Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
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NOW THIS MOVIE, which I personally believe is much better the 1965 original, is definitely WORTH WATCHING. It takes away the silly sequels from its past and rebuilds itself to what it once was from the first film. DO NOT be fooled that this is remake of GAMERA VS. GYAOS. Unlike that movie, it establishes a concrete origin story about the two creatures from an ancient civilization [Atlantis or Mu].Read more ›
The special effects were suprisingly good. Still using rubber suits and beutifully detailed models, this movie keeps the old charm. And now, the tasteful use of Digital effects for Gamera's Fire Ball Breath and Jets, brings this movie into the nineties.
It is enjoyable and fun for kids young and old. I recommend it highly to all fans.
This is NOT the Gamera of your childhood. This is not the silly horrible stuff you saw MST3K riff on. This is a truly great movie that surpasses most of the modern era Godzilla movies. (The director of these three 90's Gamera movies did so well that Toho brought him in to do a 2004 Godzilla movie). Of the three Heisei Gamera Trilogy movies Guardian of the Universe is probably the best all around. The monsters and effects improve with the next two, but this has the best overall stand alone story. If you have not seen this you will not be disappointed. It is a great evening in.
The story: The discovery of a species of carnivorous, flying predator called the Gyaos coincides with the arrival of an enormous monster identified as Gamera. With the military confused about which entity to target, the salvation of the human race depends on Gamera's psychic connection with an unassuming young girl (Ayako Fujitani, Tokyo!).
Gamera is fantastic, here. Whether or not you approve of his new Atlantean origins, it's cool that he's such a heroic figure. Naoaki Manabe and Jun Suzuki do a fantastic job with the costume, and the filmmakers are very successful in establishing a titanic sense of scale. I wish I could be as unilaterally praiseful of his rivals. Though notable for being the first time that a woman (Yuhmi Kaneyama) has played a kaiju, the Gyaos look a lot less realistic and have a harder time coming across as gigantic...at least until the final showdown. Without spoiling anything, the Gyaos aren't actually a match for Gamera until a final, larger specimen shows up for the last battle.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
might be a good movie if in english where I could understandPublished 10 months ago by Robert Underwood
Always been a fan of cheesy Japanese monster flicks. This is one of the better ones.Published 10 months ago by Gabriel Wright
Posted the same thing for the other 2 gamera movies. Its in Japanese with English subtitles and it doesn't say it anywherePublished 14 months ago by Forrest Rojas
Out theJapanese version with English subtitles no notes on on the description very disappointed good movie anyways I don't want to listen to read in Japanese and read the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Attackbeast
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