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Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Andrew on June 07, 1999, 08:01:20 PM
Earth's feathered champion is a visitor from outer space who looks decidedly like a walking, talking, beer guzzling duck.

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Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: greyajah@juno.com on June 10, 1999, 01:00:51 PM
Now this is the kind of bad movie i love, Big budget bomds!. Man was this bad!. This should prove to Star Wars fans that not everything lucas touches turns to gold.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: starmonster@netscape.net on June 18, 1999, 01:39:30 PM
Do ya think MST3K knows about this flik? With a midget in a feathered suit an Laya Thompson looking like a punk-smurf, THIS movie defines kink! It was bad. It was tacky. On the whole it SUCKED! Which is why I have to say... I REALLY LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! I've had dreams about Lea T. since th' first Back To The Future. This movie is so bent it just confirmed my lust, correction, love for her... Wuz that politically correct or what?! Just proves what you can REALLY do with great effects an' a duck suit that would make Jim Henson roll over in his grave.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Warren H. on September 01, 1999, 01:34:07 PM
I LOVE this movie!  It has everything you could want: ducks, chicks, lasers, monsters, and Jeffrey Jones.  It even has a Cabover Peterbilt hauling arse.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Paul Westbrook on October 21, 1999, 10:38:54 AM
I saw this movie in the summer of 1986. 3 times to be exact. I did not see it for the plot.[As if there was one to begin with] I saw it to look at Lea Thompson. She was the best thing about the whole film. Lea woud probably want to forget she was ever in this movie, but I count it as the movie that introduced me to the Lovely Lea.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: marknalexander@hotmail.com on December 02, 1999, 05:10:47 AM
This is undoubtedly the greatest film EVER!!! The plot, the special effects, the script, the jokes....I could go on forever. If only I could have a pet Howard for myself. If I ever find anybody who doesn't like this film, I will slap their dad!


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: robertblanks@hotmail.com on February 03, 2000, 09:32:37 AM
Howard the Duck is one of gods gifts to the film industry.  It is a masterpiece of modern (?!) cinematography and Lea Thompson is a mega babe.  The acting is great, well maybe not, but I like to think it's great.  Worthy of an oscar for bad guy dialogue.  Ciao.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: STPezatcha on April 19, 2000, 06:08:34 PM
This movie reminds me too much of my bad youth.  I think its pretty sad that a movie about a duck represents most of my youth...I need to start watching better movies


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Iain Anglin on April 21, 2000, 02:47:35 PM
Howard the Duck is a classic ''bad movie," that is why I think it is a really good movie. I used to rent this movie eveyday growing up, well also Ghostbusters too.  This movie has great special effects for back in 1986, Jeffery Jones was creepy and hilarious as the scientist who gets possessed by the Dark Overlord, and Lea Thompson in her underwear, oh yeah!!!.  To sum it all up, Howard the Duck is a great film that everyone has to see at least once.  WHY DID GEORGE LUCAS DISOWN THIS FILM, STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 wasn't all that great either.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: on May 02, 2000, 02:01:11 AM
A gulity Pleasure in every sense of the word. The Plot is insane, but fun anyway. Tim robbins is funny, Lea thompson is sexy and Howard the duck is also funny. The movie is entertaining if you  can overlook how loony it is. I really liked this movie as a kid and now Tts a gulity pleasure.          


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: bvibng12 on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I actually SAW this movie when it came out. Luckily I don't remember much about it I do remeber that I wished I hadn't wasted my money. If I had rented it and watched at home I won't have minded so much.Bad movles don't seem so bad on the small screen in fact I like them but maybe it has something to do with the lousy popcorn in theaters and the fact that they change 6 bucks for it.Actually how do they get us to spend our hard earned money on these movies same as how they get us to buy the popcorn? Did ya ever get extra butter figuring that it would help the taste of the popcorn and the butter was COLD!!!


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Stupid Jacob on December 28, 2000, 03:56:47 PM
I hate this movie. It is the 2nd worst comic book flick ever. (number 1 being Batman and Robin. brrr)


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: RIMJOB on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie is KILLER!!! Based on the awesome Marvel Comic book character, Howard is a sarcastic bastard. The comic book was better but since Lucasfilms did make this movie for the 80's Gi Joe, He Man & Transformers crowd (me back then)it is to be expected that it would be lamer than the book. BTW the lamest comic movies ever made are The Fantastic Four followed by Captain America, followed by The Punisher (coolest thing about this movie was the knife)


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Kaytee on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I really love this movie, I dont know why, all my friend hate it and think it sucks. I guess the only reason that i like it coz it came out the year i was born and it's been a childhood favorite ever since!!! I know i know messed up childhood right? maybe that why im so messed up these days!
Well I think that i've never ever met n e one who likes it as much as i do, That might be why i like it too! Because i hate it when every like something grrr... well all you howard the duck lovers out there feel free to e mail me @ Vuja de girl@aol.com


