ULTRAMAN: THE NEXT
By Steve Biodrowski
This feature film takes the premise of the old Ultraman television series and updates it to a contemporary cinematic idiom. Gone are the simple sets and the futuristic, artificial feel of the various TV incarnations -- which were colorful and fun in a kiddie-kind-of-way, but also a bit cheesy and often goofy. ULTRAMAN: THE NEXT combines traditional suit-mation and miniatures with modern computer-generated imagery to create an exciting new version of the tale that is slightly more mature while still retaining its appeal to youngsters.
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