Marvel Movie Madness! Part 21: Howard the Duck

Summary

Luke: Well, I guess everyone's going to violently disagree here, so I'll come right out with it. This is the kind of movie that reminds me why I never trust critics' opinions on anything. If you think Howard the Duck is one of the worst things ever made, then frankly you either haven't seen enough movies or have no sense of humor. I mean, sure, the script grimly bastardizes Steve Gerber's comic character in favor of a silly sci-fi adventure -- an ideal Howard adaptation probably should have been animated and directed by, I don't know, Ralph Bakshi or Terry Zwigoff, to capture the character's caustic existentialism. But whatever; how many big-budget PG blockbusters marketed under the marquee of George Lucas have been this f***ing weird? Back to Article

Comments

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Every single time I hear about this movie, I'm like "oh, yeah...", it's like my mind chooses to wipe it from memory at any opportunity. Goddamn, but this was a bad piece of shit, I mean...there is...oh! I give up.

Jun 24 - 12:52 PM

Simply Cinema

Anders Gatten

My only question is "why"? The comics weren't even that popular, and it certainly was material to be made into a film geared toward a younger audience. And nobody needed to see... the duck boobs (shudder).

Jun 24 - 03:10 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Lol I try to do that, too. Yet somehow it always finds it's way into a conversation or something.

Jun 24 - 04:42 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Haven't seen this film, though at least it seems to have the possiblity of being so bad its good, which is more than what I can say for Elektra. Can't wait for the Spiderman reviews, as Spiderman 2 is my favourite marvel film.

Jun 24 - 01:06 PM

Eric M.

Eric McInnis

I'm lucky to have never seen this trash before.

Jun 24 - 01:09 PM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

I'm not so lucky. :-(

Jun 25 - 01:43 PM

Eric M.

Eric McInnis

I'm lucky to have never seen this trash before.

Jun 24 - 01:09 PM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

I'm not so lucky. :-(

Jun 25 - 01:43 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

I rememebr watching it when I was like 9-10 and the duck creeped me out and of course I didn't understand a single thing about the story.

Watched it again a couple years ago and thought it was an unfunny and incompetent piece of crap. Maybe I'm over 80s humor or maybe this film is simply something that shouldn't have been made. I didn't finish watching it, but I seriously doubt it picks up at any point after 30 minutes of horrendous acting, story and duck.

Jun 24 - 01:09 PM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

I still wanna see this to experience the crappiness. It won't be anytime soon.

Jun 24 - 01:12 PM

Lenny M.

Lenny Monroe

I thought this was the collest movie ever made!!!!


Then again, I was 5 years old at the time...

Jun 24 - 01:13 PM

Dakota -Kapodaco- Gordon

Dakota Gordon

This is the greatest movie ever! Who wouldn't like a duck who isn't cute, likable, or unfunny? Not to mention a certain scene during the beginning of the movie... Anyone who's seen it knows...

Jun 24 - 01:17 PM

anDy

Andreas Babs

NOOOO
Some of us want to forget =[
I was just a kid and I saw them... Who thought it was necessary to have duck boobs? Why. the. fuck.

Jun 25 - 10:49 PM

Dakota -Kapodaco- Gordon

Dakota Gordon

Someone's into beastiality...

Jun 26 - 07:05 PM

Dakota -Kapodaco- Gordon

Dakota Gordon

Whoops, meant he IS unfunny.

Jun 24 - 01:17 PM

gridlock'd2

First Last

I submit to you that Howard the Duck is really no worse than the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film. Yet one was a big box office success and the other was Howard the Duck. The difference? Marketing. After years of a popular cartoons and comic books, kids were frothing at the mouth to see a TMNT movie. Conversely, nobody knew who the hell Howard the Duck was. He was a half hearted joke characater in a few obscure comics in the 70s. Kids didn't know him or care. I don't know why anyone thought it was a good idea to invest millions in this character. This filmed jinxed Marvel productions for years to come.

Jun 24 - 01:22 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

I couldn't disagree more. Maybe the SECOND TMNT is pretty weaksauce (and the third is...well, let's pretend it doesn't exist) - but the original TMNT still holds up now and is a serious(ish) take on that world.

Jun 24 - 11:02 PM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

Since we're making submissions, I submit that Howard the Duck does not deserve to be compared to the original TMNT. Not even close.

Jun 25 - 01:44 PM

Alexson Philip

Alexson Philipiah

never seen it. never will.

Jun 24 - 01:24 PM

Superzone

Link O'Fett

Same.

Jun 24 - 01:51 PM

Geoff O.

Love Stallion

This movie still gives me nightmares. It scared the crap out of me as a kid and now I get this unsettling feeling in my stomach if I view ANY part of it. I don't know what it is, but I sometimes feel physically ill watching this movie.

Jun 24 - 01:30 PM

Cesar Vidal

Cesar Vidal

Totally agree with Geoff...I saw it when I was 9 and had nightmares for months. It was marketed as a kids funny movie and it scared the crap out of me too. Worst movie ever. Thanks for months of nightmares

May 28 - 04:32 PM

Phillip K.

Phillip Kissell

Gotta love those duck tits

Jun 24 - 01:33 PM

Confounded

Matthew Bertram

No, you don't. I mean, I do. But I have issues.

Jun 24 - 01:59 PM

frogleg

Josh Quarles

hahahaha

Jun 27 - 10:23 AM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Um, ew.

Jun 24 - 04:40 PM

Superzone

Link O'Fett

Same.

Jun 24 - 01:51 PM

Confounded

Matthew Bertram

No, you don't. I mean, I do. But I have issues.

Jun 24 - 01:59 PM

frogleg

Josh Quarles

hahahaha

Jun 27 - 10:23 AM

Adam G.

Adam Gonzales

HOWARD.....THE DUCK.....OOHH.....IF IT AIN'T FUCK HE DON'T FEEL IT...

Jun 24 - 02:12 PM

Confounded

Matthew Bertram

Funk. lol

Jun 24 - 02:28 PM

Adam G.

Adam Gonzales

oh yeah funk.....oopps

Jun 24 - 03:01 PM

misterkyle1901

kyle T

Best Freudian slip ever.

Jun 25 - 07:31 PM

Confounded

Matthew Bertram

Funk. lol

Jun 24 - 02:28 PM

Adam G.

Adam Gonzales

oh yeah funk.....oopps

Jun 24 - 03:01 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

This movie looks like utter shit. And this movie landed one the worst of the worst lists on Wiki. It can't be any good at all.

Jun 24 - 02:53 PM

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