Ghostbusters II - FanScription Podcast

  • Published on Apr 7, 2019
  • Rob talks with Walter about his alterations to the Ghostbusters II story and how they might have affected the trajectory of the franchise. Can Ghostbusters II be saved? Find out now!
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    Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis. The sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters, it sees the Ghostbusters reunite to combat a new threat to New York City.
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Comments • 148

  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  5 months ago +10

    What other topics should FanScription cover in a future episode?
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    • William Hayward - Painter
      William Hayward - Painter 4 months ago

      I love that fanscription theme music :D

    • Sebastian Emond
      Sebastian Emond 5 months ago +1

      @Taylor Hardiman A BAT CREDIT CARD!? I'LL KILL YOU! 🔫💥I'LL KILL YOU! 🔫💥I'LL KILL YOU ALL!! 🔫💥🔫💥🔫💥🔫💥🔫💥😂😂😂😂😂😂 JK, Man! 😂😂😂

    • Taylor Hardiman
      Taylor Hardiman 5 months ago +1

      Bat credit card.

    • Tadicuslegion78
      Tadicuslegion78 5 months ago

      I know I posted a couple on the last video but I got more:
      Dungeons and Dragons
      Red Sonja
      Mortal Kombat-Apart from just hard R gore
      Street Fighter
      Iron Man 2 & 3
      The Black Cauldron
      Green Lantern
      The Swan Princess
      The Hobbit
      The Mummy 2017 Heck what you would have done if you were told reboot the classic horror monsters

    • Christian Knight
      Christian Knight 5 months ago +1

      What if the 'Star Trek' movie franchise continued to make movies of 'Deep Space Nine' and 'Voyager'.

  • Leighton Kay
    Leighton Kay Month ago

    No but it could be

  • Darth Fett Pool
    Darth Fett Pool 2 months ago

    I'm 17 and personally I love Ghostbusters 1 and really like Ghostbusters 2,but I'm just one guy,so I can't really speak for everybody else

  • SYDProductions
    SYDProductions 3 months ago

    i actually really like ghostbusters 2... but their version was SO much better

  • William Hayward - Painter

    31:00 Welcome to the Hollywood system, Rob Walker!

  • brad cha
    brad cha 5 months ago

    Please do robocop 2 or 3. I love those films but it needed some improvements. The first one helped him regain his humanity. I wish the second/third one helped him regain his family. Robocop prime directive mini series did some of this pretty well (specifically the part where he reunite with his son) but a movie would have been better. The second/third one just kinda threw away his humanity.

  • snakebandit
    snakebandit 5 months ago +3

    I thoroughly enjoy Ghostbusters 2. Fight me!

  • bottomlipproductions
    bottomlipproductions 5 months ago

    He agrees with him 100%

  • sasamichan
    sasamichan 5 months ago

    if there is a Captain Planet movie I want to see the kids be elemental benders on par with Avatar TLA
    The Ghostbusters game was good. Extreme GB was only good to me when they made a reference to Real GB the cast felt too token I want to see a GB movie that's not set in NYC, does not stat the original cast, is in canon to the original universe, shows Ghostbusters have established them selves in every town world wide, shows ghosts can be good or evil and don't always need to be busted, and don't make the main characters kids just to empower kids with adults dumbed down and a ton of Home Alone comedy moments. You can't take romance, drama and life threatening situations serious once kids are involved.
    also at Cons 2017 I still saw 10 year olds dressed as the 2016 Ghostbusters In 2009 when I was dressed as one because the game was about to come out and in 2007 when I heard Ghostbusters 3 was curtly being filmed in NYC and Bill Murry would be killed off and it would be called "The Ghostbusters Go to Hell" and people on line were posting that they had seen Ghostbusters 3 being filmed on location.... back THEN some 9 year old kid saw me in Ghostbusters stuff and said "Ghostbusters? You mean that 90s thing?"
    Also Back to the future the video game was fun. Liked the cartoon. Do not want an other BttF unless they keep the video game and cartoon continuity.
    80s parents are all over cons and junk with kids, in costume, making there kids play Nintendo and Watch Sci-Fi. Kind of like how my parents made me listen to John Denver and watch Marx Bros.
    I consider GB to be one of the BIG 3 along with SW and BttF

  • BBBHuey
    BBBHuey 5 months ago

    How about a live action movie version of Filmations Ghostbusters? Would that even be a thing?

