What If Ghostbusters II Was Better? - FanScription

  • Published on Apr 4, 2019
  • Ghostbusters 2 disappointed many fans of the original and took the franchise in a different direction. But what if it kept the tone of the first film? What if the story was more inventive and expanded the Ghostbusters' technology? In short, what if Ghostbusters 2 was better? Rob Walker brings you his version of this high profile sequel featuring the art of Lucas Durham and the voices of Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Heather Reusz, Aiyanna Wade, Jim Jarosz, Walter Banasiak and Tamara Chambers. When there's a story that needs fixing, who ya gonna call? FanScription
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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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  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  5 months ago +79

    What should we cover in a future episode of FanScription?
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    • David Pinto
      David Pinto 4 months ago


      ALONDRA PEREZ-RAMIREZ 4 months ago

      How about Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Or the Star Trek movies directed by J.J Abrahams. Or the new remakes with all girl cast like Ghostbusters and Ocean's 8 but as sequels that honor the original films without going all 'gurl power!!'

    • The monster King
      The monster King 5 months ago

      The Star Wars prequels and or the last Jedi

    • Homdertalia
      Homdertalia 5 months ago

      How about Star Trek Into Darkness

    • Periclis Dragonballz
      Periclis Dragonballz 5 months ago

      The Room. I DARE you!

  • Kamii Nazo
    Kamii Nazo 14 days ago +1

    This would have made a good movie and I love that you kept the statue of liberty in the end. You kept the best of the original, ditched the bad and made it better.

  • Lorenzo Franco
    Lorenzo Franco 18 days ago

    Personally, I don’t think it can be better, it tried, and in some ways failed, but I think it’s highly unfair to say it’s just a different version of the first movie, Linkara’s thoughts on the movie sum up my feelings about GB2 in their entirety

  • Spider Riszer
    Spider Riszer Month ago

    24:41 You mean gozer
    He’s sumarion

  • Quick Beam
    Quick Beam Month ago


  • Beatlemaniac 64
    Beatlemaniac 64 Month ago

    If you had a time machine go back in time and submit your sequel idea to Ivan Reitman while Ghostbusters 2 was in story writing stage

  • residentgrey
    residentgrey Month ago

    I just noticed this. This would fit with the Go To Hell idea that I thought the third was going to be. Nice.

  • residentgrey
    residentgrey Month ago

    Phelan did an excellent vid on the cartoon and how it was originally was closer to the themes of the first film but then the RAND CORPORATION of all people went on and "advised" the staff to change the show formula (Rand is an intel front/shell NGO of ill repute to say the least). The result RUINED the show and the IP. The 2016 film played on the cartoon more than anything and primarily the post-Rand version, which is the one with Slimer being horridly annoying and a "major" part of the show and dishonored the homage to Belushi that the character originally was intended to be.
    Oddly enough I still love both movies, but yes the original is still the best. They made a horror/sci-fi/action flick that I see still having strong merit today. But the presented treatment here would ROOOOOCK!!!! The choice of Winston being the one to save the day would have appeased so many critics and the addition/torch-passing to Jenean would be an excellent setup for a mixed-gender installment in the next film, of which would have also ROCKED if the original treatment was honored. The 2016 film again was RUINED by a third party, this time some exec tied with the production (memory escapes me, but there is a great interview on the evolution of the film development on the net explaining all this). The end result again is a shitstorm that had so much potential even with the final premise but the fans got shafted, the creators got shafted, everyone got shafted.
    I have my own ideas I will certainly collect into my own treatment for another installment. I have one where they eventually see Cthulhu, and it even involves Slimer being integral to both advancing the antagonists but also the protagonists. It could even involve the fanfilm crowd and a convention. It needs work.
    Thank you for this!

  • The Super Awesome Mega FNAF BROS !!!!!

    This is a lot better

  • bot #26
    bot #26 Month ago

    5:04 is totally a clip from power rangers samurai

  • Rainy Chain
    Rainy Chain 2 months ago

    Ptsd over the slime? He should've come out like a boss 'Bitch, please. I'm black everyday(¬_¬)'.

  • Rogue Prince
    Rogue Prince 2 months ago

    Im abput half way through and Holy shit your version sounds way better. They should make this an animated movie.

