THE GUYVER REVIEWED
“The Guyver” is one of those films that I watched a ton in middle school, but I blanked on it. Now, I’m watching the film and I’m wondering why more people didn’t pay attention to Yuzna doing a rather mainstream movie. Kids love mutants and all this film does is serve as Giant Mutant Battle Royale. Mark Hamill shows up playing Boogie Nights era Thomas Jane playing a CIA agent. He antagonizes the lead a bit, as he goes all insectoid mutant Ben 10 with his new cyber suit. But, was that Michael Berryman?
The film flies in 92 minutes and you never know where to look onscreen. I barely remember the sequel, but I’m not sure where it could’ve gone. The fact that this movie exists is a testament to New Line’s ability to trust in 90s genre material. However, it’s not good. But, it’s not bad. The film exists as this weird creation that strives to be your 8th grade notebook come to life. If you can handle visceral entertainment on a pure carnage level, this is for you. If you want to nitpick David Gale’s weird forehead thing, this might not work.
- 1.85:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1