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BOOB TUBE REVIEW 1

ULTRAMAN: THE BATTLE IN HYPERSPACE (1998)

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Directed By:
Kazuya Konaka

Not Rated
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence
Country: Japan
Dubbed and Subtitled
Also Known As:
Urutoraman Teiga & Urutoraman Daina & Urutoraman Gaia: Choujikuu no daiketsugeki (Original Title)
Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna & Ultraman Gaia
Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna & Ultraman Gaia: The Great Decisive Attack of Super-Time & Space (literal English title)

THE PLOT:

A Kid loves the action sci-fi Ultraman Gaia, in fact, he eats , sleeps and dreams Gaia. So when he finds an alien orb that grants wishes, what do you think he wishes for? Eternal life, wealth. Nope, he wishes to meet his hero, Ultraman Gaia. Who was pulled from an alternate universe and plops right in his lap.

Gamu makes friends with the kid who explains how he was pulled right of his GUTS fighter. But when a bully gets a hold of the wish orb, he wishes to see Bizorm. One of Ultrman Gaia's worst monsters.

When Bizorm fails, the bullies make a new monster and unleashes it on the world. A evil force is now controling the kid, a force feeding on the need for destruction, a force even the very orb itself cannot control. With the world at stake, is one or even two Ultraman enough to stop Kingomon?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

As you may or may not be aware of yet, I am a big Ultraman fan. I've been a fan ever since ULTRAMAN: TOWARDS THE FUTURE came out in the late eighties. But I've seen Tiga and I've seen the first Ultrman shows and they are all great too. So call me an Ultrafan of Ultraman. I haven't got see the show Gaia. But I know of it's monsters and this three way cross over is major league cool. I love all the monsters, the twist on the story works. It's interesting that it's still GUTS which was introduced in Tiga. Let's start with Kingomon, now that is one cool monster and when he breaks up back into three monsters, it's cool. Ultraman Tiga, Dyna and Gaia are all great Ultrmen and I love to see all the Ultrashows come to DVD. But as for THE BATTLE IN HYPERSPACE, I give that a perfect 10 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd, this is an intense film that doesn't apologize for being exciting. Which critics think action and science need to do. But I disagree, being a man with testicles. I think the only movies that need to apologize to the audence is bad horror and weepies. But Gaia is non-stop action and story. Which grabs you by the shirt colar and doesn't let go until it's over, it is a little on the short side. But that's nothing to complain about. Perfection in 10 BIG STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ ULTRAMAN (The Ultraman legacy continues with Gaia.)
+ STORY (An odd twist, but cool.)
+ MONSTERS (All four Monsters are cool.)
+ NON-STOP ACTION (Action for all seventy-four minutes of it.)
+ HUMAN CHARACTERS (The human characters were well written as well.)
+ MORAL (Yes, they even snuck a moral to the story, if you look.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- KIND OF SHORT (At around an hour and fourteen minutes, it is a little on the short side.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't a fan of Ultraman or any of his incarnations, then this isn't for you.)

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