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Plot summary: Small town Americans are endangered by unsafe Chinese merchandise.
Extremely cheesy and campy! Just the way I like them! A perfect example of a cheesy movie from the 80's.
Hadn't seen Gremlins in years if not decades, and what struck me this time around was how many movie references are peppered throughout. Why did I never notice the classic Wellsian time machine in the background before? A fun genre breaker, especially at the time it came out, though it has several gaping plot holes like villains who disappear mid-film to make way for the hundreds of evil puppets, but you hardly notice while you're in the experience. It's just too much crazy fun. My kind of holiday fare.
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This movie ranks #141 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
This movie ranks #163 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
This movie ranks #310 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #684 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000