Gremlins 2: The New Batch Reviews
Speaks to the gleeful hell-raising monster in each of us, and it speaks with much more verve, cleverness and good humor than the film on which it is based. Add this to the very short list of sequels that neatly surpass their predecessors.
This uninhibited and uproarious monster bash, directed by Joe Dante, is more quick-witted and ironic than the original; it sets forth a savvy, slaphappy agenda before the opening credits and follows it straight through to the end, and even beyond.
An amazing achievement despite a total lack of sincerity, and any film that can successfully work Slayer's grinding tune Angel of Death into the action is a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned.