Monday, October 29, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 29 - Movie 2

An intelligent, disembodied life form is brought to earth aboard a returning space probe, where it crashes off the coast of a remote Pacific island. The life form then takes over the bodies, successively of a cuttlefish, crab, and turtle transforming them into giant monsters who battle the islanders as well as visiting Japanese investigators.

Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaiju / Space Amoeba (1970) is one of the least compelling of all of the kaiju movies produced by Toho in the 1960s and 1970s. There's a lot of repetion in watching the same people running, screaming, and fighting back while three of the least convincing and interestingly designed (though I personally love Gezora - the giant cuttlefish) wave their appendages and knock over some grass huts. This movie also contains too many convenient coincidences to advance the plot.

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