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Friday, March 29, 2013

The Toxic Avenger (1984)

The Toxic Avenger is a terrible movie with over the top acting, crude humor, and bad special effects.  Yet, this is why so many people love it.  I must confess that on occasion I get a kick from films that fall into the "so bad it's good" category.  Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) and Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) come to mind.  But I must confess I'm not in love with The Toxic Avenger.  While I did chuckle on occasion, I found much of the film to be just god-awful.  [Nazi jokes never work for me with the exception of Mel Brooks' The Producers.]  

So, here's my challenge to everyone out there….Tell me why you love this film.  I want to be a believer but this one just doesn't do it for me.  Perhaps I need to see this with a group of friends and a keg of beer.  It just might improve my opinion of it.


For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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