On this episode the guys review/destroy the 1986 Action/Adventure Howard the Duck. This was Joe’s “Pick of the Week” and based on Dave’s observation this might be Joe’s last.
Based on the comic book character, Howard the Duck is suddenly beamed from Duckworld, a planet of intelligent ducks with arms and legs, to Earth, where he lands in Cleveland. There he saves rocker Beverly (Lea Thompson) from thugs and forms a friendship with her. She introduces him to Phil (Tim Robbins), who works at a lab with scientist Dr. Jenning (Jeffrey Jones). When the doctor attempts to return Howard to his world, Jenning instead transfers an evil spirit into his own body.
The movie was released in theaters on August 1, 1986.
The movie is rated PG for Foul language, violence, drug use, sexual content
The latest review from the Been There, Watched That team is National Lampoons’ s Animal House. This movie was Dave’s “Pick of the Week”.
When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on “Double Secret Probation” and secretly assigned Omega’s president (James Daughton) the task of having their charter revoked.
This comedy classic made it’s theatrical debut on July 28,1978.
In this installment of Been There, Watched That, we continue our adventure down the Mad Max path and watch “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”.
After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the post-apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders. Falling into an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo (Mike Preston), Max at first schemes to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group’s reluctant defender against the hulking Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless marauders.
The original box office release was May 21, 1982.
Let’s see how The Road Warrior ranked. Did it fair better or worse than the original?