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Thursday, 14 July 2016

HOWARD THE DUCK [1986]

The big-screen adaptation of Marvel's Howard The Duck was Willard Huyck's last directing credit to date and with good reason: it's as bad as everyone says it is.
It tells the same old story of an alien duck who's dragged kicking and screaming from his home-world and into ours where he learns of our planet's good and bad attributes.
With a better script it might have been a hokey but hilarious study of our people but instead it attempts to make us laugh with horrible one-liners and very little substance.  With it's mildly adult jokes (and duck tits) it's clearly not for children but the film is so inane it can't possibly be for anybody older than 12 either.  Executive producer George Lucas said it'll probably be more appreciated in the future but this is coming from the guy who brought us Red Tails, Strange Magic and the midichlorians.

1 Cajun Sushi joint out of 5

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