History YMMV / Gremlins

27th Oct '17 11:24:56 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* EvilIsCool: Stripe, probably the only gremlin in the film who's both totally evil and [[GenreSavvy wickedly smart]].

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* EvilIsCool: Stripe, probably the only gremlin in the film who's both totally evil and [[GenreSavvy wickedly smart]].smart.
27th Jul '17 8:57:33 PM js64514
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** Music/PeterGabriel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7crfAIKBro Out Out]], which plays in the bar scene from the first movie.

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** Music/PeterGabriel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7crfAIKBro com/watch?v=inWF_mVOF0c Out Out]], which plays in the bar scene from the first movie.
24th Jul '17 1:59:07 AM LittleBuster
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* MemeticMutation: Thanks to this film, the word "gremlins" was primarily associated with its characters. And the official theme, so much that many now remember it more than the film itself.


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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Of course, this was not intentional, but some people still see this film as a satire on the "Asian threat" and Americans stereotypes about Asia. This is especially invoked when at the beginning of the film one of the veterans tells the main character a popular legend about GripingAboutGremlins.
24th Jul '17 1:48:36 AM LittleBuster
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* CultClassic: For many reasons, but above all because of the nostalgia for the 80th and the very strong charm of the series. As an example, this film is considered a nostalgic classics, even in Eastern Europe or Asia.
12th Mar '17 5:55:55 PM MeatWisdom
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The Atari video game based on the film is rather badly done.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The Atari video game based on the film is rather badly done. Averted by the NES game by Sunsoft.
5th Dec '16 3:38:41 PM ErikModi
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** IronWoobie: Despite all this, Gizmo remains a cute, cuddly, friendly little critter, with genuine affection for most of the people he meets, but especially Billy and Kate. And in Gremlins 2, after being pushed too far, he TakesALevelInBadass.
5th Dec '16 3:36:05 PM ErikModi
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: There's a few times where one can see the hand of the puppeteer.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: There's a few times where one can see the hand of the puppeteer. In particular, the rod in the arm of the plate-throwing gremlin in the kitchen attack is clearly visible during the over-the-shoulder shots.
20th Nov '16 3:21:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The first movie bothers to properly introduce several residents of Kingston Falls, even giving them detailed personalities and backstories. Most of them disappear in the second act or end up quick victims of the Gremlims' rampage. It's especially glaring with Gerald (played by Judge Reinhold) who is set up as a jerk deserving of some comeuppance -- and is then never seen again after his second scene in the tavern (though is terrorised in a deleted scene). The sequel seems to go out of it's way to avoid the same mistake, even bringing back a handful of the original cast to be utilised more fully.
* ToughActToFollow: Joe Dante's most popular and successful movie, as well as the one he seems to be proudest of. Most of his movies that followed have received mediocre to negative reception, if they haven't completely disappeared into obscurity.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The first movie bothers to properly introduce several residents of Kingston Falls, even giving them detailed personalities and backstories. Most of them disappear in the second act or end up quick victims of the Gremlims' rampage. It's especially glaring with Gerald (played by Judge Reinhold) who is set up as a jerk deserving of some comeuppance -- and is then never seen again after his second scene in the tavern (though he is terrorised in a deleted scene). The sequel seems to go out of it's way to avoid the same mistake, even bringing back a handful of the original cast to be utilised more fully.
* ToughActToFollow: Joe Dante's Creator/JoeDante's most popular and successful movie, as well as the one he seems to be proudest of. Most of his movies that followed have received mediocre to negative reception, if they haven't completely disappeared into obscurity.
26th Sep '16 12:45:48 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* AccidentalAesop: Think about the responsibility before you get a pet.
10th Sep '16 5:28:23 PM NWolfman
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* UnfortunateImplications: Several critics [[http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/05/the-50-most-racist-movies/gremlins argue]] that the film is an extended metaphor for white suburbia's fear of black culture. This comes up as a joke in ''Film/DearWhitePeople.''

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* ToughActToFollow: Joe Dante's most popular and successful movie, as well as the one he seems to be proudest of. Most of his movies that followed have received mediocre to negative reception, if they haven't completely disappeared into obscurity.
* UnfortunateImplications: Several critics There exists [[http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/05/the-50-most-racist-movies/gremlins argue]] a theory]] that the film is an extended metaphor for white suburbia's fear of black culture. This comes up as a joke in ''Film/DearWhitePeople.''
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