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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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15 June 1990 (USA)  »

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In a deleted scene, three of the main gremlins (George, Lenny and Daffy) sneaking into Grandpa Fred's studio and "help" him host, which worked because Grandpa Fred's show was supposed to be scary. A still from this scene was used on the video cover. See more »


When Daniel Clamp makes an appearance in Billy Peltzer's office block, he walks off to the right to some kind of desk and a black man extends his hand to offer to shake it and when it cuts to a shot of Clamp reaching the desk, not only is he in a different position but the black man has vanished and is replaced by a white woman. See more »


Dr. Catheter: [after a gremlin drinks the brain formula] Easy boy, nice boy... Now listen to me, I could get you diseases... you'd like that, wouldn't you?
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Respectable sequel
9 April 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

"Gremlins 2: The New Batch" is the 1990 sequel to the 1984 box office hit "Gremlins" which is one of my all-time favorite movies. The sequel is not as good as the original, but its not bad either. Here the filmakers did something different. They tried to make this one more of a comedy than the original. The first film was funny but also scary. "Gremlins 2" plays more like a Mel Brooks-type movie with some of the jokes that are in it. But its hardly scary. Plus, it got a little tiresome to watch the gremlins do some of the exact same things that they did the first time around like drinking, smoking, etc. Nevertheless, this is for the most part an entertaining movie that I'd wish had done better at the box office. I think if they had made this three years after the original instead of six years, it would have done better. In between the two "Gremlins" flicks there were all those ripoffs ("Critters", "Ghoulies" and their sequels) and by 1990 moviegoers became tired of it all. But the two "Gremlins" movies are much better than the "Critters" and "Ghoulies" movies. A good job by director Joe Dante.

*** (out of four)

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