Howard the Duck (1986)
In an era where Marvel movies dominate the cinematic landscape, it’s challenging to recollect a time when the Marvel brand faced consistent setbacks. Howard the Duck serves as a stark reminder of such a misstep, with its ill-fated trajectory accentuated by an uncomfortably awkward love scene.
The cringe-worthy sequence unfolds as Lea Thompson’s character overtly pursues Howard the Duck in a sexual manner. Although Howard rebuffs these advances, the aftermath is tainted by Thompson’s character expressing her inability to resist Howard’s “animal magnetism.” While the film refrains from explicitly depicting the intimate act (thankfully), the mere mention of Howard’s peculiar allure induces regrettable flashbacks whenever our devices autocorrect a particular word to “ducking.”