Howard the Duck


#21

Where has THAT gif been all my life?


#22

I’ll be in my bunk…errumm.


#23

Well, you have to in any Howard the Duck conversation.


#24

I guess it’s been a while…I don’t remember Howard having tits.


#25

Hahaa… You are correct sir.
I guess I should get a copy. I have it on my TiVo to record list but it never comes up.


#26

I quite enjoy this movie - while I know it’s deeply, DEEPLY flawed (at best), it’s still pretty fun and has a unique feel to it.

Also, THOMAS DOLBY’S SOUNDTRACK IS FRICKIN’ AWESOME.


#27

This was my favorite film as a kid. It really was. I loved every moment of it. I was 6 when I saw it.


#28

Nothing with relatively rotund Naomi Watts as Jet Girl could possibly be the worst of anything.


#29

And there’s stuff in it for daddies, too!


#30

Me as well but considering that I saw it in a backwater town in Japan that didnt surprise me.


#31

Original language cinema in Berlin (i.e. the only real cinema around this backwater), so I do expect some laughs at insider jokes but am mostly disappointed in this regard. Apparently no got the over-the-top hommages to 2001: A Space Odyssey in Ant-Man, either.


#32

It’s great to see the wonderfully weird Chip Zdarsky is doing the new comic.


#33

By that point, I think I had already mentally checked out of the movie, and was counting all the empty seats in the theater.


#34

Howard the Duck is George Lucas’ greatest film. I simply cannot comprehend why this film is not universally beloved. Gods know, I’ve watched it AT LEAST 800 time–second only to Ghostbusters. Them Dark Overlords were THE SHIZZNIT, too! When I was rebuilding my studio, I almost called it The Nexus of Sominus, but “The Black Light Trap” won because I was listening to a lot of Shriekback at the time.


#35

ANYthing by Thomas Dolby from the 1980s is frickin’ awesome. But this soundtrack and The Golden Age of Wireless are my two top albums by Dolby.


#36

They were barely in the same decade…


#37

As a devotee of awful movies, it is awful. Like truly terrible. If it had been directed by anyone else it would probably have edged out Battlefield Earth.

Here’s a quick guide of how to drink yourself to death while watching it:

  1. Take a shot every time Howard is a sex creep.
  2. Take a shot every time a duck pun is made.

That said, I would totally love a Zdarsky-written update because he really ‘gets’ Howard.


#38

I meant to comment on that as well. Tank Girl = 1995. Howard The Duck = 1986. Close enough, I guess? :wink:


#39

Talk about playing for keeps.


#40

Trashed in 8 minutes, alcohol poisoning by 25.