Saturday, April 4, 2020

Bluray Review - Ultraman Geed: The Movie

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There's nothing geekier than spending your Saturday morning watching a little bit of Japanese superhero kaiju action!

That's right! This morning I watched the Ultraman Geed: The Movie (or otherwise known as Ultraman Geed: The Movie: Connect The Wishes!), which is the spinoff movie of the 2017 Ultraman Geed series. The 73-minute movie was recently released to Blu-ray by Mill Creek Entertainment. The film was previously released as in a Blu-ray Combo Pack last year with the Ultraman Geed series.

The plot centers around the Gigantic Mechanical Brain Gillvalis and the Galactron Army attacking Earth in search of "red steal." Rikus Asakura (played by Tatsuomi Hamada), a teenager who can transform into Ultraman Geed, meets Ali (played by Yuika Motokariya), a human-like alien who traveled to Earth to help stop the invasion.

Even with the help of Ultraman Orb, Ultraman Zero, and a few other friends, Ultraman Geed must give everything he has in order to protect Earth.

Final Thoughts

I'm completely clueless when it comes to the "New Generation" Ultra series and movies. Ultraman Geed: The Movie is the first in this new era that I've seen and, for the most part, it was pretty decent, though it reminded me way too much of Super Sentai and the Power Rangers, especially with the way Riku morphs into Ultraman Geed. Now there's nothing wrong with this, as I do enjoy the other franchises, but it feels less like a human morphing with an alien and more like just a person controlling a zord.

The film uses a mixture of old school special effects with stuntmen wearing costumes and running amok over miniature cities, and CGI effects, which the latter is pretty decent, though it's far a cry from Marvel effects.

The picture and sound qualities are excellent on the Blu-ray. There are no special features or bonus extras. The audio is in its original Japanese language with English subtitles. A digital code is included which can only be redeemed and streamed on moviesSPREE.

Overall, I enjoyed watching Ultraman Geed: The Movie. It's an entertaining kaiju movie with plenty of action and humor.

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