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Paul Westbrook on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I thought I would talk some more about this film. This is one of the movies I found so much fun to see at the tender age of 16. Who's That Girl, was another, but it came out one year later. Oh well. It's still an eighties movie.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Chris_afd on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Jesus you guys just dont get it do you
Bad movies are the best, if i wanted to spend my good earned money to see the lame ass big special effect titanic film or spend it to see a midgit dress up as a Duck and not just any Duck Howard T. Duck what the hell do you think my reaction to this would be.
This film is a masterpiece it is without a doubt the finest work George "hollywood" lucas would have ever achived infact he should have made a sequal to this film. Howard isnt as great as he is in the comics but he still knows his s**t and he can quack fu your ass if you do not see this.

So to all you movie critics out there dont you see this film is a legend. Nightbeast terror from beyond is nearly as good as this film except it doesnt have everyones favourite actor in who is the "dark overlord" and also in every other damn 80's film that never made it or was part of MTVs music culture god damn it!


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: tim temmel on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
OK...I saw when it came out and liked it...and yes I LOVE Lea Thompson...the underwear scene is the best...but I was confused that it was considered such a bad movie. It seemed like it was considered bad because it was a Lucasfilm that didn't do great box office. And there sure as hell were terrible movies earning money  before and since then. Anyway, it's good to see someone else liked it too.  Did I mention Lea's underwear scene?  mmm  mmmmmmm!!!


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Roy Smith on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This was the first movie of hundreds I've seen with my buddy Jason.  When Leah Thompson puts out a condom from Howard's wallet Jason said something that nearly made me laugh to death, "Wow, a duckie rubber!"


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: VdanteV on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie makes my eyes bleed. A true example of Lucas's ineffable power to truely screw himself. The only saving graces here were the Cthuloid beasty at the end and Lea Thompson in bondage...


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Swamprat on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The best thing about this film is the fact that George Lucas made it. George could do no wrong at the time...RIGHT! If made by some mediocre film maker this piece of s**t would've just turned over once and sank for me. But there's something about an A-List guy rolling out a turkey that just has a warped appeal about it. Stupid, funny in a bizarre way, and reasonably clever story swiped from the underground comic books. I'd love to meet "Howard" and drop kick him back to his star system. I'd love to drop kick Lea Thompson in her undies with her Fender into the Hudson River. I'd love to drop kick George Lucas for turning out to be just as human as the rest of us after all. It just kinda rubs out the thought that there might be true perfection somewhere in the universe. Rent this as a "Free" one on nights when the Vidio Store offers such specials. Be sure to take home alcohol and that certain circle of friends who know just how twisted you really are and enjoy this puppy around three in the morning. If you can remember how it ended, then you have less of a life than the handful of people who actually liked this turkey. It's another "Have to see it at least once" type of bad movie...a Red Badge of Courage sort of thing.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Tracy on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I loved this film and still do!! I haven't seen it for years.
I know it sucks but it was sooooooo funny i laughed for hours. I am now determined to get this film on DVD...(how sad)?? So my kids can enjoy a bit of bad film humour


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Reno C on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I don't see why ppl dump on this film that much. Its not the Godfather but its better than some films, IMO its better than junk like Titanic or Anything with Julia Roberts. Ok so it was a midget in a duck suit, but was the lion in the wizard of oz not a guy in a lion suit? I don't see ppl crap on that over raited fair tale! George Lucas is not perfect he is only human & they make mistakes. The best part of the film was the sexy, beautiful & lets say it PERFECT Lea Thompson. I guarantee everybody on this page would have sold out to dress up in a duck suit to have been in that scene with Lea in her undies....I know I would have sold my grandma to have been that bird. In conclusion George if your reading this (YA RIGHT) I think its time to have a sequel & CGI the duck this time.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Swamprat on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I hate the Wizard of Oz...And though I slammed Howard the Duck as a movie...I don't have a problem with a midget in a duck suit. Don't have a problem with Lea Thompson in her undies either...Even though I groan at the movie, my twenty year old daughter has it on her all time favorites list. I'm forty-two...maybe it's an age thing? One thing the daughter and I DO agree on...we both hate the Wizard of Oz...Bert Lahr in the lion suit in particular. I know...it's almost un-American. If I really hate a movie I tell people to avoid it...don't avoid Howard, but just don't expect much if you rent it either.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Elizabeth on August 05, 2002, 07:54:25 PM
The opening scenes in this movie made me cry and panic when I was little.  It is not that different from when I watch it now.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: AlphaWoolf on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Overall this movie's biggest sin is DULLNESS.  When you consider all the potential pitfalls associated with making a live-action talking duck movie, Mr. Lucas put together a pretty good package and then he forgot to EDIT IT.  The middle of the film just drags on and on (diner, airplane chase).  Watch Howard's arrival and then fast forward to the amazing appearance of the Dark Overlord for best results, IMO.

