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Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: haknort@webtv.net on May 02, 1999, 12:36:30 AM
Why only three slimes?  If ever a movie deserved five, it's this one.  Lloyd Kauffman and the maniacs at Troma did something that no one else in the 80's, or even the 90's, has done since: they found a niche market in gorehounds and exploited the market brilliantly.  No film ever has directly catered to sex and violence mongers in such a straightforward, unpretentious manner.  Everyone reveres Raimi's Evil Dead, and Carpenter's Halloween, but no one gives Toxies his kudos for giving a jaded, thrill-seeking audience exactly what it wants. And the best part is, everything works.  The ridiculous violence, the absurd over-the-top acting, the bad jokes, the hyper-stereotypes, the gratutous nudity, it all hits the mark as both a parody, an exaggeration, and an homage to the horror films of the 80's.  Troma will never again be able to recapture that inspiration, and the few who do (Jackson's Bad Taste and Dead/Alive, Raimi's Evil Dead 2, Street Trash, Re-Animator) get called classics. Too bad the sequels sucked.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Tom Cole on May 28, 1999, 04:22:12 PM
What is up with the rating. This kicks ass and boy-howdy that sure looks like they crushed a real kid's head on camera. When I first saw this movie it was shown on UK TV's Bravo channel. They censored it. Lousy bastards. You'll laugh when Slug gets killed but you wont know why. Oops I gotta run time for my lobotomy.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: kjw on August 20, 2005, 03:23:01 AM
What a great classic with a huge cult following.I thought that the black actor in the restaurant who tells Sara that his name was Ben and she says to him Ben who,he says bend over was a right.That guy looked and reminded me alot of how Richard Pryor used to look before his health deteriorated.His humor too reminded me alot of Pryor.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: SaMhAin on September 04, 1999, 07:37:18 AM
I am definately not going to pretend I like this movie no matter what the other reviews say! .The first time I watched it,my expectations were very high because I had read so many good reviews about it,but just sat there the whole running time with my jaw open at how unbielevably stupid it was.I almost demanded my money back from the video store.But then I saw it on sale about a year later very cheap and thought that maybe there was an element of humour I had missed.So I watched it again and only lasted about 10 minutes,I just wasn't in the mood,then gave it another chance one day when I was in the mood and watched the whole thing.Yes,I still think its as bad (WORSE!) than the first time I saw it and just as bad as any Troma flick.If you're reading Kaufman or Hertz, sorry guys but your movies really suck!


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Normajeane on January 29, 2000, 12:17:38 AM
Wow - Saw this the first week it was in theatres. It is the only movie during which I have ever truly been able to have sex.  Ha ha!  Gotta count on Tromaville to keep the patrons away.  My favorite Troma, although (was it?) Nuke Em High was fun (if that is the right title!).  Definitley set the standard.  And, Toxic Avenger 2 Electric Boogaloo sucked.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: adam on February 03, 2000, 02:27:51 AM
What the hell happened to Julie?It makes no sense that her death happens off screen.And whats with all of the testicle violence?Cigar Face gets hit in the nads I don't know how manty times and Toxie gets thwacked with a cane.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Stefan Robak on March 06, 2000, 07:42:46 PM
This reminds me of that Toxic Crusaders cartoon from the early 90's.  It was dumb but I liked it. (of course I was like 9 at the time)  I do remember this one part where Toxie is walking down the street with happy music playing and birds chirping.  Then a bad guy is about to attack him and the music turns bad.  Then he goes, "That's odd.  Were did all the pretty music go?".  It was bad but I still kinda want to see it again.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Chris K. on April 07, 2000, 07:35:27 AM
Oh comon! THE TOXIC AVENGER is not a bad film. The unoffical nudity and sex don't really help, but it is still a good film in it's small visual ways. Highly recommended and I suggest that the person who reads this will see the Director's Cut on video or DVD>


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Budd on July 29, 2000, 08:32:06 PM
Never understood the good reviews for this movie either. I didn't find it particularly witty or entertaining, even in a "camp" way.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Jordan Garren on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Have you ever noticed anything strange about police Chief Himmel's name? Lloyd is a genius! Himmel = Hi + mmel.
Hi being the first two letter's of HItler's name and -mmel being the last four letter's of RoMMEL's name! Just thought I'd point that out!


