Review: Howard the Duck

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

Now onto the review of Howard the Duck.

IMDB Rating: 4.7 / 10 Stars

Rotten Tomatoes: 13% Tomatometer, 38% Audience Score

Justin’s Rating: Burnt Popcorn


Joe’s Rating: Small Popcorn

Needless to say Joe favors the few fans who enjoy this movie while Justin and Dave agree with the masses that Howard the Duck belongs in the bargain bin.


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Review: National Lampoon’s Animal House

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.

IMDB Rating: 7.5 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 90%, Audience Score 89%

Dave’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Justin’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Medium Popcorn


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Review: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior *CERTIFIED MEDIUM POPCORN*

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?

IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 93%, AUDIENCE SCORE: 86%

Justin’s Review: Medium Popcorn

Joe’s Review: Medium Popcorn

Dave’s Review: Medium Popcorn

Based on the guy’s review this movie is certified *MEDIUM POPCORN*

REVIEW: Mad Max (1979)

Today’s Feature Presentation is Mad Max, starring Mel Gibson.


In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

The movie originally hit theaters on March 21, 1980, and made over 8.7 million worldwide.

The movie is Rated R for Violence, Language, Nudity.

Now… on to the review.

IMDB Rating: 6.9 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 90% Audience Score: 70%

Justin’s Rating: Small Popcorn

Dave’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Joe’s Review: Small Popcorn

The first Mad Max movie is in the books. Tune in next week as we review: Mad Max: The Road Warrior


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