a reply to: lostbook
I'm curious about the movie, because I LOVED Gremlins back in the day, but at the same time I'm worried. To be fair, though, I'm one of those guys
who hates most mainstream stuff, and feels that hollywood tends to ruin most things they try to reboot/change/continue.
I am glad to hear that it's not a reboot/remake, but depending on what the story will be will determine if I want to see it or not. Since Billy is
going to star in it, and it's 25 years later in real life, I'd like to see it set 25 years later in the movie-verse. Maybe someone gets a mogwai,
makes all the same mistakes Billy did, and gremlins start wreaking havoc. So, the people in charge call in an expert, which would be Billy.
What I don't want to see, though, is Gizmo. Don't get me wrong, I loved Gizmo back in the day(but still prefered the gremlins), but if it's going to
be 25 years later, my brain keeps telling me Gizmo should be dead by then. Granted, we don't know how long mogwais live, but to have Gizmo star in it
will make it really cheesy. The same kind of bad cheesy that the Star Wars prequels did whenever they'd force a cameo appearance for characters we
know and love. Same as with the X-Men films, when they'd toss in characters we wanted to see, even if just for 5 seconds. I would be ok with a new
mogwai taking the place of Gizmo, but not Gizmo.
I'm also hoping they go for the same feeling the original movie did, where even though it can be funny, it's actually trying to be scary at the same
time, rather than the full out campy feeling of the second.
I guess in the long run, all I'm doing is setting myself up for disappointment, because I worry about how Hollywood will handle this movie. They have
a shot at making it great, but I feel they're going to make it terrible.