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Aliens from the planet Viras think it a good idea to conquer earth, but
they haven't taken into account earth's guardian monster, the giant
sabretooth turtle Gamera, who promptly takes on & destroys their first
spaceship. So the aliens send a second space ship, this time equipped with
a super catch ray, that will be able to hold down Gamera for 15
minutes, enough time to probe his mind & find his weaknesses, &
put him under remote control.
& Gamera's weakness is (you might have guessed it): little boys
(no, not what you think, you dirty mind).
So our aliens take it upon themselves to capture 2 little boy scouts,
Masao (Toru Takatsuka) & Jim (Carl Craig), teleport them onto their
spaceship & hold them as hostages so Gamera won't attack the
spaceship. & furthermore he is soon mindcontrolled by the aliens into
destroying Japanese cities & dams (in footage mostly taken from Gamera
the Invincible - in glorious black and white - & Gamera
vs Barugon). But since this is a Gamera movie, we mustn't forget
these nosey boascouts who of course come up with plan after plan to
sabotage the aliens' efforts, & even if they are temporarily chained
to a wall, they can get out of that one too & in the end reverse the
polarity of the spaceship's controls to free Gamera from the mindcontrol
then have themselves teleported down to earth before Gamera can bring down
Amidst the wreckage of the spaceship, the aliens squidlike commander
takes the lives of his humanoid underlings, which gives him the energy to
grow to giant size, to be a worthy opponent for Gamera, & soon the 2
fight it out, with the laien having the advantage that he can turn his
head into a spearhead, which he at the climax rams into Gamera's chest
But Gamera's not stupid, & with the alien sticking in his chest he
flies to the stratosphere, where the alien starts to freeze, then drops
him to the ground ... ouch.
Well I think this is the end of the Viran invasion. & our little
boyscouts ? They are celebrated as heroes of course.
Gamera regular Kojiro Hongo plays a scout leader this
The Gamera movies of course were never something to be
considered intellectual achievements, nor was it supposed to be, but with
this episode it really got hokey, with a psychedelic spaceship
consisting of whirling balls, 2 nosey boyscouts with all kinds of gadgets
(from a mini-submarine to wristwatch radios) who save the earthwhen the
military doesn't even start trying and a spearheaded, tentacled alien all
rolled into one, framed by a very cheesy plotline.It has it's trashy
qualities no doubt, but as a whole, the simply bad aspects outweigh
the funny ones.