BTW, the Dark Overlord effects were achieved by "go-motion", a largely unused technology first used in "Dragonslayer".  Rather than pose-and-shoot as in traditional stop-motion animation, go-motion involves having the model move as the frame is exposed to give a better illusion of movement (blurring).  The only other major example of go-motion I can think of is "Robocop 2".  Fat chance of seeing it anymore now that CGI has taken over (blah).

And finally, the movie Howard is much sweeter in appearance and temperment than his comic inspiration.  Too bad they didn't stick with that.  Also, does anyone remember "Destroyer Duck"?  This kick@ss comic lasted only 6 issues before the Howard folks sued them into oblivion.  Too bad, 'cause DD rocked!

Oh, and the "Howard the Duck" song that LT's band plays at the end is a guilty pleasure of mine, right down to Howard's miniature guitar solo.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Luis Reyes on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
If George Lucas DOESN'T kill off Jar Jar Stinks on the next "Star Wars" movie, the next time anyone sees him, remind him that he alone was responsible for the nightmare that was Howard The Duck...


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is a classic. 1 of my fav. kids movies when I was growing up, along with GARBAGE PAIL KIDS movie - I', surprised that movie ain't reviewed yet.

This is a great chessy film that is very under-rated & under-appreciated.  

"I'm a dead duck!"


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: DOUG on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I lived 2 blocks away from the Holiday Inn they stayed at to film the airplane scene over grizzley island.  I remember all the big boys getting flown in by helicopter.  I didn't care for the movie.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Danielle on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie is the greatest movie of all time.. I have this movie and i was deeply appreciative to have bought it when i did. Though I didn't realize they had a different cover for this movie... Or is there just 2 different movies? hmm.... well anywho...love it!

Danielle


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Paul Westbrook on July 22, 2003, 10:39:10 PM
Hello to all you Howardfiles out there. Well it has been a long while since I commented on this movie which has graced my video collection for quite a while. It might not be one of my tresured films it is a memory of a good time at the movies when I was in High School. I still to this day maintain the crush for Lea Thompson I have had since 86 and I even had the chance to tell her in a letter which she replied and was very flattered. In fact I also got a drawing of a kitten Lea made for me on a Caroline in the City Postcard. Of course  poor George Lucas to this day probably has horrible nightmares where Howard appears in his room just to remind him of him making this film. I really enjoy this movie anyhow and it has had repeated viewing time in my home. Thacting might have been amateurish, and the story a bit lame, but how can you completely hate a movie about a talking duck? U tell me.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Tammy on October 06, 2003, 11:47:35 PM
I love this movie.  It was one of my favorites as a kid and still is.  I just wish I could find it on DVD.  One day I will more than gladly show it to my kids.  Also, there are more people out there that enjoy this movie,but are to scared to admit to it.  I hope they come out of hiding one of these days


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: XXX on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie ruined my life.

As a young and innocent 11 year old I watched this movie with a group of my friends at the cinema. Before this film I had never seen a sex scene in my entire life so it was it was completely unfair that the first ever film-woodie I ever got was watching a very vveerryy sexy woman attempt to "screw" a duck.

I feel cheated, CHEATED, god damn this films creator.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: VA on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Why can't there be more rude ducks like Howard. If we were ever to really get attacked by scary aliens then atleast we could have our own duck to protect us. Howard the Duck was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I don't think I be the same today without seeing it.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Austin on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I liked this movie when I was younger and I still watch it and get a laugh.  But idea of Lea Thompson screwing a duck?  No thanks.  Not for nothing, I thought the scenes where the Dark Overlord was in the Doctor's body were hilarious.  


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: SAra F on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I liked this rendition of the movie. When i saw it, i watched it with my mom, and i was pretty young, and once i started watching it, there was no use stopping, But i loved it.  I thought it was great! i know, B-movie simplex, but i have no shame.
    people think i'm just crazy for liking it and wanting others to watch it, but seeing it again, when i was much older, i caught all teh sexual inuendos, and i loved it even more! I though it was just halarious!
  Thanks for posting this!


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Andrew on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Howard the duck is the best Movie George lUCAS and his  team came  up with :)  ed gale who played Howard rocks ;) i chat with him sometimes via e-mail and hes the best  

howard the Duck 10/10  
lea thompson 10/10


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Donald Howard on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Obviously, if it wasn't for this movie, I wouldn't have my current email address/handle.

People never remembered my name, like other simple/common names: Jim Brown, Bob Smith, etc.  But, if I tell them it's Donald as in duck, Howard as in duck, and they've seen this movie, they remember my name. That's because, IF THEY'VE SEEN "HOWARD THE DUCK," THEY ALWAYS REMEMBER IT.  You can't say that about many, many movies.

