Sunday, March 2, 2008
Howard the Duck
Oh man, where do I begin? Ok, so Howard (the duck) comes to Earth by way of a laser beam in science experiment gone terribly wrong. He then rescues a rock star in distress named Beverly (played by the lovely Lea Thompson) from some goons and they become fast friends. This is really where the shenanigans begin because they must now must fight off the Dark Overlords that have invaded Earth and are after our hero, Howard (the duck). What happens next, you ask? well, to that I say "get yourself on Netflix and put it at the top of your queue!"
This movie, in my opinion is pretty brilliant. I would even go so far as to say it is one of the best films our good pal George Lucas has ever produced. I'll be honest and say I was pretty creeped out by the attraction that grows between Howard (the duck) and Beverly (the human). I mean, not only is he a duck, he's an alien duck and on top of that, he's a puppet. Lucky for you and me the movie is filled with hijinks and hilarity I mean c'mon, the duck smokes a cigar--hilarious.