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Should Gamera get an American reboot?

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Zilla

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 5:46 AM

I don'r really know where else to put this, but here goes:

With the colossal success of the new American Godzilla, how would you feel about an American Gamera reboot? That would be cool, IMO.

Gamera

I think it could quite be beneficial for Gamera, since not many people in America know about him. Those who do think he is one of the Godzilla monsters. It could help Gamera get more well-known by the public. I had an idea for an American Gamera movie some time ago that takes him back to his original destructive roots from the 1965 film, Gamera the Invincible, where he attacks and destroys Boston, while later having to deal with a bigger threat to humanity: Gyaos.


How do you feel about this? Should Gamera head for American cinemas? Or do you think he's not ready?

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26 Responses to Should Gamera get an American reboot?

TFKPillar76

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 5:49 AM

Don't know but one thing is surem they'll REALLY have to change his design.

Zilla

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 5:58 AM

@TFKPILLAR76

You think so? Well, not too much. Otherwise, it wouldn't look like Gamera.

Carl Majors

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 7:05 AM

It would be challenging.  I loved Gamera as a kid, but it doesn't have nearly enough of a loyal following to beget such a movie on its own, but in a way that is good--it would give more lattitude to do something original.  Still, it would have to be very well-done to not be seen as a B-rate, Godzilla imitation, yet still have to feed off the current Godzilla popularity to get people to theaters, because if we're honest, there really is no other compelling draw for this.  Frankly,I think its only hope would be to be largely original and not worry about the 50k people left on earth who know who he is or care who Gamera is...

Also, the nod to Boston in those old days was cool, but nowadays, after the Marathon Bombings, it might make Boston's destruction not so popular...

dinoboy22

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 7:09 AM

i think it would be an awesme idea. i would definetely go see it. as long as its treated respectibly like godzilla was

Zilla

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 7:14 AM

@Carl Majors

That is a problem. In fact I asked a person if he knew who Gamera was and he said, "Yeah, it's that turtle from the Godzilla movies, right?" And I had to explain to him that he had no affilation with Godzilla. And there's a lot more who don't know who he is at all. So, you're right, that could present a challenge.


Also, you bring up a good point about Boston. I just thought that would be somewhat original because it's never been destroyed in disaster movies. It's always New York or Los Angeles.

GhostRodan100000

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 7:24 AM

Isn't there a Gamera movie coming next year? There are lots of rumors of that.

dinoboy22

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 8:03 AM

@ghostrodan100000 i think its a japanese movie but yeah there is one coming 

RagnarZilla

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 8:48 AM

As far as origin goes, Shusuke Kaneko's Gamera: Guardian of the Universe had the best explanation that could justify the "socket rockets" and his spinny flying - he was an engineered organism (as were the Gyaos). Sort of a biological machine. This could be applied differently and still keep a similar premise.

As far as the actual new film coming out next year, I hope that Kodakawa has acquired a danged good VFX company to handle everything in order to do Gamera justice. I despised everything Gamera until Kaneko got ahold of it, and his treatment totally blew me away. Gamera the Brave had good FX for a traditional rubber suit n' miniatures monster movie, but I hated the plot and got sick of seeing a baby monster turtle get impaled repeatedly. :(

Speculatively, hypothetically, IF a film company from the Big Pink were to do a Gamera reboot, I think we need to pray that Mickey Bay would NOT be the one handling it. He's been responsible for wrecking more childhood memories than any single person alive - ESPECIALLY WITH WHAT HE'S DOING WITH TMNT!  Holy crap. It would make the Devlin/Emmerich Godzilla look like King Lear.

Carl Majors

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 8:59 AM

Wow, that's hard to do.  I consider Emmerich might be the Godzilla of movie writers (not necessarily as director): unstoppbably destructive, and impossible to understand.

G-Fan2000

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 9:38 AM

Hey. I found an article about the new Gamera movie, but it is in a language that I can't understand. Could somebody translate it?