Also, if they saw it as a child, they liked it.  So I guess only adults can be snobs about poor old Howard.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Arrowx23 on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Wow i seen this movie first 12 years ago. I like S. Fiction
movies (then and now)and it was my favorite movie. I have record it on a VHS Tape, now the Quality is bad and i waiting for the DVD.I hope for many extras like making of,
Interviews etc. The music from the movie is since i seen this movie years ago in my Head and donīt get out. i searched the Soundtrack long time and canīt get it.
For all Fans visit "http://www.volny.cz/hpxdk/files.htm"
so you can hear four Songs from the Movie (Good Quality)!!





Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Felicity on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
This movie has good elements and bad elements.  The problem is that it was too big-budget to be a good bad-movie, but not well-made enough to be a good good-movie either.  Most of the characters are flat, the colour palette is monotonous, the story is badly paced, and the effects are mediocre, considering who made it.

On the plus side, I love the eightiesness of the punk scene, and Lea Thompson, though usually not someone I like, was extremely sexy as a rocker.  Thomas Dolby is the bartender, and he composed the soundtrack IIRC.  Howard himself was likeable and the duck suit was adequately believable.  I enjoyed the glimpse we saw of the popular culture of his home planet--more should have been done with that.  More could be done with that now--though it would probably a bad syndicated TV show done completely in ugly CGI, and called Duckworld.  Oh, well.

Over all, Howard the Duck is one of those movies that wasnít as horrible as its reputation indicated.  It was OK to watch once and once only, and in the end, thatís about all you can realistically demand of most movies.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: JP on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie had 80s music, hot Lea and that loveable duck Howard. It's a classic, and it's always good for a laugh or two. 9/10


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: John on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I was in high school and working at a movie theater in suburban Chicago when this movie came out.  A few weeks before the movie came out someone, either from the theater chain or the studios thought it would be a good idea to "duck" up the theater.  There was duck stuff everywhere.  Outside on the sidewalk they painted duck footprints and it was Howard the Duck this and Howard the Duck that.  I think this led to the practice of "themeing" the theater lobby to the hottest film playing there at that particular time.  Anyway, the film bombed badly and the theater manager had a tizzy trying to get those duckprints off the sidewalks.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Donald on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I still have the original VHS movie that was so bad, It was
good.. I still hope someday that this movie will be on CD
but, I really doubt it....


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Tyson on November 18, 2004, 01:35:41 PM
What can I say? I never saw this movie. Sounds good though.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: David Lathrop on November 24, 2004, 11:07:19 AM
Oh, I watched this movie several times when I was but a small one. Indeed, Lea Thompson was, and still is, hot as all. I also happen to agree with the majority here. This movie may have been bad, but that made it good. Greasy faux-buttery popcorn good. Clog your arteries good.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Mark on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I actually like this movie. reasons?: Lea Thompson is hot, the Duck is dorky but cute, love the special effects. Get a real kick out of the restaurant scene...."Dark overlord of the universe"...that kills me.

It's so stupid its funny, and good.

love ya, Shelley


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: JemGirl on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Howard the Duck is a really stupid, bad movie. But it's FUN. Despite everything wrong with it and all the silliness (especially the obvious midget-in-a-duck-suit, bad acting and script) it still managed to entertain and make me laugh. Lea Thompson was great as Beverly and her interaction with Howard was cute. The best thing about the movie were the songs that Cherry Bomb sang, "Hunger City" being my favourite. The soundtrack ROCKS. I love 80s music and wish the soundtrack was on CD.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: George on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I love this movie! LOVE IT!!!! The constant duck puns are duckin' hilarious! (See, it's contagious!)Then, there's the pre-"Mystic River" Tim Robbins (PHILLSY!!!!!). I saw this one 3 times at the movies. Remember, it only played for about 2 weeks. I wish Universal would get off their ducks...er, I mean, duffs... and release the DVD. I'd love to hear the commentaries and see some deleted scenes. This one belongs in some type of time capsule and shown to future generations of cinephiles who are morbidly curious about the 1980s and its cheesy entertainments. Especially the now horrific fashion trends, in which case, you'll want to include a "Full House" marathon (pre-1990, of course). Gotta love that Uncle Joey! In short, "HTD" quacked me up!(Sorry, couldn't resist one more.)


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Ford Harrison on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Without a doubt this is the single most undeserved trashed movie of all time. I saw this movie in the theater on it's opening day back in '86 and have seen it countless times since. It's like a fine wine--it gets better with age. I have a very worn VHS copy that has been watched by my kids almost as much as I have. Lets hope that a Special 20th Anniversary DVD Edition will be released in '06. Give me Howard anyday over the way to serious comic book adaptations shelled out these days.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Doward the Hack on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is the best film that emerged since Big Bang. Yet no region has a DVD release of it! Lucas, wake up - it's so much better than "Attack of the Clones", and the Howard suit is an infinitely better actor than Hayjerk Christensen will ever be, even if he's murdered and reincarnated as Marlon Brando!


