Inevitable Remakes: “Gremlins”

John Murphy

Co-founder of Gateway Apps, LLC., a software development firm specializing in mobile application development and web applications. In his spare time, John loves watching movies and writing about them in an amateurish fashion.

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22 Responses

  1. Nigel Druitt says:

    Very funny, and sad at the same time.
    I totally think they would aim for the PG-13: that’s the big money rating.

    One thing I do wonder, if the film was being made RIGHT NOW, as opposed to even two or three years ago: J.J. Abrams and company are making a big deal about using a lot of practical effects on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, even building a full size Millennium Falcon, etc. The right filmmaker with the right reverence for the source material might be able to push for a stronger use of practical effects.

    Of course, these days, projects like a remake of this nature are not often handed to a filmmaker who has J.J.’s brand of clout…

  2. Nigel Druitt says:

    Sad, but true.

  3. johnmurphy01 says:

    Well said Nigel. I desperately hope that practical effects make a resurgence somewhat in this digital age. But, at the very least, I would imagine this Gremlins “remake” would most likely have a combination of CG and practical effects.

  4. Nathan Chase Nathan Chase says:

    I’m a big fan of both Gremlins films, so I’m hopeful that whoever gets tasked with the impossible task of making a new Gremlins knows – at the very least – to use practical effects instead of CG. If Star Wars: The Force Awakens can use practical, a new Gremlins should be able to as well.

  5. Jeff Lombardi says:

    Awesome analysis! I also fear that it would be toned down and marketed more towards 8-12 year-olds, with more silly slapstick, and less of what made the original so great.

  6. Charles Does says:

    Nice! Sadly Gremlins remade would never turn out right I believe, It could be done but they would never do it right.

  7. Milo_theHutt says:

    More like Gremlins 2 and a lot less like Gremlins 1. But I’m down to be pleasantly surprised.

  8. bencatapane says:

    Gremlins directed by Matthew Vaughn…

  9. To answer your question: Shit.

    CG, toothless, obnoxious, and probably starring a Jonas Brother.

  10. Probably a greater focus on it being realistic, gritty and scary, and way less campy (even than Gremlins 1) and strange.

  11. OhthatChris says:

    The cgi gremlins would defy physics with ever more elaborate action sequences. The girls dad would not have died in a chimney, there would be no gore or gruesome gremlin deaths, and we’d forget the movie the day after it came out.

  12. imbeciI says:

    A lot of CGI, some uninspiring cameos from people not related to any of the previous films, no gremlins being killed, not christmas themed, really young protagonists. A crappy origin story about where Gizmo comes from.

  13. milesbergs says:

    The bar scene, which is easily a favorite of anyones, would not exist. I also do not believe they would let the Gremlins defenestrate and elderly woman.

  14. johnmurphy01 says:

    A Reddit user(stupid_horoscope) posted this wonderful YouTube video that has the Gremlins in all their practical effects glory. It gives me hope that someone could inherit the property and do it correctly.

  15. Did any of you guys see this ad for British Telecoms around 6 years ago? It was a glorious reminder of these little bastards and why the effects have to stay practical: