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Its always a problem to review a Troma movie. Troma is a genre unto
and you can't compare their movies to what everyone else is doing. They
have their own rules and esthetics... and going by those, this is the best
film to come out of Troma in years!
Without doubt, this is the most over-the-top, all-out assault on good taste Troma's put out. They even had the good idea to include an apology for Toxic Avenger Parts II & III. The movie is overloaded with gore, sex, breasts, political incorrectness, breasts, sex, lesbians, transsexuals, mutant superheroes... and did I mention sex, breasts and gore?
Yes, it has no socially redeeming value whatsoever. Its Troma. It's not supposed to. If you're a Troma fan, see it. If you're not, you probably won't like it. Unless you do.
The screening I saw was just this past weekend at the Renegade Film Festival in St. Petersburg, FL. The copy was an advanced screening, and according to the festival promoters the editing on the film was completed just in time for the festival, so I don't know how people were seeing this months ago or why the date listed is 1999 on here...
citizen toxie made my heart swell up with joy and pride and almost made me forget my stomach's severe cries of indigestion... but thats what you get for sneaking in celery-flavored soda into a movie theatre, right?
when the troma school for the very special is attacked by a creepy murderous infant-gang... toxie if off to save the day! somehow... dum da dum da... he is sucked into some crazy vortex-inter-dimensional land of amortville! tromaville's opposite! but how can toxie get back and make all right with the world?! and who is noxie?! you gotta watch it and find out... you wont be disappointed!! siiigh... theres just something about the toxic avenger that is just ultimately sexy and thrilling and rock-star glamorous. now go get yer paws on a copy!
The unrated version that is (the "R" version sucks really bad). This has
be one of Troma's most offensive, yet, most hilarious films ever. I crack
everytime I watch it. From Lardass (the funniest charactor in the whole
movie, I wish he was in there more) to Kabukiman (both evil and "good"
Kabukiman) to Tito the Retarded Rebel. Definitely not for the whole
Only for those with a very sick sense of humor. But in the words of Evil
Kabukiman, "I can't pass this up!"
ACTION SAUSAGE NUNCHUCKS!!! DELI STYLE!!!
Thats not saying much, since I havent seen part 3, but man, this movie is
awesome. From the opening where they apologize for the horrible part 2&3,
the ending where Toxie gets p***ed at Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD(I wont say why,
youll have to see the movie).
The gist of it is: While saving the Tromaville school for the very special, Toxie accidently gets sent to Amortville(the exact opposite of Tromaville), and Noxie(Toxies oppisote) gets sent to Tromaville. Thats just the tip of the iceberg as many many more things happen, including a cameo by the original Melvin Mark Torgl.
Now onto my review. This movie is awesome, Terror Firmer was kick ass, but this movie is funnier in every area then Terror Firmer was(though Terror Firmer was grosser). One of the things you can always count on Troma to do is to have social messages hidden in there films(yes its true, they do). From Abortion to violence in the media, this movie has a lot of hidden social messages. David Mattey does very good as both Toxie and his evil doppleganger Noxie, I hope he's asked back for Toxie part 5(if there is one, heres hoping), this movie is also filled with many spoofs of recent movies as well as real life situations. From Star Wars Episode 1, to the Matrix, and covering real life. The Columbine massacre and the dragging of the black man in Texas(those latter two instances may offend a few). Of course a Troma film is't complete without lots and lots of gore and Citizen Toxie does not disapoint either, although the copy I was watching is not quite finished so the sound was not quite up to par, but that will be fixed once it comes out. Also that really kickass Toxic Avenger song from the trailer was absent from the film so I hope that gets put in as well. Also Corey Feldman does appear in a rather humorous scene as Sarah's personal Doctor.
I can see how some people may not like this film due to the fact Troma Movies are an acquired taste. With that said, Citizen Toxie is one of the best independant films I have seen to date. It's a classic horror comedy with a superhero twist. Nudity, gore, and violence. Whats not to like? In my opinion, director Llyod Kaufman gave fans of the series what they had wanted for years. After Toxie II and III (which were suppose to be one movie but due to its length was made into two) this movie is a welcome return to what made the first Toxic Avenger an instant cult classic.
I tried to visualize what a story meeting for this would be like.
"Let's think of everything you CANNOT put in a movie these days...and DO IT!" (applause and agreement) However extreme your humor tastes might be...this will STILL make you squirm. This makes TEAM America look like Davey and Goliath.
If you have a total, annoying, political correctness extremist acquaintance, you can exact a satisfying revenge by screening this for him or her that might put an end to your relationship. And, be sure to read through the final credits. Perhaps the most creative laugh is contained therein (look for "famous movie lines").
Any film that casts Ron Jeremy as a religious town mayor must be worth a look. I hope Troma stays well. There's room for their brand of humor. Without extremes, we'd never know where the "middle" is.
