Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1990. Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment. Screenplay by Charles S. Haas, based on characters created by Chris Columbus. Cinematography by John Hora. Produced by Michael Finnell. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by James H. Spencer. Costume Design by Rosanna Norton. Film Editing by Kent Beyda.
Those furry little creatures are back, and they’re having even more fun than last time. Zach Galligan returns as the heroic owner of a Mogwai, an adorable little creature that when exposed to water while visiting Galligan at work produces more vicious little Gremlins that run amok in a huge modern skyscraper. Exceptionally well done for a sequel, this film features endless pranks and jokes that will definitely please the young and maybe even amuse the kid in all of us older folks. The cast has a fantastic time playing up the humour, and the Gremlins themselves spare no expense of destruction to please their entire audience. Phoebe Cates returns as Galligan’s love interest.