Gremlins 2: The New Batch

1990 "Here they grow again."
6.4| 1h46m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 15 June 1990 Released
Producted By: Amblin Entertainment
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Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the devilish green creatures invade a top-secret laboratory and develop genetically altered powers, making them even harder to destroy!

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Joe Dante

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MamaGravity good back-story, and good acting
XoWizIama Excellent adaptation.
Maidexpl Entertaining from beginning to end, it maintains the spirit of the franchise while establishing it's own seal with a fun cast
Kien Navarro Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
heathpihlgren Better then Gremlins 1 . Super funny. My favourite part is when the gremlin could talk.
decmcg I remember seeing "Gremlins 2" in the cinema back in 1989 (as a massive FAN of the original) and absolutely HATING was SO far removed from the first film, a complete "Muppet Show"-version of it, and an absolute mess!!! SO I THOUGHT!! However, over time and countless screenings of the film... I've learned that herein lies one of the FINEST sequels ever made! A rich tapestry of FAN-tastic film-making and PURE unadulterated FUN! To this day, there are joys and laughs to be found with each viewing of... "Gremlins 2"!!
Filipe Neto "Gremlins", as usually happens with very popular and profitable films, gave rise to a sequel where the whole story of the first film is repeated, giving reason to the old saying according to which we're doomed to repeat the same mistakes until learn with them. This time, however, the monsters are going to storm a skyscraper, home to an important corporation run by an individual who, at first glance, looks like a caricature of Donald Trump. The unfortunate "mogwai", a friendly creature who, unwillingly, gives birth to this plague when it's not treated in accordance with strict safety rules, will therefore try to help humans put them down again.The direction and production crew remains basically the same from the first film and the script remains in Chris Columbus hands. Steven Spielberg continues as executive producer, but definitely is no longer needed his help to sell the film: the sweetness of Gizmo and the hilarious tricks of the Gremlins sell for themselves. This film is often labeled a horror comedy, like its predecessor, but I consider it too soft to be horror. Didactic and educational messages from the first film are still present, making it a didactic comedy designed to teach young people. Particularly interesting, however, it's the fact that the monster's target is an impersonal capitalist corporation, similar like many other in our times and more concerned with profits and buildings than human or ethical issues. Is this an implicit morality lesson? Perhaps. See for yourself and gather the family, it's a fun movie and will surely provide many laughs.
TheRedDeath30 First, my little back of obligatory backstory. I was 9 years old when the original GREMLINS was released. Probably smack dab in the middle of the perfect target audience for a fun little horror film full of gleeful gore and maniacal monsters. Due to many factors, a sequel to the mega-hit was not produced for some time afterwards. By the time this was released, I was then 15 and looking for something a little more from my entertainment. The sequel was, then, quickly relegated to a little corner of my memory.Years have elapsed. I have submersed myself in horror films and still, to this day, have an undying love of the original. I can see, now, all of the fun little horror tidbits that Dante hid in his movie for the more adult viewers, while spicing just enough family fun to keep the whole family interested.This movie, though, is lacking any of the charm and craft that made the original so good. What Dante and all involved seem to have forgotten is that the gremlins and mogwai became stars, but what made the original so successful was good writing, a good script and a good plot.This sequel seems hellbent on packing as many different gremlin creations and bad jokes as possible in its' runtime. There is almost no story developed here, at all, and the story that is doesn't make sense half of the time. The plot moves along just enough to propel the viewer from one gag to another, most of which are not funny by child or adult standards, that become a tireless, repetitive bore by the end. Naturally, most of these gags also serve to introduce us to a bevy of new characters, with their own personalities. Yes, it smells a little too much of marketing and the need to create new mogwai/gremlins as if they figured they missed out on something with only having Gizmo and Stripe as recognizable creations in the original. Most of these new creations are even more annoying than the gags.Even the human characters have become cardboard cutouts this time around. Billy and his girlfriend are barely there, just fodder for another gag, or when the plot is needed to move along to the next step. The corporate heads are interesting ideas that become convoluted and, mostly, generic. Even the great Christopher Lee is wasted here in a role that anyone could have filled, as a minor scientist who serves only to introduce the experiments that will, in turn, produce the gallery of gremlin hybrids.Many point out the fun easter eggs in this movie and how much this shows Dante's love of 50s sci fi. Yes, it is fun for a drive-in horror junkie like myself to find those hidden gems and appreciate all the little nods to films of past years that Dante worked in, but that doesn't even come close to saving this movie from being a mess.About halfway through this, my wife and I looked at each other and quickly realized exactly why we had both pushed this to the depths of our subconscious. If you removed the GREMLINS franchise name from this movie, you'd have nothing but a second-rate imitation, which is all this really is in the end.