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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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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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,700,000, 17 June 1990

Gross USA:

$41,482,207
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Dante prefers this film to the original. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Dr. Catheter: [sarcastically while looking at Gizmo] Cute, isn't it?
Martin: We're not sure if that is genetic. No.
Lewis: No, we're not.
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Crazy Credits

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 The Munsters (1964) See more »

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New York, New York
Performed by Tony Randall
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
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Not as good as the first one
16 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Gremlins 2 is a lot more light hearted than the first one. It takes itself a little less seriously but lacks some of the charm of the first one. The Gremlins mutations are fun to watch, especially the Brain Gremlin, but overall this movie falls a little flat. The cast does a decent job but there isn't a lot to do here. Some of the jokes fall flat and this film has none of the edge of the original. Looking back, I think perhaps it shouldn't have been made. Bottom Line: It's not great but if you liked Gremlins you should at least watch it once.


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