Someone went and broke the three rules again and now we have a sequel! Gremlins 2: The New Batch isn’t quite as dire as the first film, it’s pretty cheesy… but in a good way! I think there were a lot of laughs and general goofiness. They brought back 3 of the original characters (4 if you count cute little Gizmo) and added some actual personalities to the Gremlins. They even had a female Gremlin and one that could talk! I liked the first film a lot more, because it really did have some semi-scary parts and you could call it a horror film. This one is basically just a really zany spoof of the first film. Gizmo was a lot cooler in this film, using his Rambo persona and Phoebe Cates has beautiful hair but an ugly hat. Gremlins are the talk at the water cooler. They almost make you want to burst into a rendition of New York, New York. If you liked the first film, you will like this one too, just don’t plan on feeling scared, just smile at all the fun creatures this film creates. Excellent visual effects and I love that Gremlin’s theme music.
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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)