NETFLIX Review: Howard The Duck (1986)

In this sci-fi comedy from executive producer George Lucas, Howard the Duck is an extra-terrestrial fowl who is accidentally beamed to earth by physicist Dr. Jenning (Jeffrey Jones) and his assistant Phil (Tim Robbins). The two go looking for Howard and find him in the home of Beverly Switzer (Lea Thompson), who was rescued by the interstellar duck from some mean-looking thugs. Beverly and Phil are friends, and when the government finds out about Howard, she helps Phil and Dr. Jenning hide him from the authorities until they can zap him back home. In the meantime, several wild chases and spectacular special effects keep the picture rolling along.

Not a good film by any means but I can see why its a cult classic. It’s incredibly original and for its time has great special effects and animatronic use.

It does have its charm and a good cast. Was fun seeing a young Tim Robbins and Lea Thompson in something other than Back To The Future.

Overall I rather liked it, it a certain charm that hit the right note with me.

2 Responses to “NETFLIX Review: Howard The Duck (1986)”
  1. So this is so bad it’s good?

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