Fun horror/superhero comedy that, for better or worse, became the mascot of the Troma film company. The cast is nothing to write home about, though all the actors give fun, cartoonish performances, matching the ridiculousness of the premise. Behind the camera, Lloyd Kaufman & his Troma crew craft a fun & crazy film, despite it's inconsistenet jokes (some are funny, some flat & some just plain offensive) that is equal mix horror & superhero satire. They also poke fun at the body building craze of the '80s along with everything else. Visually, the Toxic Avenger is a fun creation with some hilarious touches (the fact he speaks so articulately is brilliant) along with some impressive visual effects & even fight choreography, considering the budget. It mostly works for this film but sadly Troma stuck with this formula for all it's movies, instead of branching out into a more diverse line out (simply put, most of the Troma films since feel like a ripoff of this one). Overall, an important film in the history of independent movies, while still being a fun movie outright.