History Film / Gremlins

11th Dec '17 10:17:35 AM Truehare
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** It can be argued that the real cause of the whole incident was Billy's father stealing the mogwai from the place where it was protected and understood, and bringing it into an environment that was both unfamiliar with it and to it, so the Aesop still stands. As for the whole "alien genetic experiment" angle, it's not in the original movies, where the "nature's gift" line was first spoken, so it's more like a case of AdaptationInducedPlotHole.

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** It can be argued that the real cause of the whole incident was Billy's father stealing going against the mogwai Mogwai's original owner and taking it from the place where it was protected and understood, and then bringing it into an environment that was both unfamiliar with it and to it, so the Aesop still stands. As for the whole "alien genetic experiment" angle, it's not in the original movies, where the "nature's gift" line was first spoken, so it's more like a case of AdaptationInducedPlotHole.
11th Dec '17 9:39:00 AM Truehare
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** It can be argued that the real cause of the whole incident was Billy's father stealing the mogwai from the place where it was protected and understood, and bringing it into an environment that was both unfamiliar with it and to it, so the Aesop still stands. As for the whole "alien genetic experiment" angle, it's not in the original movies, where the "nature's gift" line was first spoken, so it's more like a case of AdaptationInducedPlotHole.
2nd Dec '17 7:39:33 AM OperativeBluebird
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* JerkAss: Most gremlins qualify for this, save for Lenny and Daffy, but Stripe/Mohawk especially stands out in the jerk department.

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* JerkAss: Most gremlins qualify for this, save for Lenny and Daffy, but Stripe/Mohawk Stripe and Mohawk especially stands stand out in the jerk department.
2nd Dec '17 7:37:22 AM OperativeBluebird
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* GreenAesop: "You have done with mogwai what your society has done with all of nature's gift!" Forced as forced can be, as the causes of the whole incident were 1: an innocent accident, and 2: Billy having no idea that the mogwai would trick him into feeding them after midnight by sabotaging his clock.

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* GreenAesop: "You have done with mogwai what your society has done with all of nature's gift!" Forced as forced can be, as the causes of the whole incident were 1: an innocent accident, and 2: Billy having no idea that the mogwai would trick him into feeding them after midnight by sabotaging his clock.clock, and 3: the Mogwai are clearly *not* natural, eventually being revealed as the result of genetic experiments by aliens to create the perfect pets.
9th Nov '17 7:55:38 PM Actua11y
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** Lampshaded in the second movie, when the security crew mocks Billy by coming up with various scenarios, such as eating on a plane and passing into another time zone.

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** Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} in the second movie, when the security crew mocks Billy by coming up with various scenarios, such as eating on a plane and passing into another time zone.



* TheFairFolk: The novelisations outright state that the Mogwai/Gremlins are their direct inspiration, and they are modelled after a particular fey creature anyways. [[spoiler: If you consider the novels' statements about them being aliens to be true, then they also reference the similarities between traditional fairies and the grays]].

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* TheFairFolk: The novelisations outright state that the Mogwai/Gremlins are their direct inspiration, and they are modelled after a particular fey creature anyways. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If you consider the novels' statements about them being aliens to be true, then they also reference the similarities between traditional fairies and the grays]].



*** Almost lampshaded herself after seeing the Gremlins for the first time, convinced "they're" coming for her. Her [[VillainousBreakdown breakdown]] into delusional sobbing before she activates her tampered stairlift and her own demise [[strike: almost makes you feel sorry for her]] makes you cheer as she ''literally'' flies down to Hell where she belongs (the Latin American translation even adds "to go to Hell" to the line below).

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*** Almost lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} herself after seeing the Gremlins for the first time, convinced "they're" coming for her. Her [[VillainousBreakdown breakdown]] into delusional sobbing before she activates her tampered stairlift and her own demise [[strike: almost makes you feel sorry for her]] makes you cheer as she ''literally'' flies down to Hell where she belongs (the Latin American translation even adds "to go to Hell" to the line below).



** Subverted. Billy takes this rule seriously, even though he doesn't know what exactly is going to happen, and honestly intends to follow it. The evil Mogwai had to trick him into breaking it. [[spoiler: To be specific, he thought it was safe to feed them as it wasn't midnight yet. His clock had been tampered with.]]

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** Subverted. Billy takes this rule seriously, even though he doesn't know what exactly is going to happen, and honestly intends to follow it. The evil Mogwai had to trick him into breaking it. [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To be specific, he thought it was safe to feed them as it wasn't midnight yet. His clock had been tampered with.]]



* TechnicolorDeath: It's not enough for sunlight to just kill Gremlins. [[spoiler: It has to melt them alive]].

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* TechnicolorDeath: It's not enough for sunlight to just kill Gremlins. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It has to melt them alive]].



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: One particular Mogwai, stated as Earl in official media, is hinted in the film and novel as being one of the few Mogwai blessed with a more docile personality similar to Gizmo, [[spoiler: that is until he is taken to the university to be experimented on and then happening on that sandwich, condemning him to become another psychotic Gremlin and suffer the same ill fate as all his other brethren.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: One particular Mogwai, stated as Earl in official media, is hinted in the film and novel as being one of the few Mogwai blessed with a more docile personality similar to Gizmo, [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that is until he is taken to the university to be experimented on and then happening on that sandwich, condemning him to become another psychotic Gremlin and suffer the same ill fate as all his other brethren.]]
9th Nov '17 7:48:09 AM Movienut376
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* BigDamnHeroes: Billy manages to decapitate a Gremlin choking his mother

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* BigDamnHeroes: Billy manages to decapitate a Gremlin choking his mothermother.
** Gizmo [[spoiler:exposes Stripe to sunlight at the end, just as the gremlin is about to shoot Billy.]]
20th Oct '17 9:32:37 AM ThallianGold
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* KnightOfCerberus: While the Gremlins are played for violent laughs in general, both Stripe and Mohawk are played deadly straight.

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* KnightOfCerberus: KnightOfCerebus: While the Gremlins are played for violent laughs in general, both Stripe and Mohawk are played deadly straight.
20th Oct '17 9:30:05 AM ThallianGold
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* KnightOfCerberus: While the Gremlins are played for violent laughs in general, both Stripe and Mohawk are played deadly straight.
20th Oct '17 9:23:11 AM ThallianGold
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Daffy and Lenny, while arguably the least malicious of the known Mogwai, were still antagonistic and ultimately evolved into dangerous Gremlins in the second film. In the ''Gremlins: Gizmo'' video game, they are Eternals you can choose to take of like Gizmo.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Daffy and Lenny, while arguably the least malicious of the known Mogwai, were still antagonistic and ultimately evolved into dangerous Gremlins in the second film. In the ''Gremlins: Gizmo'' video game, they are Eternals you can choose to take control of like Gizmo.
15th Oct '17 5:50:00 PM Dagger33
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Possibly with Rockin' Ricky Rialto. The gremlins attack him while he's on the air, but he later comes back to the airwaves, apparently none the worse for wear. This could imply that he managed to defeat whatever gremlins attacked the radio station, although the gremlins may also have simply broken off their attack to the movie theater with the others.
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