After a treacherous expedition to retrieve a giant opal, disaster strikes as the opal reveals itself to be an egg which spawns Barugon, demon dog from Hell! Armed with a deadly tongue and cold beams, Barugon wreaks havoc on Japan. Gamera comes to save the day. Written by
Jonah Falcon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Keisuke is brought on the expedition because he can fly a helicopter, and lands the party in a remote village near the cave. Somehow, Onodera (who has no idea how to fly a helicopter) gets back to the ship despite having left Keisuke trapped for dead in the cave. It is possible he used their jeep to drive all the way back, but by the time he would have gotten there, the ship would have already left. It's not explained how he got back to the ship in time. See more »
This probably is the most adult oriented of all the Gamera films mainly because it is the only film in the original series not to feature a child as the main human character. However, I also think that it is the one of the weaker films in the series. The human characters aren't really that interesting and this is one of the flaws of the Gamera series. At least with the Godzilla series (or for that matter Toho kaiju films altogether) the human characters, especially in the earlier films, are fully dimensional whereas in the Gamera films they are treated as more of an afterthought. This film is not really one of the brighter moments in the whole Gamera series.
9 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?