Wednesday, September 4

Movie Review: Gamera 2 - Assault of the Legion

Length: 1 hour & 39 mins
Released: 1996
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Foreign Film
Rating: N/A
Directed By: Shuske Kaneko

Where I Got It: my shelf (borrowed from friend)

A freak electrical storm near Sapporo, Japan rains down chaos, leaving Gamera the only hope for the desperate population in this latest installment of the long-running kaiju series. As meteors and lightning crash to the earth, the citizens of Sapporo are shocked to discover that the sky has delivered a deadly alien menace to the planet that aims to wipe out the human race and claim the globe for a frightful race of menacing mutants. While local science instructor Midori Honami and Colonel Watarase combine forces on the ground to combat the powerful invaders, Gamera takes to the sky to face his most challenging foe yet.

Colonel Watarase - Toshiyuki Nagashima
Midori Honami - Miki Mizuno
Hanatani - Tamotsu Ishibashi
Obitsu - Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Asagi Kusanagi - Ayaki Fujitani
Sasai - Hiroyuki Okita
Nojiri - Yusuke Kawazu


Well, I watched this Boyfriend and by the time I got home he had already watched the first movie of this series and started the second. I missed a lot of references, but its watchable on its own.

I think I may like Gamera more then Godzilla. I know, I know! However, Gamera is a HUGE turtle that flies and has super powers and can breathe fire. He/She is super cool! Haha. He/She seems a little weaker then Godzilla, but I feel it has more heart and will power to save the humans of Earth.

Now being a '90s movie the effects were pretty much pre-historic, but I will admit it was really good for the times. Gamera was pretty cool looking, but at times he looked super corny and fake, but again...'90s movie so you have to take it with a grain of salt. 

It was an interesting movie and the little aliens didn't seem much a threat and I found they were really cheesy. I'm glad they made the big baddie at the end really awesome and it made up for the little ones. It even made up for some of the flat acting that took place. 

Not sure what else to was an interesting movie and I wouldn't mind watching the first or the third one. Gamera was super cool and cute. I think there is a chance he/she will take Godzilla's place in my heart one day. Who knows? For being a '90s movie the effects were pretty okay. The acting was...well...left to be desired. All-in-all, if you like Sci-Fi and Godzilla movies I would recommend this film. I shall stamp this with 3 stars.

Would I re-watch: Perhaps. 

Favorite Character(s): GAMERA!
Not-so Favorite Character(s): The little beetle aliens (lame)


Blodeuedd said...

Haha, well good that you like him more

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