Mike Matei / October 19th, 2013
October 19, 2013 at 3:40 am
Excellent as always, thx again for all your hard work.
October 19, 2013 at 3:47 am
Man, the newer Gamera movies look surprisingly good. It might be because I’m watching it on my phone, but the effects look even better than the Heisei (and maybe even Millenium) Godzilla series.
While I’m bummed that there’s not going to be a Friday the 13th series Monster Madness this year, I’m curious as to what series could be next. Alien? Predator?
October 19, 2013 at 11:42 am
The special effects actually are vastly better than the Heisei Godzilla movies and about on par with the later Millennium movies. The Gamera trilogy makes great use of both practical effects and CGI in the same shot, allowing for an amount of texture and weight CGI could never accomplish but an amount of movement and energy practical effects wouldn’t pull off alone.
October 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm
Well, if James does the 6 Alien movies, then he can fit in Friday the 13th by doing two movies from the series each day for another 6 days
October 19, 2013 at 3:48 am
U R awesome, Guys!
November 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm
“You”, “Are” are words, not letters.
October 19, 2013 at 3:52 am
I’ve only seen the first one, so I gotta check out the rest for sure now. I’m kind of shocked at how badass the monsters look.
I heard the new Godzilla film will have one or two other monsters. It would be totally out of this world if one of them just so happened to be Gamera. But yeah, no chance.
October 19, 2013 at 3:53 am
Wonder what the next reviews will be. In addition thanks for introducing me to Gamera it has been an epic experience.
Great stuff as always. Thanks for doing Gamera. It was a VERY pleasant surprise.
October 19, 2013 at 3:56 am
Cool a new GAMERA look!
Fuckin’ ALIEN is next!
October 19, 2013 at 4:09 am
Either that, or Predator.
October 19, 2013 at 10:05 am
I’d like to see that, but I feel like he might have something unexpected in mind. I know I wasn’t expecting Gamera when he gave the hint for the next series at the end of the last Frankenstein video.
October 19, 2013 at 3:57 am
I just can’t resist a second comment. Imagine if that toto was in the wizard of oz. “I don’t think we’re in japan anymore toto-kun” I could also see giant toto dancing with dorothy as part of the film’s “gamera fun time”.
October 19, 2013 at 4:02 am
You can get that Gamera reboot trilogy very cheap on Blu-Ray.
October 19, 2013 at 4:03 am
James, why are you up so late? Or is this really early? I think these movies look better than the originals. I cant believe how fast people are responding.
October 19, 2013 at 4:25 am
man, we really do have a lot in common because it’s only 4:25 AM and I too am awake. huh, some people are just more comfortable being night owls. I’m only 1 state bellow James so it’s the same exact time period. plus, he’s an adult and can do whatever he wants, well, sometimes (he is a dad now).
October 19, 2013 at 4:06 am
I already know how Godzilla vs Gamera would turn out because I experienced it in real life.
I used to own two turtles named Gamera and Godzilla. Godzilla killed Gamera and ate all our fish (he was well fed so I think it was some kind of territory thing). We sold Godzilla to a friend who made the insanely stupid decision to put him with a group of newborn ducklings… things did not end well.
October 19, 2013 at 4:22 am
wow! I am speechless. this is by far the absolute best episode of this years Monster Madness. the 90’s Gamera trilogy looks awesome and it really does co-exist with the Godzilla heisei series quite nicely. when I first saw the 90’s trilogy in this video, my immediate reaction was based on one word “damn”. the ending of this video also perfectly closed the Gamera reviews perfectly. I too wish Gamera will one day return and maybe fight Godzilla. thank you so very much James for not only the best reviews of this years monster madness, but also for opening my eyes to the Gamera series which I am not interesting in checking out. gives this man a round of applause folks.
October 19, 2013 at 5:19 am
After the friendly acquisition in 2004, Kadokawa Pictures quickly went to work on several projects. It approached Toho Company Ltd. about co-producing Godzilla vs. Gamera, but the offer was rejected
October 19, 2013 at 5:24 am
Gamera’s son is definitely a Pokémon.
