Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby MothraRocks » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:02 pm

I wish I could see Gamera 4: Truth :(
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby therealmccoy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:06 pm

Everything I read about it made it sound cool as hell, and it would be nice to get some closure after that damn cliffhanger ending. Sadly, I don't think a home video edition exists, even in Japan. (I hope someone can prove me wrong!)
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby MothraRocks » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:44 pm

Yeah I hope so. I know I've said this before, but I MUST say it again: Gyaos was amazing, they were actually terrifying, especially the scene when they ate ppl on the train :huge:
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby therealmccoy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:48 pm

MothraRocks wrote:Yeah I hope so. I know I've said this before, but I MUST say it again: Gyaos was amazing, they were actually terrifying, especially the scene when they ate ppl on the train :huge:

The little dolls they used for the people hanging out of his mouth made that one of the scariest scenes in the movie.
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby therealmccoy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:38 pm

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:Much as I hate to admit it, if there was a video version out there, I have to believe someone would have uploaded it to the net by now.

No doubt about it. And it would probably be floating around on here a lot, too. *Sigh* :(

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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby KaneLocke » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:45 pm

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I can only really disagree on one point. GOTU doesn't seem 'to the point' so much as rushed. Things just moved a bit too quickly. It's amusing looking at the trilogy, though.

GOTU was fairly hurried.
AoL was pretty spot-on.
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby tymon » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:03 pm

^I haven't seen Gamera 3 yet, but G2 definitely seemed to have a slower pace, perhaps an improvement over the first film. Too bad the characters are a complete bore in G2.

I'm not a huge fan of the lame 90's pop-rock songs at the credits honestly. Completely out of place IMO.

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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby MothraRocks » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:04 am

I've seen G3, and trust me, it is SLOW. Not saying it's not good, just a lot slower than G1 (haven't even seen G2 yet lol)
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby therealmccoy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:42 pm

It kept me on the edge of my seat. As I said before, the cliff hanger at the end was a little disappointing, but I think that only adds charm to it. I'm sure that they could've found another way to end it better, but hey, it was great the way it was. Maybe it was better to have you saying "Aw damn; what's going to happen, now?"
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby Space Hunter M » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:09 pm

MothraRocks wrote:I've seen G3, and trust me, it is SLOW. Not saying it's not good, just a lot slower than G1 (haven't even seen G2 yet lol)
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby MothraRocks » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:21 pm

Well thanks :huge: I have wanted to see it for a while
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby Giga Kaiju » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:22 pm

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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby MothraRocks » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:06 am

I'm hoping to see AOL soon, I might get it late next month. But yeah, This is a great movie :huge:
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby therealmccoy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:28 am

I just didn't like the human drama in AOL. The characters were pretty forgettable, in my opinion. The special effects rivaled or exceeded those of Guardian of the Universe, but I just got an empty feeling out of the whole movie. However, you probably won't be dissapointed.
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby tymon » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:44 am

therealmccoy wrote:I just didn't like the human drama in AOL. The characters were pretty forgettable, in my opinion. The special effects rivaled or exceeded those of Guardian of the Universe, but I just got an empty feeling out of the whole movie. However, you probably won't be dissapointed.


Agreed 100%. The monster action between Gamera and Legion alone is worth the admission price, but the characters are pretty bland compared to the ones GOTU IMO.
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby therealmccoy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:10 am

tymon wrote:Agreed 100%. The monster action between Gamera and Legion alone is worth the admission price, but the characters are pretty bland compared to the ones GOTU IMO.

I guess it comes from the excellent character development in Guardian. You could say it spoiled me; there wasn't a main character in that movie that I didn't care about. Same for G3, especially since they used the same characters from Guardian. I guess that's it.
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby Showa Gyaos » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:14 am

I know I already commented on this, but really the only thing I didn't find normal was the monsters' cartoonish looks in some parts.
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby MothraRocks » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:17 am

Like Gamera's eyes? I think that kinda gave him a puppy cute face at times :/
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby Showa Gyaos » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:20 am

MothraRocks wrote:Like Gamera's eyes? I think that kinda gave him a puppy cute face at times :/

Yes, like that. Some members of the Gyaos displayed white eyes with black pupils too. They didn't fit.
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Re: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Postby therealmccoy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:23 am

Showa Gyaos wrote:I know I already commented on this, but really the only thing I didn't find normal was the monsters' cartoonish looks in some parts.

At least I'm not the only one. I was surprised to see nobody else said it either.
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