A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary. Written by
The Mother Legion was played by veteran suit actor Mizuho Yoshida, who also portrayed Godzilla in "Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack" and later Zedus in "Gamera the brave". See more »
During the attack at the Tonegawa river, one of Legions limbs can be briefly seen catching fire. See more »
[in the second English soundtrack version on the DVD]
Well, if we're trapped in an ass sandwich, I'll break out the Miracle Whip.
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Now this is what I call an excellent giant monster film. There's a plot: which concerns an invasion by alien insects who wish to turn Japan into a nest so they can spread their colonies all over. There are characters that are well-defined and interesting. There is suspense. There are realistic special FX, cool-looking monsters, and brutal kaiju battles. This film expertly shows Japan in panic and the effects of a kaiju on the country. It's also good to show how the military handles the situation. This film far surpasses the first movie in the series. Legion was a far more formidable villain than Gyaos. There are many classic scenes, including Legion's demise, Gamera getting covered with insects, and the destruction of Sendai. This can be either a great introduction to the genre or one of the quintessential giant monster films. Great fun throughout.
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