Sci-Fi Comedy
Howard The Duck
Dir: Willard Huyck
Star: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins
Cert / Year: PG / 1986
Format: VIDEO

Wrenched from his living room, into an alternate universe, Howard T. Duck a new breed of hero, well a talking duck at least) crash lands on Earth, due to the experiments of token mad scientist Dr. Jenning (Jeffrey Jones). Endearing himself to luscious young rock chick Beverly (Lea Thompson), Howard tries to learn what caused his unexpected travel and how he can get home again. Oh yes, and in the process save the world.

Taken from the amusing comic book by Steve Gerber, this film is quite possibly the worst production that "Industrial Light & Magic" have ever been involved with. George Lucas was inexplicabily the Executive Producer for this pile of rubbish, which after seeing it, explains a lot about how the Phantom Menace could also be so bad. On the plus side, the film does have some amusing moments and some good eighties music, mainly courtesy of synth supremo Thomas Dolby. Other than that, the film is pretty awful. Definately not one to rush out to see, but if it is on television it is a mildly amusing watch.


Too groovy for Gravy, Too precious for Pate, He's Howard...The Duck

Rating: 1 out of 5

Reviewed by Logan Back Top Home