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Movie Thoughts: Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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Movie Thoughts: Atlantis: The Lost Empire

In 1996, Disney released what is often considered one of its darkest films, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  The film was a success, yet directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, producer Don Hahn and screenplay writer Tab Murphy had another project in mind.  These four men had previously worked on films such as The Black Cauldron, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King, some of the most well known titles of all time.  For their next project, it would venture into the heart of the unknown as they had planned to make something different; a film with less songs and more explosions.  Since 1996, their new film, centered a

Movie Thoughts: Gamera the Brave

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Movie Thoughts: Gamera the Brave

After the release of the critically acclaimed Gamera trilogy, the character was not only shown in a new light, but also given the respect he deserved.  The trilogy was satisfying but, as with all successful series, fans were wanting more.  In 2002, Daiei studios was purchased, and merged, by Kadokawa, with all rights to Gamera now being owned by them.  One of Kadokawa's first orders of business was reviving Gamera to commemorate the characters 40th anniversary.  Rather than bring back Shusuke Kaneko, Ryuta Tasaki was brought on as the director for the new Gamera film.  Tasaki had directing experience with the Super Sentai series, showing how

Movie Thoughts: Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

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Movie Thoughts: Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

With Shusuke Kaneko having two highly successful Gamera films under his belt, Daiei green-lit another sequel.  Once again, he would work alongside special effects director Shinji Higuchi, screen-writer Kasunori Ito and composer Kow Otani.  Rather than release this sequel in just a years time, great care was taken in putting together a Gamera film unlike anything that came before it.  After three long years, the epic conclusion to some of the greatest Kaiju films of all time was released and it proved to be one of the best. Three years after Gamera defeated the Legion, things have gone from bad to worse as the Gyaos have returned, now more da

Movie Thoughts: Gamera 2: Advent of Legion

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Movie Thoughts: Gamera 2: Advent of Legion

Gamera Guardian of the Universe became a massive success when it was released in 1995.  Because of its success, a sequel was released the following year, pitting Gamera against a hoard of warriors along with their queen.  It would be a battle of biblical proportions; one that would put Gamera's strength of will to the ultimate test. A year following Gamera's victory over the Gyaos, a freak meteor shower strikes Japan.  Following the aftermath, many strange incidents begin occurring.  After the appearance of a massive flower-like structure in the city of Sapporo, Gamera appears to stop the threat but soon finds himself overwhelmed as Gamera's

Movie Thoughts: Gamera Guardian of the Universe

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Movie Thoughts: Gamera Guardian of the Universe

In 1980, Gamera was a washed up character, only recognized as a Godzilla knockoff.  After the train wreck that was Gamera the Super Monster, it seemed that the character was doomed to remain in Godzilla's shadow as well as be seen as nothing more than a joke.  Things would soon change in Gamera's favor because in 1984, Toho revived Godzilla, kicking off the Heisei series, giving audiences new stories with updated effects.  This led to many successful films such as the Mothra trilogy and Orochi the Eight Headed Dragon.  When Godzilla was killed off in 1995, Daiei hired Shusuke Kaneko to work on a brand new Gamera film; one that would take the

Movie Thoughts: Gamera the Super Monster

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Movie Thoughts: Gamera the Super Monster

After the release of Gamera vs Zigra, Daiei went bankrupt, causing the Gamera series to end for nearly a decade.  In that time, Daiei had managed to recover and began producing films again.  However, by the early 80's the studio began to falter again.  Desperate for money, the studio decided to revive the Gamera series, bringing back director Noriaki Yuasa as well as Gamera's entire rogues gallery; it would be a film equivalent to Destroy All Monsters.  At least that was the idea.  Unfortunately, what would be released is a film that lives in infamy.  This is a film that is widely considered to be one of the absolute worst movies ever made; a

Movie Thoughts: Gamera vs Zigra

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Movie Thoughts: Gamera vs Zigra

While Gamera vs Jiger, like the rest of the series, proved to be a hit with its intended audience, Daiei continued to face financial troubles, making the future of the series appear very bleak.  Despite this, the studio pushed forward and released yet another entry.  Unfortunately, director Noriaki Yuasa and his crew were under extreme pressure as costs were slashed throughout production in an attempt to save Daiei from bankruptcy.  In the end, Yuasa ended up releasing one last entry.  Sadly, it would fail. When aliens from the planet, Zigra, arrive on earth, intending on taking over the oceans, Gamera arrives to take the fight to Zigra itse