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: angel on July 24, 2005, 10:53:03 PM
This is one of those movies that can always put you in a good mood. Honestly no matter how bad is your life is you can atleast have a few good laughs, and for 86 it does have awesome graphics. Last Howard is just too cute, I wanted to marry Howard when I grew up (Hey, I was 6 when this movie came out)


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: haley on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I remember watching this movie when i was 13. I loved it! I think that people hate it now because movie making has changed alot since 1986... but back then it was really cute. I haven't seen this movie in years and kind of forgot about it until now... i think i'll go rent it for my kids... i know my 6 year old son would LOVE it.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Cathy on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I'm probably old enough to be everyone's grandmother and I loved the movie. Jeffrey Jones was even better than he was in "Ferris Buehler's Day Off". Duck Power!


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Angie on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Ok..just to show how young I am....I remember watching this movie when it first came out to rent....when I was four.  I liked it so much (obviously didn't understand anything at the time except this duck was talking and acting like a human)it became habbit to pick it up every other weekend when my mom and I went to rent movies.  I haven't seen it in a few years but I can say there is no other movie (well, maybe the Christmas Story) that I can watch over and over again for 19 years and still still get a kick out of it.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Rollo on July 24, 2005, 06:32:41 AM
Hey, NO FAIR... A CULT CLASSIC... HOWARD RULES


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Brandee on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I've always loved this movie. I don't understand why people think it's so terrible. I've seen it so many time over the past 18 years I can't even count them all. I really hope that it comes to DVD soon. I already have it on VHS. No matter how many times I see it, it always makes me laugh. Who knew a movie about a duck could be so funny?


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: scott on October 27, 2005, 06:43:13 PM
I always thought the biggest problem with this movie is so many people take it seriously, if you go in with that mind set you will be very disappointed. If not its cute in its own way and just to see Lea in her underware alone is worth seeing it, man she was hot in that flick.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Robert M. on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I must have seen this film at least 20 times when I was a kid.  It ran on cable a lot in the early 90's.  Despite its bombing at the box office and general lack of interest by the public, I still love it.  Its a classic from my childhood and I'll never say a bad word about it.  Always remember, keep your Dark Overload well charged and don't catch Space Rabies.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Aaron Christian on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Howard T. Duck Is one amazing-fun movie
If you take it too seriousally, Its not fun
Its one of the greatest cheesy movies ever!!


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: mr.YoShI(fr)eaK aka Levi Jamison Reed on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I dont give a crap about what the people say about this movie being bad.How can major fans of the comic book series(including me)hate such an awsome movie!!!!!!!!!!!This sci-fi/action/comedy flick is a godsend!I plan to get the dvd on ebay eventually.Ive seen many previews and snapshots of Howard The Duck:The Movie and it looks totally awsome.So anyone who hates this movie,I dont want to hear your craaaaaaaaaaaaap,so just shut the heck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Long live Howard The Duck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(BY the way I disagree with Stupid Jacobs comment.Batman is also one of the greatest creations ever).

Please Air My comment.Im only a 14 year old guy who loves Howard The Duck anything.


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: MrKritik on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Man, just HOW I HATE this movie. I don't know why, it always has frightened me as a kid, possibly for the very bad duck-a-like puppet. Also, this movie is TRASH-RULES style...


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: Kimishiro on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
 This is actually my favorite movie.  Thats right.. favorite.

It captures the 80s just the way I remembered them.  And who says Lea Thompson can't pull off the big hair??  I think its super sexy.. of course, anything 80s is sexy to me so, meh.

Brings back a lot of memories..

Oh, and the music!  20 years later and I'm still singing these songs.  >xD


Title: Howard the Duck
Post by: metallll on June 23, 2006, 06:27:43 PM
THE GREATEST DUCK-FILM EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Shaggs[Pl] on December 28, 2006, 05:29:04 PM
It's one om my most favourite [childhood] movies besides "The Goonies" and "Mortal Kombat" (yeah I know, strange mix  :teddyr: ). It creates this atmosphere of 80's which are my love (but not as strong as 90's hehe ) I hope that one day they'll release it on DVD ^^


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Dennis on December 28, 2006, 05:40:05 PM
As I was reading this topic I was reminded that Howard the Duck is a real funny movie, that I'm glad I saw for free on cable, and now I can't get the theme song out of my head and I'm having visions of Lea Thompson coming on to a midget in a duck suit, thanks guys. :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: trekgeezer on December 31, 2006, 04:20:31 PM
The main problem with this movie is the way they portrayed Howard. Little man in a suit didn't work. They changed the story up quite a bit from the comics.

Howard first appeared with Man-Thing and would go on to have his own series for Marvel. Howard's tag line was "Trapped in a world he never made". Howard was a wise-cracking, angry, cynical duck in a blue business suit and hat and Beverly his companion and lover was a extraordinarily beautiful fashion model (not a skinny wanna be rocker with big hair).

