Gremlins ★★★

It’s incredible in a way how this movie can be brilliant and iconically inspirational to future films, yet at the same time be massively overrated and example of 80’s culture seen too much through rose tinted windows.

The concept of Gremlins is great and creative and something surely fascinating when it first hit cinemas nearly 40 years ago. Though other aspects from creature designs to writing and sheer over-reliance on references as jokes hampers it greatly.

Gremlins is often seen as a science fiction great and pseudo horror for the family, and that’s true for sure. But it could have been a lot better and hit those notes a lot stronger.