If you liked the original "Gremlins," and if you ever considered yourself a fan of the sci-fi or horror genres, "The New Batch" is for you. Featuring Zack Galligan, Phoebe Cates, and other members of the original cast (not Corey Feldman, unfortunately), plus cameos and smaller roles from horror personalities such as Robert Prosky ("Grandpa Fred" from "The Munsters") and Christopher Lee, and nods to dozens of horror classics, most of the second Gremlins movie is, like the first, sheer mayhem, and it's completely packed with over-the-top excesses that scratch every itch.
The plot revolves around Billy (Galligan) and Kate (Cates), who've moved to the city and are struggling to get by with jobs they've taken in a state-of-the-art skyscraper office center. Gizmo, meanwhile, has made his way from the curiosities shop to a genetics research lab -- in the same building. It doesn't take long before some water gets splashed, some Mogwai offspring eat after midnight, and the building operators have to come up with a way to shield the city from a Gremlin invasion. "Gremlins 2" is chaotic, hilarious, and well worth the price of admission.