Gamera vs. Guiron

Aliens kidnap two children and take them to a distant planet for the purpose of analyzing their brains.
So Bad It's Good
Creature Feature

 

Japan
1969
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Kid Friendly
Translated
Animals: 
Imaginary
Catastrophes: 
Earthquake
Meteor Shower
Dimensional: 
Spaceman
Psychics: 
Telepathist
3.04
They upped their Gamera...
8
4
5.04
5.04
1
4
2
Pace
Dialogue
Photography
This new addition in the streak of children-friendly Gamera films is one of the most accessible. It is basic 1969 science-fiction and it mostly takes place on some distant star where there are no skyscrapers to destroy. The set design is limited to interiors of spaceships and random miniature buildings. The monsters are fully lit, so we can see how fake the costumes look.
Guiron beats up Gyaos pretty good, early on. If it didn’t look so much like a rubber toy, this would be troubling. Story-wise this film is pretty bad. Action-wise, though, it is everything you can wish from a kaiju film. The writers feel the need to remind us, by the mouth of two children, that Gamera is our friend. Repeatedly. The dialogue takes us by the hand from beginning to end.
The aliens look exactly like humans. This time, they wear funny hats with antennas. And guess what? They use mind control on Gyaos. Sounds familiar? As imaginative as this film is, it rashes a lot of old footage. The whole story has been done before, to a certain extent. Let’s face it, though, Gamera is more fun with kids and aliens around than with the military.
Alternate Titles: 
Gamera tai daiakuju Giron
Attack of the Monsters
Gamera vs. the Devil-Beast Giron
Gamera vs. Guillon
Gamera vs. the Giant Evil Beast Guiron
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