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Blu-ray Review - Troma's War

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After finding success with "The Toxic Avenger" and "Class of Nuke 'Em High," Troma Entertainment decided to get serious with 1988's "Troma's War." At least as serious as director Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are willing to get while still clinging to fart jokes. Attempting to simulate political commentary in the midst of Troma-branded slapstick carnage, "Troma's War" emerges as a particularly confused production, lost somewhere between a need to play the entire movie as broadly as possible and a desire to communicate the fallibility of the military-minded 1980s, with Kaufman and Herz manufacturing a response to Regan's America that never gels as imagined. A loud, bloody, unfunny display of tastelessness, the picture has its moments of Troma-stamped shenanigans, but the overall effort is missing clarity of plot and a more devious display of satire. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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