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Gremlins 2 - The New Batch

Gremlins 2 - The New Batch

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Rating: 4 stars
Summary: Better Than The First!!!
Review: Gremlins 2 brings us to New York City. Billy and Kate now work for building magnate Daniel Clamp. After Mr. Ving's death, Gizmo comes back into their lives after a daring rescue by Billy from a genetic research lab. Of course, Gizmo gets wet and havoc reigns superme in New York-gremlins-style. Everyone's favorite new gremlin is the talking Brain Gremlin, played to perfection by Odd Couple legend Tony Randall. My favorite gremlin, however, is one I call the Sex Gremlin, an all-green female who literally falls for Mr. Forrester, the company's gremlin-disbelieving floor manager, which makes the chessy but funny men's room wedding scene at the end of the film my absolute favorite. Billy's father at the end of the first movie said it best: "Look out all the windows, check in all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house!" Well, New York, you better start doing the same. Because the Gremlins and Gizmo are back with a vengance. Give this movie a rent and just see what I mean.

Rating: 4 stars
Summary: Gremlins 2--The New Batch
Review: Director Joe Dante ("Pirahna") is back at the helm after a six-year hibernation, continuing the story of those mischevious mutant monsters. This time, they invade a futuristic New York office complex run by a billionare, and only Galligan and Cates can save the day. Just as exciting, scary, and humorous as the original, "Gremlins 2" is unique in it's slapstick and laid back approach that actually works in various ways. If you're looking for a fun 2-hour romp with little green goblins, a cute furry pet, many crude sexual jokes, and a pulse-pounding musical score, this film is certainly for you. Director: Joe Dante. Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lee, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph. Rated PG-13 for slapstick violence and profanity. 114 minutes.

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: One of the Best Films I have EVER seen!
Review: This film is fantastic. Out of 100 I would give it 10000 and the zeros go on. If you haven't seen the first one I suggest you do as it helps you understand the concept of the storyline. The gremlins getting loose in the lab is a fantastic part, and the end scene where the talking gremlin sings 'new-york new-york' is hilarious. A definate must see!

Rating: 3 stars
Summary: 2.8 out of 5
Review: After the mild success of GREMLINS, there was plenty of room for a sequel. Not that anyone expected it (especially the parents). But here we have it, GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH, another horror/comedy which is this time entirely comedy. In fact, GREMLINS 2 is overall one gigantic spoof of itself. Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates return as lovers Billy Peltzer and Kate Beringer - this time they're trying to thrive in The Big Apple. One day, Peltzer discovers Gizmo (the voice of Howie Manel) in a media mogul's science lab. Of course, Billy takes Gizmo to work with him - and guess what? - the gremlins are back, more hilarious than ever, and led by a super-smart gremlin with the voice of Tony Randall. The best part of the film is John Glover's hilarious performance as Billy's boss; there's also nice directing by Joe Dante and a fair score by Jerry Goldsmith. The film, overall, is pretty weak, however; the script is all-out madness, with plenty of star cameos. The effects are arguable; awesome gremlin effects, [bad] everything else effects. A hilarious, no-holds barred spoof of itself...lovely, but no where near as good as GREMLINS.

Rating: 5 stars
Review: Gremlins 2 has a bigger scope than the first film. It takes place in Manhattan and deals with a lot more than the original did. The main difference is that Gremlins 2 is kind of a spoof of the first. With frequent references to it (even by Leonard Maltin at one point) and only 2 characters (or 3 if you include Gizmo) it's not really continuing the Gremlins story but using it to make fun of early '90s big city culture.

There are a gazillion in-jokes and dozens of cameos all over the place. Including Jerry Goldsmith who's music is even better in this movie than in the first. It is such a cool and catchy little theme. I love it.

The Gremlins seem cuter and funnier in this one. My fave Gremlin is Daffy, he's insane. The other main ones are George (the frowner), Lenny (the dumb one) and Mohawk (the one with the uh...mohawk). And of course there's Gizmo. I wish so much that Mogwai were real because he's so cute and adorable.

