It's confession time! For the last twenty-odd years I have been terrified of Gremlins. My wife has a bobble-head Gizmo and I hide it behind other figurines because he scares the pants off me. This week my wife challenged me to watch it again and get over what she assured me was an unfounded terror.
I have to say, she was mostly right! I still thought the first chunk of the film, maybe up until the bar scene, was really…
I WANT to like this film, given that I'm crazy about guinea pigs, but that very fact made me pretty mad with all the depictions of poor husbandry and generally bad animal care in this film. Yes, I know it isn't real, but I also know that kids copy what they see on screen and I pity the animals that were bought as a result of this film.
I went along to the cinema with my friends to watch the sing-along version of Grease and it was a pretty fun experience. There's something about communal singing that soothes the spirit.
As for the film, I noticed a lot of things that I hadn't before, I think through a combination of being older (and wiser?) and being able to read the lyrics on the screen and actually know what words they were saying.
It's still kitschy fun to watch…