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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13  |   |  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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Take Your Batch to See the New Batch. See more »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,482,207 (USA)
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The face of one of the Gremlins, the one who turns on the microwave during the cooking segment, is modeled after The Kraken, from "Clash of the Titans" (1981). See more »

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Although sunlight and bright light is supposed to be deadly to Mogwais, at the start of the film Gizmo climbs out of the ruins of Mr. Wing's shop into broad bright daylight will no ill effects. (While one could argue it was too overcast, and therefore not harmful, this may still be considered a plot hole). See more »

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Yogurt Customer #1: [Screaming] It's a rat.
Yogurt Customer #2: Oh my God.
Yogurt Customer #3: What's going on here? Did she say there was a rat?
Yogurt Jerk #2: No, she said there was no rat.
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At the beginning of the film, Bugs Bunny appears on top of the Warner Bros. logo as if he was in a Looney Tunes cartoon. Also, at the very end of the film, after the credits, Porky Pig says "That's all Folks!" as in a cartoon. In both cases, Daffy Duck attempts to steal their thunder, only for the animating staff to torment him into not sticking his beak in anymore. See more »

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More Humor Makes This A More Appealing Gremlins Film
14 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this came out, it was an amazing movie because these Gremlin creatures looked so lifelike. They still look pretty real. What I like best about this film is that it took the hard edge off the first one and made it more of a comedy. To me, this sequel was more entertaining than the first film and one I would watch a lot more times.

There are so many jokes and wild scenes in here it would many viewings to catch them all. For movie buffs, it's especially fun with all the references to other films in here.

However, it should be pointed out that there are still plenty of scenes where the gremlins are nasty and attack people, so the film is still horror-like in that respect. It may be played for comedic purposes, but these creatures are anything but friendly. In other words, there is still a bit of a hard edge in here for people who want that.

After three viewings of this film over the years, the only person who wore thin on me was John Glover's character, "Daniel Clamp," an obvious Donald Trump-imitation but grossly overacted by Glover. He winds up just being too silly.

Phoebe Cates and Zach Galligan reprise their roles as the cute, small-town, wholesome (despite not being married, however) couple who live together who, of course, know all about these gremlins.

It was nice to see Jackie Joseph (of the original "Little Shop Of Horrors") again as well as some other well-known characters such as Christopher Lee, Robert Prosky, Dick Miller and Keye Luke.

The film just flies by, which tells you it's entertaining.


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