..I was about 10 and wanted to see this in theaters but my mom refused based on the horrid reviews. Ffwd to when it finally came out in VHS and I remember really LIKING it. Wasn't making my favorite movies list, but I was entertained (then again, I was 10). I also loved the Commodore 64 game "Howard the Duck: Adventure On Volcano Island" so when I finally saw the movie I had an idea of what to expect.
Watching it right now on STARZ and..its bad, but not HORRIBLE. Has a quirky 80s charm and CERTAINLY not deserving of Worst Special FX at the Rasberry Awards!