The Toxic Avenger Film Details
Overview: Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.
Tagline: He was 98lbs. of solid nerd until he became…
Review: 1 you must like spoof & parody movies. There are endless details making this movie great. Its texture is not much different from A class/budget spoofs like police academy, naked gun, hot shots etc. this movie is an endless parody of movie clichès. Some people mistake targeted parody for poor acting. No way. I’m not saying it’s an A+ Hollywood rubbish colossal, yet during the first part of the movie ( the mop man weakling made fun of ), you clearly see facial expression, mimicks etc are over the top & purposefully so. This movie has scenes that are copied, borrowed or else identical in super budget A+ later movies. Ex when the mop man bathes into toxic waste: Joker from Batman movies, anybody? Ex when the monster hijacks a car with two villains, killing one and riding the other at full speed to his death: the crow, anyone? And when the car finally explodes & the monster is unarmed: Terminator anyone? The blind girl ( Maranda is very very pretty ) affair reminds of Ben the rock man from the fantastic 4 in some comics. the scene where the slutty bimbo teases the mopman to wear a ridiculous outfit to arouse her, only to trick him in front of a sheep with bra in front of everybody, so he runs away in shame with all the overly exaggerated gestures is a clear parody of many culprit “trauma scenes” from more famous movies. The moral is all those glossy & fancy morons poking fun at the nerdy mopman are in reality drug addicts, weirdos, killers, hit&run drivers, pimps, pushers etc; so in reality the “pathetic” mopman & the ugly monster are much better than those scumbags. There is gore but not much & anyways not enough to bother an adult. There are a few girls who’d belong to a porn flick, a sauna masturbation scene & the monster has sex too, but overall it isn’t more graphic than most cable TV crime movie; i’d say less. There is violence bar none: two weirdos cane an old lady to death; a dog is shot & the blind bimbo is almost raped (clockwork orange spoof ). There is also parody of more conventional items in superhero movies. Ex Batman hides in the bat caves; Superman in the north pole Fortress and the monster hides in a junkyard. When he gets the blues for being sick of mashing criminals, he & his girlfriend go hide in his favourite place: another dump. There you get a camping tent & she’s in bikini. The monster roars & that’s clearly an incredible Hulk spoof. To rescue hostages in a fast food, the monster faces criminals who are themselves a parody of the bad bunch: an horny Negro, a painted-face punk white and a third slick dressed white who faces the monster with some agility martial arts moves, etc. Again, parody of a bunch of clichés. The monster helps oldies cross the street; helps housewives open cookie jars (fun poked at conventional superheroes) I liked this movie very much. It’s a spoof; it’s a comedy. You can’t expect Orson Wells and Kenneth Branagh, yet the acting is not so poor as let believe. Watch it.
Country: United States
Duration: 82 min
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
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