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Raf, better known as Enshohma online, is an artist, cartoonist, and writer whose main love of giant monster type characters shines through his works.
Current Residence: LA, in the CA deviantWEAR sizing preference: Huh? Print preference: Whaaa? Favourite genre of music: Anything...as long as it's stupid-fun-hyper! Favourite photographer: No clue, how about yours? Favourite style of art: No clue, how about yours? Operating System: Photoshop 0.7 MP3 player of choice: HA-HA-HA! I like CDs, you slaves of the new techno-deal! Shell of choice: Hermit Crabs' Wallpaper of choice: Girls...(JERK) Skin of choice: Simple "Spinal Tap" Black Favourite cartoon character: Moltar, the whole cast of Dai-Guard, & various others. Personal Quote: Giant Monsters Are Always The Best Choice!
Favorite visual artistToo many to choose from outside myself (I said I was a jerk)Favorite moviesHot Fuzz, The Great Race, Jason and the Argonauts, Duck Soup, Godzilla and Other Kaiju Films, Wizard of Oz, Tron, The Incredible Shrinking Man, King Kong 1933, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Yojimbo, Phantom of the Paradise, The Invisible Man, and Many More!Favorite TV showsMST3K, Bizarre Foods, Turner Classic Movies, Doctor Who The Simpsons, Conan, Ultraman Gaia, Ultra Seven, Space Dandy, Space Ghost C2C, and Probably OthersFavorite bands / musical artistsPolysics, Supergrass, Aquabats, Masaru Sato, They Might Be Giants, ELO / Electric Light Orchestra, Oingo Boingo, and MANY, MANY OTHERS!Favorite writersDouglas Adams, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Holmes, and Probably OthersTools of the TradeBoozes, Ink Pens, Boozes, Pencils, Boozes, My Creative Mind, Boozes, More Boozes...Other InterestsGiant Monsters (Kaiju), Humor / Satire, Art, Music, Writing, Documentaries, Zoology / Paleontology, Animation, Film-making, Girls, Babes, Ladies, More Ladies...
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From what I understand, a lot of you haven't seen this film. Probably because it didn't do well at the Japanese box office, upon its originally release.
And quickly lead to Kadokawa Pictures abandoning their plans for a revival of the Daiei fantasy films. This included the cancellation of the Takashi Miike directed "Daimajin" reboot!
And it further doesn't help matters, that the Media Blasters' American DVD release for the film, has long since gone out-of-print.
It's a real shame too, because although it's not a return to the bold execution, and serious ambition, of the 1990's Gamera Trilogy, "Gamera the Brave" is still a good film in its own right. More than worthy of being revisited.
And is a very smart update of the more child friendly Gamera of old, without being obnoxious or overly precious in doing so.
Taking a cue from films like "The Iron Giant", the film is a fantasy drama surrounding a boy from a recently broken family. Named Toru, the boy discovers and befriends a unique baby turtle.
The turtle, whom Toru names Toto, has strange abilities like hovering in thin air, and an escalated, overnight growth. With the help of his friends, it's ultimately revealed that Toto is in fact the 'heir' of Gamera; a heroic giant turtle monster, which sacrificed itself back in 1973, while fighting against (who else) The Gyaos.
Meanwhile, a carnivorous aquatic reptile, dubbed Zedus, begins a deadly series of disasters in the seas of Japan. And Zedus' terrible appetite for humans, will send the gluttonous beast onto land. And a eventual confrontation with Toto the new Gamera; something which poor Toru does not want to happen, for 'Kaiju always fight and kill one another'.
An unavoidable doom that possibly awaits the new Gamera.
"Gamera the Brave" may not be among the greatest of giant monster movies, but has a lot going for it, in my humble opinion.
Including the rare phenomena of good (really good) child actors, in a fairly straight-faced drama, with an otherwise fantastical premise. Including some realistic moments of genuine dread, as the world of Kaiju does indeed involve some tragic death and destruction. But these darker, though still welcomed tidbits, never ruins the overall charm and warmth of the main adventure.
What does almost ruin the film however, is the inclusion of three adult authoritative figures, who feel more suited for a melodramatic anime, than the level-headed story that surrounds them. Thankfully, these three characters are a minor nuisance. And are far less intrusive than other 'comic relief foils' from Japanese fantasy cinema and television (ask me about "Tekkouki Mikazuki" someday).
Give the following 2006 film a chance, keeping in mind that's it's more of a coming-of-age fantasy-drama, than pure giant monster bash. But one that I honestly believe works in this same regard.
And does offer the 'Kaiju Goods', once Zedus fully reveals himself, and forward into the extensive third act. As opposed to the unfortunate 'keep away' of most modern-day giant monster movies.
And even if you don't like the above film, still share your critical (and reasonable) thoughts below. "Gamera the Brave" is fairly obscure, and deserves more discussions between monster fans.