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Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Published January 10, 2021

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Film info

  • Title Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Director Joe Dante
  • Year 1990
  • Run time 1hr 46m
  • Genres Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Tagline Here they grow again

Sweethearts Billy and Kate leave Kingston Falls for the big city where they mett up once again with their Mogwai friend, Gizmo. Hilarity reigns when a series of accidents creates a new generation of Gremlins, and Billy, Kate and Gizmo must once again use all their ingenuity to outwit the little creatures and prevent another comic catastrophe.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:25What the… why was there a Bugs Bunny cartoon before the film?
4:34“There’s always an area of agreement that two people can reach.” Creepy.
7:32It’s little feet as it goes running along. Stoopid cute.
9:11I quite like that it’s a sequel where the two kids are grown up and still together and stuff (for now).
11:12“Eye pleasing, colour coordinated, authorised.” Just what everyone wants from their art.
20:14I feel like too many random people can just walk into this top notch genetics lab.
29:14I feel like Gizmo should be better at not getting wet. Sees water, should run.
31:35I love the tannoy announcement “your car is old and dirty.”
45:00“Billy, if we get through today alive, you’re in big trouble.”
46:58I hope this bit with the eating after midnight questions was put in because we all know it’s a nonsense rule.
49:28Were they always able to speak? “Mi-cro-wave.”
51:10Sprinkler system is really not designed for use around gremlins.
55:33WHAT the ACTUAL… they just shredded a gremlin.
58:22They’re reviewing the first movie within the second movie!
59:54Christopher Lee walks in, “what on Earth is going on?” Good question Chris.
1:09:08Hulk Hogan now too. Are we in the movie or out of the movie at this point?
1:12:51The ‘female’ gremlin is pretty offensive.
1:19:10The Gizmo training montage is epic.
1:26:08He’s got a little Rambo bandana on!

Thoughts

WHAT IS THIS FILM?

It starts off okay, and I have to admit I really like the weird building that holds all of society in one skyscraper, and entertains them with amusing tannoy announcements. Cute Gizmo appears and that’s fine, but then… yea, it descends into an absolute fever dream of a mess of a film.

It makes no sense plotwise, but equally picks holes in its own plot problems. It’s meta in the way it dips in and out of the actual film but left me not quite sure what I was watching. And although I enjoy Gizmo being the hero at the end… he did a load of training and went into battle with just one arrow. What was his next plan?

Rating: 1 / 5

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