History YMMV / Ghostbusters

27th Jul '16 8:32:57 AM Pren
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** The second film was released the same year as the death of Eric Clapton's son Connor after falling from his high rise apartment, making the scene of Oscar on the edge of the balcony even more uncomfortable.
23rd Jul '16 8:43:19 PM JamesAustin
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* FirstInstallmentWins: The first film is an undisputed classic. [[BrokenBase Fans are split about the second film.]] The cartoon and video game? Even moreso.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: The first film is an undisputed classic. [[BrokenBase Fans are split about the second film.]] The cartoon and video game? Even moreso. And hoo boy, good luck if you bring up ''Film/Ghostbusters2016''.
21st Jul '16 4:54:12 AM Kitch
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The main reason a third film with the original cast never happened was because of the falling-out between Creator/BillMurray and Creator/HaroldRamis over creative differences during the production of ''Film/GroundhogDay''.
17th Jul '16 6:33:13 PM Peteman
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Walter Peck's initial request to see the containment grid was reasonable given that it was new technology that is explictly "unlicensed". He's also quite polite before Venkman gives him the runaround (albeit in a rather unctuous and condescending manner). It is his job to make sure people like the Ghostbusters are operating with safe equipment, and in fact the Ghostbusters' containment grid could cause a massive explosion in a densely-populated area. In fact, Egon was at that moment telling Ray and Winston that he was getting worried at the massive amount of psychic energy the grid was containing. After getting crudely brushed off by Venkman, however, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Peck overreacts and orders the grid's immediate deactivation]]. If Venkman had cooperated, instead of treating Peck and the EPA as an enemy from the start, they could have avoided the ensuing meltdown.
-->'''Walter Peck:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vxEimC3HME Forget it, Venkman.]] You had your chance to co-operate, but you though it would be more fun to insult me. Now, it's my turn, [[LameComeback wiseass]].
** This is the start of Peck ''grossly'' overstepping his authority with his Cease and Desist order and proceeding to enforce it on the spot against all warning, including the electrician he himself hired. In RealLife, the Ghostbusters would have been given a set time limit to shut their equipment down (weeks if not months), and of course the opportunity to fight it, but Peck (illegally) shuts it down immediately.
** This actually goes both ways as we're supposed to see Dr. Venkman's mistreatment of Peck as anti-heroic and skirting the law, except Peck's entire investigation was illegal from day one. Walter Peck was with the Environmental Protection Agency, not the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and thus has no right to be in the Ghostbuster's office, [[KnowNothingKnowItAll demanding to look at nuclear powered equipment he has no understanding of,]] [[MaliciousSlander accusing them of being fakes,]] [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs and addressing men with PhD's]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking as "Mister".]]
*** What he's actually accusing them of is using chemical hallucinogens to make people ''think'' they see ghosts and faking their whole business; he doesn't believe it's nuclear at all. That's what he initially asks to see, the tanks where they keep those chemicals. Why he thought that was a job for the EPA and not law enforcement, and why he thought they'd meekly cop to it, is anyone's guess.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Walter Peck's initial request to see the containment grid was reasonable given that it was new technology that is explictly "unlicensed". He's also quite polite before Venkman gives him the runaround (albeit in a rather unctuous and condescending manner). It is his job to make sure people like the Ghostbusters are operating with safe equipment, and in fact the Ghostbusters' containment grid could cause a massive explosion in a densely-populated area. In fact, Egon was at that moment telling Ray and Winston that he was getting worried at the massive amount of psychic energy the grid was containing. After getting crudely brushed off by Venkman, however, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Peck overreacts and orders the grid's immediate deactivation]]. If Venkman had cooperated, instead of treating Peck and the EPA as an enemy from the start, they could have avoided the ensuing meltdown.
-->'''Walter Peck:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vxEimC3HME Forget it, Venkman.]] You had your chance to co-operate, but you though it would be more fun to insult me. Now, it's my turn, [[LameComeback wiseass]].
** This is the start of Peck ''grossly'' overstepping his authority with his Cease and Desist order and proceeding to enforce it on the spot against all warning, including the electrician he himself hired. In RealLife, the Ghostbusters would have been given a set time limit to shut their equipment down (weeks if not months), and of course the opportunity to fight it, but Peck (illegally) shuts it down immediately.
** This actually goes both ways as we're supposed to see Dr. Venkman's mistreatment of Peck as anti-heroic and skirting the law, except Peck's entire investigation was illegal from day one.
While Walter Peck was with is wrong in his accusations towards the Environmental Protection Agency, Ghostbusters, does not have the Nuclear Regulatory Commission jurisdiction to do anything to them, and thus has no right grossly overreacts to be in their snubbing of him, the Ghostbuster's office, [[KnowNothingKnowItAll demanding to look at nuclear powered fact that they operate potentially hazardous materials and equipment he has no understanding of,]] [[MaliciousSlander accusing them of being fakes,]] [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs and addressing men with PhD's]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking as "Mister".]]
*** What he's actually accusing them of is using chemical hallucinogens to make people ''think'' they see ghosts and faking their whole business; he doesn't believe it's nuclear at all. That's what he initially asks to see, the tanks where they keep those chemicals. Why he thought
in a densely populated urban area means that was a job for there should be at least someone from the EPA and not law enforcement, and why he thought they'd meekly cop to it, is anyone's guess.government looking into them.
15th Jul '16 12:26:14 AM harlbior
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* {{Adorkable}}: Vinz Clortho when possessing Louis Tully. Unlike Zuul, who is a sinister and forceful presence, Vinz is just as dorky as the person he possessed. He describes Gozer the Traveller and his history of destruction more like an excited child than a terrifying demon.
13th Jul '16 12:20:51 AM DoctorSleep
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** Peter Venkman especially. He regularly slacks off at work to hit on women, which gets him fired from the university and almost costs the ghostbusters their first client. He agitated Walter Peck, not caring about the consequences of trifling with a government official and he doesn't seem to contribute anything worthwhile to the team aside from carrying an extra proton-pack.
9th Jul '16 10:02:46 AM ImpudentInfidel
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*** What he's actually accusing them of is using chemical hallucinogens to make people ''think'' they see ghosts and faking their whole business; he doesn't believe it's nuclear at all. That's what he initially asks to see, the tanks where they keep those chemicals. Why he thought that was a job for the EPA and not law enforcement, and why he thought they'd meekly cop to it, is anyone's guess.
30th Jun '16 3:56:57 PM Anddrix
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* FanonDiscontinuity:Film/Ghostbusters2016 is not the true continuation to Film/GhostbustersII. VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame is.
30th Jun '16 3:44:20 PM Darson
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* FanContinuity:VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame is the true sequel to Film/GhostbustersII and not Film/Ghostbusters2016.

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* FanContinuity:VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame FanonDiscontinuity:Film/Ghostbusters2016 is not the true sequel continuation to Film/GhostbustersII and not Film/Ghostbusters2016.Film/GhostbustersII. VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame is.
30th Jun '16 3:42:34 PM Darson
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* Fanon:VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame is the true sequel to Film/GhostbustersTwo and not Film/Ghostbusters2016.

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* Fanon:VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame FanContinuity:VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame is the true sequel to Film/GhostbustersTwo Film/GhostbustersII and not Film/Ghostbusters2016.
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