Fairy Mothra wrote: Inferno Rodan wrote:
bananaoil wrote:Who the hell is Kurata speaking to at the end when he's yammering on about "your family was once of the house of Gyaos but your blood is now weak." Was he talking to Asakura, who was attempting to fuse with Iris, or was he talking to Nagamine, who seems to have a connection to the Gyaos through her research? I would think it's more likely that Kurata was talking to Asakura considering the context, but the rant is so long and muddled and, if memory serves, it follows something Nagamine said, that I don't know who he's talking to. Can anyone clear this up for me?
He might have been talking to Iris itself, considering it's supposed to be a mutated Gyaos. I dunno, I've never watched it subbed and I don't recall the dub having any line like that.
...what I got from it was that he was talking to Asakura, because she was like some kind of priestess or something and tried to fuse with Iris and all that. Like she thought that she would be able to because of her family's position and relation to Gyaos/Iris or whatever, but she couldn't.
This. This is correct. A thing that backs up this idea is that Asakura seems to have a more than normal knowledge of the "I, Ching" (ADV's sub and dub refers to this as the "Book of Changes", a real nick name for the book, like how the Bible is also called the "good book"). Hell, a room in the Kyoto JR with rune markings and such is enough to show how core into the religion she is.
Living Corpse wrote:I kinda wish Iris did fuse with Ayana. The film pretty much says that once he does he will mutate into another form that could destroy the world and I'm really curious as to what his final form would have been like, what it looks like, what powers it has, how strong it is.
Who knows, maybe Iris's new form would have been more dangerous then Legion herself.
That's an interesting idea I never considered. Maybe he would look more like a phoenix once he made the fusion? All I know though is that I would have liked - if it came to pass - that Iris' final transformation be more Akira-like. People keep on saying how much of an anime feel this film has and well, Akira has the best transformation sequence I have seen in terms of look and utter wtf-ness while still being cool, so yeah.
Without quoting, again, I would like to point out that while not as good as the Mothra films, Gamera 3 and the Gamera trilogy in general did make some proffit at the box office. It made back it's budget and more and along with the exhibits and insane amount of merchandise released (especialy in G3's case), I think it did very well.
As for Gamera being child-friendly, I think that was something that Daiei mandated with each film though after G1 Daiei kind of loosened up once G1 became an box office and critical success. And even with Gamera becomming more, and more darker with each film, the kids still liked it (as shown on the premire vids on the ADV DVDs). However, Gamera still showed personality in G3. Gammy durring the Shinjuku scenes was more vicious in his body language than say Godzilla taking on the Super X in Godzilla 1984. And at the end, he showed some emotion especialy when bringing Ayana back to the main female cast. That was particularly nice and exhibited the use of Minogame mythos (notice how Gamera seems to understand the humans, that's is a trait of the Minogame after it grows to be 1,000 years old). Atleast he is human friendly.
This is just me though.