It wouldn’t be the Christmas season without revisiting Gremlins, Joe Dante’s black comedy about tiny, furry creatures called mogwais. When a salesman buys a mogwai for his son as a Christmas present, he’s given three rules to follow: Don’t let it come into contact with water, don’t expose it to sunlight, and never let it eat after midnight.
At first, the lovable mogwai is harmless and given the name, Gizmo. When it by chance receives water, Gizmo spawns five mogwais from its back, but these creatures are far more aggressive and reckless. Led by their leader, Stripe, the troublemaking mogwai create a small army, wreaking havoc on the whole town. It’s as much as Gizmo and his human pals to finish Stripe’s reign and save Christmas.
Where is it streaming?
As of November 23, Gremlins is the rare movie to be streaming on two platforms: HBO Max and Peacock.
HBO Max originated within the U.S. in 2020. The streaming service offers programs from its signature brands, akin to HBO, Cartoon Network, and Warner Bros. Original programming, like Hacks and The Flight Attendant, exists under the banner “Max Originals.” In 2023, HBO Max and Discovery+ will consolidate into one platform after the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery.
Launched in 2020, Peacock is the house to popular NBC shows like The Office, Law & Order, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The service boasts many sports programs, from the NFL, Premier League, and WWE. Peacock has also expanded into scripted and non-scripted original programming with shows like Vampire Academy and A Friend of the Family, and a documentary about Casey Anthony.
When does it stream for subscribers?
Gremlins is now streaming on HBO Max and Peacock.
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How much does it cost?
Gremlins | Modern Trailer | HBO Max
To look at Gremlins on HBO Max, subscribers can make a choice from a plan with ads and a plan without ads. With ads, HBO Max costs $10 a month or $100 a month. Without ads, HBO Max costs $15 a month or $150 a yr. Moreover, HBO Max is offering a special Black Friday deal for brand spanking new and returning subscribers. Subscribers can access HBO Max with ads at a reduced rate of $2 per thirty days for the primary three months. This special offer ends November 28.
To look at Gremlins on Peacock, a paid subscription plan is required. Peacock Premium is the primary paid tier on the streaming service, with access to over 80,000-plus hours of entertainment for a monthly price of $5 or $50 per yr. This tier incorporates ads but allows users to access latest movies and live events. If this tier is simply too restricting, users can upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus, which costs $10 per thirty days or $100 per yr. Premium Plus includes every part from Premium but incorporates no ads and allows users to download and watch programs offline.
Is it value it?
Yes, but only should you enjoy black comedies and horrors. The official synopsis reads, “A young man inadvertently breaks three essential rules concerning his latest pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.”
Joe Dante directed Gremlins on a script written by Chris Columbus. The ensemble forged consists of Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Polly Holliday, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Judge Reinhold, Dick Miller, Corey Feldman, and Glynn Turman. Comedian and tv personality Howie Mandel voices the role of Gizmo.
On Rotten Tomatoes, Gremlins sits at 86% on the Tomatometer and registers a 78% audience rating. On Metacritic, Gremlins holds a Metascore of 70 and a user rating of seven.2.sdfsg
Stream Gremlins on HBO Max and Peacock.
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