Howard the Duck – 1 out of 5
It’s been years since I’ve seen this film (VHS was still the rage when I last watched this one) and, while bored after seeing my prized fighting tigers go round after round in my Hell Dome-O-Death, I decided I needed a good laugh and decided to watch Howard the Duck.
|Look at him and try not to laugh at the idea that someone thought this would actually work.|
|She just got back from trying to nail her son and is now|
trying to introduce rock and roll?
|The fact that Tim Robbins actually had a career after this may be proof that a |
merciful god exists in this world.
|On a high note, Lea Thompson's band in the film has|
Rufio in it.
|Actually...this is kinda tame thanks to the invention of the internet.|
|Originally intended to be an animated film, the crew went with|
the bold choice of making a film with an robot duck that looks
like it is constantly catching its parents having sex.
|Wait...Dr. Wily was in this movie?|
|If it's not getting his ass handed to him by trying to find Ferris, he's getting possessed|
by an evil alien spirit. I tell ya, Jeffrey Jones can't win...oh and then you have the
kiddie porn thing.
Coming back years later to watch Howard the Duck I can say this: The film still sucks…but it’s not like I expected it to get better as the years went by. Howard the Duck is more than just a really bad film that makes me laugh (although, I will admit that the stop-motion animation that was used in the film’s climax was really good) but it’s a lesson on appreciating how good we have it now with comic book movies. Complain all you want about how The Mandarin wasn’t sporting magic alien rings or some other complaint about how the Marvel movies are or going to be but at least they are not Howard the Duck. Remember, this film was the first feature film based on a Marvel comic book. Before this, all we got was awful TV adaptations and now we have The Avengers!
|You can't help but wonder if they made this entire movie just so they can have|
a duck play guitar.