Movie Review: ‘Gremlin’

Review by Monique Thompson

A man receives a mysterious box containing a terrible secret, a creature that will kill everyone else in his family unless he passes it on to someone he loves to continue its never-ending circulation.As the ominous timer on the box counts down to its end, he can only imagine the horrors that await. Does he give the box away to save his family, or unleash a monster upon humanity? He can’t destroy it. He can’t escape it.

Gremlin is what I like to call a typical Sci-Fi film. When you hear the word gremlin, you probably think of the classic movie Gremlins with the furry looking creatures. This time, the gremlin is nothing like that. The computerized robotic creature in this film looks somewhat like a transforming machine, which for me takes away from the scare factor.

As far as the story line, it’s a pretty interesting plot, but nothing that hasn’t been done before. The acting from the start when the man (Adam) is showing off the box was quite bad. It literally sounds like they are reading from a script; downright unnatural to say the least.

I honestly don’t have many words for this film, which isn’t a good thing. The acting alone combined with the annoying squealing sound that comes from the gremlin was enough to make me believe this was unfortunately a dud. There could of been so much more done with this plot but it just didn’t happen.

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