  • Ashton Goodnough
    Ashton Goodnough 2 months ago

    Someone needs to send this video to Akroyd.
    And omg. That bit with Peck and the ghost of hit mom. I loved it.

  • jdzencelowcz
    jdzencelowcz 2 months ago

    Honestly, I'd love to hear what Doug, Rob, & the gang would've done with the '16 film, same cast, but with team CA R in control!

  • jdzencelowcz
    jdzencelowcz 2 months ago

    Y'all need a TARDIS. Period!

  • Bill Crawford
    Bill Crawford 2 months ago

    The end credits credit Tamara Chambers at the end, but I can't for the life of me figure out what point her voice is heard in this video, or if it was heard at all! :(

  • WarGamerGirl
    WarGamerGirl 2 months ago +1

    The original Ghost Busters was a film about nothing? What are you talking about? The original film was a story of a few guys who were starting a business. The ups and downs of getting a new business off the ground. The concern of failure, the excitement of success, and the headache of dealing with government regulation. Oh, and they fought ghosts and extra-dimensional beings.

  • Mbdxwwe18
    Mbdxwwe18 2 months ago

    I cried tears of Joy I loved GB2 Don't get me wrong but this should have been the sequel we should have got

  • Emirl Sanchos
    Emirl Sanchos 2 months ago

    What would be an even funnier comeback from Dana when Peter asks, out loud, how her pregnancy was possible.
    Dana: Gee I don't know, Honey. Maybe it might have had something to do with your faulty little *stares at his crotch* "Containment Unit"?.

  • michael walsh
    michael walsh 2 months ago

    I'd love to see this script adapted into a comic

  • Jason
    Jason 2 months ago

    I'm not sure I'll ever be able to see a picture of the NYC skyline that contains the WTC and not feel a pain in my chest.

  • Cross 41790
    Cross 41790 3 months ago

    Damn...damn...DAMN GOOD JOB. I enjoyed every minute of this video. Also if you guys do another fan script. I'd suggest all the sequels to the Jurassic Park 2,3,4,5. Pretty much anything.

  • Timothy Morris
    Timothy Morris 3 months ago

    Adapt or die! A harsh, yet valid point. So instead of giving us a third GB movie we had to have a non canon piece of shit 2016 all female cast Ghostbusters movie? Okay but let’s hope that whenever the 3rd comes out it’ll be a damn good movie.

  • Dade Lee Murphy
    Dade Lee Murphy 3 months ago

    lets see. I was 9 when the first one came out.
    I was 14 when the second one came out. so yes; i sat through the second one.
    and it was better than the 2016 movie.

  • Jmuk35
    Jmuk35 3 months ago

    Isn’t the Peck part from the first one?

  • Joshua Ebert
    Joshua Ebert 3 months ago

    This ghostbusters would have been insanely great though

  • Joshua Ebert
    Joshua Ebert 3 months ago

    It has some what of the real ghostbusters feel to part of it

  • Jonathan Spindler
    Jonathan Spindler 3 months ago

    I've just had a really interesting idea.
    What if this version of the movie was made but done in animation?
    I got this idea when I remembered seeing some lost episodes of Doctor Who released on dvd but done in animation.
    This could have a mix of audio from the actual movie along with new sound effects and new voice overs from the original remaining cast and some voice actors.
    What does everyone think?

  • Jerome Lancashire
    Jerome Lancashire 3 months ago

    Why does Peter Venkman sound like Ace Ventura?

  • Ally I guess
    Ally I guess 3 months ago +1


  • Cade Kaminsky
    Cade Kaminsky 4 months ago +1

    Hey Rob, love your commentary in Sibling Rivalry and Real Thoughts. This channel is awesome, and I love FanScription. Could you do a podcast or episode for FanScription on Batman Returns?

  • Thom CD-ROM
    Thom CD-ROM 4 months ago

    "Many" fans are stupid. GB II is great. It was bold to *not* keep the tone of the tone of the first movie and take it in a different direction, and that's partially why it's so good.

  • Jason
    Jason 4 months ago

    Yes the 2016 Ghostbusters did ruin the franchise and hi Ghostbusters 2 was actually liked by most people. *micdrop*

  • Jamie Kargus
    Jamie Kargus 4 months ago

    Still a better movie than Ghostbusters 2016

  • SalusFuturistics
    SalusFuturistics 4 months ago

    When I first watched Ghostbusters 1, I thought it was some kind of shitty Sequel. Oh boy, and then I watched the actual Sequel.

