Another Friday, another end-of-week paean to terrible movie reviews. This time, instead of digging though the proverbial crates, Microkhan would like to cite the A.V. Club’s recent take on the Howard the Duck DVD release:
Finally, the book can be closed on the DVD era: Howard The Duck, a George Lucas production every bit as ignominious as Jar Jar Binks, has now been made available to the tens of fans clamoring for its release…More than 20 years later, Howard The Duck remains a black hole, unsalvageable as camp, as ’80s curio, or so-bad-it’s-good classic. It’s where entertainment goes to die.
I remember really, really wanting to see this back in the day—in large part because I had a schoolboy crush on Lea Thompson, fresh off her career-making role in Back to the Future. Judging by the sheer awfulness of the clip above, my parents’ decision not to expose me to Howard ranks as one of their best moves.