Picking up a few years after the Gyaos devastated Tokyo, GAMERA 2 finds a new foe in the form of a space-born parasite that lands on Earth and begins multiplying. These creatures, known cumulatively as The Legion, are insectoid killers that begin destroying all of Japan.. That is, until Gamera returns from the depths of the sea to save the universe once more! This straight sequel is a near-remake of the previous installment, following the same basic structure and human involvement on the sidelines. There is a great deal of character development and dialogue between the humans, so much so that one longs for the days when the films could simply be an all out monster brawl when the characters do little to progress the plot (considering their fates will ultimately be decided by the beasts in the end anyways). As is usually the case, the miniature work and costume designs take center-stage, bending reality with the superb models and awe-inspiring creatures. GAMERA 2 is a fitting sequel for the Heisei series, and though it doesn't stray far from the formula, it delivers everything giant monster fans want in high doses.
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