Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000)
Watched March 26, 2009
Tromaville's favorite hideously deformed monster hero of superhuman size and strength is back to fight his doppelganger, to save mentally retarded children and to save his wife's baby.
If you like Troma or the Toxic Avenger series, you're sure to like this one. If you don't like Troma, then this sure won't change your mind.
I can't understand why some horror fans dislike Troma. From what I've seen from them, their films are pretty amazing. Sure, there's no real redeeming value at all to them. The special effects suck, the acting sucks, and they have plot holes the size of Texas. But, do I care? No. Because when you sit down to watch a Troma film, you know you're going to have fun. Especially if they are actual Troma productions, and not just being distributed by Troma. Because "Blades" sucked and that was a Troma distributed film. But, if Lloyd Kaufman directed it, it's pretty much guaranteed to be fun as hell.
And "Citizen Toxie" is no exception. The film is as politically incorrect as humanly possible. It has mentally retarded children getting shot in mass amounts, man-whores, monster rape, the KKK, drunken kabuki men, and more. Not to mention the massive amounts of gore and nudity. It's pretty damn great.
The gore is great, and there are plenty of smashed heads, disembowelments, exploding monster penises and face peelings to keep even the biggest gorehound happy. And if you're in the mood for gratuitious sex and nudity, boy, do I have the film for you. I think there was actually too much nudity, because I don't think nudity should be the main point of a horror film, but, hey, that's only my opinion.
The movie's also hilarious. The other superheroes in the film are amazing. From Master-Bater, the half-rapper, half-sex offender, to Dolphin Man, all of the superheroes are pretty damn funny, and it's a shame that many of them don't have that much screen time. Especially Lardass, The Toxic Avenger's sidekick for the first 15 minutes of the movie. The parts with him were among the funniest. Any superhero that fights with sausage nunchucks is amazing.
Unfortunately, there's a good amount of the jokes that just suck. Toilet humor just isn't that funny, and "Citizen Toxie" has so much toilet humor, you'd think it was made by second graders. If they would have cut out the toilet humor, in exchange for some more really good gags, I think "Citizen Toxie" might have even surpassed the original "Toxic Avenger".
As it stands right now, however, the original is, in my opinion, much better, and is by far the best in the series. I'd say "Citizen Toxie" is the 2nd best though. The 3rd one is god-awful, but I actually really liked the 2nd one. I give "Citizen Toxie":
4 out of 5 chainsaws (VERY GOOD, SEE IT)