G-Fan2000

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 9:39 AM

Wow! I didn't even provide the link. Anyways, here is the link: http://www.moviexplorers.com/setelah-godzilla-film-monster-gamera-siap-direboot-di-tahun-2015/

G fan 84

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 10:14 AM

NO there should never be an american made GAMERA movie.

dinoboy22

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 10:19 AM

@gfan2000 i used google translate on it. apparently its working title is heisei gamera: perfections. apparently its going to have all the gamera stories in one movie. not sure if bad translation or the worst premise to a movie ive read to date lol. could also be fake. lets hope its that

Carl Majors

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 10:28 AM

Page is Indonesian.  Here's the Google Translate (no editing):

If explorers lovers Kaijuu films and thought only of his Japanese "Godzilla" are returning to the big screen, be prepared again shocked! A site called The Good, The Bad, and Godzilla reports that publicist "Gamera" in Japan will release reboots the story Kaijuu shaped like a turtle's in 2015. Titled "Heisei Gamera: Perfections", the plot will collect stories from all the stories Gamera.

Currently, the film is still in pre-production stage and the monster will reportedly form much "different". The narrative takes place in the present era and tagline promising "Something is Out There"

Producer Shigenori Takatera will sit in the director's chair. "Gamera" was first released in 1965 in Japan to follow the success of "Godzilla". It seems hardly surprising after Godzilla lifted back to the big screen, the other Japanese monster character will follow.

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4567 XPMay-25-2014 11:48 AMTeam Ghidorah

Guys, here's all the information about the upcoming Gamera film that's out there. And yes, it's in English:

http://augustragone.blogspot.com/2014/03/gamera-returns-to-big-screen-in-2015.html

 

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Zilla

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 12:00 PM

@G Fan 84. Why?

gojifan02

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 12:52 PM

yea why G-fan 84

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Dragonlord Tevin

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 3:40 PM

Guys one question:  Is this new Gamera movie going to be Japanese or American?  If Japanese then wow, I don't think I'll ever get into Gamera then, sorry. 

Dragonlord Tevin

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 3:41 PM

I mean I would get into him, but just not enough to take him in a good amount of seriousness

Zilla

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-25-2014 5:08 PM

The 2015 Gamera I think is Japanese, but what about an American Gamera movie? Is anyone on board with an idea like that?

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4567 XPMay-25-2014 11:09 PMTeam Ghidorah

@Dragonlord Tevin

The new film will be Japanese, but if seriousness is your concern that still doesn't make a lot of sense. The Gamera Trilogy are three of the most serious movies in the entire daikaiju genre and trumps pretty much everything from Godzilla in the last thirty years.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Dragonlord Tevin

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-26-2014 1:06 AM

Ohh then I guess I shouldnt have judged lol, well idk I think what I meant by seriousness is that I guess I just wanted to see a realistic version of Gamera, and ik how hard that sounds to make Gamera realistic, but thats just something I would love to see

theFrantzn8r

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-26-2014 1:26 AM@Dragonlord Tevin - If you're assuming the new Gamera film will suck if it is a Japanese production, then that has to probably mean you've only watched the silly "kiddie" Gamera flicks from the late 60's & early 70's. I've watched and own Shusuke Kaneko's Gamera Trilogy and believe me, they are light years away from being anything less than serious films. The best in the genre actually, along with the original '54 Godzilla of course.

Durp004

BaragonMember425 XPMay-26-2014 2:28 AM

Personally I think the Gamera trilogy is pretty overrated. Special effects wise it's amazing, but watching the films excluding the second one, but I've read it's synopsis so I'm aware what happens in it, I found the other parts of them okay not bad by any means but I definitely don't see them as the amazing pieces many people do.

As for a reboot, couldn't care less. I've seen almost all of Gamera's films and would go see it if it was made but if Gamera the Brave was the last Gamera film ever made it wouldnt bother me

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4567 XPMay-26-2014 10:58 AMTeam Ghidorah

@Dragonlord Tevin

If you're looking for realism, you're in the wrong genre...

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

ghidorah2001

Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-26-2014 1:02 PM

no theyd have to change to mutch and im not a gamera fan but go on and keep thinking if you are but i am not a gamera fan and i dont think they should make this not in a rude way

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