OK, I had certain prejudices against this film. The DVD stayed for about seven years on a shelf before I dared to watch it. But there are also some movies by Angelopoulos and Pasolini I should have seen a long time ago on the same shelf. So it's not a personal aversion against George Lucas that was at stake here. I believe it was the title of the film that was so infantile. Anyway I saw 'Howard'. Already forgotten.
Every film fanatic has a past and I suppose this is mine. Certain films we see when we are young and impressionable mark us for good or for ill. Saw this back in the day with my mom. To my unsophisticated, pre-teen eyes the film was a hoot. Although, I can also understand why people are kinda horrified by it now. The general irreverence of the whole misbegotten enterprise still appeals to my perverse sense of humor.
The 80's.... a magical time when movies with Duck Tits and Duck Condom jokes could be rated PG. The more I think about it, it's really strange that Lea Thompson is in one movie where she wants to fuck her son, and another movie where she wants to fuck a duck... and both of them have killer guitar solos.
Being pretty much what you can call a "Marvel's fanboy" (it depends, but still), this one, altough being the first Marvel's official movie adaption, isn't acceptable. It tries to cover up the very difficult (or even "unachievable") task to adapt the comics to a live-action movie with its campy - yet poor - humor but it continuously fails.