Gremlins 2 does not capture the awesomeness of the original film. It’s the comedy fun version to cash in on all the kids wanting to watch it on VHS and I know it’s true, I was one of these children.
Now while the film is not spectacular it’s still incredibly watchable. The puppet design and execution of the gremlins is worth a watch just for that. Also, hey, Hulk Hogan is in it.