Citizen Toxie is, without a doubt, the finest Troma film to date. Lloyd
Kaufman and the Troma team managed to make a sequel to a twenty year old
movie that is not only more succesful than the original, but has a lesser
budget to boot. The Toxic Avenger has never looked better on screen, the
acting, while often intentionally corny, fits the movie perfectly, and the
script is comedic genius. Now, to see all this, it is imperative to not
off put by the gallons of gore, extreme sexuality, and the lengths at
the makers go out of their way to be politically incorrect.
Which brings us to a very controversial subject. Many people have bashed this movie, aside from given remarks such as "idiotic", "lowbrow", and "tasteless". Many people claim this film to be racist, and they are serious when they say this. To see someone brand this offensive, but harmless, piece of art racist truly makes me sad. If anybody took the time to learn anything about the production of this movie, or the people involved making it, such claims would never be vocalized or even thought. The scene in question involves an african-american gentlemen being dragged behind a pickup truck, and is also based upon an actual event. The villain of the picture is the one commiting this act against humanity, as villains in most movies do. Who saves him? Toxie, the hero of the film who fights crime, and is eternally trying to end violence.
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger 4 is a landmark in independant films. Anyone who takes movies too seriously may not get it though, so it is advised to know what you're getting into: This film is crude, revolting, offensive, politcally incorrect, violent, and nothing short of amazing. However, that last one would not apply if the first Toxic Avenger, another minor masterpiece, did not exist. If none of the above descriptions bother you, rent (or better yet, BUY), the original Toxic Avenger and Citizen Toxie. You'll have a great time, guaranteed.
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I made the mistake of renting the r-rated version and watching that. I absolutely hated it. There was absolutely no gore! None! And i had heard that this was one of the bloodiest films ever made. I was puzzled. Then, my friend bought the unrated directors cut. I watched it and I absolutely loved it. It was hilarious and was definitely one of the bloodiest films i've seen, right up there with Dead Alive. There was also lots more nudity and sex, including a couple of lesbian sex scenes. The movie starts of with the diaper mafia holding the Tromaville school for the very special hostage. Toxie then gruesomely kills them all, but a bomb goes of and he is taken to another dimension, which is the exact opposite of Tromaville. Toxies evil opposite, the Noxious Offender, is then taken to tromaville, and begins killing all the citizens. The characters are all hilarious, my favorite being Tito the Retarded Rebel. Watch for the two Toxie fetuses fighting the womb with mops, and also the scene in which Toxie is in heaven. Hilarious. 9/10
I had a difficult time reviewing this movie.
On the one hand, it was another opportunity to see Debbie Rochon.
On the other hand, I would have liked to see her in something else.
On one hand, I have to cheer for a movie that includes a role that I can actually play. Lardass rules!
On the other hand, I really got grossed out when the diaper gang guy pooped in his pants. Yech! On one hand, I can certainly cheer a superhero that takes breaks to have sex with his wife (Heidi Sjursen).
On the other hand, I am deeply offended at the multiple uses of the "R" word for the developmentally disabled. I consider that as offensive as the "N" word.
One one hand, I like Dolphin Man, The Vibrator, Masterbater, Sgt. Kabukiman and Mad Cowboy. That's some interesting superheros.
On the other hand, the are some really outrageous scenes in this movie that will certainly be offensive to many.
On the one hand, Tromas TV was hilarious.
On the other hand, this movie, while outrageous, was no worse than watching Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, so I'll give it the same rating.
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The sick demented humor of Troma has reared its ugly head again to give us
the 4th and best installment in the Toxic Avenger series. Some fellow
reviewers who obviously don't understand horror movies and decide to
critique every single movie in the genre as "sick and repulsive" are
that the family section is on the other side of the video store and the
boys and girls are free to watch these sick movies because we love it and
don't care what the snobby critiques of family values and critical
examinationators of film care.
*possible spoilers* Citizen Toxie is a Troma masterpiece next to Terror Firmer. Claiming the 2nd and 3rd films in the installment didn't exist and that this is the real sequel lets the viewer know this is going to be a ride and it is. When the Diaper Mafia holds the special school for retards hostage Toxie comes in to save the day blowing up the school and sending him into an alternate reality in Tromaville's alternate Amortville. In Tromaville the Noxious Offender Toxie's evil version of himself goes on a violent killing spree in Tromaville and builds up a crime empire.Meanwhile the mayor played by Ron Jeremy esembles the cast of heroes Dolphin Man (pretty useless since theres no ocean),Master Bator , The Vibrator , Mad Cowboy , and of course a drunken Sgt Kabukiman NYPD. In Amortville Toxie is tagged along with two of the tards from Tromaville Tito the Retarded Rebel and Sweety Honey who team up with Chester (Joe Fleishaker) who sends him back to battle with the Noxious Offender who is busy knocking up Sarah who becomes pregnant with an evil baby and a good baby who have a in the womb fetus fight. This is the best in the series by far..even better than the first in my opinion and should be loved by horror fans and Troma fans of course..the greatest
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