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Never understood the hate..


I mean okay, everyone has an opinion. But nothing out there has made me change my mind of how awesome i think this film is.

Not one person has convinced me. I'm trying sooooo hard to be convinced, i just want to see WHY there is no love for this, but i can't.

Maybe i'm strange who knows. But it just seems a lot of critic just jumped on a bandwagon and made up some random hate for this film.

I'm not going to go on forever about how much i think this film rocks because i'd be here all night, but i can't see past that.

Now i love all the greats, Godfather, Shawshank, Pulp Fiction etc.. but still LOVE this.. maybe i'm more open minded about film choice than most of these so called professional critics who write anything it seems and collect the cheques.

Now Mr Lucas.. i've NEVER seen your Star Wars films and most likely never will but you sir, are a hero of mine for this movie alone. I salute you.

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I don't find the hate that hard to understand. This is a pretty atrocious film.

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Not a favorite movie of mine, but it's enjoyable for me to watch even now. It's ridiculous but at least it tries a little, more so than some other comic book movies. It's not like the premise of Howard the Duck is complex. A duck-like extraterstrial crash lands on Earth, meets a woman (who becomes his companion/girlfriend), and they go on wacky misadventures...which this film tries to emulate. Problem is, it needed to have more tongue-in-cheek humor and social commentary like the original comics had.

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"Not being made to win awards" does not mean something has to be done poorly.

That's another hipster denial excuse

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Really? What was done so poorly?

This is an Oscar next to all the garbage out there now thanks to "digital" film making and atrociously cheap CGI.

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I also love this movie, always have! Sure, the plot with dark lord is a bit thin, but the animation, Howard is - cool!

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It manages to be entertaining throughout, especially the scenes with Jeffry Jones as the Dark Overlord. Yet people who haven't seen it in 20 years will trash it and call it "too silly."

This is too silly? From the decade that gave the world Ninja Turtles, Alf, Small Wonder, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Date with an Angel, The Heavenly Kid, Splash, Mannequin, My Stepmother is an Alien, Short Circuit, Teen Wolf, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Goonies, Monster Squad, Buckaroo Banzai, Oh Heavenly Dog, Full Moon High, Zapped, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Man Who Wasn't There, All of Me, The Man with Two Brains, Weird Science, Morons from Outer Space, Batteries not Included, Cocoon, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Ghost Fever, Harry and the Hendersons, Cavegirl, Big, Vice Versa, Like Father Like Son, 18 Again, Walk Like a Man, Spaceballs, My Best Friend is a Vampire, Alien from LA, Beetlejuice, Earth Girls Are Easy, Ernest Saves Christmas, High Spirits, Vibes, Who Framed Roger Rabbitt, Bill & Ted, Erik the Viking, Teen Witch, My Mom's a Werewolf, Spaced Invaders, Martians Go Home!, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Weekend at Bernie's, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid... it should have been right at home.

Please forgive the mother of all run on sentences. I'm sure there's also no shortage of people who just want to get on the hating bandwagon; the Bedtime for Bonzo message boards are always full of people who don't sound like they've actually seen it.

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I mean okay, everyone has an opinion. But nothing out there has made me change my mind of how awesome i think this film is.

I like it. It was the '80s. When even bad movies were awesome. Other googies include TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie, also the much more famous COMMANDO, and highly underrated anime ROBOTECH: THE MOVIE.

Now Mr Lucas.. i've NEVER seen your Star Wars films and most likely never will

Wow. I've never known anyone to say that. Ever.


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i don't get the hate either, I think this movie is a massive achievment. The way it was build is fantastic. But I concede that it looks dumb, you know, it's like listening to a Nirvana guitar track, it looks simple... but you would fail trying to reproduce the same because it's more than having a stupid duck telling stupid words, you need the magic touch to make this movie happen. Most director would fail, but the magic touch of one filmmaker can transform a piece of crap into an enjoyable and rewatchable movie. It's in the details.

Apparently no oscar exist for that type of achievment. but it's an amazing movie for sure.

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lol at "massive achievement" TROLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Are you drunk, being ironic or talking about a different movie?

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