Fun and Frolics Return in Gremlins 2
Six years after the original movie hit our screens, those pesky little
rascals return in the hit sequel Gremlins 2.
Set amongst a futuristic office block, the gremlins are back with their
unique brand of exuberance and mayhem.
But this time the gremlins have evolved into a curious mix of the bizarre
Once again, Gizmo's carelessness around water spawns an epidemic of biblical
proportions as the mischievous creatures run riot.
This time we are treated to all manner of talent as they sing, dance and
maim their way through the human cast.
There's even the first gremlin/human cross relations.
My seven year old son thinks it's the funniest thing seen this side of the Chuckle Brothers and though rated a 12, if released today would be closer to a PG.
If you enjoyed the original film then you'll find the fun and frolics of the sequel an absolute blast!
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Where the original Gremlins was a horror film spiked with comedy, Gremlins 2: The New Batch is essentially a black comedy, with a couple of horrifying touches. As the film starts, the fantastical trinket shop in Chinatown, which sold the Mogwai in the first film, is demolished by a crazed multi-media businessman called Daniel Clamp (John Glover). The heroes from the first movie, Billy (Zach Galligan) and Kate (Phoebe Cates), happen to work for Clamp in his huge high-rise. They find the Mogwai within Clamp's building, but not before he has accidentally spawned legions of mischievous, lizard-like Gremlins. Soon, the Gremlins are wreaking havoc throughout the building. In the original film, their misdeeds were violent, but here they're also goofy and satirical. Director Joe Dante has filled the film with quick verbal and visual jokes, which, for many, makes Gremlins 2: The New Batch a satire and inversion of the typical horror film. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
Gremlins 2 - The new batch
I am at present changing all my videos to dvd. Gremlins is a great film to watch, it keeps you on the edge of your seat through out the whole time.
Gremlins 2 is packed with laughs, special effects, and hundreds of movie references. Look closely to a lot of the background actions and one liners that come up in the movie. There are several references to famous movies that you might not catch the first time. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Marathon Man, 42nd Street, Batman, and many others.
The entire movie is one big laugh. A great movie to watch and take nothing serious.
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Gremlins 2 - The New Batch
Just bought the original so wanted this as well.
Alot more comical than the first film but still well worth a watch, if not just for little Gizmo finally snapping and getting revenge on those nasty gremlins