Monster of the Day #1154

This is a very witty turnaround. Volunteers have themselves shrunk down to 1/8 regular size, and then are provided comfortable lives in a miniature city. The idea is to conserve resources, since little people use less of them. For psychological reasons, the little people are then segregated off from the rest of society, to promote a sense of normalcy.

Eventually the show’s heroes stumble on the city. They carefully try to avoid damaging the miniature buildings, but in an amusing bit, nonetheless panic the inhabitants with their regular, but comparatively monstrous, size. It’s pretty droll.

  • Flangepart

    A thoroughly believeable plot. It’s japan.

  • Now is the city in a enclosed location? Because I’d think they’d be in danger every time a stray cat or dog wanders near. Hell, we know how dangerous giant rabbits can be; imagine what the regular sized ones could do here.

  • Rishi Jha

    Hey Ken. I’d just like to say a few words.
    I am currently studying film and I just want to say that you have been such a massive influence. Your reviews are not just hilarious but also so incredibly enlightening. I have no idea how I chanced upon jabootu but it was sometime in 2005 and the review was raiders of the living dead. Then I read Sheena, the Jaws quadrology(immensely educative for a film student) and many many more. Your reviews have become nostalgic as I wonder how time is flying. When in the Jaws 2 review, right at the start you mention B/W television and how such a thing once existed, I wondered how old you’d be. Every now and then I pop up on here just to see you’re still here posting reviews(can’t wait to read Halloween). I google your name to see what you look like. You are a genius, it is shocking that you aren’t making cinema yourself. Your grasp on the language and art of writing is supreme. I cannot wrap my head around how you sit down and pen each of these gems. The attention to detail on each scene, the back story, the history….It is staggering. Keep at this great service.
    Thanks a lot.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I already thought Japan was 1/8 scale.

  • Gamera977

    As opposed to lizards and turtles? ;)

  • Gamera977

    Musta been pre-metric or they’d have went with 1/10th.

  • rtpoeman

    Mosquitos? Fleas?

  • Ericb

    So that’s where Tonka trucks come from.

  • Rock Baker

    That does add some nuance. The last time I saw the episode, it was sans subtitles. Didn’t make a whole lot of sense that way…

  • Flangepart

    And subtitles help? Not always sure about that…

  • zombiewhacker

    At least this shot is more convincing than the long distance battle FX of King Kong battling Godzilla.

  • Rock Baker

    Sometimes the translation is rough, but you can at least get an idea of what’s supposed to be happening. Minus any sort of translation and you’re more or less limited to watching the pretty pictures move. I still prefer a good dub track, but that’s a lost art.