Having moved to New York City after the Kingston Falls complete pandemonium in Gremlins (1984), the young couple of Billy and Kate now works for the money-grubbing tech-mogul, Daniel Clamp, in his colossal Clamp Tower high-rise. But, before long, Gizmo, the orphaned Mogwai, falls prey to the evil scientist, Doctor Catheter, and once more, a splash of water spawns hordes of the mischievous Gremlins that immediately start doing what they do best: wreaking havoc. Is there an escape from the onslaught of the new batch?Written by
In the scene where they go to the Canadian restaurant, the phrase "Gretzky party of six, eh" can be heard on the restaurants intercom system, a reference to famous Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky and Canadians penchant for using the phrase "eh" at the end of their sentences. See more »
When Mohawk gets to Dr. Catheter's assault weapon cache, he fires a sub-machine gun at Billy; the sounds heard are of a silenced gun, but the gun does not have a silencer or suppressor on the barrel. See more »
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 »
The cinema version featured Hulk Hogan shouting at the gremlins to start the film again; the video version features John Wayne. See more »
"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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