What ever happened to the Kaiju genre? its fun, cause they're giants
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:42 PM
By the way, does anyone other than me like Gamera?
He's a turtle that happens to be giant. He can fly.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:48 PM
I normally watch those giant monster movies for a semi-laugh, but at the same time I pay attention to the story. I think its a mixed bag with me, if the movie is HORRIBLE (like Son of Godzilla or whatever the hell that dumb little kid one is) then I laugh at it, but then if its a more structured movie (like Terror Of MechaGodzilla) then it'll have my attention.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:53 PM
Kaiju movies shouldn't really exist in the state that they do today, being that Gojira was such a dark alegorical film and everything, but the new Gamera trilogy seems to be taking the genre in the right direction.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 07:09 PM
Because we all know Japan has technology ten times better than ours, and always did.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 03:35 AM
I'm sure all those Dragonball Z shirts you own are fooling all the hot girls into liking you.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 03:40 PM
But Zach, in answer to your question, I think that it wasn't specifically the Japanese people who were trying to trick us...those early kaiju films were for kids, who couldn't really care less what kind of special effects were used. I know this because nearly everyone I know watched the Power Rangers when they were younger and that is basically the same thing as Godzilla or Gamera, what with suitmation and rather pathetic CGI. Its actually a little closer to Ultraman. Yeah. Gamera kicks arse.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 01:33 PM
Has anyone seen the Gamera Trilogy? You know, the new ones. Well, relatively new, whatever. They're cool. Even though Gamera is a turtle and everything.
Posted 06 February 2004 - 03:32 AM
Oh yes. That's right. I'm talking to myself. That's why I made the comment after Ninja Duck's comment.