SHIN ULTRAMAN シン・ウルトラマン
“As good as the action scenes may be, the best thing about Shin Ultraman is the way it gives us reasons to care about the characters at the center of the story instead of just the spectacle.” – Film Inquiry
Japan’s biggest tokusatsu-vs.-kaiju series gets a revival courtesy of Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, the team behind Shin Godzilla, to bring a new, more modern take on Ultraman. When giant Kaiju start attacking Japan and conventional weapons are ineffective, the government gathers specialists and establishes the “Kaiju Special Countermeasures Office Task Force” led by Kimio Tamura (Hidetoshi Nishijima), Hiroko Asami (Masami Nagasawa), and Shinji Kaminaga (Takumi Saitoh), a man who can transform into a hero the size of a giant: Shin Ultraman!
“Shin Ultraman” is essentially a kid-friendly parable about how surreal and labyrinthine our world seems when contrasted with the child-like simplicity of a mute hero who can grow really tall and shoots lasers from his karate-chopping hands. “Shin Ultraman” is also a superior giant monster movie, replete with colorful reptilian and squid-like monsters” – RogerEbert.com
It has received eight nominations at the 46th Japan Academy Awards, including Picture of the Year and Director of the Year. Great fun family –friendly fun worth a stellar cast.
In Japanese With English subtitles