History YMMV / Gremlins

10th Feb '16 5:49:01 PM SnakeRambo
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* IAmNotShazam: ** For the record, the main gremlin's name is "Stripe" not "Spike", and the lead gremlin in the sequel is officially named Mohawk (though WordOfGod suggests that they are indeed the same character, reincarnated). ** The only time the titular monsters are actually referred to as "gremlins" in universe is when Mr. Futterman yells "There's a real gremlin in my snowplow!" in the first movie. (Hulk Hogan refers to them as gremlins in the sequel, but that's technically not part of the story as the gremlins have [[BreakingTheFourthWall invaded the theater and interrupted the movie.]])
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* IAmNotShazam: ** IAmNotShazam: For the record, the main gremlin's name is "Stripe" not "Spike", and the lead gremlin in the sequel is officially named Mohawk (though WordOfGod suggests that they are indeed the same character, reincarnated). ** The only time the titular monsters are actually referred to as "gremlins" in universe is when Mr. Futterman yells "There's a real gremlin in my snowplow!" in the first movie. (Hulk Hogan refers to them as gremlins in the sequel, but that's technically not part of the story as the gremlins have [[BreakingTheFourthWall invaded the theater and interrupted the movie.]])reincarnated).
27th Jan '16 2:40:37 PM undertroper
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eicf5TbIM1g Jerry Goldsmith strikes again]].
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** Music/JerryGoldsmith [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eicf5TbIM1g Jerry Goldsmith strikes again]].
18th Dec '15 11:06:18 AM ErikModi
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** Done intentionally. WordOfGod is that the scene is supposed to be emotionally complex, and the audience isn't supposed be sure whether they should be empathizing with Kate's tragedy or laughing at the absurdity of the situation. Intended to encapsulate the emotion of the film as a whole: are the Gremlins nightmare monsters who cause carnage, destruction, and death everywhere they go, or gleeful live-action cartoons just being silly?
14th Dec '15 5:04:47 PM Fuzy2K
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* IAmNotShazam: For the record, the main gremlin's name is "Stripe" not "Spike", and the lead gremlin in the sequel is officially named Mohawk (though WordOfGod suggests that they are indeed the same character, reincarnated).
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* IAmNotShazam: For IAmNotShazam: **For the record, the main gremlin's name is "Stripe" not "Spike", and the lead gremlin in the sequel is officially named Mohawk (though WordOfGod suggests that they are indeed the same character, reincarnated).reincarnated). **The only time the titular monsters are actually referred to as "gremlins" in universe is when Mr. Futterman yells "There's a real gremlin in my snowplow!" in the first movie. (Hulk Hogan refers to them as gremlins in the sequel, but that's technically not part of the story as the gremlins have [[BreakingTheFourthWall invaded the theater and interrupted the movie.]])
24th Nov '15 2:54:37 AM LondonKdS
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: This movie, along with ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' led to the creation of the PG-13 rating. The trailers presented this picture as much more lighthearted than it was. Reviewing it for ''Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine'', Creator/HarlanEllison described it in terms more suited to NightmareFuel. He deplored its many instances of wanton cruelty played for laughs, and said he "heard little children scream and cry" in the theater. The manager later told him he'd never had so many patrons walking out and demanding their money back.
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: This movie, along with ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' led to the creation of both the PG-13 rating.rating in the USA and the 12 rating in the UK. The trailers presented this picture as much more lighthearted than it was. Reviewing it for ''Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine'', Creator/HarlanEllison described it in terms more suited to NightmareFuel. He deplored its many instances of wanton cruelty played for laughs, and said he "heard little children scream and cry" in the theater. The manager later told him he'd never had so many patrons walking out and demanding their money back.
4th Oct '15 11:27:31 AM 493251gen
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** Averted for the Nintendo adaptation of the second film, however, which was nominated for several awards.
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** Averted for the Nintendo NES adaptation of the second film, however, which was nominated for several awards.
25th Sep '15 6:56:51 PM ThallianGold
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** Averted for the Nintendo adaptation of the second film, however, which was nominated for several awards.
13th Aug '15 4:31:48 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 Gremlins 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 Gremlins 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.
13th Aug '15 4:31:19 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 Gremlins 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.
13th Aug '15 4:26:10 AM Psi001
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: All video games of the franchise use an off key version of the main theme. Subverted with ''The New Batch'' for Amiga and Atari ST, which uses genuine arrangements of the film's soundtrack (plus the Gremlin Rag from the first film).
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