Disney came after Marvel in the late 70's because of his physical similarities to Donald the Duck. They changed Howards appearance and put pants on him in 1980. They also switched him over to a magazine format, so the writers didn't have to deal with the comics code.

Howard the Duck was a great satirical comic and was seriously demeaned by this movie.


If you didn't even know that Howard the Duck was a Marvel comic then check it out at Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_the_Duck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_the_Duck)


There is also a Howard the Duck site that lists Badmovies.org as a source of review for the movie.

http://members.tripod.com/Howard_the_duck/ (http://members.tripod.com/Howard_the_duck/)


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: JeanBaz on March 16, 2007, 06:48:16 AM
When it came out I thought it was one of the best movies id ever seen, I had no idea about the comics and still dont really.....its all about Jeff Jones asking Howard for the code key, infact that whole diner scene is one of the best in cinema history. And the music rocks.............How....wierd.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Him on March 21, 2007, 12:30:37 PM
They should make a movie about the Dark overlords of the universe.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 12, 2007, 10:39:54 PM
This is my favorite George Lucas flick.

Plus it has Lea Thompson in her panties.

And a duck.  And Ducks rule.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: asimpson2006 on August 13, 2007, 07:14:26 PM
I loved Howard the Duck.  I got a have copy on my computer.  It is one of my favorite films of all time.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: asimpson2006 on August 13, 2007, 07:15:27 PM
Now this is the kind of bad movie i love, Big budget bomds!. Man was this bad!. This should prove to Star Wars fans that not everything lucas touches turns to gold.

You can prove that by asking the fans about the prequel trilogy.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Kevin Karstens on August 14, 2007, 04:51:27 AM
I loved this film and still do!! I haven't seen it for years.
I know it sucks but it was sooooooo funny i laughed for hours. I am now determined to get this film on DVD...(how sad)?? So my kids can enjoy a bit of bad film humour



Get it in a dual DTS transfer DVD set in letterbox/widescreen here...

http://www.geocities.com/cecinid/HowardIntro.html (http://www.geocities.com/cecinid/HowardIntro.html)

...Biggest, most ridiculous HTD site online...;)

K


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Torgo on December 05, 2007, 11:27:21 PM
Saw this in a theater when I was only 11 back in 1986.  It was a friend of mine's birthday and his parents too all of us who came to his birthday party to see it.  I'll never forgive them to this date.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 06, 2007, 11:27:55 AM
I still maintain that this is Lucas's best flick...EVER.

Takes me back to the day when I saw it too.  I was 8 and Joe Bob Briggs showed it on MonsterVision on TNT.



Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: debboe karras on December 07, 2007, 07:43:49 PM
I would like to find some howard the duck movies for my two sons for christmas, One is in Iraq and the other in Korea and wont be home for christmas, these movies were one of there child hood memories and by god if I can make my boys laugh over in Iraq and Korea, then thats what I would love to give them for christmas. If there is any one who can help me find howard the duck movies exspecially, barfight or se-duck-tion that would be well appreciated.  there isnt alot of time before christmas but even if they got there alittle late, it be well worth it, just to know there was a smile upond thier faces when they open thier gift. looking for dvd if possible. please email me at deborah.karras@gmail.com  Thank you!


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Andrew on December 07, 2007, 07:58:01 PM
I would like to find some howard the duck movies for my two sons for christmas, One is in Iraq and the other in Korea and wont be home for christmas, these movies were one of there child hood memories and by god if I can make my boys laugh over in Iraq and Korea, then thats what I would love to give them for christmas. If there is any one who can help me find howard the duck movies exspecially, barfight or se-duck-tion that would be well appreciated.  there isnt alot of time before christmas but even if they got there alittle late, it be well worth it, just to know there was a smile upond thier faces when they open thier gift. looking for dvd if possible. please email me at deborah.karras@gmail.com  Thank you!

This was also sent via email:

I am afraid that "Howard the Duck" is currently out of print.  I am guessing that both movies you mention are the parts from the actual film.  Your best bet to find the movie is through Ebay.com or via the Amazon.com sellers.  It is only available on VHS (I have seen a LD of it as well - just no DVD release yet).


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Mrs. Webber on February 16, 2008, 03:40:45 PM
I watched this movie when I was 4 years old and have loved it ever since! I love Howard, in fact I married a sarcastic goofball much like him only 6 foot tall and human!