Rent this movie or catch it on TV. If you like it wait for Warner to release the DVD. The opportunity for extras and invention is endless.

One last thing. Stay with this movie until the credits have finished.

Rating: 4 stars
Summary: A shocking sequel
Review: This is the amazing squel to the First Gremlins. It begins shortly after the Chiness man recruit Gizmo. A few years have gone buy the old Chinese man that had taken care of Gizmo before an after he meet Billy . This movie has some fun scenes. The weeding in the mens rest room at the end is hillarious. So is the sense with Gizmo working out one when he is lift a bar bell and falls through the floor. Anothew one when he punches a punch bag and get hit back in the face.

The only bad thing about the second gremlins is you see Gizmo being tortured in it a lot more than you did in the first one. It has zany funny monments. The part when Gizmo dress up like Rambo and makes a boy an arrow out of the close hanger. The part when Bill is talking and suddenly the screen goes funny the gremlin appear on the screen a do the shadow puppets is hysterically.

However unlike in the first one not all the gremlins is killed the one Female on survives. Did i mention some of gremlins are genetically alltered by drink chemicals. One of the Gremlins turns in eletricity and shocks and eletricuts ever living creature he touches.

My favorite gremlin is the one that drinks some short of chemical that makes him smarter allows him to talk in english. There is some gore and lot s of violence in it. The scariest is the spidger gremlin who ends up being huge. He dies he burns to death at the end.

He was really mean to Gizmo and is shown tocture gismo like Half a dozen times during the movie. The other Gremlins do not like gizmo because he is a misfit. Unlike them he is kind and good and does not like hurt and playing pranks on other creatures.

The nastiest parts in the movie is when one Gremlin acts Dangle Clamp and he forces it down a paper shreder were it is slice to pieces. She is gus us out of the shreder the lock like liquidfied spinch. If you like this I recomend seeing Gremlins as weell as the Critters series which was enspired by the Gremlins series.

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: Great DVD!!!! Better then the 1st IMO...and heres an EGG!!!!
Review: Gremlins 2. One of the very few seaqulls thats as good as the original... possibly better! depending on who you ask?

I wont waste your time with a review, i'm sure theres plenty of them already... but i will say, if you own this DVD and feel a little disapointed that it is the movie release version, and not the telivision version? Then I have some good news for you, if you havent already discovered this?

If you go to the special features, go down and highlight the GAG REEL, then press right -> and you should have highlighted the gremlins hands...push OK and you can veiw the scene from the video version where the gremlins take over the movie, and go into the John Wayne film ..ect, instead of the bit where Hulk Hogan tells the gremlins off! So those of you who where disapointed that wasnt included....well, it is! and thats how to find it!!!!

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: Best Movie Ever!!!!
Review: Very Very funny! Lots of new Gremlins including a talking gremlin, a spider gremlin, and a vegtible gremlin! New people too. Best movie ever!It's worth buying. [note: some scary footage. Not for children under 8.]

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: Great
Review: I think this movie made a huge attempt to be funny and witty, and I don't think it was that funny. I just love watching the Gremlins, and Gizmo's whole gimmick is great. Definite classic.

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: Hillarious Sequal Gets The Real Deal DVD Treatment!
Review: GREMLINS 2 is an overall underrated sequal that I feel is actually superior to the first. The two are very different films. The first one is a merging of horror, comedy, family film, and looney tune. Meanwhile, the sequal is just an all-out comedy, and in that perspective it succeeds brilliantly. There are more and more jokes to discover every single time you watch the film, and it therefore never loses its comic touch. I also much prefer Rick Baker's gremlin design than that of Chris Walas for the original. Anyone with a taste for gag-filled, non-stop hillarity will love this film. In the end, it even comes off as a spoof of itself! Brilliant!

GREMLINS 2 isn't labeled "Special Edition" like the original was, but it is, in fact, a much better DVD in terms of both film presentation/quality and extras. The main thing that sticks out for me is the collection of deleted scenes and outtakes. They're almost as hillarious as the film itself!

If you like GREMLINS, you'll most likely love GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH. And if you didn't the first one, you'll probably get a kick outta the sequal anyway!

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