In a new bi-monthly(Meaning twice a month. So many people get that wrong.) feature at WTBT we are going to explore an older movie that has not gotten it's due. These by no means are Oscar worthy films, but they should be remembered in our pop culture history. The first movie to be reviewed will be Howard the Duck.
Howard the Duck was made by George Lucas in his first non-Star Wars/Indiana Jones movie. Although he did not direct or write it was seen as his failure. There was a pretty solid cast with Lea Thompson and her big 80's hair as the heroine and Jeffrey Jones fresh off his Ferris Bueller fame as the villian. It also had Tim Robbins as a geeky guy.
The plot of the movie was that Howard was mistakenly beamed from his home planet to Cleveland and now needs to help save the Earth from the Dark Overlords of the Universe. It had some really cool 80's special effects as it was worked on by ILM. The dialogue had a ton of duck related puns. Howard read Playduck and knew how to fight using "Quack-Fu". The movie got a ton of bonus points for having Lea Thompson in her underwear a number of times during the movie. There was a ton of great comedy especially whenever Jeffrey Jones was trying to be the uber-villian. If you are bored one night this would be a great rental and you can end your night doing the DUCK.