#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Minature 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 (violated), no food after midnight (violated), 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 lights and look under all the beds. ‘Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.
Plot: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
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Overall, movie was strange. It did have a few suspenseful moments, but overall want that great of a horror film. And I definitely wouldn’t call it a comedy. Based on all the hype it has had I wasn’t that impressed.
_**Cute creatures morph into hellions during Christmas**_
A traveling inventor (Hoyt Axton) brings home a cute animal he bought at a shop in Chinatown for a Christmas gift, but the rules for the animal’s care are broken and all hell breaks loose. Zach Galligan plays the son and Phoebe Cates his girlfriend.
“Gremlins” (1984) mixes Christmas movie with Comedy, Fantasy & Horror for an entertaining popcorn flick. The mogwai creatures are cute and you’re not sure how safe the movie is going play out but, thankfully, it turns amusingly edgy. The inclusion of cutie Phoebe Cates helps.
The film runs 1 hour, 46 minutes and was shot at Universal Studios, Universal City, California.
20th Anniversary Review
Exactly 20 years ago today “Gremlins” opened in theaters across the U.S. It went on to be one of the biggest smash hits not only of the summer of 1984, but of the entire year. And in my opinion, it deserved to be a hit. I remember seeing this movie at a movie theater with some friends of mine right after it opened 20 years ago, and I said afterwards, “this is going to be a huge hit”. And it was.
“Gremlins” is a story that plays like a darker version of Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.” Which is funny, because it was Spielberg himself who had the vision of “Gremlins” becoming a movie. Spielberg, along with his then collaborators Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy (the trio founded the production company Amblin Entertainment), served as executive producers of the film. Spielberg got a then up-and-coming screenwriter named Chris Columbus to write the script (Columbus would go on to become the director of the first two “Harry Potter” movies as well as the first two “Home Alone” pictures), and Roger Corman protege Joe Dante to direct the picture (Dante directed 1978’s “Piranha”, a witty spoof of Spielberg’s first smash hit “Jaws”, and a segment of Spielberg’s “Twilight Zone: The Movie” a year earlier). What they created was a movie that was great fun from start to finish.
“Gremlins” is about a young man who receives a very unusual Christmas gift from his inventor father. He gets a little friendly creature called a Mogwai, which is as cute as a button. But there’s a twist. There are three rules that must be followed in caring for the Mogwai: Rule #1 – Keep them away from light; Rule #2 – Don’t get them wet; and Rule #3 – Don’t feed them after midnight. When the rules get broken, all hell breaks loose as mean-spirited little monsters turn everything upside down. “Gremlins” then turns into a super-duper special effects picture, with the creatures created exceptionally by Chris Walas (Oscar winner for the makeup job on the 1986 remake of “The Fly”). These monsters are scary to be sure, but also very funny with some of the antics they provide.
Even though the special effect monsters steal the show, the acting by the human actors is very good too. Zach Galligan makes the most of his film debut as Billy Peltzer, the young hero who tries to stop the gremlins; Phoebe Cates is effective as his girlfriend; the late Hoyt Axton is a hoot as the inept inventor father (some of his crazy inventions are hilarious, especially when the inventions backfire into slapstick catastrophes); Frances Lee McCain is good as the mother and housewife (who has one big scene with the nasty critters); Polly Holliday is wickedly funny as Mrs. Deagle, the meanest woman in town; and Dante regular Dick Miller is a riot as Mr. Futterman, the nice man who’s always complaining about hand-made products being made out of foreign parts. Judge Reinhold and Corey Feldman have small roles as Billy’s bank co-worker and good friend, respectively, and look for a quick cameo by Spielberg himself.
“Gremlins” was such a big hit in 1984 that it got re-released back in theaters the following year before it made its debut on video. The movie grossed over $153 million at the box office (combining the original 1984 release and the 1985 re-release). And it stands alone as a great creature feature. “Gremlins” was also imitated many times shortly afterwards. Following in its footsteps came 1985’s “Ghoulies”, and 1986’s “Troll” and “Critters”. All these movies spawned sequels of their own, and none of them came close to capturing the greatness of “Gremlins” (although the original “Critters” came the closest; it was the only movie out of that bunch that I mildly enjoyed). Six years later came the “Gremlins” sequel “Gremlins 2: The New Batch”. It wasn’t as good as the original, but it’s still a good movie sequel. I’ll take “Gremlins 2” as well as the original “Gremlins” over “Ghoulies” or “Troll” anyday.
***** (out of five)
A bunch of grotesque reptilian monsters wreak all kinds of crazy and destructive havoc in a heretofore sleepy small town around Christmastime. Director Joe Dante and screenwriter Chris Columbus use the premise to poke wickedly nasty, yet still hilarious and positively infectious fun at such worthy targets as schmaltzy Spielbergian/Disneyesque family fare, small town American life, the film medium and the way people watch movies (the definite gut-busting highlight with this particular aspect occurs with a gloriously raucous screening of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”), traditional notions of heroism (the cops prove to be completely ineffectual in a crisis situation, so it’s up to some ordinary working class guy to ultimately save the day), and the hokey sappiness of the yuletide season. Moreover, since we’re talking Joe Dante here, naturally there are knowing winks and homages to many classic movies sprinkled throughout.
Zach Galligan makes for a likeable hero as average schmoe Billy, Phoebe Cates looks absolutely radiant and gets to relate an uproariously appalling story on why her character Kate hates Christmas, Polly Holiday has a field day as mean and greedy old bat Mrs. Deagle, Frances Lee McCain as Billy’s feisty mom has a great sequence in which she fights back against the gremlins in her kitchen, and Dick Miller has one of his best roles as crusty Mr. Futterman. In addition, amongst the familiar faces in colorful small parts are Scotty Brady, Keye Luke, Harry Carey Jr., William Schallert, Belinda Balaski, Edward Andrews, and Kenneth Tobey. The practical special effects hold up remarkably well while Gizmo is simply adorable. Jerry Goldsmith’s robust’n’wacky score hits the rousing spot. Nice polished cinematography by John Hora, too. An absolute blast.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Director Joe Dante
Writer Chris Columbus
Actors Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton
Country United States
Awards 8 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1, 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints)
Camera Arriflex 35 IIC, Panavision PSR R-200
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,912 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 250T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2019 remaster), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384), 70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)