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Adam1984 on March 01, 2008, 01:12:03 PM
I love this film because no matter what mood you are in this film will always be easy to watch. I makes you want to take Howard home and makes you fall in love with Lea Thompson who is so hot in this film.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Tony on March 06, 2008, 07:51:02 PM
I saw this movie because I thought it was that cigar smoking duck from that strip in Penthouse, how wrong I was! It was one of those happy accidents for me though! How can something so bad be so good. Watched it twice in two days and told all my friends to see it. They all said it was... OK .... I guess... But they didn't get it (well, a few of them did)
Hey, I remember years ago reading an interview Tim Robbins did, and they asked him about Howard the Duck, and did you know that movie could have went in another direction? It could have been a somewhat darker and grittier movie, but Lucas decided to keep things "cute" ... one can only imagine the movie that might have been,but hey....
Now that the movie has finally come out on DVD, I'm getting it and putting it on the shelf next to "Mom and Dad save the world" "Showgirls" "Heavy Metal" "Wizards" and every other guilty pleasure I've managed to collect.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Lea Fan on April 11, 2008, 03:26:16 PM
This movie has got to be one of the GREATEST kids films of all time.  :thumbup: Look at lots of those junky kids films they release today... nothing compares to the good stuff from the 80s.  HTD was a joy to watch as a kid, and I'd say Lea Thompson was just sooooo sexy, probably my first celebrity crush! Just couldn't get her out of my mind, and she can give a good performance and rock too.  I remember watching it on TV all the time, taped it, and watched it over and over...

Now where's the 2 Disc THX remastered picture DVD????  Please no digital cgi crap, just remastered picture of this classic childhood gem!!


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: jessica on July 28, 2008, 10:58:04 PM
let me just say this people, that duck wasnt played by a midget....oh  no no no no no

if you look at the credits, the movie was p layed by 8 different poeple....now...why would it be played by 8 different people?  bc they were children and thye have to obey the child labor laws.

it kind of makes this movie all the more creepy


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: HarlotBug3 on August 01, 2008, 02:15:03 PM
let me just say this people, that duck wasnt played by a midget....oh  no no no no no

if you look at the credits, the movie was p layed by 8 different poeple....now...why would it be played by 8 different people?  bc they were children and thye have to obey the child labor laws.

it kind of makes this movie all the more creepy

Alright. Now I absolutely want to watch it again. JL should be forced to watch it with me.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: DuckFan on November 02, 2008, 05:34:00 AM
The film was ok, it wasnt pushing any boundries with anything - sure they could have made Howard look a bit more like the comics, they could have not employed the guy that plays Phil all in all it was a just light hearted film. I know people are paid to review films like others are paid to share their views on other things - end of the day it your own opinion, its the marmite effect you either love this film or hate it.

To be honest if a film gets people to openly share an opinion (good or bad) then it left an impression and the more media hype you give it only makes for the commercialists to rebrand it and say it contreversial so on...


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Kevin Karstens on November 09, 2008, 02:57:44 AM
let me just say this people, that duck wasnt played by a midget....oh  no no no no no

if you look at the credits, the movie was p layed by 8 different poeple....now...why would it be played by 8 different people?  bc they were children and thye have to obey the child labor laws.

it kind of makes this movie all the more creepy

Ummm...wrong, sorry...;)

Those were ALL 'little people' actors, adults each and every one...and the main scenes were played by Ed Gale, a well known little person in Hollywood...

K


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: MysticStudiosProductions on February 03, 2009, 04:49:35 PM
Hey, heads up here:

HOWARD THE DUCK will be riffed on iRiffs, the new service from RiffTrax.

http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/isaac-baranoff/howard-duck (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/isaac-baranoff/howard-duck)

heads up - the riff is on sale, limited time only, 75 cents

Sale extended! You'll have a little more time to get it cheap after the DVD comes out.

New sample uploaded!


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Patrick on March 23, 2009, 12:36:53 AM
I loved this movie when I was a kid back in 1986 and I still love this movie. I watched this movie alot over and over and over back then. Then during the 1990s I pretty much toned down my watching of the old 1980s classics like Lost Boys and Monster Squad since I was pretty much busy with middle school and high school

Now lately since 2000 I got back into the bad habit of watching my old childhoold movies from the 80s again. I'm glad there's finally a DVD for Howard the Duck.

I dont care if this movie is bad or whatever. That's the whole point. Campy, cheesy, corny and a bit adult themed in certain parts like Beverly wearing some sexy underwear and trying to seduce Howard LOL


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Scott Muir on June 25, 2009, 07:38:35 PM
The movie would have been SO much better if they had followed the story of the actual comic book (which was quite good and had some pretty interesting elements to it) instead of 80's crapping it all up.  Then again, the Howard comic would be very VERY difficult to translate to live action and I don't think most average people not acquainted with the comic would understand it.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Hoomi on June 26, 2009, 10:55:36 AM
It's kind of funny you should choose to update this review, since this movie was getting mentioned a number of times in response to the Youtube video, Sex With Ducks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXPcBI4CJc8).

Funny coincidences. I don't have any desire to watch Howard the Duck again, particularly after learning what the comic book industry did to the creator of the character (screwed him over big time), but thanks for the trip down memory lane.

By the way, those opposed to gay marriage should probably not watch that Youtube video...