October 19, 2013 at 6:14 am
Ha, I lived in Sendai for 5 years, it’s my second home. “SENDAI ANNIHILATED” …shit
October 19, 2013 at 6:38 am
stupid CG animation
October 19, 2013 at 6:43 am
I love the next gen gamera movies. I loved the old gamera movies as a kid, but watching those movies now, they are just way to silly. But being able to watch a more adult and epic gamera… awesome.
Aslo, poor 98 Zilla movie. I like that one too.
October 19, 2013 at 6:47 am
October 19, 2013 at 7:05 am
“Holy CG, some of the cut scenes look from a video gameRA.” Great video!
October 19, 2013 at 7:07 am
“Holy CG, some of the effects look like cut scenes from a video gameRA.” Great video!
October 19, 2013 at 7:11 am
It is awesome people like James that really get me into the “spirit” of Halloween. I look forward to it and it makes me want to watch a bunch of Horror movies at 12am.
October 19, 2013 at 7:14 am
GAMERA! GAMERA! GOODBYE! GAMERA! THANK YOU GAMERA! GAMERA!
October 19, 2013 at 7:28 am
I am so gonna watch Gamera the brave with my turtle :-3
October 19, 2013 at 7:55 am
This is a bad thing that I am asking for, but I think James should review a “horror” movie called ‘Birdemic: Shock and Terror’ if you don’t know what it is, look for the movie and watch it, or watch this review by JonTron – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzV8Q2fsN0o
October 19, 2013 at 8:34 am
That 90’s trilogy actually looks pretty awesome. I may check that out. Thanks, James!!! GAMERA! GAMERA!!!! GOODBYE GAMERA WE LOVE YOU!!!!
October 19, 2013 at 9:33 am
October 19, 2013 at 9:44 am
gamera gamera gamera gamera gamer gamera gamera gamera gamera goodby bitch lol
October 19, 2013 at 9:55 am
great video, can’t wait till tomorrow for the next Monster Madness episode.
October 19, 2013 at 10:56 am
Awesome video James! I’m calling that he’s doing the Alien Movies!!!
October 19, 2013 at 11:32 am
No more Gamera! Its so boring! Show horror movies
October 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm
Good bye Gamera, I will miss you
October 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm
i see that Gamera trilogy bluray in the 7$ blu bin at walmart all the time.
October 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm
I knew that gamers existed since I was a boy. Roshi master, in a dragon ball episode, rode a baby gamera. But thanks to you I really was introduced to de actual movies, which I found fantastic! I already watched one and I’m looking forward to watch the others. I’ll see that last one with my 7yr old son.
October 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm
…gamerA existed… (AUTOCORRECTOR!)
October 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm
GOODBYE GAMERA!!! I LUV U GAMERA!!!
October 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm
True terror from space… The Giant Claw!?!
October 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm
This wasn’t the focus of Cinnamacre? For shame…
Still we have South Parks Godzilla vs Gamera!
Honestly though when it came to 1998 Godzilla I thought it was a fantastic film, the only problem was they called it Godzilla. Originally they planned to call the film Zilla but instead but producers thought cashing in the Godzilla franchise would be better. How wrong they were?
Still I can’t watch the film Godzilla and feel that this would be better adaption then American film companies could ever make, although its ending sucked they could do worse. If there is one thing we would learn it is they fuck up a lot of films in their quest for dollars.
Gotta love Cinnamacre for its sentiment, Gamera is certainly a beast that would never go away.
October 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm
Gonna watch that gamera 90’s series, that’s the kind of monster movie for me. Serious tone but physical props and great action. Oh, yeah!
October 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm
Italy Love cinemassacre <3
October 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm
I have a feeling that the next movie series is gonna be Alien but the problem is, there is only 4 movies in the series (w/o including Prometheus) so it doesn’t fill up an entire week like Gamera or Frankenstein or the Mummy. The reason I say this is because he said “A true terror from space” and that’s the only space terror I can think of. Even though only the first one is considered to be a horror film.
October 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm
Or maybe it’s Predator. I think that would be a better fit.
October 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Again, I didn’t know there where newer Gamera movies. They do look rather nice, almost like how the second Godzilla set of movies look. I do need to see those and I hope to see Gamera and Godzilla beat the atomic snot out of each other some day.
