What the Duck

Howard the Duck is what happens when any random comic book gets made into a movie. Don’t let the anthropomorphic duck fool you. Howard the Duck is not a kids movie. Nor is it an adult movie. It’s not for anyone really. In fact, Howard the Duck is usually considered to be one of the worst movies ever made. Most people probably don’t know that Howard the Duck was actually the first Marvel movie ever made. Why adapt a character that nobody’s ever heard of? I honestly have no idea. Pre-Star Wars Prequel George Lucas even put his influence in it. We find our “hero” on his home planet of Duckworld. Like its name suggests, everything human is replaced with ducks. Howard gets transported to Cleveland where he runs into a rockstar named Beverly Switzler (played by Lea Thompson in another uncomfortable romance). Howard the Duck is infamous for many reasons. Specifically for an interspecies scene involving the duck and woman. What were they thinking? As well as another scene involving a naked she-duck. Nightmare inducing, but call me crazy. I did find something to like about the movie. The second act with Howard trying to fit in is the only part of the movie that didn’t make me want to pull my hair out. The first act on Duckworld is stupid and the third act involving the villain is awful. Despite that, I don’t think Howard the Duck is a bad Marvel character. He’s just got a bad reputation. That being said, there is absolutely no reason to watch Howard the Duck.


Howard pulls out the big gun

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