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Fubar on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Bad film that was very fun to watch.  You have to realize the satire to really appreciate it.  It is obvious that the movie was made to seem intentionally corny, and once that is understood, you are able to sit back and enjoy.  One of the very few movies that elicited verbal responses from me, usually sounding something like this; "that was sick" or "I don't believe they [the Producers] did that".


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The Toxic Avenger series is my favorite!  I can always count on Troma to provide me with everything I need.  Good movies, great laughs, eye-poping special effects, violence, sexy, blonde, chicks, and awsome acting!
However, I was dissapointed with SGT. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.  I read about it online before it came out.  I was on the edge of my seat, anticipating destruction and carnage released through Griswold's Kabuki arsenal.  Unfortunately SGT. Kabuki Man N.Y.P.D did not utilize his flying sushi, heat seeking chopsticks, or flying flipflops as much as I wanted him to.  On top of that there wasn't enough random violence.  The only part was in the begining when the little kid gets it. Anyway, I still loved the flick and think it has great potential and endless possibilities for sequels.      


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Fred on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
This movie is f**king awesome! It has everything you could want from a movie: sex, violence, gratuitous nudity and stomach churning violence.
Good on you Troma!!
My recommendation: watch the Directors Cut to appreciate the head-crushing scenes in full detail.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Josh Varium on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
(Original email address, huh?) Okay, TOXIE RULES! sex! Violence! Blood! Guts! (literally, GUTS!), Green Vomit! TOXIE! This girl i know thinks he's pretty cute, too (Girl? Who am i kidding? If I'm gonna come outta the closet it totally should be for Hideously Deformed Monster Heroes of Superhuman Size and Strength From New Jersey...)

Watch the damn film! Again and again and again and again and then one more time. Then buy the sequels. And every other Troma movie in existence. Then watch them. Again and again. And then wonder why you have no friends, you loser...


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: SickBassix on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
People that did'nt like this movie just lack a certain sense of humor, a kind of humor ofund at horror nights at cinemas, this is where I  first saw this flick, laughed my ass of, as did the whole theatre.
And indeed, th bycicle kid is one of my fave scenes.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Rev.Darkstar on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
"What the hell happened to Julie?It makes no sense that her death happens off screen"

In the version they show on Bravo TV and on the unrated DVD it shows that Toxie never killed Julie, he only gave her a very bad haircut.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: kurtman on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I actually heard about this movie from a friend and went on this website to see the review.  After that, I saw Toxic Avenger at that friends' house.  I have to say that that movie was the sicket thing ever.  Gory as hell.  The good thing, though, was that it was cheap and fun to watch (I'm into cheap movies for some reason).  The guys at Troma did a creatively good job at making this film a cult classic among the independent film gore lovers. The rating, however, is a little low; this movie should get 5 slimes for being an incredibly crappy-plotted movie.  


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: JT1BongWater182 (real screen name) on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I was about 6 when i first saw the cover for The Toxic Avenger (of course back then I was an idiot and I always judged a movie by its cover) THE COVER WAS AWSOME! A GROSS LOOKING GUY IN A DRESS! (my exact words to my dad) So I told him dad... movie... now. When I was in the car I was so excited. I screamed Toxic, Toxic, Toxic, Guy in a dress.
I got home and kicked my sister off the couch. I saw about till the part when the kids head got crushed and I closed my eyes. Then when he fell in waste I cried. Then the first death scene where he gouged the guys eyes out. I ran out the room screaming. (this little epic also happend when i first saw the remake of the blob)

When I was 13 I rented it again. I loved it. I loved the sex scenes, the violence, and the gore. I have also just ordered the tox box (yes i have seen all 3, plus i own part 4, thanks to my good ole friends at troma.com) The tox box includes part 1 2 and 3 plus the first (and I think the only) movie of the cartoon) Please Instant message me JT1BongWater182 and tell me where i can get the cartoon episodes online!


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Mightydein on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
 Yesterday was the first time i saw the toxic avenger and i thought it kinda of a stupid movie it did'nt show any violence but there some good Qualities to it.
   For exmaple some parts to were really funny.

