History Film / Gamera3AwakeningOfIrys

28th May '16 9:57:57 PM DastardlyDemolition
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Irys once again attempts to bond with Ayana, but Moribe steps in the way. After throwing a ancient dagger (which does jack shit) at Irys, the beast deflects it, and it makes a small cut on Ayana's cheek, knocking her out of her stupor. Realizing her situation, Ayana is helples as Irys knocks Tatsunari out of the way and then absorbs her into his chest. Irys then forces Ayana to relive her memories of when her parents were killed, making her realize that their deaths were an accident when Gamera was fighting the Gyaos. Irys then forces Ayana to watch ''his'' memories of killing the villagers, including most of her family and Moribe's family, in a horrific act of cruelty. Just as Ayana begins to lose all hope, she is pulled out of Irys by none other than Gamera. Irys does not take kindly to this, and impales Gamera's right hand with one of his tentacles, which then begins to drain Gamera's fluids, which allows Irys to steal his powers and create fireballs of his own. Gamera, in a bold attempt to stop Irys, destroys his own arm and hand, before Irys releases the fireballs. Gamera absorbs the fire and creates an ''arm of flame'' that he uses to impale Irys, killing the monster and blowing it up.

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Irys once again attempts to bond with Ayana, but Moribe steps in the way. After throwing a ancient dagger (which does jack shit) at Irys, the beast deflects it, and it makes a small cut on Ayana's cheek, knocking her out of her stupor. Realizing her situation, Ayana is helples helpless as Irys knocks Tatsunari out of the way and then absorbs her into his chest. Irys then forces Ayana to relive her memories of when her parents were killed, making her realize that their deaths were an accident when Gamera was fighting the Gyaos. Irys then forces Ayana to watch ''his'' memories of killing the villagers, including most of her family and Moribe's family, in a horrific act of cruelty. Just as Ayana begins to lose all hope, she is pulled out of Irys by none other than Gamera. Irys does not take kindly to this, and impales Gamera's right hand with one of his tentacles, which then begins to drain Gamera's fluids, which allows Irys to steal his powers and create fireballs of his own. Gamera, in a bold attempt to stop Irys, destroys his own arm and hand, before Irys releases the fireballs. Gamera absorbs the fire and creates an ''arm of flame'' that he uses to impale Irys, killing the monster and blowing it up.
11th May '15 8:48:25 PM MarsPlatypus
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Flying towards Kyoto, which is being hit by a hurricane, Irys is intercepted by two jets, but before it can eliminate them, Gamera appears, dueling with Irys in midair until the military shoots him [Gamera] down. Irys soon makes landfall in Kyoto, and the city is unrpepared for the monster. Making his way towards the train station where Ayana is at, Irys leaves death and destruction in his wake, but he is soon intercepted again by Gamera. The two monsters soon turn Kyoto into a raging inferno as Irys manages to deflect Gamera's fireballs, forcing the turtle to resort to melee combat. Asagi and Nagamine try to break Ayana's bond with Irys in order to help Gamera, but it does not work. When Asakura takes Ayana's bead, she tries to take control of Irys, but this only gets her killed when Irys impales Gamera and sends him crashing into the station. Kurata is also killed after a large piece of debris falls onto him, while Nagamine is wounded.

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Flying towards Kyoto, which is being hit by a hurricane, Irys is intercepted by two jets, but before it can eliminate them, Gamera appears, dueling with Irys in midair until the military shoots him [Gamera] down. Irys soon makes landfall in Kyoto, and the city is unrpepared unprepared for the monster. Making his way towards the train station where Ayana is at, Irys leaves death and destruction in his wake, but he is soon intercepted again by Gamera. The two monsters soon turn Kyoto into a raging inferno as Irys manages to deflect Gamera's fireballs, forcing the turtle to resort to melee combat. Asagi and Nagamine try to break Ayana's bond with Irys in order to help Gamera, but it does not work. When Asakura takes Ayana's bead, she tries to take control of Irys, but this only gets her killed when Irys impales Gamera and sends him crashing into the station. Kurata is also killed after a large piece of debris falls onto him, while Nagamine is wounded.
18th May '14 8:31:44 AM chopshop
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** The fairly typical "young person who controls/is friends with a giant monster/robot" story is deconstructed in two ways. Anaya has lost his connection to Gamera which has resulted in him becoming far more vicious and callous in his fighting. Irys shows what happens when the young person in that relationship has loads of mental issues.

