PopInPicsPresents wrote:Gamera gets impaled once. That's the only reasonably exciting thing to happen until he whips out the Plasma Fist.
Bumping was the wrong word. So my bad. What actually takes up a 3/4 of the final battle is Gamera and Irys being locked in a battle hug and pushing each other around until Irys knocks Gamera into the train station.
Things like this appeared very often throughout the Gamera Trilogy fights.
Here's a run down of the entire last battle in Kyoto:
>Irys touches down
>Gamera fires Plasma Balls
>Irys deflects Plasma Balls
>Gamera touches down
>Gamera an Irys stare at each other for about a minute and a half
>Gamera rushes Irys
>Battle Hug for 3 minutes
>Gamera gets impaled (while in battle hug)
>Irys knocks Gamera into train station (which knocks him out)
>Gamera wakes up after 7 minutes and grabs Ayana
>Gamera's hand gets impaled
>Gamera Falcon punches Irys
The only exciting aspect of that battle was the plasma fist. Everything else is something I'd expect from a Heisei Godzilla movie, not something out of the Gamera trilogy.
Gamera and Gyaos spent 90% of their time chasing after each other. On the ground, they got into a glorified slapping contest which was barely
above the normal Heisei bumping matches.
Gamera and legion's first fight scene consisted entirely of Legion bumping, hugging, and beaming spamming. That...that is literally the very definition of Heisei Godzilla fights. Their second fight was filled with that same type of stuff.
Sure there was some "Gamera Trilogy Battle Spice" thrown in there but guess what? Gamera and Irys' Kyoto fight had that same type of spice. You know, when Gamera was repeatedly impaled, when he ripped up Irys' stomach, when he blew off his own hand, when he punched Irys into oblivion, etc.
Gamera's fight with Irys was no less spectacular than most of the Gamera Trilogy fights. It was filled with the same stuff that most Gamera fight scenes consist of, for Christ's sake.
That doesn't make the battle any more entertaining. If we're gonna talk a bigger threat and there being a lot left to lose look at Legion. She was a bigger threat overall and the final battle actually included the cast helping out.
Legion was a bigger threat to the world, sure. However, irys came just as close to killing Gamera as legion did.
They were essentially playing spectator in 3 too.
Let's see, the characters in G3:
- tried to protect Ayana as well as convince her that Gamera isn't the enemy, in an effort to thwart Irys's efforts at becoming stronger and killing Gamera.
- attacked Irys in order to try and kill him
That's doing a helluva lot more than flying around in a helicopter and watching two kaijus duke it out from a distance.