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Gremlins 2: The New Batch

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Campy horror sequel has unrelenting cartoonish violence.

Movie PG-13 2002 106 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Great and Hilarious Movie. I have loved the Gremlins movie since I was a kid and my kids love them too.
age 9+

Better then first film!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (12 ):

GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH is surprisingly fun. While the first 30 minutes throws together just enough of a storyline to lead to the remaining hour of the movie (which is basically little more than sequence after sequence after sequence of gremlins getting into trouble in a Manhattan high-rise), this sequel mines a steady stream of laughs out of cartoonish violence and references to dozens of other movies.

It's a thin premise, but as the filmmakers knew, audiences don't watch sequels to Gremlins for deep character interaction -- they watch Gremlins sequels to watch gremlins going crazy destroying things. While there's lots of slapstick comedy, the movie also contains more sophisticated pop culture references and satire at the expense of moguls like Donald Trump and Ted Turner. It's a ludicrous, over-the-top kind of movie, and with the right expectations, it's the kind of movie that's enjoyable for its own sake.

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