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** The fairly typical "young person who controls/is friends with a giant monster/robot" story is deconstructed in two ways. Anaya has lost his her connection to Gamera which has resulted in him becoming far more vicious and callous in his fighting. Irys shows what happens when the young person in that relationship has loads of mental issues.issues; a lot of people end up dead and the young person in question uses their monster for selfish, vengeful reasons.


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* InfantImmortality: '''Harshly''' averted.
18th May '14 8:26:56 AM chopshop
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** WordOfGod says Gamera wins. The film apparently reveals that Gamera is god. Maybe not ''the'' god, but certainly ''a'' god. Director (and co-writer of Gamera 3) Shusuke Kaneko has said that when he was making the Gamera trilogy, he looked around Japanese society and saw that the younger Japanese by and large didn't really believe in anything, spiritually or otherwise. He wished to address this in his Gamera pictures. Gamera resurrects from the flames like the mythical phoenix in the first film. In 2, the sign of the cross forms the "me" character in Gamera's name on the title card and Gamera is "dead" for 3 days before resurrecting. To drive this point home, the English card at the end of the film says "GAMERA 1999: THE ABSOLUTE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE." Absolute. As in a deity. So in ending the movie this way as a message to the Japanese he was addressing, Kaneko basically says "Yeah, Gamera's gonna win. But we're not gonna show it to you. You have to BELIEVE he's going to win."

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** [[spoiler: WordOfGod says Gamera wins. The film apparently reveals that Gamera is god. Maybe not ''the'' god, but certainly ''a'' god. Director (and co-writer of Gamera 3) Shusuke Kaneko has said that when he was making the Gamera trilogy, he looked around Japanese society and saw that the younger Japanese by and large didn't really believe in anything, spiritually or otherwise. He wished to address this in his Gamera pictures. Gamera resurrects from the flames like the mythical phoenix in the first film. In 2, the sign of the cross forms the "me" character in Gamera's name on the title card and Gamera is "dead" for 3 days before resurrecting. To drive this point home, the English card at the end of the film says "GAMERA 1999: THE ABSOLUTE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE." Absolute. As in a deity. So in ending the movie this way as a message to the Japanese he was addressing, Kaneko basically says "Yeah, Gamera's gonna win. But we're not gonna show it to you. You have to BELIEVE he's going to win.""]]



** The question is raised that Gamera may not actually be protecting humanity, but rather the planet itself. Which of course raises the question of what he'll do when or if he comes to consider humans a threat to the integrity of earth...
* DeconstructorFleet



* RealityEnsues: The first battle between Gamera and another monster ends in a city being completely devastated, thousands of people dead, and the public calling for Gamera's head on a spike. Indeed, the film takes plenty of time to show the horrific amounts of collateral damage that would be caused by kaiju/sentai battles.

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* RealityEnsues: The first battle between Gamera and another monster ends in a city being completely devastated, thousands of people dead, and the public calling for Gamera's head on a spike. Indeed, the film takes plenty of time to show the horrific amounts of collateral damage that would be caused by kaiju/sentai battles. battles.
* RiddleForTheAges: Whether Gamera survived the final battle against the Gyaos swarm at the end. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says that it's really a question of whether you ''believe'' he wins.]]
18th May '14 8:16:48 AM chopshop
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Gamera 3 being the biggest example in the trilogy. It reveals that due to Gamera using the Mana Cannon in part 2, more Gyaos are appearing and attacking humanity (in addition, using simple fire balls also cost mana).
** The battle in Shibuya is basically a deconstruction of the entire Gamera franchise. The films before this one portrayed Gamera as a heroic monster who protected humanity from evil monsters. Here, Gamera defeats the Hyper Gyaos, but causes massive amounts of damage and kills many innocent people.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Gamera 3 being the biggest example in the trilogy. The film is basically a deconstruction of the entire kaiju and/or sentai genres:
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It reveals that due to Gamera using the Mana Cannon in part 2, more Gyaos are appearing and attacking humanity (in addition, using simple fire balls also cost mana).
** The battle in Shibuya is basically a deconstruction of the entire Gamera franchise. The films before this one portrayed Gamera as a heroic monster who protected humanity from evil monsters. Here, Gamera defeats the Hyper Gyaos, but causes massive amounts of damage and kills many innocent people.



