Watched for Scavenger Hunt 17
3. A Razzie Worst Picture "winnner"!
Satan's Sluts is an excellent motorcycle gang name.
Does she wanna fuck a duck??????
What the duck did I just watch? Why do I so often find myself duck watching movies that really, really, really duck? Sometimes I feel like if I didn't have bad duck, I'd have no duck at all.
1/2 star for some funny, but buried, sight gags and one-liners. 1/2 star for a decent performance by Tim Robbins. Otherwise, it earns its miserable reputation.
Watched this solely based on nostalgia as I remembered watching it as a child. Serious observation...someone actually pitched this movie to a producer and a producer actually agreed to fund this movie. One hell of a sales pitch.
"Much like its self-loathing 'wisequacker' protagonist, Howard the Duck is a 'strange fowl in an even stranger land.' Its mere existence points to a cinema-specific ability to bring strange, improbable art to a mass audience, whether or not that audience appreciates it. In fact, its complete lack of a positive reception only adds to its idiosyncratic charm in the way it mirrors the mallard-out-of-water hostility of the source material’s narrative."
Film 16/30 of Scavenger Hunt 17
Task #3: A Razzie Worst Picture "winner"
What kind of drugs were you taking, George Lucas?
Who thought it was cool to add boobs on a female duck???
Who was the kook that thought a duck and human relationship can be taken seriously???
Who thought that crafting the chain-smoking, woman harassing, beer-drinking suck with quack fu would succeed in live-action form because that animatronic was CREEPY!!!!
And yet, for some strange reason, I…
Man, this was a few missteps from being a really good movie. It had a decent budget, and the special effects are good for the mid-80's, and the set design is good. My God, that first scene, where Howard's on his home planet, look around his room! The props dept. went to a lot of trouble to create magazines, record artwork, commercials and TV clips, etc. The acting was pretty good, too. Jeffrey Jones must've realized he wasn't in a…
yes, it's bad. but there's a certain kitschy aesthetic to bad 80's movies that I can't help but love.
The cheesy acting, cheesy dialogue, cheesy score, cheesy plot.
Definitely one of the best guilty pleasures ever.
I LOVE IT!!!!!
letterboxd.com/dale_nauertz/list/xanax-and-strippers-the-todd-gaines-challenge/ Film #5: A Razzie Winner (Bonus: a review where I use "fuck" and its variants more than 13 times)
I'm almost 40. When I was younger, I thought a shroud of maturity would have been draped over me by now, that I would put childish things behind and accept the mantle of adulthood. Watching "Howard the Duck" made me realize that, not only has this not yet happened, but I doubt it ever will.
You see, I love this…
This is a "new breed of hero" indeed! Beyond the duck puns, beasitality and madness is a film that masters the craft like the titular character mastered Quack-Fu...
... wait I can't do a sarcastic review? You sure? Fuck!
Okay so I don't need to tell you this film is shit. Anyone and everyone has done that to death so I don't feel like I'm treading new ground here, but fuck it.
I will admit, the effects are fine, I…
I've heard so much beforehand that Howard the Duck, an adaptation of a Marvel (!) comic book, was a bomb. Critics hated it. Most moviegoers hated it. As a result, the film grossed a weak $16 million dollars, far from recouping its $35 million budget. The movie is associated as a punchline, one of the biggest bombs ever made and one of the worst films ever made.
I guess I'm just a weird guy, but to me Howard the Duck…