The Toxic Avenger (DVD)

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The Toxic Avenger (DVD)

One moment Melvin's a 90 pound weakling, and the next -- with a little help from some toxic waste -- he's THE TOXIC AVENGER! Now Melvin's in shape to ...

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Review of "The Toxic Avenger (DVD)"

published 14/07/2006 | lemons89
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Pro Troma film,GOOD low budget film
Cons No special features on the dvd apart from a photo gallery
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"The Toxic Avenger.. Troma Style"

A young, weedy teenager by the name of Melvin works at the Tromaville health club, cleaning with his dirty mop.
Melvin scores a 'date' with a popular blonde prep from the health club at 7pm in the locker-room, that's good for Melvin because he's got to clean the toilets around then!!
Tromaville hi-tox chemical waste disposal inc. carrying open-top barrels of chemical waste pulls up directly outside the tromaville health club.
Melvins date is going well for Melvin and the thought of going down to the pool with the blonde prep gets him excited, unfortunallity for Melvin the blonde prep has an idea, the blonde prep just loves the colour pink and pulls out a pink tu-tu- for him to wear.Melvin comes down to the pool in his outfit and of course .. his trusty mop!
The lights are turned out and Melvin ends up kissing a goat making him the laughing stock of the pool! Melvin runs away, ends up falling out of a window and into the toxic waste and here a transformation from Melvin into the Toxic Avenger occurs.
As the Toxic Avenger, Melvin is no longer a weedy teenager but an ugly but super strong superhero.
Melvin finds a girlfriend, who thank goodness for him, is blind so things are looking up for Melvin and eventually seeks revenge on the preppy jocks that made him into the Toxic avenger and wipes out the fiorces of evil within Tromaville.

This is a great film from the Troma gang, the b movie masters give underground movies a name to be proud of.The lack of special effects shows great effort with hand made cheesy effects, which is something to admire . These days all we see is computer generated, pardon my French..but..crap.So I like comming bakc to these types of films and taking an interest on how much work goes into pulling off good hand made effects.

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  • Jamesconnolly75 published 26/07/2006
    Been a long time since I heard anyone mention the Toxic Avenger - takes me back to my youth - nice review ;-)
  • Mister.Shades published 15/07/2006
    These troma films aint for everybody but I love em. Good review
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One moment Melvin's a 90 pound weakling, and the next -- with a little help from some toxic waste -- he's THE TOXIC AVENGER! Now Melvin's in shape to get back at all the creeps who have ever tormented him. So those bad guys had better watch out... because Melvin's got superpowers beyond their imagination.


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