Director Ivan Reitman's engaging sequel finds the fearless ghostbusting trio reuniting to bail out the Big Apple by saving the city from a massive slime attack and a flood of malevolent spirits on a fateful New Year's Eve.
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PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
Chinese Traditional, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, English, Chinese Simplified, Korean, ThaiClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
Portuguese: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that there isn't much to shock tweens and up in this mock-horror film. There are numerous ghosts running rampant through NYC, but it's played for comedy over scares (like when the Titanic disembarks). Still, ghosts are the "bad guys" and get eliminated with laser guns by a crew of wisecracking guys. At one point a baby is kidnapped by a ghost and a sinister spirit tries to inhabit his body. The baby is rescued, of course, but there is another real person, hilariously portrayed by Peter MacNicol, who wants to steal the baby in order to woo its mother.
- Sexual Content
- Some kissing and "making out" that is more suggested than graphic.
- The Ghostbusters crew attacks the slime and the ghosts with laser guns that shoot light and goo. A baby is kidnapped by a ghost and is threatened with possession by Vigo.
- Some mild insults.
- Social Behavior
- Ghostbusters try their hardest to bring out the best in New Yorkers, defeating negative energy with positive.
- The city of New York gets great publicity.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver have wine with dinner. The slime substance has some mood-enhancing effects.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it