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Monday, 9 November 2015

Gamera vs. Jiger (1970)

Even after acknowledging a number of glaring contradictions in the story it’s still a lot better than the previous film. The adults work alongside the children this time, balancing pragmatism with unchecked intuition, resulting in a more interesting film for all ages. The introduction of the threat is good times and Gamera’s response to it much quicker. The rocky set/location is really excellent. The city one less so but is impressively huge by comparison, highlighted beautifully when Dir. Yuasa tracks along the entirety of it. Overall, it’s far from perfect, but at least it tried to take a step in the right direction.

3 unlawful entries out of 5

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