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HOWARD THE DUCK (1986)
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Directed By:
Willard Huyck

Starring:
Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale, Chip Zien

Rated PG
Genre: Sci-Fi/Comic Book Fantasy
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Duck Nudity
Also Known As:
Howard: A New Breed of Hero (UK)

THE PLOT:

An experiment accident sends a normal every day alien Duck to the planet Earth. Stuck on the Earth he must find out how he got there and an attractive metal babe just might be the answer. But while repairing the machine to send Howard back to his home planet it happens again, but this time, the alien isn't so nice. A creature named Overlord and he has big plans for the Earth and Howard's would be human girlfriend.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I never really read the comic book the movie is based on and honestly have no idea what changes or re-writes they did to it. But the story works, the characters work, the effects are cool. In my opinion as a person who knows nothing of the comic I liked it. And I think it deserves to be watched. 8 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree, speaking as mainly as a person who is in the dark of the comic book I think this is a fun movie and I don't know why it didn't do better in the theaters but it should have. Is it a perfect movie, no. It has some character issues on how most people were freaking out to see a duck person but other then that. 8 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ STORY (The story works.)
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (The creatures are fun and cool.)
+ LAUGHS (There are some laughs in the movie.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- CHARACTER ISSUES (The Duck Bashing got annoying at times.)

...AND FINALLY...

- HARDCORE FANS (Some say there was some re-writes so hardcore comic fans may not approve of the minor and I mean minor re-writes.)

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