Reasons to love Gremlins:
An absolutely demented "kids" movie.
Mischief at its absolute finest.
Perfect blend of horror and comedy.
Amazing Christmas atmosphere.
Phoebe Cates' Santa Claus story!!! One of the most bizarre scenes in a movie I've ever seen, let alone in a movie like this!
Hilarious animatronics/no CGI!
Billy's dad's inventions -especially the smokeless ashtray!
The kitchen sequence - especially the microwave.
All the monster movie in-jokes.
Any time the Gremlins laugh.
Overflowing with nostalgia!
A quintessential 80s movie.
Helped usher in the PG-13 rating.
The disappearing time machine gag.
This film put Russell Crowe, Guy Pierce and even Kevin Spacey (to a degree) on the map. Talk about an ensemble. Throw in Danny DeVito and Kim Basinger as well. This film has a lot of plot and a lot of atmosphere and feels like it operates in a sort of hyper-reality with some exaggerated dialogue and performances. The mood, set decoration, hell even wardrobe are incredible here. The two flaws for me:
1. Never really bought into…