October 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm
These were fun James. Hearing what you think about all the films and pointing things our in each film is always the best part. You always sound enthusiastic and genuinely interested in all the films you review. Also, I’m 40. So this brought back my childhood. Thanks James!
October 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm
It’s weird, but I actually like the cute design of the last Gamera film. It brings an endearing charm to the character.
October 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm
Nice video, I look forward to the next monster!
October 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm
Let me guess you’re doing Alien series next?
October 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm
GAMERA!!! GAMERA!!! GAMERA!!! GAMERA!!! GAMERA!!!
October 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm
Those miniatures are absolutely amazing, the time that went into all of those must have been tremendous. As a fan of models I love to check out all the tiny details, and the ones in this movie are all spot-on.
October 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm
Gamera! Goodbye Gamera! Come back soon Gamera! We all love this Gamera, we all love this Gamera, we all love you Gamera! GAMERA!!!!!!!!
October 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm
I like Gamera.
October 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm
These recent Gamera films look really good from the clips shown here.
October 19, 2013 at 6:27 pm
Heh, I like the way you say “Destoroyah” James. Oh and great review, really enjoying this years Monster Madness.
October 20, 2013 at 2:18 am
Gamera vs Godzilla. How epic would that be!
October 20, 2013 at 2:32 am
October 20, 2013 at 2:38 am
I want to see Gamera vs Godzilla!
October 20, 2013 at 3:04 am
Yeah, I enjoyed the 90’s trilogy…the one in 2006 though was just to kid oriented though. So some sort of alien monster is up next, eh? Hm…the only two that come to mind are the Alien and the Predator. However, there are also Critters which I feel would fit in better with the films you are doing for this Monster Madness as there hasn’t really been anything mainstream so far.
October 20, 2013 at 4:32 am
Congratulations James, you just gave me the incentive to get a copy of Gamera the Brave. I’ll go watch it later.
Also, you might be happy to know that after 10 years, the King of the Monsters is coming back to the big screen. I guess we’ll see how Godzilla 2014 stacks up when it gets here.
October 20, 2013 at 8:04 am
They killed him? but how?
October 20, 2013 at 11:54 am
good by gamera
October 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm
Thanks for doing this, I had no idea about these next generation movies.
October 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm
Damn these movies looked really good!!! I want Gamera vs Godzilla asap!
October 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm
The clips from the 90’s trilogy make it look [email protected]$$. I have to look it up.
October 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm
So weird to watch a christian ad about JesusChrist in a Monster Madness video…
October 24, 2013 at 2:18 am
I’m fairly certain that Jesus has Gamera films on His regular playlist.
October 20, 2013 at 11:48 pm
That Blu Ray that James has in this video, can be easily found in the $7.88 bluray bin at Walmart right now! I see it in there just about every week. For the price, you get three Gamera movies, and BLU RAY, you can’t beat that!
October 21, 2013 at 2:51 am
Yeah, I got mine cheap and together like that too. The entire trilogy on Blu Ray were actually cheaper than even one of DVDs…go figure.
October 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Really cool review. Could you sometime review Little shop of Horrors 1986?
October 22, 2013 at 6:55 am
These movies look cool. Thanks for the Gamera history lesson!
October 22, 2013 at 9:19 pm
Thanks for the quick run through on the reboot/next gen Gamera films. I know you wouldn’t have time to give them each individual, in-depth reviews, but the quickie reviews are appreciated, nonetheless. The movies don’t look too bad, honestly. And you’ve got some great effects and monster designs, there. The last one seems cool, what with the actual decent child actors, as you said, and Gamera’s son. Good stuff.
October 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm
James you should do a review of Gamera 2000 for the PS1.
The game was okay, but take a look at the fucking acting in the FMV cutscenes. It’s so bad it’s good!
October 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm
Most of these movies I have downloaded aaaaaaarrrrrrrggggg!!!!