** The fairly typical "young person who controls/is friends with a giant monster/robot" story is deconstructed in two ways. Anaya has lost his connection to Gamera which has resulted in him becoming far more vicious and callous in his fighting. Irys shows what happens when the young person in that relationship has loads of mental issues.



* EldritchAbomination: Irys. [[spoiler: There's a disturbing implication that ''Gamera'' is an Eldritch Abomination in and of himself, just one with good intentions]].



** According to WordOfGod, Gamera wins the impending final battle against the massive swarm of Gyaos approaching Japan.

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** According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Gamera wins the impending final battle against the massive swarm of Gyaos approaching Japan.Japan, or at least you're supposed to ''believe'' that he can win]].
* RealityEnsues: The first battle between Gamera and another monster ends in a city being completely devastated, thousands of people dead, and the public calling for Gamera's head on a spike. Indeed, the film takes plenty of time to show the horrific amounts of collateral damage that would be caused by kaiju/sentai battles.
14th May '14 4:04:50 PM InfinityRanger
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* EvilMakeover: While Gamera's not technically evil, his design in this film is much more savage-looking when compared to the previous two films. It helps to symbolize his disconnect from humanity and apparent disregard for the destruction he causes.



* GoodIsNotNice: Gamera, while still the good guy, ends up killing hundreds, maybe even thousands, of innocent people in his attempts to stop the Gyaos.
* HotScientist: Nagamine was hot in the first film, and she's stil hot here. Yes, yes she is...

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* GoodIsNotNice: Gamera, while still the good guy, ends up killing hundreds, maybe even if not thousands, of innocent people in his attempts to stop the Gyaos.
* GreatOffscreenWar: Gamera's battles against the Gyaos all over the world. The audience only gets to see the fight taking place in Shibuya, with more alluded to throughout the film.
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HotScientist: Nagamine was hot Nagamine, just like in the first film, and she's stil hot here. Yes, yes she is...film.


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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: It's mentioned during the course of the film that Gamera is fighting the Gyaos all over the planet. The only one of these battles the audience actually gets to see is the one in Shibuya.
** According to WordOfGod, Gamera wins the impending final battle against the massive swarm of Gyaos approaching Japan.
14th May '14 3:55:28 PM InfinityRanger
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* DestructiveSavior: The destruction that Gamera causes during his battles is shown in explicit, horrifying detail.
14th May '14 12:58:32 PM InfinityRanger
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* CallBack: Perhaps, to the Showa films, when Gamera protects a small child from one of the Gyaos during his battle in Shibuya.

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* CallBack: Perhaps, to To the Showa films, when Gamera protects a small child from one of the Gyaos during his battle in Shibuya.



** Maybe, maybe not. "Gamera 3" apparently reveals that Gamera is god. Maybe not the god, but certainly a god. WordOfGod says Gamera wins. Director (and co-writer of Gamera 3) Shusuke Kaneko has said that when he was making the Gamera trilogy, he looked around Japanese society and saw that the younger Japanese by and large didn't really believe in anything, spiritually or otherwise. He wished to address this in his Gamera pictures. Gamera resurrects from the flames like the mythical phoenix in the first film. In 2, the sign of the cross forms the "me" character in Gamera's name on the title card and Gamera is "dead" for 3 days before resurrecting. To drive this point home, the English card at the end of the film says "GAMERA 1999: THE ABSOLUTE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE." Absolute. As in a deity. So in ending the movie this way as a message to the Japanese he was addressing, Kaneko basically says "Yeah, Gamera's gonna win. But we're not gonna show it to you. You have to BELIEVE he's going to win."

