I've never been a big fan of GB2. Compared to GB1 it was a real let down for me. They went way too hokey and kid-centric for my tastes. However, when placed next to GB2016 it is a work of art. Even with the change of tone, general vibe and cheese I would still put on GB 2 regularly and catch it if it came on TV. I would and can still watch it and get some form of enjoyment and substance from it. The movie still had heart and was well enough made to engage me and even make me laugh and smile. I find as I get older I have grown to appreciate it more. But it's still not as good as the first.
I love ILM's work and consider every design but Slimer to be an improvement over BOSS films work on GB1.
We're gonna have to disagree on that one. Slimer looked waaaaay better in GB1. I can't stand GB2 Slimer.
GB2016 on the other hand is completely and frustratingly unwatchable. The cinematography is fine, but the story, the dialog, the characters, the gear, everything about this movie just frustrates me as a writer, an artist, a viewer and a fan. I have only seen it once and I have no desire to re-live that experience. I went into it with low expectations and pretty much knew what I was getting. I went in with an open mind and gave it a fair chance. I still got exactly what I expected. Superficial, shallow (but pretty) rubbish that just doesn't get it.
So much pointless and undirected dialogue. The old rule as I understand it was that every line of dialogue should contribute to or move the story forward. A perfect example of that concept being used is The 5th Element. There is little to no wasted dialogue in that movie. With GB2016 it's mostly noise. Every time someone would start talking it would ruin the scene for me. So much shallow, cringe inducing, inane chatter that just never stopped. The movie felt like it was made by high schoolers. The characters were flat, uninteresting and un-relatable save for Leslie Jones. Her character and performance were actually enjoyable most of the time. She felt like a real person. I like the other actors fine...in other films. I love Kristen Wigg in Paul. I've even enjoyed McCarthy in a couple of things.
But I'm not here to trash on the film. I'm just explaining my choice. Honestly, I don't care enough about the film to argue with someone about it. I don't give a feig if other people liked it. That's fine, knock yourselves out. I know it didn't work for me. I don't need to convince anyone else of that and nothing they have to say is going to change my mind about it anyway.
So if I had to choose between GB2 and GB2016, GB2 would win hands down as it is more thoughtful, entertaining and has more heart and soul.