Returner (2002)

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So naturally with Minus 1 fresh in my mind, I wanted to watch some other stuff by the same director, and when I saw "Returner" I remembered that it was a trailer attached to the old sony Godzilla DVD's so I decided to give it a watch uh....wow...you'd never guess this was the same director aside from the heavy digital effects use. Speaks to him and his growth as a director cause for the most part this is just a very..."2000's" movie. Very matrix and Sci-Fi channel original ish. Anyone else seen this one?

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So many years ago! I am pretty sure I first rented it through Netflix's mail in DVDs and I maybe own a copy of the DVD somewhere at my mother's house. I think the last time I had watched this was 2010-2012 in college. I remember enjoying it broadly, but I do not recall it being anything outstanding.

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Spydrmanjr wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 6:54 pm So many years ago! I am pretty sure I first rented it through Netflix's mail in DVDs and I maybe own a copy of the DVD somewhere at my mother's house. I think the last time I had watched this was 2010-2012 in college. I remember enjoying it broadly, but I do not recall it being anything outstanding.
Oh wow, I almost forgot that's how it used to be back then. Yes I'll say at the very least I was entertained. It's certainly a good time capsule movie.

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I had a bit of a retrospective on Yamazaki's earlier work in preparation for -1, this included. It was my first time watching it, but I had been aware of it ever since I saw the trailer on the GXMG DVD from Sony. It is certainly quite entertaining, but you can tell that Yamazaki was still trying to find his footing, I think.
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It's really funny how a bunch of people associate the film with a trailer from a DVD. Trailers on DVDs are such a weird relic of the past as well.

Would it be safe to say Returner (2002) is Godzilla Final Wars without Godzilla? That's the vibe I got.
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lol I well back then it was more or less buried among all the other Ghost in the Shell and Matrix style movies. You cold say Final Wars or any other action movie filled with black leather trenchcoats and sun glasses. I dont ever remember seeing it at suncoast or video rental stores. I know, I'm showing my age.

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G-Matt wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 5:50 am I had a bit of a retrospective on Yamazaki's earlier work in preparation for -1, this included. It was my first time watching it, but I had been aware of it ever since I saw the trailer on the GXMG DVD from Sony. It is certainly quite entertaining, but you can tell that Yamazaki was still trying to find his footing, I think.

yup the trailer included in the Goji film got me to watch.. It was solid but disposable.. I remember Iron Monkey making a “greater” impression

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