November 7, 2013 at 1:11 am
My favorite Gamera movie of the Revival Era was ‘Gamera 3’ but I particularly liked it mainly because of how grim and cool Gamera looked. I was too young to get into ‘Gamera v. Legion’ the last time I saw it, I should definitely give it a look
November 8, 2013 at 11:27 pm
One of the best kaiju movies out there. Easily on par with the best of the Godzilla films from that decade. The characters are likable (though not really developed enough), the monsters’ new backstory is interesting, and the props and special effects are simply wonderful (though there are times when the Gyaos look a bit too… puppet-y).
Overall, a wonderful reboot. Though not mandatory, it really helps to watch the original Gamera vs Gyaos, so you can spot all the little references and tributes. Sit back and enjoy
A little less engaging than Guardian of the Universe. Much of the movie is just people talking and looking, which causes your own attention to wander. Plus, the film seems to borrow a lot from Godzilla vs Destroyah, with the small creatures wreaking havoc before joining to become a larger, even more imposing beast.
Luckily, the monster action more than makes up for it. Destroyah-like plot asside, Legion himself is perhaps the most original kaiju from any series since Gigan. And the fact that much – if not all – of what we see are actual props and costume just makes you appreciate the thought and effort they put into this creature.
Overall, an uneven, yet enjoyable entry in the series.
Better than Attack of Legion in some respects, but still not as good as Guardian of the Universe. The human characters are more engaging here, and both Gamera’s new design and the new monster Iris capture your attention quickly.
The monster battles, while good, don’t live up to the expectations left by the film’s predecessors.
In the end, its not terrible, or even bad at all, it just leaves you wanting a bit more.
This has become one of my top three films of the Gamera series, topped only by Guardian of the Universe and Gamera vs Barugon. In fact, it might now be one of my favorite daikaiju films period. Why? Well… It’s different.
The plot is hardly new; it’s kind of Gamera meets E.T. with the child protagonist trying to keep his supernatural pet a secret. That being said, however, its still executed rather well, and the fact the creature in question is a kaiju makes it even better. His relationship with Toto is truly heartwarming, and helps to set the film apart from others of the genre.
Now as for Zedus, he’s probably one of the coolest monsters I’ve seen in a while. Granted, there’s not much to him, he’s basically a giant lizard/dinosaur, but the costume (as well as the other props and effects), is amazingly done.
The only remotely negative things I can point out with this movie is that certain characters and parts of the plot are underdeveloped. Like, what is Zedus, where did he come from? And why does the government have such a keen interest in Toto?
Minor complaints. Overall, while it may not have the camp factor of the original series, or the dark tone of the 90’s trilogy, Gamera: The Brave is more than worth a watch.
November 11, 2013 at 5:05 am
Exactly how many Gamera movies are there. And Gamera is so unknown that my spell check is trying to change it.
November 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm
YOU NEVER NOW MAN,SINCE GODZILLA IS COMING OUT IN A 2014 REBOOT ,AND PETER JACKSON TALKING ABOUT A MOTHRA REMAKE,ANOTHER GAMERA,AND GODZILLA VS GAMERA MIGHT ACTUALLY HAPPEN.
December 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm
James, you really need to see this
January 7, 2014 at 7:32 am
iris ripped of gamers fucking arm and still lost
May 24, 2014 at 9:11 pm
Is that thing seriously not cg, because it looks so synthetic?
June 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm
When i fist seen this I didn’t know Steven Seagal daughter was the main female character
September 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm
D’awww! Baby Gamera is sooo cute! Tiny fart-powered flying little shit…I want one!
November 3, 2014 at 2:14 am
Godzilla got a whole month, but James couldn’t give half a month to Gamera.
May 26, 2015 at 1:00 am
I’ve heard that there is a new Gamera film coming out later this year. Let’s hope that it’s true, and that it’s good.
March 24, 2016 at 11:44 am
It’s almost like a whole new Godzillathon. Good stuff.
March 26, 2016 at 10:05 am
I don’t get it why couldn’t you do the gamera movies a different year and do this one seperate
March 27, 2016 at 4:49 pm
Why don’t you do a top ten Gamera movies and monsters although there is about ten in each list so not that much to think about and in the monster one exclude Gamera so it wont be to easy
August 5, 2016 at 6:17 pm
James should review the Daimajin Trilogy!
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