  • BBBHuey
    BBBHuey 5 months ago +1

    So far the best Ghostbusters are the ones in IDW comics.

  • Jorge Mier
    Jorge Mier 5 months ago

    That one Kirstin or whatever her name is made her into a goo goo eyed horny school girl when hiring a assistant and that’s suppose to be charming and funny? If the roles were reversed it would be viewed negatively...(smh and sighs)...Jesus F-ing Christ!

  • Alicia Lockwood
    Alicia Lockwood 5 months ago

    I think this one was bad movie. By the way can the critic do a review about Elsa from Frozen romantic with Jack Frost from Rise of the Grandniece? I seen fanfic, fan art, videos and games with them together. And I emit I’m Fan Art on them too. I think is something he should review about.

  • Dylan Hansen
    Dylan Hansen 5 months ago

    You guys should tackle Suicide Squad

  • Jacob LoPiano
    Jacob LoPiano 5 months ago

    hey critic i think you should do an episode on one day at a time. it's Netflix and has 3 seasons you just have to watch 2 seasons to get the point.

  • john mcclure
    john mcclure 5 months ago

    "It's for the fans!"Hey, no kidding? And here I thought you were making a movie for people who hated it.

  • Ace Diamonds
    Ace Diamonds 5 months ago star wars prequels?

  • Leanne Rose
    Leanne Rose 5 months ago

    Question; why do you keep Aiyanna and Heather around? Any show they were on (besides the flagship NC) has tanked. Please don't let them taint this one,too

  • sipioc
    sipioc 5 months ago +2

    Extreme Ghostbusters was actually okay. The Benaton ad cast never really bothered me because the characters were interesting with their own unique personalities.
    It’s saving grace was the ghosts which were actually kinda horrifying. A skinless bride who haunts her fiancé. Hellraiser esc characters with a Stephen King character where words come alive. A demon that possesses people and makes them want to eat all the time. The Jersey Devil!!!
    The animation was based off the Men In Black Cartoon design and it went as fair or extreme as you could get.
    Give it another look.

    • Anthony Barratt
      Anthony Barratt 3 months ago

      Remember Tara strong and Calton from fresh Prince and the voice guy who played brain.

  • Alexi Xeno
    Alexi Xeno 5 months ago

    Ghostbusters extreme, I remeber it have some good character moments, but being bland over all. a guilty pleasure at best?
    MY opinion of the Ghostbusters:Answer the call is that it was a horrible script. It felt like the writers didn't know how to make a "smart" comedy so to make the main crew look smarter made everyone else bottom of the barrel.

  • Buc Whovian
    Buc Whovian 5 months ago +1

    Do Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!

  • Alexi Xeno
    Alexi Xeno 5 months ago

    From what I heard, Harold Rammus didn't want to do romance scenes, I'm not sure if it was a personal thing, or because he though it wouldn't fit egon, so they shifted the romance to another character.

  • Marcus Paullo
    Marcus Paullo 5 months ago


  • Read Godfrey
    Read Godfrey 5 months ago

    Review angry birds 2 when it comes out pleas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MrGamernova
    MrGamernova 5 months ago

    What if The Swan Princess focused on Derek & Odette when they were kids?

  • thrillergirl021
    thrillergirl021 5 months ago +1

    I'm happy you went with Jeanine instead of Dana as the new ghostbuster

  • Justin Platt
    Justin Platt 5 months ago +1

    Channel Awesome
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    1 2 & 3

  • jkadoodle
    jkadoodle 5 months ago


  • Greyshi
    Greyshi 5 months ago

    I used to watch Extreme Ghostbusters when I was a kid. I don't remember much about it, but I do remember liking it. There was that atmosphere of spooky mystery to it like no other show I've ever seen before... buuuut I probably haven't seen much of anything at that point, ha-ha.

  • eviltom17
    eviltom17 5 months ago +1

    Don't you know who he is? HE IS ROB! You are like the buzzing of flies to him!

  • Jennifer Griel
    Jennifer Griel 5 months ago +1

    I actually like Extreme Ghostbusters. They actually explore the characters and their lives.

