History Film / Gremlins

30th Sep '16 4:23:50 PM N8han11
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*** [[spoiler:WordOfGod says that it met up with Stripe's gang and joined in the fun of terrorizing the town before being blown up in the theater with the rest of the army]].
*** [[spoiler:Perhaps left out for a reason, considering the potentially tragic setup Earl had, his death being directly shown may have come off as kinda sad.]]
30th Sep '16 4:23:29 PM N8han11
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* ChekhovsGun: At the beginning of the movie, the first rule explains that Gizmo's species hates bright lights and that sunlight in particular is lethal to them. At first, this just seemed like a necessary rule to care for Gizmo, but it ends up being the most important weapon in the fight against the gremlins, the former part allowing them to drive them off while Gizmo ends up using the latter half to destroy the gremlin leader. Seeing as how they already (unintentionally) broke the other two rules, they may as well have decided to go for a trifecta.
** Perhaps they should add a Rule 4: In the event that Rules 2 and 3 are broken, you are permitted to break Rule 1.
*** Effectively, "If Rule 3 is broken, invert Rule 1 with extreme prejudice, and double up your vigilance on Rule 2."

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* ChekhovsGun: At the beginning of the movie, the first rule explains that Gizmo's species hates bright lights and that sunlight in particular is lethal to them. At first, this just seemed like a necessary rule to care for Gizmo, but it ends up being the most important weapon in the fight against the gremlins, the former part allowing them to drive them off while Gizmo ends up using the latter half to destroy the gremlin leader. Seeing as how they already (unintentionally) broke the other two rules, they may as well have decided to go for a trifecta.
** Perhaps they should add a Rule 4: In the event that Rules 2 and 3 are broken, you are permitted to break Rule 1.
*** Effectively, "If Rule 3 is broken, invert Rule 1 with extreme prejudice, and double up your vigilance on Rule 2."
5th Sep '16 7:01:03 AM AtticusOmundson
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Billy unwittingly feeding the mogwai after midnight, though that can be forgiven as they had to trick him into doing it. Also implied near the end of the film where Rockin' Ricky can be overheard on the radio saying that the marines are planning to spray down the Gremlins with firehoses, though the main characters manage to stop them before that ever happens.



** In the film itself Billy decapitates a gremlin with a sword and kicks the severed head in the fire place.

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** In the film itself Billy decapitates a gremlin with a sword and kicks the severed head in the fire place.fireplace.
5th Sep '16 6:31:01 AM AtticusOmundson
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* ItAmusedMe: The main motivation behind the Gremlins actions. They aren't inherently evil; it's just that their idea of fun involves wanton destruction.

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* ItAmusedMe: The main motivation behind the Gremlins Gremlins' actions. They aren't inherently evil; it's just that their idea of fun involves wanton destruction.
5th Sep '16 6:30:08 AM AtticusOmundson
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* ItAmusedMe: The main motivation behind the Gremlins actions. They aren't inherently evil; it's just that their idea of fun involves wanton destruction.
6th Aug '16 6:12:06 PM BohemianBob43
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* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler:This is how Mrs. Deagle meets her end, courtesy of the Gremlins]].

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* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler:This This is how Mrs. Deagle meets her end, courtesy of the Gremlins]].Gremlins.
6th Aug '16 6:10:39 PM BohemianBob43
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* CrazyCatLady: Mrs Deagle again. She is shown to adore her numerous cats and nurture them in a disturbingly affectionate manner. Not that the heartless old hag showed '''any''' of the same kindness to ''children'' who can be made homeless by one word from her, mind you. The fact that the cats are all named after various pieces of currency from around the world plainly shows [[OnlyInItForTheMoney what she REALLY cares about]].

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* CrazyCatLady: Mrs Mrs. Deagle again. She is shown to adore her numerous cats and nurture them in a disturbingly affectionate manner. Not that the heartless old hag showed '''any''' of the same kindness to ''children'' who can be made homeless by one word from her, mind you. The fact that the cats are all named after various pieces of currency from around the world plainly shows [[OnlyInItForTheMoney what she REALLY cares about]].


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* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler:This is how Mrs. Deagle meets her end, courtesy of the Gremlins]].
26th Jun '16 4:31:43 AM Saveelich
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A second sequel is rumored to be planned, read more [[http://gremlins.wikia.com/wiki/Gremlins_3 here]].
19th Apr '16 11:38:51 PM erforce
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* CreatorInJoke: The working titles for Creator/StevenSpielberg's movies ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' and ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' were "Watch the Skies" and "A Boy's Life" respectively. Both were referenced as a CreatorInJoke in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' (which Spielberg produced), as two movies reportedly showing in the town theater when Billy walks past it. Also, Rockin' Ricky Rialto's billboard is in the style of Indiana Jones from ''RaidersOfTheLostArk''.

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* CreatorInJoke: The working titles for Creator/StevenSpielberg's movies ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' and ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' were "Watch the Skies" and "A Boy's Life" respectively. Both were referenced as a CreatorInJoke in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' (which Spielberg produced), as two movies reportedly showing in the town theater when Billy walks past it. Also, Rockin' Ricky Rialto's billboard is in the style of Indiana Jones from ''RaidersOfTheLostArk''.''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
26th Feb '16 2:33:33 AM TitoMosquito
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* [[WeakenedByTheLight Don't let it near bright light]]
* [[ExplosiveBreeder Don't get it wet]]



* [[ExplosiveBreeder Don't get it wet]]
* [[WeakenedByTheLight Don't let it near bright light]]

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* [[ExplosiveBreeder Don't get it wet]]
* [[WeakenedByTheLight Don't let it near bright light]]
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