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The Guyver

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The Guyver

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
88 minutes
performer:
Mark Hamill, Jimmie Walker
director:
Steve Wang
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Animation, ActionAdventure

We gave it a C

The American B-movie spin-off, The Guyver, boasts surprisingly convincing costumes and effects, inspired casting (spooky horror vet Michael Berryman and a couple of the leads from Re-Animator), and energetic direction. What sinks it is its unfortunate adherence to the time-honored direct-to-video clichés: an unearned paycheck for a onetime A-picture star (here it’s former Skywalker Mark Hamill) and a tendency to fall back on lame humor whenever the going gets slow. C