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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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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

At one point, Joe Dante, Michael Finnell, Steven Spielberg and Charles S. Haas thought what the movie needed was some kind of SWAT team character, a soldier of fortune who could come in during the fourth act, and there would be a lot of Road Runner-Coyote gags between this guy and the Gremlins. Charles Napier was their first choice for this character. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie Kate's stockings keep changing colour. For example at one time she steps in to the elevator where they are black. The gremlins then cut the cables of the elevator, she falls down, and when she steps out they are grey/white. See more »

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Kate Peltzer: [enters elevator]
Elevator: [a bit garbled] Please state your desired floor.
Kate Peltzer: Thirty-Eight
Gremlins: Thirty Eight. *Thirty Eight* *Thirty Eight!*
Gremlins: Going up.
Kate Peltzer: [worried/unsure as the elevator starts going up at an alarming rate. The floor number indicator counts up faster and faster and soon passes floor 38, soon she panics] Elevator stop!
[the elevator stops with a jolt]
Kate Peltzer: [after a beat] Sound alarm.
Gremlins: [imitating alarm] Erhn! Ehrn! Erhn! Erhn!
Gremlins: [...]
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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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If You Could Read My Mind
Written by Gordon Lightfoot
Performed by Gordon Lightfoot
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Dante does satire and nobody noticed ?
4 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I rate both films exactly the same but for very different reasons, the first film was an enjoyable romp fusing horror and comedy to great effect. When I saw that there was to be this sequel 6 years later I was very pleased indeed. What I hadn't bargained for was the sharpness of the writing and the satirical structure that director Dante laid out for audiences to watch.

Focusing very much on the then modern obsessions like tearing things down to build state of the art monstrous complexes, or the need for a better world; be it the laboratory testings for better life forms, or machines to run our lives; Gremlins 2 plays out as a sort of morality tale that sees the creatures themselves as byproducts of the human condition. In true classic creature feature fashion, Dante manages to garner a level of sympathy for the Gremlins. These vile offspring of the offspring are party animals, they have fun, they like to sing and go nuts, they are in short, quite like a stag party on the Costa Del Sol! Throwing in as many film references as it can, Gremlins 2 may have a satirical slant at it's heart, but sure enough the fun from the first film segues nicely into this picture to make this one of the better, and more smarter sequels on the market.

And those darn Gremlins are nastier and uglier than ever as well! 8/10


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