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** Maybe, maybe not. "Gamera 3" WordOfGod says Gamera wins. The film apparently reveals that Gamera is god. Maybe not the ''the'' god, but certainly a god. WordOfGod says Gamera wins. ''a'' god. Director (and co-writer of Gamera 3) Shusuke Kaneko has said that when he was making the Gamera trilogy, he looked around Japanese society and saw that the younger Japanese by and large didn't really believe in anything, spiritually or otherwise. He wished to address this in his Gamera pictures. Gamera resurrects from the flames like the mythical phoenix in the first film. In 2, the sign of the cross forms the "me" character in Gamera's name on the title card and Gamera is "dead" for 3 days before resurrecting. To drive this point home, the English card at the end of the film says "GAMERA 1999: THE ABSOLUTE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE." Absolute. As in a deity. So in ending the movie this way as a message to the Japanese he was addressing, Kaneko basically says "Yeah, Gamera's gonna win. But we're not gonna show it to you. You have to BELIEVE he's going to win."



* {{Deconstruction}}: Gamera 3 being the biggest what with it explaining that because Gamera used the Mana Cannon in part 2 more Gyaos are appearing, as well as using simple fire balls cost mana. It also demonstrates that for good or not, a monster out to kill worse monsters will cause major damage in a city. Gamera 3 is also more human driven where it's about people in a world with monsters and Gamera is the best one.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Gamera 3 being the biggest what with it explaining example in the trilogy. It reveals that because due to Gamera used using the Mana Cannon in part 2 2, more Gyaos are appearing, as well as appearing and attacking humanity (in addition, using simple fire balls also cost mana. It also demonstrates that for good or not, mana).
** The battle in Shibuya is basically
a deconstruction of the entire Gamera franchise. The films before this one portrayed Gamera as a heroic monster out to kill worse monsters will cause major who protected humanity from evil monsters. Here, Gamera defeats the Hyper Gyaos, but causes massive amounts of damage in a city. and kills many innocent people.
*** The contrast is especially evident when
Gamera 3 saves the life of a child. In the Showa Era films, the child saved by Gamera would be happy and cheerful, and their rescue portrayed as a triumphant moment. The boy saved here is crying and terrified, and as he tells his mother that Gamera saved him, the camera pulls back to reveal the destruction Gamera has caused in his battle.
**The film
is also much more human driven where driven, since it's about people in a world with giant monsters and Gamera is just happens to be the best one.
7th May '14 6:17:15 PM Nidd
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** Also, what were its motivations? When it shows Ayana all the terrible things it did, like killing her adopted family, was it being malicious or simply showing its mother what it had done for her? Irys certainly has a mean streak, but is it because of or in spite of its connection to Ayana? Irys might have originally been benevolent and just twisted by Ayana's vengeance, or it could have always been a cruel, viscous monster, we just don't know.

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** Also, what were its motivations? When it shows Ayana all the terrible things it did, like killing her adopted family, was it being malicious or simply showing its mother what it had done for her? Irys certainly has a mean streak, but is it because of or in spite of its connection to Ayana? Irys might have originally been benevolent and just twisted by Ayana's vengeance, or it could have always been a cruel, viscous vicious monster, we just don't know.
30th Apr '14 9:26:24 PM Nidd
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* MultipleChoicePast: What exactly is Irys? Is it just a mutated Gyaos that happens to be similar to Gamera with its ability to connect to humans? Is it what Asakura claims, and is the safety measure to control Gamera should Gamera become a threat to humanity? Is it another creature like Gamera, created to fight the Gyaos as a last-ditch effort? Is it an attempt to create the UltimateLifeform? Who knows, take your pick.
** Also, what were its motivations? When it shows Ayana all the terrible things it did, like killing her adopted family, was it being malicious or simply showing its mother what it had done for her? Irys certainly has a mean streak, but is it because of or in spite of its connection to Ayana? Irys might have originally been benevolent and just twisted by Ayana's vengeance, or it could have always been a cruel, viscous monster, we just don't know.
** It is pretty clear that at least some of its actions are directly motivated by Ayana's feelings. The clearest example is actually in a throwaway line of dialogue when the authorities are investigating an attack on Ayana's village: it's mentioned that more women were killed than men, by a fair number. Now consider how Ayana and her brother were bullied by girls from school and it becomes pretty clear that Irys was lashing out on Ayana's anger. Whether this is true for all of its actions is unknown though.
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