  • Anthony Barratt
    Anthony Barratt 5 months ago +1

    Also Winston was in real Ghostbusters but later season wanted him has the driver.

  • Anthony Barratt
    Anthony Barratt 5 months ago +2

    And yeah like the man child going I want the same.
    "I'm going to hate it, then defend it, then hate it again, and go with mass majority"
    Yeah this and the 13th doctor.

  • Anima Girl
    Anima Girl 5 months ago

    Anima openings

    • Anima Girl
      Anima Girl 5 months ago

      You did do nomel operning so why not the better ones

  • Brandon Prater
    Brandon Prater 5 months ago +1

    Loving FanScription & looking forward to your future work! Speaking of which, would you consider one for Alvin & the Chipmunks?... or maybe Transformers?

  • Brandon Prater
    Brandon Prater 5 months ago

    Extreme Ghostbusters in a nutshell...
    Ghostbusters do such a good job, they essentially put themselves out of work. Venkman leaves team to be a family man, Ray & Winston eventually leave (officially ending the team) when offered jobs in other sciences. Egon(Maurice LaMarche) was offered, but turned it down saying there was far more to "supernatural pseudo-science". Janine(Pat Musick) stays as Egon's assistant (yes there's a romantic interest), Egon eventually taking a job as a college professor of before-mentioned science. 4 students sign up...
    Kylie:(Tara Strong) dark & macabre girl, not goth but constantly mistaken as such. Huge fan of Egon's work & only one who believes in ghosts, Egon of the group.
    Roland:(Alfonso Ribeiro) black tech nerd, huge fan of the Ecto 1, doesn't believe in ghosts & Ray of the group.
    Garrett:(Jason Marsden) essentially a fast-talking Joe Swanson, huge fan of the Ghostbusters fame & dreams of being a big shot. Doesn't care if ghosts exist & Venkman of the group.
    Eduardo:(Rino Romano) Spanglish-speaking slacker, enjoys trolling the others (especially Slimer(Billy West) once he believes in ghosts) & a huge fan of the "easy A". Oddly enough, the Winston of the group.
    After some miners drill a little too far, a portal to the otherside is opened, creating the need for action... 😰... & this is where it gets bad!
    Other than a few good ideas & a clever line or two, the show was poorly animated, written, executed, little to no character development, insultingly episodic & dated. It's almost like someone took a good idea & flushed it down the toilet! Personally, I originally watched in high hopes, but the lack of effort was eventually unbearable to watch. I won't lie... It's BAD, but could've been good. But it would have to be taken down to it's bare bones.

  • BoyNamedSue4
    BoyNamedSue4 5 months ago

    I see high schoolers wear ghostbusters shirts. But I think it might be like how they wear Pearl Jam shirts. Because it looks cool and their vaguely aware of the brand.

  • come to order! C.G.:the Cartoon Judge!

    Rewrite black cauldron

  • Nick Mesogianes
    Nick Mesogianes 5 months ago

    I would like to see you guys tackle Alien 3 and if any of the older script ideas/your rewrites could make the movie for this generation. Now, I love Alien 3 and admit it's not perfect. But it's far better than resurrection

  • Don B16
    Don B16 5 months ago

    This was a good episode I went into a little bit of hesitation because I'm a huge Ghostbusters smart, my daughter still watch The Real Ghostbusters and has been since you can probably remember she enjoyed the last movie I didn't have much problem with it I understood that it was shot for a different generation.

  • WolfScythe7
    WolfScythe7 5 months ago +1

    ghostbusters was big for me but mind you in now in college but i'm like 14 or 15 years younger than either of you.

  • Gary Turbo
    Gary Turbo 5 months ago

    Whatever happened to Peck?

  • Brett Dupree
    Brett Dupree 5 months ago

    I thought Extreme Ghostbusters was fine.

  • Edgar Rodríguez
    Edgar Rodríguez 5 months ago +1

    I'd like to see you guys doing a fan script for the Batman Forever like it was directed by Tim Burton

  • Matthew Naughton
    Matthew Naughton 5 months ago +1

    Really good podcast for the Ghostbusters to fanscript. Now, why don’t you guys try and take on the Roland Emmerich 98 Godzilla? I have no other reason for this one other than it just popped in my head. I have always wondered what would’ve happened if they just treated Godzilla just a little more serious than they did.

