Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Movie Review: Howard the Duck


"Howard the Duck" (1986)

WHAT. THE. FUCK. Or rather, what the...duck? No, seriously though, this movie is awful. It follows the exploits of Howard, an anthropomorphic duck...thing, who is inexplicably launched from his home planet of "Duckworld" to the planet Earth to make my life miserable. Of course, Howard is played by a midget in a terrifying, full-body, plastic suit, akin to the costumes and general horror of "the Garbage Pail Kids Movie", which my friend Jacob describes as "looking into a nightmare". This movie isn't too far off either. About a half hour in, you will think "wow, this plot is moving fast, the movie must almost be over!" An hour into the movie, you will ask yourself, "Oh God, how much of this is left? I feel like I've been watching this for days..." The best part is that it was executively produced by George Lucas. Yes, that seems like a logical progression, right? Star Wars...Indiana Jones...Howard the Duck. Perfect. You'll definitely feel disgusting after watching this, but you might want to see it all the same just to have something to complain about.

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