Thursday, 8 August 2013

Review: Gremlins (1984)

IMDB rate: 7,2
Genre: Comedic, Monster

It has already been 29 years ago since the Gremlins was made, but it does not really feel that way. The movements of the gremlins are not too smooth but it is not really bothering. Watching this movie did not feel like I was watching an old movie. Even though I've seen this movie a hundred times already, it still does not bore me. I thinks it's a very funny movie with the creepy twist of the gremlins.

Miniature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water, no food after midnight, and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the light and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.

I really enjoyed watching the Gremlins again. It's a brilliant movie and very funny. I mostly like seeing Gizmo because he's the most adorable creature ever. When he played with the trumpet, I was melting. He's so cute! 

His 'brothers' though, not so cute. They do have humor though, especially the moment when they're singing in front of the old lady's door. 
The movements of the gremlins and Gizmo don't look very good, but it's not very bothering. 

There were some moments that were not entirely right. For instance, the entire movie sets in snow. But, gremlins multiply when water touches them. Snow = water... Hmm, not entirely right. Also, in the final scene Stripe is climbing the fountain while there is falling water all over him, he tries to reach the top so  he can drink water. The water already touches him all the time...

The acting is very good, Zach Galligan reminds me a bit of James Franco. It's also very nice to see a young Corey Feldman in this movie. I never noticed this before, but he's kinda cute.

Gremlins is more a comedic movie than a horror, but it's certainly worth watching. I never get bored watching this movie. It's really funny and an amazing classic!

My personal rate: 8,5/10

1 comment:

  1. Haven't seen it in a long time, but regularly watched it when I was a kid. Wonderfully entertaining movie, never got tired of it. The sequel is also fun =)


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