Ultraman02 wrote:LSD Jellyfish wrote:Orichalcum wrote:I don’t know, GGOTU is definitely a high point in the kaiju genre, so much so Ebert even called it kino
Also I meant to ask is your new name based off the brief mention of the metal?
Orichalcum is that fictional Atlantean metal right?
Yeah, but it's not something original to Gamera. I believe it was a big part of greek philosophy and alchemy.
It relates more to the idea the the atlanteans created Gyaos and Gamera as golems thematically.
Terasawa wrote:I don't think the lack of character development here is all that bad; that's not really a critical necessity in every movie anyway. The characters themselves aren't terrifically interesting but they're entertaining and they serve their purpose: to get us from one set piece to the next. It's done organically (tracking and trying to prevent the casualties caused by the monsters). So too is the exposition, which is disguised as unraveling the mysteries of the monsters' origin and connection.
IMO this is a top 5 tokusatsu movie.
You have a point, especially about the organically part. I still don't think it's a top five for me. I just don't think it does anything inventive or new for the genre. It's just a really well executed kaiju film.
I'm going to watch Legion tonight and Iris tomorrow so my opinions my change.