Later i realized that I rented the Notoriously s**tty R-rated version by mistake.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Mark on February 26, 2004, 03:46:21 PM
I was a huge fan of Toxic Crusaders when it was on. I had all the toys, books and clothes of this series and several years later I found out that it was actually based on this movie called The Toxic Avenger. I bought the DVD on Saturday for 5 and is the U.K version different to the U.S version cos it didnt seem that violent. I dont remember that kids head gettin crushed, who by the way was played by the kid who played Jeremy in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, and did anyone notice when Sarah told Toxie her dog was shot dead, you can see the dog breathing perfectly!? All in all though a fun film


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: zane on March 12, 2003, 01:11:27 AM
Oh lordy it`s been TOO long since I`ve seen this movie.  Troma truely rocks.  in the dept. of truely weird it rates in the hall of fame.  a few other movies would make it into this,  a whole slew(?) of cannibal movies(`of course this is the 20th century...there`s no such thing as cannibals anymore` is the most common quote), the great `blood sucking freaks` and, if you have ever seen this one...I still shudder to even think about it...`meet the feebles`(shudder!)  albiet m.t.f. was WAY over the top(what can you expect from a bizarre `muppet` movie featuring every bodily function known to man and a fox singing a song titled `sodomy`?)


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: alicia on March 25, 2003, 02:07:55 AM
A great movie!  One of the best I have seen, in fact.  Its got cheesiness, hilarity, campiness and a moral.  What more do you want?


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: The Amazing Fat Man on June 27, 2003, 12:53:22 PM
A perfectly watchable gore and sex movie.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Hendo on September 10, 2005, 06:10:37 AM
The Toxic Avenger is a s**t movie very boreing form the start to the end? But Class Of Nuke Em High thats what you call a film!! You ever see the video any where buy it ppl......


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Steve on December 07, 2003, 04:00:45 AM
I really love the movie the Toxic Avenger. My favorite part in the movie is that in the health club, were the sauna is at, the girl is masturbating on the sauna and then when she first thought it was her boyfriend, under the cloth she took it off and found out that it was the toxic avenger.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: night heron on June 14, 2004, 09:24:15 PM
Wow the ultamate dream of any 95 lbs weakling and nerd get yourself knocked into toxic wasstes and before you can say SHAZAM  your a big munant monster and all around god guy well gollie sgt carter


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Teddy G. on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
You know what I think? Sombody should do a REMAKE of this movie! Why not? Their's already been movies made about Spiderman,Batman,The Hulk,The Punisher, and (of course) Superman! WHY NOT TOXIE?!?!


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Kristen on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Just so you know, the girlfriend's name is Claire, not Sara.


Title: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: giant claw on June 08, 2005, 09:17:52 AM
Yep one minute he was a 95 pound weakling he falls into a vat of chemicals and SHAZAM he is now a big hulking good guy battling villians wow what a hunk


Title: Re: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: junkish on December 30, 2007, 05:43:21 PM
i bought this movie on dvd, then found out it was a heavy censored version.
made the movie pretty zzz hehe


Title: Re: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: asimpson2006 on December 31, 2007, 12:00:31 PM
I have a version coming in from Netflix, I hope it's not the censored version, b/c if it is, I'm sending it right back.


Title: Re: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: Dubber187 on June 19, 2008, 04:38:09 AM
In response to reply #27 - Ur wrong.  On Toxic Avenger Part 1, the only legit and watchable movie of the whole series, his blind girlfriend's name is Sara.  On the lame Part 2 version which I don't recommend anyone watching due to it's horrible quality compared to part 1 - his girlfriend is a different actor and is named Claire.  If you watch this movie make sure it's the director's cut or uncut version.  Other than that a classic movie and I would love to see a remake of it soon, hopefully.  RIP Loyd Kaufman.


Title: Re: The Toxic Avenger
Post by: 7B4GEFY97 on September 01, 2008, 01:04:30 AM
@ #3 "The first time I watched it,my expectations were very high because I had read so many good reviews about it. but just sat there the whole running time with my jaw open at how unbielevably stupid it was."

Well, thats where you went wrong... you gotta take TTA for what it is and all it is.....
Brilliant in its own way.  :D