Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kamen Rider - Lizardron and The All Monster Army


It's Kamen Rider Thursday already?! Woo woo woo, you know it, bro! This is episode 13 of the legendary 1970's tokusatsu series that helped spark a costume superhero phenomenon! Like last week's episode, the actor playing Takeshi Hongo/Kamen Rider is currently out due to a motorcycle accident so they had to rely on recycled scenes, re-dubbed dialogue, and the supporting cast to carry the show but they put their best into this episode as it's supposed to be the season finale of the series as every monster since the first episode comes back! Definitely one of the best episodes so far.

Lizardron and friends.
The episode starts off with two security guards walking the perimeter of a science lab when they are suddenly ambushed and murdered by BatMan and ScorpionMan from episodes 2 and 3. This is interesting because they were certainly killed off by Kamen Rider in those episodes. After a little bit of bloodshed, they try to jump the fence to break into the science lab but end up being electrocuted because it's being protected by a barrier! A barrier, which the narrator points out, can stop even an atomic bomb! Now that's some security! The great leader of shocker is pissed off as always, and demands that a monster to be created that is capable of breaking through that barrier. So they kidnap a jerk of a soccer star who is well known for his kicking power and transform him into Lizardron, a giant lizard that will kick a special bomb to destroy that infernal barrier once and for all!

F*** THIS S***!  I'M OUTTA HERE!
Kamen Rider actually encounters Lizardron before the attempted break-in and actually loses the fight because Lizardron's kicks are just too powerful! Kamen Rider acknowledges his loss, and escapes to train himself in the mountains by trying to catch boulders! Eventually, he masters the art of boulder catching, which I'm sure was an entirely pointless training exercise as he then learns how to RIDER KICK boulders into oblivion! With renewed strength he sets out to fight Lizardron again, but this time Lizardron didn't come alone. Every single cyborg monster Kamen Rider fought has been revived once more because you can never truly kill a cyborg. And so begins the awesome 1 vs 11 fight, it's definitely one of the best fight scenes so far and shows us how far Kamen Rider has come in his trials and tribulations up until this point.

What a way to end the season, they made the best out of a very bad situation with an injured actor and churned out a great tribute to all the episodes that proceeded it. Lizardron was as goofy looking as the others, but he still gave off the impression that he wasn't anyone to f*** with. I was happy to see CobraMan back in action too! As usual, if you want to check out the Kamen Rider series for yourself then head on over to KITsubs, now would be a good time to do as this episode ends the current story arc and the next episode will be start of something new: Another Kamen Rider!  I'm looking forward to it, until then there will be more video games to talk about!  Later.

9 comments:

  1. great review, going to watch it later tonight

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  2. OH YES, IT'S THURSDAY! THURSDAY! KAMEN RIDER THURSDAY! EVERYBODY'S LOOKING FORWARD TO KAMEN RIDER THURSDAY! GOTTA GO READ COLA'S BLOG ON THURSDAY.

    fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! :P

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  3. i thought i alreayd commented on this post? oh well. it was an excellent episode considering the budget the producers had at this stage of the series, the writers definitely had to make upfor lost ground.

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  4. Oh, how I love when dead characters make a surprise comeback. :P

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  5. Epic series, I just don't have the perseverance to watch them all =D

    Great post as always

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  6. Ok, Im gonna try to see if I can watch this anywhere online, looks like a pretty funny/awesome show

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  7. Makes me think of some deranged version of Power Rangers.

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