History YMMV / Gremlins

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.''
10th Sep '16 5:26:26 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.

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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.''
18th Jun '16 7:49:17 AM erforce
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic
** Music/JerryGoldsmith [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eicf5TbIM1g strikes again]].
** The question is, which is better? The original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBEYCbamxIQ Gremlin Rag]] or the more up-tempo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0PbjKZGYxg Gremlin Theme]] from the sequel?
** Music/PeterGabriel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7crfAIKBro Out Out]], which plays in the bar scene from the first movie.



* BrokenBase: Because the two films are so radically different in tone, it's practically an even split between fans who prefer the darkly comic angle of the original or the manic, live-action cartoon vibe of the sequel. Finding someone with an equally positive opinion of both is fairly rare.
* CreepyAwesome: Stripe.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome
** Music/JerryGoldsmith [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eicf5TbIM1g strikes again]].
** The question is, which is better? The original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBEYCbamxIQ Gremlin Rag]] or the more up-tempo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0PbjKZGYxg Gremlin Theme]] from the sequel?
** PeterGabriel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7crfAIKBro Out Out]], which plays in the bar scene from the first movie.
** Brain Gremlin in the sequel singing "New York, New York".
** The NES video game of the second film has a pretty damn good soundtrack too.
** Faith No More's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cpr2k9_3qY Surprise! You're Dead!]] plays in one of the many scenes where mohawk is torturing Gizmo in the second movie. Also, Slayer's Angel of Death playing in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvYACIdQIYo this scene]]
* EvilIsCool: Stripe, probably the only gremlin in the first film who's both totally evil and [[GenreSavvy wickedly smart]].
* HarsherInHindsight: At the end of the first movie, the old Chinese man says (to the American family), "You have done with the mogwai what your society has done with ALL of nature's gifts!" Fast forward 30 years to the ecological nightmare that is modern China…

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* BrokenBase: Because the two films are so radically different in tone, it's practically an even split between fans who prefer the darkly comic angle of the original or the manic, live-action cartoon vibe of the sequel. Finding someone with an equally positive opinion of both is fairly rare.
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%%* CreepyAwesome: Stripe.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome
** Music/JerryGoldsmith [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eicf5TbIM1g strikes again]].
** The question is, which is better? The original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBEYCbamxIQ Gremlin Rag]] or the more up-tempo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0PbjKZGYxg Gremlin Theme]] from the sequel?
** PeterGabriel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7crfAIKBro Out Out]], which plays in the bar scene from the first movie.
** Brain Gremlin in the sequel singing "New York, New York".
** The NES video game of the second film has a pretty damn good soundtrack too.
** Faith No More's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cpr2k9_3qY Surprise! You're Dead!]] plays in one of the many scenes where mohawk is torturing Gizmo in the second movie. Also, Slayer's Angel of Death playing in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvYACIdQIYo this scene]]
* EvilIsCool: Stripe, probably the only gremlin in the first film who's both totally evil and [[GenreSavvy wickedly smart]].
* HarsherInHindsight: At the end of the first movie, the old Chinese man says (to the American family), "You have done with the mogwai what your society has done with ALL of nature's gifts!" Fast forward 30 years to the ecological nightmare that is modern China…China....



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The Atari video game based on the first film is rather badly done. Likewise,the Game Boy adaptation of the second film wasn't well received.
** Averted for the NES adaptation of the second film, however, which was nominated for several awards.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The Atari video game based on the first film is rather badly done. Likewise,the Game Boy adaptation of the second film wasn't well received.
** Averted for the NES adaptation of the second film, however, which was nominated for several awards.
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9th Jun '16 5:41:15 AM Psi001
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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. 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.

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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.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.
18th Apr '16 2:00:14 AM Ravenya003
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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. 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.

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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. 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.
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