Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Gremlins 2 is kind of awesome you guys. I think it gets overlooked for not repeating that great PG-13 inspiring dark tone of the first film, but the movie is swinging-from-the-rafters nuts.
And it has Dick Miller, Christopher Lee, John Glover, Robert Picardo, Robert Prosky and Gedde Watanabe in one movie! It’s character actor overload! In fact, I’d wager the fact that Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates are overshadowed by the supporting cast (instead of just the Gremlins themselves like in the first movie) is one of the reasons why the movie isn’t held in as high regard as the original.
I love the movie for many of the same reasons I love Temple of Doom. Joe Dante didn’t want to just repeat the first movie and instead wanted to change the tone. He dialed it up lighter and Spielberg dialed it much darker, but the thought behind it is the same.
The pic shows the effects crew working on one of the bigger Gizmo close-up puppets. Apparently Tim Roth worked on effects before becoming an actor. Who knew? (Quint note: That’s not Tim Roth. I was making a joke. Don’t email me nasty letters, please.)
A courtesy bow to the Practical Effects Group for another awesome image. Click to enlargen!
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May tomorrow’s pic be with you.