Tuesday, February 16, 2010

1995 - GAMERA GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE, is not Godzilla



Giant ancient birds are flying around Japan eating people.   Fortunately,  the ancient Atlantians, created a flying turtle with rockets for feet called Gamara.  Gamara does battle with these things called the Galos and saves the day.
 

This is the first in a trilogy of Gamara films from the late 1990's, and it's a reboot as they like to say these days, of the older silly children's series from the 1960's. 

Probably no stupider that the first three Star Wars movies but a whole lot more entertaining,  the movie combines models and miniatures with some OK digital computer effects.  The Japanese like to call these films "kaiju's" which means strange beasts AKA  "monsters."


The prepared English language dub of the movie has some funny lines.  "Someday I'd like to show you around a monster-free Tokyo,"  says the boy to the girl while the Galos is ripping Tokyo apart.

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