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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  15 June 1990 (USA)
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.

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An army of malevolent little monsters take over a high-tech corporate skyscraper when a cute and intelligent exotic pet is exposed to water. The "Mogwai's" owner joins forces with the Trump-like head of the corporation to regain control. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,482,207 (USA)
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At one point in the film, Joe Dante attempted to involve his audience in the story by making it seem as if the gremlins had taken over whatever theatre Gremlins 2 would be screened in. This sequence was inspired by a similar stunt in William Castle's The Tingler (1959). During his DVD commentary for this movie, Dante recalled that Warner Bros. wanted the sequence cut, as they were concerned the audience would believe the film actually had malfunctioned; test screening ultimately proved otherwise. However, the video version caused problems: Instead of film-breaking effects, the scene looked like a VHS malfunctioning. Many rental copies were returned as a result of this, and video mastering houses called the filmmakers to ask them if this was intentional. See more »

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When the main Gremlins are in the toy store the big toothed Gremlin pops up holding a puppet, but you can see a crew member's hand holding the puppet. See more »

Quotes

Gremlin #1: [repeated phrase while on telephone in stock exchange] BUY! BUY! BUY!
Gremlin #2: [repeated phrase while on telephone in stock exchange] SELL! SELL! SELL!
Brain Gremlin: [on telephone] Well, it's rather brutal here. Right now we are advising all our clients to put everything they've got into canned food and shotguns.
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Crazy Credits

Daffy Duck looks onto the screen and comments on the length of the credits, saying things like "Long, isn't it?" "Patently ridiculous!" "You're still lurking about? Don't you people have homes?" See more »

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Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Even more underrated of a film than the first.
6 December 1998 | by (Bakersfield, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is often looked back on as not only the lesser of the two Gremlins flicks but not a very good movie in general. I just don't understand it -- I love this movie! It successfully continues the underlying theme of the original (unlike a lot of sequels which seem to forget their points entirely): "gremlins" are mythical creatures blamed for mechanical errors (if an appliance is broken, it must have been the work of gremlins). In this movie, the gremlins are loose in a totally automated high-rise office building, already suffering from its own malfunctions, which serves as the perfect playground for them. Charles Haas' script is absolutely hilarious, filled with more movie in-jokes than I can recall seeing in a single movie, and it even pokes fun at the more serious original. In fact, I think many people disliked this film because of its total irreverence compared to the first; it didn't try to be scary for a second and Rick Baker's creature effects turned out goofier than Chris Walas's original creature designs. Just realize...this is a comedy! Definitely worth seeing more than once to catch the barrage of jokes and references...and sit all the way through the credits!


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