Thursday, March 12, 2009

In Defense of Howard the Duck

10 Defenses for Howard the Duck | SpoutBlog: "If you buy the kids only one new video release this week, make it Pinocchio. Obviously. But if you have enough spending money to buy two, pick up Howard the Duck as well. Finally on DVD in America (with a Special Edition no less), the infamous flop is anything but a great film. Yet it is hardly one of the worst films of the 1980s, despite its reputation."

6 comments:

utter-scoundrel said...

Lea Thompson. In her underwear. It's the only defense I can think of.

Bill Crider said...

And isn't that enough?

Todd Mason said...

Well, you Could buy copies of CAT PEOPLE and CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, but I suppose that is a strong argument. And the human/humanoid-duck romance, if that doesn't ruffle the feathers/floats one's duck.

Gar Haywood said...

This movies was like a car wreck on the side of the highway: Every time I came across it while channel surfing, I had to slow down and watch. So bad it was incredibly entertaining. That Tim Robbins survived having this on his resume is a testament to the man's talent.

Bill Crider said...

I've seen it only once. I thought it was pretty lame, but not as bad as some I've seen. But then my wife loves ISHTAR. We're odd.

Anonymous said...

Worst films of the 80s? You mean worst films EVER, right?

As for Lea, she's OK but I once heard her described as being built like a 10 year old boy, so ... .

Jeff