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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 control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.

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

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Wally
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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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,700,000 (USA) (17 June 1990)

Gross:

$41,482,207 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Dante: [Looney Tunes Sound Effects] Sound effects lifted from classic Warner Bros. cartoons are used frequently throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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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!", and "You're still lurking about? Don't you people have homes?". See more »

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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Surprise! You're Dead
Written by Faith No More
Performed by Faith No More
Courtesy of Slash/Reprise Records
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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