Don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight.
When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
I would, without hesitation, battle an army of tiny green demons to rescue Phoebe Cates.
This film gave me nightmares for weeks when I first watch it as a child, and I have genuinely been quite terrified of it since. Whilst it's losing its impact these days, the fact that real puppets and special effects were used still means that this film holds up well today, despite its dated appearance. It is a classic, and it's still a lot of fun to watch.
Did you feed them after midnight?
Gremlins started out as a simple spec script by newcomer Chris Columbus just so he'd have something to show to prospective employers. Steven Spielberg saw it, bought it and decided that Joe Dante would be perfect to direct it because of his previous film, the horror/comedy The Howling. In the 80s Spielberg just had to say "make it so" and magic happened.
The film takes the proven genre smash up of comedy/horror and adds family Christmas film to the mix. The first half of the film or so really is like a family Christmas film complete with a bank and mean old hag foreclosing on…
Peope often wonder why this is my favourite movie of all time. I always thought that it was pretty obvious why, it's just so damn awesome! What started out as a movie I hated, but was forced to watch at my nan's, turned into the greatest thing I'd ever seen within the same decade.
The Story & Characters
Randal Peltzer, played by none-other than Hoyt Axton browses for a gift to give to his son and stumbles upon an underground store in Chinatown owned by a wise oriental man, Mr WIng (the legendary Key Luke). When he see's a strange creature called a "Mogwai", he has to have it. Before he leaves, he's told three very important rules for looking after…
The project is sucking the reviewing ability out of me, so I'm just going to dot-point what I liked and disliked about the film. Don't like what I'm doing? Whatever man. I'm young wild and free. yolo 2012
- Gremlins is a shit load of fun. I understand it lives in the triangle of fun, being Kids films, Christmas films, and monster movies, but it definitely deserves it's place in said triangle.
- It's a classic. The other day at work (I work at Toys R Us. Living the dream) a couple were looking for Furby's but couldn't explain them. I said "Have you seen that movie Gremlins?" and they knew exactly what i…
I watched Gremlins on the big screen for the first time today and it was lovely.
If you get the chance go see it.
Actually this is about the Gremlins remake that has been announced and my thoughts about it. Talk of a Gremlins 3 has been something I have followed for a really long time. However i'm starting to feel that Gremlins 3 shouldn't happen and the truth it probably won't ever happen. With that being said, there are two producers that have been attached to the Gremlins remake and i'm not making this up. So here's my two cents. I'd much prefer seeing a new Gremlins story to a remake. The rules of the Gremlins have already been established and there's not really much need to have a detailed retelling of them. In a reboot, they could just tell us the basics…
Saw this as a kid and loved it. Gizmo seemed lifelike, the gremlins menacing, the town as a cool place to grow up ... and then mayhem breaks loose and you root for the good guys.
As an adult, some 25 years later, not so much. It's rather dated, looks all too fake, too childish ...
Perhaps a newer generation of kids will like it but probably without the parents watching it with them.
I'd give it 3.5/5 as a kid, but a mere 2.5/5 as an adult. Calling it a 3/5 even.
If I were one of those fluff balls, I'd have turned Gremlin by now.
Hilarious and dark
Looking back on this movie I've come to realise it's actually pretty fucking dark! The plow death to the (suspiciously racist) Putterman and the few various gremlin kills are pretty damn brutal, yet they all happen in such a funny, ridiculous way that it's at no expense to the comedy.
A great script with funny characters and wonderful effects. Gizmo has to be the cutest fucking thing in the world ever.
"Hi ho, Hi ho, it's off to work we go. . ."
An enjoyable but flawed film. Not as good as I remembered it but fun nonetheless. Even with all of its flaws, I would watch it again instantly. Good popcorn entertainment.
"Don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight."
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Gremlins is one of the most insanely and openly weirdest movies ever made and also a clever and funny horror comedy, that may be quite disturbing if you watch it as a kid (I know I did), but still it was so much fun to watch back then. It's been over 7 years or so since the last time I watched it and I'd love to re-evaluate it and, at the same time, I might as well take the chance to watch its sequel, which I have never seen.