Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Toxic Avenger (1985)

3 / 5

Tagline: Melvin was a 90lb weakling until nuclear waste transformed him into...
Directed by: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Written by: Lloyd Kaufman
Actors include: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Prichard
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Length: 87 minutes
Banned: Finland, Singapore
Country: USA

Well obviously this one is a Troma release (most tend to be quite crappy), and while it's probably one of their better ones, it's far from great. It's about a mop boy named Melvin who works at a Health Club. He is taunted for being different until he falls into a vat of toxic chemical waste. Now he is a super hero and becomes a hero and so on... It's all just a little too stupid for my tastes, and I realize it was made intentionally with a sense of humor but I didn't do a heck of a lot of laughing. Still a bit of campy fun to be had (and moreso for a kid I think).

Availability:  On DVD

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