Kidnap 2 The Scoleri Brothers 3 Oscar is Quietly Surrounded 4 A Slime Darkened Doorway 5 One Leaky Sewer Faucet 6 Vigo’s Last Stand 7 Good With Kids 8 Enlightenment 9 Family Portrait-Finale