Yes, Dana and Peter have broken up. Since then, she has married, had a baby, and divorced. And she doesn’t know that the painting she’s working on restoring is actually a portal. Vigo needs an infant’s body to inhabit. He possesses Dana’s incredibly dorky boss Janosz Poha (Peter MacNicol), who wants both Dana and her baby Oscar.
Okay, fine — it’s a weird premise, I’ll admit that. But its predecessor had a giant marshmallow that attacked New York City, a green ghost that looked like snot that somehow became a mascot, and the drippy face of a green drink (ick) from Hi-C called Ecto Cooler. The world is an imperfect place.
The thing is, “Ghostbusters II” is just dead — no apologies from me for that — funny. It has the charm that comes from established characters we already know, encountering new people that are weird even for their world. The banter is just as quick and witty as the original. Plus, it gives us a realistic look at what would definitely happen to the saviors of a city like New York. Of course, they would be sued. Of course, the place would turn on them. I say this as a former New Yorker, and I say it with love, but it’s not the friendliest place in the world. Of course, Peter would have done something stupid with Dana — he called her his “ball and chain” — that would make her leave. He’s an ass, and that’s why we love him (but would never date him).
Add into the mix maybe the cutest baby in the world. (Except yours, naturally.) And the brilliant comedic timing of MVP MacNicol. With all that, you have a recipe for a lovely sequel. Boo.