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A trainwreck of bafflement of movie splicing. Part of the movie involves a Hong Kong crime movie about gangs fighting over turf, drugs and revenge (the usual stuff). The "framing device" is of an American government agency releasing a ninja from prison and sending him to Hong Kong to confront a former friend, who is a ninja and secretly pulling the strings of the other movie.
The two plots never actually intersect. The way the crime movie is integrated is confusing and boring. The ninja storyline is insane and done on the cheap (the evil ninja's training ground is an jungle gym).
A confusing, near-unwatchable mess. The only good thing I can say about it is that ninjas explode when they're killed, but even that is not enough to sit through the rest of it.
Full Review: http://kestifer.blogspot.com/2012/07/oh-my-god-its-glenn.html
The first Gamera movie is essentially a Godzilla ripoff, with atomic testing uncovering an ancient reptilian monster that proceeds to destroy large parts of Japan. Like Godzilla, its in Black & White, and also like Godzilla, the American version edited in American actors.
Unlike the first Godzilla movie, the first Gamera film throws in a kid protagonist, which would become a hallmark of the series. Here, it doesn't mesh very well, since the kid is an antisocial outsider with an obsession with turtles and the annoying ability to sneak into high-security areas and plead with authorities that Gamera is a friendly turtle while Gamera behaves otherwise as they speak.
As far as providing a "giant monster destroys prop buildings" sort of movie, it does a serviceable job. The American dub is awful, and later Gamera movies ramp up the craziness and amusement factor.
Returning to the tried-and-true formula of seeking Biblical artifacts in the desert and punching Nazis, The Last Crusade is a breezy, enjoyable adventure that caps off the Indiana Jones Trilogy perfectly. So perfectly that it it helps you forget that the first 10 minutes focusing on Young Indiana Jones don't really have anything to do with the rest of the movie. Harrison Ford and Sean Connery playing off each other is worth anyone's time.
Full review: http://kestifer.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-boy-we-are-pilgrims-in-unholy-land.html