Over 70-minutes, Ultraman Orb: The Movie moves from smart social comedy to a lengthy battle designed to sell toys.
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While concluding on a slew of almost incomprehensible fighting, Ultraman Geed's closing chapter respects culture and excels in creating personalities.
Imperfect and existing only to exploit a trend, writing off Gappa ignores that it's trying to bring a sense of normalcy to a changing country.
Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga uses its platform to subtly teach kids about Japan's wartime mistakes between splendid giant monster battles.
Night Key isn't prime Universal, but it's raised in stature by way of Boris Karloff's starring role in an otherwise typical b-feature.
Uniquely told British horror, The Abominable Snowman tells a story of cultures at odds, and science bringing reason to extraordinary circumstances.
Lon Chaney Jr.'s stint as an electrically-imbued mutation in Man Made Monster follows the Universal formula, but with updates for a contemporary time.
Michael Gough tries as an impossibly evil scientist, but Konga rates as one of the dopiest big ape movies in its attempt to play things straight.
Long forgotten, Curse of the Fly is the better, darker sequel to the original even with its imperfect storytelling.
Return of the Fly follows a pedestrian path for such monster movie sequels, and merely glances some greater thematic weight.
A reserved, cautionary sci-fi tale, The Fly uniquely recounts the discovery of nuclear horrors, and the resulting regret.
Closing Japan’s Wartime History Akihiko Hirata’s final role in a Godzilla film came in Terror of Mechagodzilla. Like in 1954 as Dr. Serizawa, he again plays a scientist, although …