Monday, June 13, 2011

The Toxic Avenger (1984)

Links: TVTropes, Wikipedia, IMDB (5.9)

The infamous B-movie horror-comedy that put Troma Entertainment on the map. The Twenty Minutes With Jerks section at the beginning of the movie is at best dull and unfunny, up until Melvin is transformed into the title character, at which point it becomes an amusing but ultimately forgettable Troma splatterfest. Oh, and the movie gives off seriously weird and conflicting pro-gay/anti-gay vibes at times: among the town's upright citizens is a gay couple, but a fair number of the criminals beaten up by Toxie are Sissy Villains. Score: 2 stars out of 4.

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