While it isn’t quite as great as the original,
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
isn’t half bad either, thanks largely to Dante’s unwillingness to take the whole thing too seriously.
“Obviously there was no real need for another
movie, so I approached the sequel as irreverently as possible,” says the director.
“Which got me in a bit of trouble: 'You can't make fun of the merchandising!' - spoofing the arbitrary 'rules' and everything else.”