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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Review: GAMERA VS. GUIRON (1969)

I (James) am controlling this time!!!

Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

well, it's stupid. one kid was talking about traffic accidents too much and when they are flying out of the solar system, the kid says "Well, this ship is out of the ordinary." No kidding.  The knifehead kaiju shoots ninja stars and laughs when he cuts up space gyaos.  The alien women want to eat brains and Gamera welds a ship back together with his fire breath. just plain stupid 
So, rating wise, i'll say 1.995 out of 5!!!!
Now, my dad:
It's hard to separate the movie from its treatment at the hands of Mystery Science Theater 3000 ... 
In the end, it doesn't matter much.  Like James said, so much of this film is just plain stupid.  Annoying kids out the wazoo, goofy aliens, tedious dialogue, Cornjob/Corndog, ridiculous confusion between stars and planets, a monster that's among the dumbest looking in film history ... 
I guess Guiron dicing up Gyaos was pretty cool in a goofy gory way.  That's about it. 
I know it's aimed at kids, but I kids aren't dumb.  (Well, most of them aren't).  I don't see how they could like it. 
Gamera vs. Guiron ... if Guiron's the sharpest thing in your film, you're not doing well.  1 out of five atomic breath blasts.
No "best of" video that I could find.  Here's the entire episode as seen on MST3K:

Here's the trailer:

Up next, Space Amoeba.

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