  • Itzmbd
    Itzmbd 5 months ago +1

    I think Rob had a thing for Ghostbusters 2

  • Anthony Consalvo
    Anthony Consalvo 5 months ago

    This reminds me of how long it has been since I saw Danny Phantom. That could have spun off of Ghostbusters if the series had chosen to add a ghost dimension or additional elements. i think Rob and Doug would enjoy checking that out.

  • sonicstormer
    sonicstormer 5 months ago +4

    Yeah, it's 90's as hell, however I honestly think Extreme Ghostbusters is a rather worthy successor to The Real Ghostbusters.

  • experiment0789
    experiment0789 5 months ago +1

    I love the mother thing with the EPA guy too. On an unrelated note, there is plenty of people that have done a "what if the star wars prequels were good" type video. I want to know how someone could make a live action avatar the last Airbender movie.

  • PaX MalombellA
    PaX MalombellA 5 months ago +1

    Dude, learn to take a compliment. You are a seriously talented writer.

  • BVB Siren
    BVB Siren 5 months ago

    Could you review Happily N’ever After? It’s an animated film from 2006 and has a pretty star-studded cast (including George Carlin in his final role as the voice of the wizard) yet only has a 4.5 rating on rotten tomatoes.

    PSVIEWR 5 months ago

    I have worn my Ghostbuster t-shirt and get comments on it. I think the song is really popular, cause it is in Just Dance.

  • Matt Beattie
    Matt Beattie 5 months ago +5

    Back to the Future: The Video Game has been edited into Back to the Future Part IV and part V. Find them on RUclip. They are enjoyable.

    • sidwerd1hater
      sidwerd1hater 5 months ago

      The GAZarts edit? I agree. Sad that we'll never get a sequel now.

  • Fiama98
    Fiama98 5 months ago +1

    On the topic of GB2016, I agree 100% that they made all those characters too cartoony. Kevin was made way too stupid. Its like each time they made a decent joke they just kept going and didn't know to stop.
    With Kevin, it was funny that he covered his eyes when he said he wouldn't listen. Its funny. He thinks he is being cute, but comes off as stupid. Then he hears a loud noise and covers his eyes.... that made him look like he had a severe mental disability.
    This follows through with all of the characters. I saw a fan edit that cut a lot of the over the top stuff and added back in some deleted stuff that actually carries forward the plot. The fan edit was so much better. I genuinely liked it a lot and wished the person who did the fan edit had done the theatrical edit.

  • Matt Beattie
    Matt Beattie 5 months ago +6

    they both came out the same year. IMDB lists: 1987 Spaceballs; 1989 Ghostbusters II; 1989 Honey, I shrunk the kids.

  • Nitro- Verse
    Nitro- Verse 5 months ago

    So rob better be scripting ghost busters 3

  • Noah Ariss
    Noah Ariss 5 months ago +1

    For your next fanscription, can you do the Jurassic park franchise?
    An idea I think you could do is obliterate the two sequels, jump directly to the Jurassic world timeline and make things better from there? I would love that!

  • Noah Ariss
    Noah Ariss 5 months ago +1

    I'm a high schooler - 18 - and I love the first movie and am indifferent to the second. I can concur, I have never met another person my age who is SUPER into it or anything. I feel like frozen and paw patrol have become the new obsession of the youth

    • Anthony Barratt
      Anthony Barratt 5 months ago

      Yeah frozen has a lot of plot holes and has nothing to do with the snow queen story, I can make a fanscription on that.
      Paw patrol is fine and it's a good show

  • Mr Drake
    Mr Drake 5 months ago +1

    I hope the Doug reviewing Original Hellboy since the new one coming out

  • William Hayward - Painter
    William Hayward - Painter 5 months ago +1

    Let's just hope J. Reitman's Ghostbusters isn't a combination of Blues Brothers 2000 and Ghostbusters, in spite of some of the casting choices. Reitman's above Ghostbusters 2000-ing it, I think, but we'll see

    • Anthony Barratt
      Anthony Barratt 5 months ago +1

      Like father like son thing, he has done great movies inclduing Juno.
      So i its a passing on the touch.