Zach Gallighan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo,
1990, 105 Minutes, Directed by: Joe Dante
Description:Billy Peltzer and Kate Beringer move to New York
City and meet up with their Mogwai friend, Gizmo, when a series of
accidents creates a new generation of diverse gremlins. Billy, Kate, and
Gizmo must once again use all their experience to prevent another
This film suffers from the Last Action Hero school of self-conscious
film-making. Most of the film consists of post-modern shenanigans in which
the audience is made aware of the fact that they are watching a movie
and a bunch of in-jokes, which effectiveness depends on whether you have
seen the first Gremlins
film and actually remember it.
How can one take a movie
serious that doesn't take itself serious? The problem is that we don't
need Hollywood to do that for us - or are audiences really as thick as
they make us out to be?