The Time Guardian (1987)
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: Australia | Director: Brian Hannant
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 86mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 1018×426 – 25fps – 1.23gb
4039. The human race nears extinction while attempting to elude bestial subhuman robotic creatures hell bent on mankind’s destruction. An entire city travels through time and goes back to the past in the 1980’s in order to not only change the future forever, but also save the fate of the entire human race as well.
Director Brian Hennant, who also co-wrote the silly script by John Baxter, relates the entertainingly dippy story at a steady pace, treats the inane premise with hilariously misguided seriousness, and stages the pitched laser gun battles with reasonable aplomb.
The capable cast struggle gamely with the asinine material: Tom Burlinson cuts an impressively rugged figure as hard-nosed take-charge hero Ballard, the insanely cute Nikki Coghill makes a sweet and favorable impression as spunky geologist Annie Lassiter (as a significant bonus, Coghill goes braless quite often, wears a skimpy tank top and panties in one scene, and even briefly bares her tasty small breasts for a gratuitous skinny-dipping sequence), Peter Merrill snarls it up with lip-licking gusto as evil head cyborg Zuryk, and Thye Liew Wan contributes an engaging turn as wise old Asian dude Sun-Wah. Moreover, there are sturdy (if rather minor) supporting contributions from Carrie Fisher as the sharp-tongued Petra and Dean Stockwell as the huffy Boss. The tacky (not so) special effects, laughable dialogue, and choice crummy 80’s soft-rock ending credits theme song all greatly enhance this flick’s considerable campy’n’chintzy charm. A real kitschy hoot.
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