  • Martin Hanks Jr
    Martin Hanks Jr 4 months ago

    That was truly an amazing story. I truly thought it was better than what we got. Thanks

  • Dr.Gonzo
    Dr.Gonzo 5 months ago

    In the animated series comics, they did the ray going crazy car scene. Which was a deleted scene from ghostbusters 2.

  • Shipwright1918
    Shipwright1918 5 months ago

    Cool beans, I'd watch it.

  • Mikole Noel
    Mikole Noel 5 months ago

    Do a “what if” scenario on Disney movies like the black caldron, brother bear, Atlantis the lost empire, treasure planet (if you have to), home on the range and even live action remakes and see if you can make them better.

  • Mad Turnip
    Mad Turnip 5 months ago

    Oh my god, Lady Liberty kicking some ass would've been amazing!

  • Foustdoodles98
    Foustdoodles98 5 months ago

    I really love this script! 34:06 I also love the parts where it's drawn, like it could fit in animation! I love how Janine is designed in the Ghostbuster suit, she looks hot!!

  • Theyungcity23
    Theyungcity23 5 months ago

    It should be "were better." Subjunctive mood better.

  • Periclis Dragonballz
    Periclis Dragonballz 5 months ago

    Wonder if anyone's shown this to William Atherton?

  • Erika Fuzzbottom
    Erika Fuzzbottom 5 months ago

    Glad you mentioned the video game from a few years back. One of the reasons I got an Xbox 360 was so I could get that game. For whatever reason, I still haven't gotten the game.

  • Kailee Girl
    Kailee Girl 5 months ago

    "My mother's been dead for the last 14 years" now THAT was funny!

  • 4Legacy
    4Legacy 5 months ago

    12:40 I'm still mostly on board, but I'm gonna choose to forget that you basically just said Ghostbusters 2 would be better if it was more like Night at the Museum

  • Athenafjd9
    Athenafjd9 5 months ago

    Man, I would watch the HELL out of this movie!!!

  • Guillermo Meyer
    Guillermo Meyer 5 months ago

    This fan script idea is fantastic. Please do more in the future. It’s wonderfully inventive and it shows how much talent there is in the team. I’m hoping for more.

  • Thomas The Trickster
    Thomas The Trickster 5 months ago +1

    Has anyone else though this deserves a animation?

  • A Youtube Account
    A Youtube Account 5 months ago

    Do Glass next.

  • jason Grady PHStiger'61

    Do Prometheus and alien covenant.

  • Darren Loy
    Darren Loy 5 months ago


  • ToylandChairman666
    ToylandChairman666 5 months ago

    Pretty good idea. Though I have to disagree. GHOSTBUSTERS isn't about nothing. It's a subtle message about religion versus science, and science wins.

  • ItachixSire
    ItachixSire 5 months ago

    This movie sounds pretty okay for a rough draft rewrite of Ghostbusters 2. I've never seen Ghostbusters but the way you thought out the details of the story and fixed some of the more undesirable parts of the movie, you have made essentially a better movie. I movie that I would gladly see it (at least on DVD since I wasn't even born then). I hope to see more of these fanscription videos. Maybe twelve more episodes for starters. This could a good new series to begin. :)

  • Agirisan
    Agirisan 5 months ago

    I like this idea for videos, hope to see more! Also, Rob voice is kind of soothing to hear

  • KaijuDirector
    KaijuDirector 5 months ago

    And then we get Ghostbusters 3 as an adaptation of the game 20 years later. (Or the game as a tie-in?)

  • Leofilm
    Leofilm 5 months ago

    The last Ghostbusters game was the perfect story, with different ghosts, detective script and plenty of gadgets. Also - the all original cast were there too! I believe - it was and will be the best sequel for Ghostbusters.

  • Ghosthead83
    Ghosthead83 5 months ago

    Really, you comparing the second one to 2016? Wow. It's already awesome! Doesn't need fixing.

  • zombiedestroyerx
    zombiedestroyerx 5 months ago

    What are you talking about I never see seems in Ghostbusters two

  • MANOFGOD9000
    MANOFGOD9000 5 months ago

    This was great. It definitely flowed better and was more interesting!