Ah, "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" ... How do we love thee, let us count the ways: 1. Rambo Gizmo, 2. John Glover's Daniel Clamp, and 3. Something we probably missed amidst all your chaos and nonsensical plot points.
Yes, this week, the CAN'T WAIT! crew and special guest Drew Taylor tackle Joe Dante's (classic?) 1990 NYC romp, from its over-the-top-gory gremlin deaths and DNA splicing to its mysteriously contrived storyline and vanishing characters (RIP, Mr. Wing). Other topics discussed include how freaking scary the gremlins actually are, our general distaste for the movie's lead characters (if you can call them that), and all the behind-the-scenes action that led to "Gremlins 2" becoming one Hollywood's most exuberant flops.
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The magical collectibles store that Gizmo calls home has just been destroyed, and the tiny monster finds his way into a newly erected skyscraper. Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) and his bride-to-be, Kate (Phoebe Cates), who have previously dealt with Gremlins run amok, discover that Gizmo and an impish legion of reptilian pals are inhabiting the downtown building. The couple tries to stop the creatures from escaping into New York City, but this new batch of beasts might be uncontrollable. Read More