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: DavidFullam on June 27, 2009, 10:30:04 AM
Wow, I do so sincerely hate this film. It's a shame that this is how everyone remembers Howard. Back in the 1970s, Howard was really huge as a comic book character. Filled to the brim with pop culture parody. When creator Steve Gerber handled him, he was at the top pf his form.

Nowadays when you say "Howard the Duck," most folks (even many comic fans) say "Oh, that horrible movie."


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: vdantev on June 27, 2009, 11:17:26 AM
Initial but damning evidence that George Lucas was and is an insane hack of epic levels who struck gold once in his career with a combination of timing, luck and having the right people supporting him- and by the right people I mean those who can actually write compelling screenplays with interesting dialogue and believable characters who didn't tremble before the weight of his ego and weren't afraid to tell him how full of sh*t he was.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 30, 2009, 08:53:34 PM
I just rewatched it today.  I gotta say, I really liked it, moreso than I did back when I first saw it.

I've never been able to find issues of the comic, so I can't say it's strictly adhering to it, outside of using characters from the book.

But, on the whole, I don't think it's as TERRIBLE as people make it out to seem.  And I gotta say, Lea Thompson was smoking for this flick.  I was like, "Mrs. McFly? Hot? In panties?" 


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: GIANT CLAW Jr on July 08, 2009, 12:53:49 AM
Can anyone remener the name of the planet HOWARD came from? a planet of intellegent ducks


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: HarlotBug3 on July 21, 2009, 02:39:46 PM
It's really impossible NOT to be funny when reviewing this movie (check out the Nostalgia Critic's review). It's what the 1980s deserved. It's what any film buff must endure.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 21, 2009, 07:03:33 PM
I still don't think it's that terrible. 

And I like it way more than ANYTHING else George Lucas has done.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: venomx on July 22, 2009, 10:06:50 AM
Duckworld.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: hellbilly on July 22, 2009, 11:04:22 AM
One of the few bad movies from the 80s I can't get into. God knows I tried many times though. I do like the soundtrack however.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Mikki on July 29, 2009, 02:39:27 PM
How come you missed out the "RANDOM GRATUITOUS DUCK BREAST SHOT!" when Howard is being sucked out of his appartment and there is the lady duck having a bath? :]


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 30, 2009, 02:29:34 PM
How come you missed out the "RANDOM GRATUITOUS DUCK BREAST SHOT!" when Howard is being sucked out of his appartment and there is the lady duck having a bath? :]

Indeed, which renders this film totally unsuitable for kids. (Well, there's probably more reasons!)  :lookingup: :teddyr:


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: endwar on August 28, 2010, 03:10:08 AM
what, no mention of the duck tits? :question: :question: :question: :question:


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: CalrissianFoxxSteele on November 10, 2011, 02:05:35 AM
I used to watch this movie ALOT when I was a kid. I like the Duck Tits shot and every time I really hoped that lea Thompson would be nude sometime...never happened though. No matter how many times I watched it.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: bob on November 13, 2011, 12:43:04 AM
this movie is proof George Lucus lost his marbles before thinking Jar Jar Binks was a good idea


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: claws on November 13, 2011, 02:18:29 AM
this movie is proof George Lucas lost his marbles before thinking Jar Jar Binks was a good idea

Word.

Each to their own, but it amazes me how many people love and have fond memories of watching Howard the Duck. I'm always like "did I see a complete different movie?".


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: ChunkeeOne on December 23, 2011, 02:57:19 AM
Love this movie! You said it all so I don't have to... I think I even still have a Howard the Duck trading card somewhere. :thumbup:

One thing though... I thought it was cotton pajamas that cause the dangerous combustible friction?? Heard it's so bad that you can be completely incinerated.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Felicity on October 15, 2015, 02:45:16 AM
Love it or hate it? I have mixed feelings. Thereís a lot to love about this movie but when the whole thing is over it just seems tiresome and mediocre. Itís a conflicted experience.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Dark Alex on October 15, 2015, 02:50:40 AM
Does the Howard easter egg at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy mean another movie is being planned at some point?


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on October 22, 2015, 06:52:12 PM
Does the Howard easter egg at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy mean another movie is being planned at some point?

Could be? Despite all the hate the original movie got. Despite its relatively low return at the box office. The original film, or, at least, the character does have his fans.
Though, before we get a film starring Howard, he'll probably get another cameo in "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2," which is scheduled for a 2017 release. And, of course, Howard was the first Marvel comics character to appear in a theatrical film. What might have been, if after this film, the powers that be decided to make no more films starring characters from the Marvel comics.


Title: Re: Howard the Duck
Post by: Parralax view on May 17, 2016, 04:12:52 PM
I guess at the time the Marvel Universe was just a silly kids comic book.  It would have been helpful to explain who Howard actually was. However, it was worth sitting through Jeffery Jones' completely annoying monster self and all the stupid golfcart shinanagins, just to see Lea in a nighty having done the deed with Howard....