The fun of having a little toddler in your life is that you can revisit all the kids films that you use to love,enter Howard the duck,a movie I may have watched more than dozen times as a kid.
I know it’s known as a flop but it was created for children (in my opinion under ten) and as a kid I remember laughing and feeling scared at all the action on-screen, fast forward thirty years and my enjoyment is somewhat limited, although watching a sarcastic duck is always gonna be a winner in my eyes.
The film is filled with cheesy lines (duck & human), I think if I watched it as a child now I would enjoy it, but then again I don’t think this type of film would compete with the likes of Toy story so I guess it will have to stay a classic in my own childhood 🙂
Quotes from the film
Howard T. Duck: That’s it, no more Mr. Nice Duck.
Howard T. Duck: [to Bev] Of all the alleys in the world I could have fallen into that night, why did it have to be yours?
I do my best to avoid animation, if it’s on TV I might watch 10-15 minutes, then I realise I’m an adult siting alone watching a cartoon. There will come a time when it’s appropriate to watch animation, that when the child your looking after finds the going tough in Pulp Fiction!
There is one form however that I do have time for and that the plasticine form, I’ve watched the making of these movies and it amazes me the time they have to put just to make an eye blink, never mind making them walk and talk.
The movie was whole lot of fun, the characters are always lovable even the baddies. It’s a genre that you don’t really need to read about when it’s about to be realised, you can just stick it on and relax, “it courses no harm too anyone”. Your inner child can come and play for 90 minute and you can play the who’s who with the voices. These movies always have a list as big as your arm when it comes to celebs, and here is no different. This may actually be Hugh Grant’s finest performance to date, he show he has range in his voice rather then that snuffling winey British accent he’s so keen on using in everything he does.
My favourites were Peg Leg Hastings Voiced by Lenny Henry (British TV Comedian) and The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate voiced by Ashley Jensen (Extras).
There are plenty of giggles to be founds here, there is one involving the elephant man that had me in stiches.
“We are Pirates; now give us your score”