Movie Thoughts: Gamera vs Jiger

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Movie Thoughts: Gamera vs Jiger

Despite the lack in quality, Gamera vs Guiron still proved to be a successful film, prompting Daiei to continue its Gamera series.  For the sixth installment, director, Noriaki Yuasa was given a bigger budget, allowing him to make a Gamera film with better quality and breathe some new life into the series; something that it so desperately needed.  Tie in the fact that Expo 70, Japan's first ever world fair, was going on at the time, allowed Yuasa to bring something grand.  What followed is what is often considered a hidden gem among Kaiju films. In the wake of Expo 70, a large statue, known as the Devil's Whistle, is removed to be put on dis
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Movie Thoughts: Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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Movie Thoughts: Atlantis: The Lost Empire

In 1996, Disney released what is often considered one of its darkest films, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  The film was a success, yet directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, producer Don Hahn and screenplay writer Tab Murphy had another project in mind.  These four men had previously worked on films such as The Black Cauldron, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King, some of the most well known titles of all time.  For their next project, it would venture into the heart of the unknown as they had planned to make something different; a film with less songs and more explosions.  Since 1996, their new film, centered a

Movie Thoughts: The Rise of Skywalker

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Movie Thoughts: The Rise of Skywalker

Disney has had a long history of producing some of the most well made and beloved family films of all time.  This was because the people who helped make them had dedication, good writers, thought and passion put into their projects.  It's because of this we got the Disney Renaissance; films that continue to influence people to this day.  However, for every good film made, there is usually a bad one; not just because of poor decisions but because of new people involved with different priorities.  While film making is a business first, there has to be thought put into something in order to properly mold it into what you want.  In recent years,

Movie Thoughts: Solo

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Movie Thoughts: Solo

After Last Jedi, the Star Wars fanbase began to lose interest, and faith, in Disney's films, seeing them as terrible cash grabs that tainted an otherwise, timeless series.  However, Last Jedi became a box office success, leading to the directing of another film.  Following it's anthology route, similar to Rogue One, Disney tried to branch out and flesh out its classic characters even more.  For its newest film, it would delve into the origins of one of the most beloved space pirates attempting a daring heist. A young aspiring pilot named Han manages to escape a life of crime to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot.  Along the way, h

Movie Thoughts: The Last Jedi

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Movie Thoughts: The Last Jedi

After The Force Awakens and Rogue One, audiences began anticipating the next chapter of the Saga.  With Force Awakens being somewhat of a reintroduction, it seemed that it was time for a new story; one that didn't need to rely on nostalgia.  Sometime later, a trailer was released, showing something that we as the audience were hoping for; something dark, gritty, dramatic and epic.  It seemed that our wishes were finally about to be granted with the story being continued and Luke playing a bigger role than just standing around.  After waiting for so long, The Last Jedi was finally released and what was the verdict?  Well, let's just say that o

Movie Thougts: Rogue One

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Movie Thougts: Rogue One

After te release of The Force Awakens, it became yet another successful entry but the fanbase's reaction was less than stellar with the uncanny similarities to the original.  However, Disney began working on something new for the series: anthology stories.  These would be part of the same continuity as the rest of the saga, but not presented in an episodic format.  Instead, these would be centered in between episodes, further expanding the Star Wars universe and introducing new characters; something to rival the MCU.  The first of these anthology stories would deal with the beginning of a civil war. In a time of great conflict, a ragtag grou
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TyrantrusMaxStudent Traditional Artist
What a jerk.

send this to zachosau please.

don't worry i don't want you to get involved in this. just send it to him

TyrantrusMaxStudent Traditional Artist

listen that zacho guy had it deserved i mean look at this!

https://forum.deviantart.com/community/complaints/2529729/

JW-GojifanHobbyist Traditional Artist

Oh. I see what you mean now. That was a disturbing conversation. I‘ll definitely be staying away now.

TyrantrusMaxStudent Traditional Artist

thanks for understanding

JW-GojifanHobbyist Traditional Artist
You’re welcome
Happy B day man
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Thank you King