A couple of weeks ago I bought Gremlins 2 on VHS. I haven’t seen this movie since I was a kid. So when I popped in the flick I barely remembered anything. Sad!
Not really. The movie was totally written on cocaine. The god damn thing is bat shit crazy. Some of it works. Most of it is too damn random to really appreciate it as a sequel to Gremlins 84′. Be honest. Gremlins 2 is one terrible sequel when it comes to sequels.
Now, before you strangle me in my sleep let me say this: The New Batch is absolutely full of sweetness. It has scenes and situations that demand repeat viewing. The monster effects are superb!
But the one thing that really stuck out to me was the insane casting. I mean this freaking movie is filled with faces that you have seen but can’t name! It’s so fucking awesome that I had to share the golden casting nuggets of Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
Let’s do it!
Don and Dan Stanton (Martin and Lewis) is also …
THIS guy from Terminator 2!
Dick Miller IS….
THIS guy from Terminator!
Keye Luke was… Kato?!
OH MY GOD John Glover aka Mr. Clamp IS…
Dr. Woodrue from Batman and Robin!!
Kathleen Freeman aka the super annoying Microwave Marge was….
Sister Stigmata aka “The Penguin” from The Blues Brothers!
Raymon Cruz was that guy in Breaking Bad!
John Astin aka Sean Astin’s father aka Gomez Addams aka The Riddler #2 was The Janitor that is basically responsible for the Gremlins running wild!
The list literally goes on forever! For example, Mark Dodson aka Salacious Crumb voiced some Gremlins. Hulk Hogan, Dick Butkus, and a slew of others made awesome appearances. It’s rather sickening how many hidden faces are in this movie.
Oh yeah, John Capodice was the Fire Chief in Gremlins 2 but he was also Sgt. Aguado from Ace Ventura!
All in all Gremlins 2 is as wacky as it’s hidden face challenge. I’m sure I missed tons more cameos. I guess that’s one of the many, many appealing layers that TG2 has to offer.
With that said, I guess I should watch it just one more time.
Bill and I barely get through ten minutes of a film before I’m saying “Oh that’s so and so from so and so”
I’m the same way! It’s distracting but so is the insanity of G2