The New Toxic Avenger Is Stupid In All the Best Ways


No matter how much you know about

The toxic Avenger or you will be able to predict what is going to happen. The phrase “The Toxic Avenger” says it all. Someone is avenging, and they are toxic. Is it literal? Figurative? What does it matter? This isn’t serious. It’s going to be very, extremely stupid. First FandomsBased on a beyond-offensive, beyond-disgusting, 1984 cult classic of the same name, The Toxic Avenger follows a janitor named Winston (Peter Dinklage) struggling to make ends meet after his wife dies, leaving him with a stepson named Wade (Jacob Tremblay). Winston, a janitor, is diagnosed with terminal illness and his evil employer (Kevin Bacon) refuses to pay for the treatment. Winston fights back, but is fatally injured. The body of Winston is thrown into a vat full of toxic waste. You know what follows. He emerges bigger, stronger but horribly deformed. Nevertheless, he’ll stop at nothing to make his stepson proud of him and maybe rid his town of the evil corporate assholes along the way.Dinklage pre ToxieImage: Legendary

t’s the perfect metaphor for the film: same as the original, but with more complexity.Once Winston becomes the Toxic Avenger, Blair doesn’t shy away from showing what he looks like as the creature (even if the early marketing is doing exactly that). The look is similar to the original–

eyes in different places, weird burns and marks on the skin, but now it’s much more vibrant, colorful, and tactile, y
ou can even see the puss bubbling on his face. This sets the mood for the upcoming action in which Winston uses a super-powered mop, to rip his victims apart like butter with a chainsaw. It’s gross, but also funny because of how unrealistic it gets. It’s very gross, but also very funny because of how unrealistic it gets.The look in Bacon’s eyes says everything.Image

: LegendaryPlus, the action is almost always in service of something. Winston wants Wade to accept Winston for who he really is. It’s over the top and raw. This adoration is a constant throughout the story, and it adds enough warmth to make the story interesting, no matter how ridiculous. Kevin Bacon plays the villainous corporate leader of his dreams with charisma and just a sprinkle of realism to balance things out. Dinklage also gives a memorable, dramatic performance. He transforms Winston from a nervous, afraid man to a confident hero. He comes alive when he’s Toxie but the human heart of him is always in there.

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The look in Bacon’s eyes says everything.

All the while, T
he Toxic Avenger knows exactly what it is and what it’s doing. It is irreverent, gross and hilarious and uses all the tools it can to do so. The sound design is a good example, with a Greek chorus of jokes that runs throughout. Elijah Wood plays an Igoresque henchman for Bacon’s character. The writing is also very funny, and is not afraid to take a tangent that is completely unrelated, as long as it is humorous. The result is almost exactly what someone hoping to see a film called The toxic Avenger

hopes for, and maybe a little better. You can still enjoy the film for its gooey violence and gross humor if you don’t know its history. You can see how Blair has stripped out all the bad and problematic elements and retained its distinctive, memorable Troma-tone, as well as many callbacks and Easter eggs. If none of this sounds interesting, then you’ll almost certainly dislike everything that the film represents. It was designed that way. Even if that’s the case, the fact that this version features big-name actors who all seem to be having fun along the way might help. The Toxic Avenger was the world premiere of Fantastic Fest 2023. The release date is not known. Check out when to expect the latest Marvel

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