Love crappy movies but are too ashamed to admit it? Are you a big Rob Schneider fan but you're tired of being burned? Not sure if you want to waste your money on the same old movie? That's why you have Joe.
Joe Loves Crappy Movies is by Joseph Dunn. Joe willingly goes to see the very worst that Hollywood has to offer. Whenever a crappy movie comes out Joe will be there to see it, make fun of it, and actually review it. Nothing is safe, and nothing is sacred. From the big budget action disasters to the low brow fart based comedies, to anything starring Martin Lawrence? Joe will tear it apart.
With each entry you'll get not only a comic poking fun at the movie, but also a detailed review. Joe's not educated in film or cinematography or acting, he's just a guy that draws comics and likes movies. So if you're looking for the everyman perspective and a little joke in comic form... you're in the right place.
Good morning and happy Avengers week. Today I have a guest strip from all-around awesome guest-stripper Justin Castaneda who should be no stranger around these parts. He has the perfect ability to offer up a guest strip when I need it the most. And he has the good grace to send with it a write-up! Now that you’ve enjoyed his guest strip please enjoy his thoughts on it and please be sure to scroll down and enjoy his credits too! Show him some love by clicking those links!
“Hi movie fans,
I hit up Joe a few weeks back about posting a comic strip in response to Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles. Then I got really busy the entire month of April with a kickstarter campaign, C2E2, and a San Diego trip and didn't have time to draw it up. Since then, the reaction to Michael Bay's decision to make our beloved heroes in a half shell have an alien origin has died down. Well, I still wanted to do the strip because I didn't want to pass up an opportunity to draw Krang and I thought it was a funny idea that Joe would really dig. (Let's hope he does)
In a world where everything is getting a sequel (Triplets?) or a remake (Total Recall!) I should have expected the turtles to get the treatment as well. So I have no idea why I was surprised by this...oh yeah that's right the whole "they are aliens" thing. I started to envision the possibilities of how awesomely bad this new movie could be and then I thought of this comic. It incorporates a lot of stuff I love: Alien, '80s Turtles, and the super hero comic Invincible. Have you picked up the Hardcover Volume 7? There's all kinds of guts and limbs being ripped open.
Sorry I got off topic....
Going back, I was pretty upset by this whole alien origin idea thinking Bay had destroyed everything I loved about TMNT. Eventually I got over it because I know that if this new movie ends up being utter trash (Transformers 2) I can just go back and watch the original movies. (Yes, even three.) THOSE were the films I grew up with and will always cherish.
I realized that this upcoming film isn't going to kill my memories of watching Secret of the Ooze over and over on VHS....unless of course, it's a Terminator. “
Big thanks to Justin and his perfect timing on this guest strip. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for me and I needed the boost. Especially with The Avengers descending upon us this weekend. Please say thanks to Justin by checking out his new book that the kickstarter campaign has made a reality. Thanks, guys.
Joe – The creator of the strip who has embraced giving crappy movies the chance they deserve. Like the majority of the cast he’s obsessed with boobs.
First Appearance - The Introduction
Yeo – Yeo is Joe’s wife and often the voice of reason in the strip. Having her act rational allows the rest of the cast to embrace being in a comic strip which primarily involves randomly punching people, interacting with fictional characters and talking about boobs. Yeo is smart, beautiful and way too good for Joe. Don’t tip her off.
First Appearance - Fever Pitch
Irv – Joe’s movie-going sidekick who’s always down for watching Jason Statham crescent moon kick some thug through a plate glass window and getting some drinks before after and during a Vin Diesel movie. Like the majority of the cast he’s obsessed with boobs.
First Appearance - Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
Agent 337 George Jones – A government Agent that took over for Joe after he was bad-mouthing President Bush in the V for Vendetta strip. George ran the show for over a month bring a much needed sense of patriotism and justice to both the strips and reviews. He eventually got too attached to his work, empathizing with Joe’s plight to give crappy movies a fair shake. In a way he came to love crappy movies as well and was pushed out of the position. He spiraled out of control and ended up in prison. His adventures will be told in the limited series JLCM Presents: 337 Locked Up which is set to début Christmas of 09.
First Appearance - V for Vendetta
Other Notable Appearances: Stay Alive, Ice age 2, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Slither, Here Comes Guest week, Let’s Go To Prison
Leonidas – The former king of Sparta who has traveled into the future and is having trouble coping with the modern times. Yelling loudly and kicking people into giant holes doesn’t really work the same way it did in the olden days. As time as gone by he’s adjusted but it’s a safe bet that he’s always one bad message away from throwing a spear through someone.
First Appearance - 300
Other Notable Appearances: Four Brothers, Strip# 300, The Golden Compass, Rambo, Untraceable, The Ladies of Max Paybe
Palpatine – Former Senator, Emperor of the Galactic Empire, Sith Lord... He shows up in the Joe Loves Crappy movies galaxy on occasion to let people know that they’re being stupid. No one’s really sure how he shows up in this universe but chances are it breaks all kinds of copywrite laws.
First Appearance - Episode III: The Dark Side
Other Notable Appearances: Four Brothers, Night Watch, Saw 3, Are We Done Yet
Slow Billy – Billy is a sweet kid but he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. If you’re watching him for the day be prepared to explain to him the plot of the movie or how popcorn works or, not so much where babies come from, but what babies are. He’s a complete moron.
First Appearance - Four Brothers
Other Notable Appearances: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Da Vinci Code, Vantage Point, Journey to the Center of the Earth
Kyle the Movie Snob – Be careful what fun facts about movies you tell your friends at a friendly gathering or in line for the latest blockbuster, because if you’re even slightly wrong, Kyle will be more than happy to let you know. He usually gets what’s coming to him though. Poor guy has cracked three ribs since joining the JLCM cast.
First Appearance - Ultraviolet
Other Notable Appearances: 16 Blocks, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Transformers, Journey to the Center of the Earth
Jean-Luc Picard – Another lawsuit waiting to happen is Jean Luc Picard who, towards the end of the strip’s first year, became the go-to background character. If there was ever a seat to fill or a random person to place wandering around in the background, nine times out of ten it was Picard. While Picard has crossed paths with Irv he and Joe have never met. Perhaps they will some day but for now just can an eye on the background.
First Appearance - The Producers
Other Notable Appearances: I’m not telling you, that’s no fun. It’ like Where’s Waldo – go find him!
Ice Cream Sandwich – Delicious and… deadly? Usually when you see someone eating an Ice Cream sandwich, someone else is experiencing a substantial amount of pain. Still, how nice is an ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day?
First Appearance - Saw IV
Other Notable Appearances: Bee Movie, Run Fatboy Run, Saw V