The Excellent Film Shows What Ultraman is
Numberless works have been produced on the line of the ultraman series. As an animator who has written and directed the Evangelion series; Hideaki Anno said “Evangelion is just under the influence of Ultraman,” it is easily imagined that a lot of expression still include DNA of Ultraman.
But we cannot get Ultraman because its family members have increased a lot, like Ultraman Taro, Ultraman Seven and so on. Moreover, they have thought a great deal of actors’ appearances and their plays have gone on in a weak and flimsy manner. “Ultraman” released in 2004 is the brightest star amongst the senseless works.
First of all, Ultraman means a man who has risen above human being. They tried to create the first episode of Ultraman aired on July 17, 1966 again in recent manner. In other words, that film tightly holds Ultraman of purity, what Ultraman is.
About what is over human, we must feel something like fear and it cannot help looking kind of grotesque. Then, Ultraman and his enemy, both of the two are monstrous animals. Everything necessary has been into the film for describing the real thing on the monstrous battle and so the “Ultraman” is marvelous. Played actors of experience who were not so young, which has made it pithy and full of meaning.
Let me mention about the Tokusatsu more concretely. To show the battle of huge monsters, you need some miniature scale buildings. But they added cuts shot at the open set and we can be absorbed in the presence during the running. You will long to watch that at a theater.
Story, SFX, flying actions, everything about the “Ultraman” was described in 21st century’s manner for overwhelming what it used to be. Under supervision of the Defense Agency, they succeeded in putting truth of Ultraman; a huge humanoid monster who tried to protect our peace.
・Directed by Kazuya Konaka
・Written by Keiichi Hasegawa
・Supervised by Kazuo Tsuburaya
・Shot by Shin-ichi Ohoka
・Distributed by Shochiku
・Released on December 18th, 2004
・Running Time: 97 minutes
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