Gamera 3: Iris kakusei (1999)
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The 90s cycle of Gamera films ends with Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris, a more emotional entry in the franchise than usual, and the one with the best effects, though 90s CG is still 90s CG. Looping back to Gamera 1995, we find out Gamera stepped on a young girl's family during its fight with Gyaos, and indeed, the film does show the incidental terror caused by even a heroic kaiju. That girl survives and 4 years later finds a kaiju egg, and bonds with the creature that comes out of it, which she dubs Iris after the family cat. Well, Iris grows up to want to destroy Gamera and the world, and part of the story has to be about the cast from the previous films trying to make the girl see reason. Huge battles. Lots of destruction. A Gamera that is getting sick of humanity and is perhaps a more ambivalent monster. And a lot of world-building too, playing with the myth of Gamera and Gyaos, tying it into Chinese astrology, etc. There are, in fact, so many intriguing ideas here that it's a real shame they didn't go on to make more Gamera movies in this universe. Its lack of focus puts it just behind Attack of the Legion for me.
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