There should be a genre of film made just for me: long, slow, boring, and full of the grief that can't be named and is never resolved.
Also, call me pretentious, but damn: I can listen to Shakespeare sonnets accompanied by Ludovico Einaudi all day.
Despite the limited musical variety and a dragging middle third, this is quite a fun and different Toho flick!
The performances, the musical numbers, and the satirical comedy all come together to make this work. If you are familiar with Shows Godzilla/Toho, you'll recognize several faces including Frankie Sakai (Mothra) who absolutely steals the show.
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris might be my most anticipated Kaiju film...ever. I’ve heard so much about this one that it would be impossible to go into it with zero expectations. But despite my high expectations that had the potential to suck the life out of my viewing experience, I found that Gamera 3, while less technically brilliant than Gamera 2 and less groundbreaking than Gamera 1, has the most heart of the three.
I wont say much more for…
The first thing I noticed about Gamera the Brave was its quaint, sea-town feel. Though the scale of the story (and its monster protagonist) continue to grow throughout the film, the story never loses that personal and intimate feel.
As a child actor, Ryo Tomioka excels as Toru, a conflicted pre-teen who loses his mother right as he begins to come of age. His journey isn’t unique: he must accept grief to move forward. What is unique is that it’s…