goji89 wrote: eabaker wrote:
MikeSTZillak wrote:I thought Gamera The Brave started out well, but totally fell apart at the end.
Really? I think if anything it truly comes together for me at the end. The sequence with the kids passing the stone along to get it to Toto was the high point of the movie on my last viewing.
You got that right. The scene of kids passing the stone was the highlight and It felt like the entire movie in which I too passed a stone.......a kidney stone.
Ugh. I actually really like this movie a lot, it's my third favorite Gamera movie, but this was the only scene I legitimately didn't like. I rolled my eyes when I was watching it for the first time. And I'm not doing that thing were I'm just saying I rolled my eyes to illustrate my feelings, I mean I actually did really roll my eyes during that scene, I think more than once even. I might have even groaned. It was just too cliché, even for my admittedly high tolerance and low standards.
I mean it wasn't a breaking point or anything, and overall still a wonderful film. Just feel like the movie could have been better if that scene had been written out.
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:I've heard so many good things about Gamera The Brave that I'm genuinely more interested in seeing it then the last two films of the Heisei trilogy I haven't seen
You haven't seen Gamera: Revenge Of Iris yet? For shame.
Meh, they're not missing out on much. It's my least favorite Gamera movie of the trilogy. When I rank the 4 "modern" Gamera movies this is the one I place below Brave. I mean, I get a lot of the appeal for it, and I personally love a lot of stuff from it - the special effects, kaiju suits, and action is some of the best in the genre, even to this day I think. But certain plot points and characters just bug me so damn much it drags a lot of my enjoyment way down. I'm not going to waste time going into the details unless someone really wants to know, but point is I don't think it's the best, must see Gamera movie a lot of the fanbase makes it out to be.
phantomsdaydreams wrote:Man...who do I have to kill to get another Gamera movie made? Seriously, why has there been no revival yet with the Kaiju boom in full swing? Depressing...
Right? I remember getting so pumped up for a new Gamera film in the near future back when they made that awesome (personal opinion) short film/proof of concept trailer. I mean that thing was so good, and it seemed like a new era of kaiju films would be perfect for Gamera to relaunch and maybe catch some more recognition than he's ever had...but then we got nothing and that was over 4 years ago back in 2015 I think. I mean, despite KOTM underperforming, with the success of the Monsterverse overall (including hopefully Godzilla vs Kong, fingers crossed), Shin Godzilla (especially being such a domestic hit in Japan), Rampage, the Meg, and the first Pacific Rim (second had faults you can't place on it being a kaiju film), and even Mechagodzilla appearing in Ready Player One, I still have faith that the next decade will be just as good if not better for giant monster movies, so we might still get a Gamera film in the 2020s. Maybe. I hope so, especially if it ends up looking as cool as the bulk of that short film.
If nothing else, maybe we'll get a sequel to that short film. I'll take as many of those as I can get. Sometimes I watch it back to back with that CGI Ultraman short that also didn't lead anywhere. Hell of a fun way to kill a handful of minutes.