Sunday, November 9, 2014
GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH (1990)
GREMLINS 2 isn't as sweet or endearing as the original, instead it's more for an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek vibe. That's okay, but in the end Part 2 doesn't have the same magic that the original had. It's almost like an explosion of small ideas just slapped together, whereas the original had a straightforward story with likable characters and a sweet hometown feel to it. If I had to guess, I would say that Spielberg had less involvement with this film than the original. As it is though, it's still an entertaining watch, but nothing to get overly excited about.
I'm still hoping for a hard R-rated Part 3.
Part 1 - Gremlins (1984)