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Howard The Duck: No More Mister Nice Duck

October 10th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

If I learned anything from Howard the Duck, it’s that you should always keep a large neutron disintegrator strapped to a golf cart in your garage just in case dark overlords from an alternate dimension want to take over your body.

It also helps to know quack fu.

Howard the Duck, released in 1986, was produced by none other than Jar Jar Binks himself, George Lucas. Yes, the guy that created Star Wars and Indiana Jones, THAT George Lucas. Lea Thompson, who played Marty’s mother in Back to the Future, also appeared as Howard’s unofficial sidekick.

I am not sure what to make of this movie. I watched it twenty times as a kid and didn’t get half the jokes, but I still loved the movie. As an adult, I got the jokes, but felt like I had to cover my face like Picard does every time Data tells a bad joke.

And THAT Captain, is why the chicken crossed the road.

The movie was not received well. There were inaccuracies all over the place and an origional (yet uninspiring) theme song that will stick in your head into the wee hours of the morning. Also, I’ve never been to Cleveland, but appearently Human on Duck flirting is common there. I guess George McFly just wasn’t bringing it to the bedroom.

Marty’s gonna be pissed.

So what say you? Epic “B” movie, or does every Duck have its limit, and yours was pushed over the line? (LOLz…See what I did there?)

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