It's a wonder how any of this was considered suitable for distribution.
Certifiably stupid and exhaustively boring.
Jiger is charmingly comfortable nonsense.
Guiron's stumbling kaiju fare is decisive in settling this 1969 feature into a pit of schlock fantasy where it struggles to keep even the youngest invested.
Gamera vs Viras is 88 minutes long. Fifteen of those minutes are stock footage.
Gaos is unreasonably silly, if wholly invested with the enjoyable weirdness of Daei's untethered innovation.
Gamera vs. Barugon is the outright oddity of the first series, daringly adept with its effects if shabby with its script.
Belching fire and parading through Tokyo's heart, Gamera would prove stoutly proud of his pilfered origins.
Gamera is not linked to any ancient civilization or mutation; he just is, a metaphor for the will of children.
Gamera 3 will tackle topics with a subtle grace in addition to the lavish, exemplary miniature work, arguably the best ever conceived without loads of post-production CG help.
Seen in HD returns after a week off...
Making miniatures believable is tricky, but leave it to this revitalized Gamera series to find the way to make it work.