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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 15 June 1990 (USA)
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.

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A sequel to Gremlins (1984) about cute little creatures that transform into uncontrollable monsters.

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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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We warned you. Remember the rules. You didn't listen. See more »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,482,207 (USA)
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Trivia

In the scene where Mohawk drinks a potion which enables him to change into a centauroid spider, the pulsating sound effect from Tarantula (1955) can be heard. The effect was originally recorded for the Martian war machines in The War of the Worlds (1953). See more »

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When Mogwai Daffy is biting the guard's nose, the guard's hat falls off. Moments later, it is back on. See more »

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Brain Gremlin: The city so nice they named it twice! See it one time, won't you?
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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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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Sling Shot
Written by Jeff Beck and Tony Hymas
Performed by Jeff Beck
Courtesy of CBS Records Music Licensing Department
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Extremely self indulgent.
9 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After having a bout of nostalgia, I just finished watching a Gremlins 2-pack DVD set tonight.

I have to say, I thought the first one holds up fairly well.

However, the sequel sadly does not. I'm really quite surprised at the high number of positive reviews here.

This film is terrible.

Don't get me wrong, I love Joe Dante and I can see where he was coming from. He knew it was a totally unnecessary sequel, so he wanted to spoof the whole thing and just have a good time.

He really should've stayed home. This is quite possibly the most self-indulgent, stupid, shallow mess of a film I've ever seen.

There's virtually no plot to speak of. The supposed "main" characters run around like morons amongst a barrage of childish Gremlin gags. Most of which, are plain idiotic and verging on embarrassing.

I felt for the actors here, as they really gave it their all.

I know Dante is obsessed with Warner Bros cartoons, but including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in this film was totally unjustified and insipid. Their scene couldn't have been less funny and I can't believe Dante got away with it.

In fact, I can't believe he got away with the whole movie.


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