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ZEDD'S REVIEWS

THE GUYVER (1991)
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Directed By:
Screaming Mad George
Steve Wang

Starring:
Jack Armstrong, David Gale, Mark Hamill, Jimmie Walker, Peter Spellos, Michael Berryman, and Vivian Wu. With Jeffrey Combs and Linnea Quigley

Rated PG-13
Genre: Sci-Fi
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Graphic Violence
Also Known As:
Guyver
Mutronics

THE PLOT:

The Cronos Corporation is after a strange alien device called the Guyver unit. They are mutant creatures known only as Zoanoids. But when the researcher Dr. Tetsu Segawa discovers what vile plans they have he steals it and hides it. When they kill him the Guyver unit falls in the hands of Sean, a student failing Karate class.

But when he accidently becomes one with the unit, he becomes the Guyver, Earth's last hope against the Zoanoids. Now Lisker and his goons are after Sean and the Guyver unit that he carries inside him. Together with Segawa's granddaughter and FBI agent Max Reed they go on the run.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I've seen the old Guyver cartoon and some of the newer Guyver cartoon and I got to admit that I am impressed with this American adaptation of the material. The creature effects and designs are perfect, the Guyver design is perfect. It's an almost perfect movie. Now it does get a tad goofy at points, but not too bad. Plus, if you ask me and you haven't. But I think they over hyped Mark Hamill's part in this movie. He does a great job, but the original video box and I think the movie poster leaves the impression that he's the Guyver and he's not. So long story short, this is a great adaptation of the comic book and the cartoon show. If you are a fan of the comic or cartoon show, then watch this movie. If not, then I wouldn't. 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd on this, Guyver has always been one of my favorite animes of all time. This is a loyal and fateful creation and I agree that all fans of the anime will enjoy this live action version. 9 STARS

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CREATURE EFFECTS (All the creatures are like the anime.)
+ STORY (No major changes other then making the Guyver American.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ FATEFUL (It's good when a movie stays fateful to it's source and not make a lot of dumb changes.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- VIDEO COVER (The VHS video cover and maybe the original poster over hypes Mark Hamill. He's not the Guyver!)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't a fan of the Manga or the anime, then you might not like this movie.)

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