Originally Posted by Waaaaaaaalt
Have you seen this lately? Like a year or 2 ago it was on Netflix streaming and wow was it terrible.
It's terrible if what you're looking for is anything close to the Wein/Wrightson run. I saw it at the right age on cable, so it gives me a warm fuzzy. It's fuckin' stupid, but you can tell Wes had fun making it. You want seriously, unenjoyably terrible, look no further than Return of the Swamp Thing.
I gotta say, too, and this is probably unpopular, but the Swamp Thing movie kind of shows what those Wein stories might've been like without Wrightson. I adore that run but if you look at it through halfway adult eyes it's really goofy monster-of-the-month stuff and its success is about 80% Wrightson and the mood he brought to it. The Batman TV show wasn't all that much goofier than what was happening in actual Batman comics in the '50s and early '60s, and the Swamp Thing movie isn't all that much goofier than pre-Alan Moore Swamp Thing comics, which was basically what Wes had to work with. By the time the sequel came out we'd had the Moore run, so there was really no excuse. I never saw the subsequent TV show or the cartoon, both of which, by most accounts, were so dumb they needed help putting their pants on the right way.