Saturday, September 8, 2012
GAMERA VS. ZIGRA (1971)
Most of the early GAMERA movies are like retarded versions of GODZILLA movies and this one might be one of the stupidest. It's kinda hard to say for sure though because they're all pretty dumb. In this one we get a couple of annoying kids, stupid aliens and stupid Japanese people who all make bad decisions. Gamera's foe here is a giant shark-monster who spends most of his time in water but whenever it's convenient gains the ability to walk around on two feet on land. In probably the dumbest scene our big turtle hero plays out a tune using Zigra's spiny backside as a xylophone right in the middle of a fight to save the Earth and of course he also has to dance a little jig afterwards to celebrate. There's also some green giant turtle blood to spice things up, a fairly hot Japanese lady villain, Gamera's SESAME STREET-ish theme song and a silly anti-pollution message included. This is probably way too silly for most adult humans but it does make for a good episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 which might be the only way to watch it without your brains falling out of your head.