Gizmo (Howie Mandel) wants to be friends with humans. He has a desire to please them. That’s why he sings and warns them about the “bring light”. That is also why he does not ever eat after midnight. And why he squeals when he gets water on him and reproduces.
The new, baby mogwai, a.k.a. gremlins, don’t seem to like people. They bite Pete (Corey Feldman) when he wants to take one home. They tear up everything and make messes, unlike Gizmo.
They react negatively to people who treat them badly. Roy Hanson (Glynn Turman) tests one gremlin’s blood and, in return, that gremlin kills him and sticks him with a syringe.
The gremlins play a Christmas song talking about “little lambs” to freak out Lynn Peltzer (Frances Lee McCain). This choice in song lyrics is reflective of how the gremlins feel about humans. Especially sense this was considered a scary movie at the time, people are lambs for slaughtering.
The bad creatures hurt people, change traffic lights to cause accidents, cause general destruction, smoke, drink, and cause everyone they meet to have a bad day. They may have even mugged some carolers to take costumes and invade people’s houses.
Maybe the reason they act against humans is because most of them want to use the small creatures as their payday. Randall (Hoyt Axton) wants to sell them as Christmas presents. Roy Hanson wants to experiment on them and maybe win a scientific award.
Billy (Zach Galligan), Lynn, and Kate (Phoebe Cates) seem to be the only people who actually wants to take care of them.
Because some humans are bad to them, gremlins become the Id of humans. They do whatever their hearts desire. The gremlins show no restraint.
Gremlins can be seen as a representation of popular culture in the 1980s.
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