In 1990, Warner Bros. released Joe Dante’s follow-up to the cult classic Christmas horror film Gremlins, and no one really knew what to think of it. Where the first film told a story about a small town coming together in the face of chaotic monsters, the Gremlins sequel was more interested in showing how much destruction the monsters could cause. Gremlins 2 is thought to be one of the weirdest '90s movies to be released by a major studio, and it certainly deserves that status. It’s absolutely bonkers from the very beginning.
You may not remember much of this film besides Hulk Hogan's wall-breaking cameo or the musical number during the film's finale, but Gremlins 2: The New Batch isn’t just some ill-conceived cash grab - it’s a piece of art.
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The Film Functions As A Commentary On Modern Culture
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The Films Opening Credits Break The Fourth WallPhoto: Warner Bros
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The Characters Of 'Gremlins 2' Are Turned Into Marketing Gimmicks To Satirize The Studios' Obsession With Selling Merchandise
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The Film Mocks The 'Three Rules' Established In The First Movie
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Dante Recontextualized Past Influences And Even His Own Work To Mock Everything
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Dante Didn't Want To Make The Sequel, So He Structured It Exactly Like The Original - But With A Bigger Budget