It seems like George Lucas was only a creative genius between the years 1977 and 1983, because since '83 he’s been turning out one dreadful film after another. We get that he was only a producer on this awful adaptation of Marvel Comics’ Howard the Duck, but that doesn’t excuse the fact that the whole film was basically a ploy to show off what his special effects company, ILM, could do with puppets. But no one should be surprised that the end result was so terrible because, apparently, goofy dialogue and unfunny humor are elements that Lucas crams into all of his crappy films post-The Empire Strikes Back.