In Ultraman 9 a new Ultraman burst onto the scene. I do not know what to make of this kid. He feels like an element added in to complicate the narrative and broaden the story.
Ultraman 8 is a bit of a mixed bag for me. The action is top notch. The handling of the moral questions is a bit clumsy. The sudden reveals and twists on twists threw me for a loop. Overall, I enjoyed the escalating complications and the additional intrigue introduced.
In Ultraman 7, the series comes more into focus for me. I think I now understand what the core concept being explored is: what is a good Ultraman?
Moral and ethical conflict comes to the foreground in Ultraman 6 as Shinjiro struggles with what it means to bear the curse of being Ultraman. My thoughts on this are only partly formed and I will not give much more time to them in preparation for releasing this post. The inclusion of Dan Moroboshi as an Ultraman who is content to be a merciless killer makes me simultaneously happy and uncomfortable.
The Last Jedi is a thematically potent movie. What does it say about the use of force preemptive against people with bad intentions?