Sean uses his Mega Smasher to put Crane out of his misery. It is a little over two hours long, and should really only be an hour and a half. Their project is being funded by a corporation, and sure enough, it's Kronos, and all their men are really zoanoids. He shines much better when he's voicing Sean from inside the suit, because he's clearly a stronger voice actor than screen actor. The first one was just Guyver.
This is a must-see for all sci-fi and superhero fans alike. Very violent fight scenes, people transforming into monsters, some cheesy acting, and the guy who voiced Solid Snake for most of the Metal Gear games as the lead character. Which is fine, but there's no reason he couldn't already be there. The colorful cast of the earlier film included Mark Hamill, Jimmie Walker, Michael Berryman, Jeffrey Combs, and Linnea Quigley, all well-known to contemporary genre fans. Crane reveals that he merged with the second Guyver unit and transforms into a Guyver Zoanoid. But the direction is where this movie really suffers.
It felt like three or four different people with very different visions wrote scripts and cobbled them together. Sean Barker David Hayter , a young man equipped with bio-genetic armor which. Sounds like some Second Dream stuff right there! What better way to find out than to go into it genuinely ignorant? Following the events, Sean reveals to Cori that the Guyvers were a failed experiment: in prehistoric times, aliens had attempted to turn primitive humans into Guyvers to fight their wars, but the humans rebelled, forcing the aliens to leave earth. But will the sequel be an improvement over the original? Hayter is giving it his all, but his attempts at looking conflicted primarily come off as blank stares. The design, at least, looks pretty great, and they seem more appropriately matched as opponents. Well, okay, that's not true.
We enjoyed his sharing of the Ninja trilogy, and we got to expose him to some interesting films he had never seen before, but for the present, we must go on without him. Sean is questioned by a suspicious Commander Atkins, revealing that the Guyver only destroyed the Los Angeles branch of the Cronos Corporation and that another branch of Cronos is behind the Zoanoid attacks in the mountains of Utah. Although classified as armor, the G-Unit also changes many aspects of the hosts biological system, including the removal and rearranging of organs. Security head Crane Bruno Giannotta is actually an agent of the Chronos Corporation, which has its own plans for the technology which created the Guyver and the Zoanoids. The extra length is due to poor direction choices, like lingering on the pulsing guyver nodules on Sean's neck for far too long, or watching him fake drive a truck on the way to rescue Cori. Arriving at the archeological site, Sean discovers a skull resembling Lisker, a Zoanoid that he fought a year ago. Troopers was on the air, I went for several years thinking he and Brad Hawkins were one and the same.
It's unfortunate that I found it really difficult to stay focused through the entire two hours because, like the acting, the pacing was all over the place. Sadly, they also have the same lacking level of charisma, as Hayter's primary display of emotion is going from a flat look to a comical sneer face that made me laugh a few times. He only made one other film between the Guyver flicks, Kung Fu Rascals, which is the silly thing playing on Sean's tv just after the opening sequence. Said savage kick to the head is immediately followed up by… What do you think? They didn't elevate the material, so ultimately sank after cresting that passing wave. We'll be back on the 1st of May with a pick from Noel: Gunhed 1989 said. He chooses to seek out the cave, yes, but all he adds to the dig are a few names, as it's the ship that finally reveals itself with the crack in the wall, and nothing that's found on board is really changed by him being there.
Eventually, they dig up an alien spaceship and find more Guyver suits inside. The endless shots of the sets and reactions when the ship was uncovered reminded me of watching Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which is never a good thing. Despite his guts very likely starting to fall out of his midsection, Kitty somehow continues to put up some resistance, offering up his hands to the Guyver to lock up for a style, well, lock up. Ok, cut, great, next scene. Sean summons up his powers to combat Crane, who then reveals his wild card -- a second Guyver module found aboard the ship, which transforms Crane into a powerful and malevolent super-Guyver.
Atkins, though, is my favorite part of the film. He's just as clumsily written as everyone, but Christopher Michael plays him with the great energy of a dedicated agent who gets the job done despite being fully aware that he's surrounded by monsters that could rip him limb from limb at a moment's notice. At least, that's the best excuse I've got in terms of why I remembered enjoying this movie before. The one thing that hurts the movie the most is the acting. That one is way better than the first though, so you can just skip the stupid Mark Hamill one. Kathy Christopherson deploys a whiny voice for most of her delivery, making her annoying when her character is otherwise a decent female lead.
This is B-movie schlock at its finest. What point did that opening sequence ultimately serve? The very next day, the team of archaeologists unearths an extraterrestrial ship. He does nail the voice, and I have much love for the man as a writer his draft of Watchmen continues to be my favorite version of that story , but the world was not robbed by his on-screen performances being few and far between. David Hayter is a screenwriter who worked on both X-Men and X2. I also like his devout belief that everything will be better in government hands running up against Sean's knowledge that weapons like the Guyver would be misused, no matter who ends up with them. A quick internet search told me that a viewing of the first film was unnecessary, and after Noel picked it and I was forced to watch it, I think we can all agree that the internet was trying to do me a favor back then.