Noahthebest's Forgotton Reviews: Howard The Duck(1986)

I continue my new weekly review series of forgotten comic book movie, this week reviewing one of Marvel, and George Lucas's greatest failures( worse than the prequels )

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NOAHTHEBEST'S Forgotten Reviews, 
my new article series where I review some of the worst or weirdest pre modern age superhero movies!(anything before iron man)
 

Today I review Howard the Duck.


First, background: The film was produced by George Lucas, and had been a dream of his since before Star-wars!  The decision was made to cast a relitive unknown as Howard, and the actor wold go on to star as a possessed doll in the Chucky Franchise! The film was Marvels first Theatrical release since a Captain America serial in the 40s. That's right! Their first chance to show the modern world what they've got! They..... failed... 

Rumors suggest the movies reception caused a fist fight between  two universal production heads over who green lit it.

And now, the review:


THE GOOD

The  movie has an okay soundtrack, in my opinion., but most off the songs are just terrible( hunger city is extrealy repetative),  and the duck world is pretty comedic. It's a funny idea. This movie is  actually pretty funny. Most of the humor comes from how wierd and surreal  it is. I don't think its always on purpose though.  I can imagine this movie doing alot better today with some Rick andd Morty writers and a cgi howard. The best parts of the movie are when it gets surreal. When it gets too much likee a superhero movie in the 3rd act its  less special.

One of the best scenes in the movie  involves Howard, his human love interest, and a demonic alien possessing a scientist all eating at a diner. 

THE BAD

The  duck costume is... horrific to look at. It's cold... and dead.... and... its just unnverving. 

Like I said, the songs in this movie are bad. I don't know what it is,  but I think most of them are original songs.  Speaking of  songs, in this movie Howard becomes the manager of his love interest's band, but they never do anything with this.. I would actually have prefered a movie about Howard the duck helping a band get to the top. I would have paid to see that! (actually no, I  probably wouldn't have) but still, it could have been funny, but they never do anything about that plot point. It just goes away. 

And the romance between Howard and Beverly is creepy.  It's wierd. It's just.... no. No. It's... fun fact: Duck's penis's are corkkscrew shaped. 


THE TERRIBLE

FRICKING DUCK BOOBS!!!!! Frick you movie! Frick whoever had that idea! 


Any way, in conclusion, this movie isn't that good, its actually genuinly terrible. It's a bad movie. I really think though, with a few rewrites, this could have really been something special.  As is though, the movie is nothing but time I will never get back. Now, I need to go try and forget about the duck boobs.
 

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