RichardLess wrote: ↑April 5th, 2021, 9:29 pm Lol. How is Dana & Louis being chosen by the terror dogs coincidence? The GBs opening up just when the supernatural stuff started to occur maybe, but the first example you gave doesn’t fit at all lol. But yeah it’s a plot convenience that all this happens to occur just as 3-4 guys go into business to bust ghosts.
Okay, yes, that's more plot convenience.
RichardLess wrote: ↑April 5th, 2021, 9:29 pm But I don’t see what that has to do with Vigo being responsible for the mood slime? The plot convenience of the first film is acceptable because the GBs invent the equipment BECAUSE of the increased ghost activity. The increased ghost activity is because of...Gozer. When Gozer goes down...what happens? The paranormal incidence decrease. The GBs go out of business. Then 5 years later Vigo comes out of storage, he does his thing to make sure the seething anger of the city is turned into the mood slime.
I don't think it's possible Vigo made that much psychomagnotheric slime from the start of the movie to when Ray first sees the river because his painting was just brought up from storage. I feel like it's been there for centuries but it's benign in its normal state just absorbing emotions like a sponge on a coral reef doing its job. And when Vigo is brought out of storage, for whatever reason, he senses the river probably because the river absorbed negative emotions and he was a nasty dude when he was alive and using his wizardry, he weaponized it into a more heightened state and redirected the slime river to the museum so he could draw energy from it. In its heightened state, the river more rapidly absorbed the negative emotions and exponentially swelled in volume.
RichardLess wrote: ↑April 5th, 2021, 9:29 pm Yes, the same con Ed guy that accused the GB’s putting the slime in the sewer. Was there another Con Ed guy in the movie? Lol. I mean, maybe he did and maybe he didn’t explore. All we know is he says he’s never seen it before in 20 years.
I'm just saying I didn't find him to be the best evidence to make your case. The implication is Van Horne was tucked away from the modern day sewer system. The hole dug by the guys led them down air shaft into Van Horne then later on Ray found the lost entrance to it. Fianella would have had no reason to go into Van Horne during his 20 year career.
RichardLess wrote: ↑April 5th, 2021, 9:29 pm Again, we see the Mood slime being created in Vigo’s painting. It was the filmmakers intent to have Vigo & the Slime connected hence the reshoots. And why would the mood slime disappear if Vigo was destroyed? That only works if he created it. If he was simply harnessing it’s power it wouldn’t go up into the sky. It could just drop back down, no?
Hm, I don't interpret that was it being created. I thought it was an early hint that the river was flowing to the museum and that he bonded with it, drawing power from it.
The only thing we saw disappear was the shell around the museum. It was already weakened by the positively charged Statue of Liberty's attack, further weakened by the singing, and in my interpretation because Vigo made a symbiotic bond with it - when he 'exploded' in the painting, the bond was broken and the shell had nothing left and shattered. Why it shot up in the sky, you got me there. It seems once used, it has a limited lifespan and dissipates anyway like with the Statue of Liberty or the toaster. And likely it eventually wears off when used on people like with Ray and Janosz.
RichardLess wrote: ↑April 5th, 2021, 9:29 pm Then again I could also see the side that thinks the slime is what wakes Vigo & 1989 New York is such an angry & shitty place the slime manifested independently of Vigo & Vigo just used it to his advantage. But I think that’s less interesting
I can kind of see what you mean. It was cool to see Shandor utilize his own invention in TVG and Rowan in ATC in the finale of both stories.
l3w1sb159 wrote: ↑April 5th, 2021, 10:42 pm I think there is a deleted scene somewhere after they free them from the terror dog husks and they have an awkward exchange about it.
Yes, it's titled something like "No, Louis" after the punchline in the scene.