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.
Sky High - The Get Together
Ok, this isn't an official review, this one's just for fun. Let me explain. This comic is a direct answer to a comic done by Tom Brazelton over at Theaterhopper.com.. Tom and I, as well as the other web comic giants featured here (Zach Miller and Mitch Clem) in addition to a slew of other people, all attended a screening of Sky High while we were in Chicago for Wizard World.
Tom and I have similar rituals in that we like to include in our strips the people we've seen the movie with. Especially on occasions when it allows us to show our web comic brothers, and show a little support. Believe me, when I found out I would actually be in Theater Hopper, a comic I've read and been inspired by for nearly two years, I was thrilled. And leaving Chicago I knew I would want to include the same group in my comic, in some form.
Driving home (13 hours) it occurred to me that Tom's strip would hit a couple of days before mine. And that it would be funny if it were the same experience. Obviously I couldn't do the same joke, but if I took it, and made it my own, THAT would be funny. After all, if we all saw the movie together we would have had the same experiences. And even though Tom obviously never flew, if we willingly accept his comic as the experience, and he ACTUALLY flew, how could that not be the topic I focused on. People so rarely fly these days. So I did my own take on it, and I got the chance to make Tom look crazy. BONUS!
And I had less script to write ? DOUBLE BONUS!
Truthfully I owe these three creators a huge amount of thanks. Not only did they help to make Wizard World Chicago 2005 one of the best cons for me, but also for the past year they have been an enormous source of inspiration and support for me and Digital Pimp. Whether it's just linking, or advice, each has stepped up and become a true friend. Zach, Mitch, Tom. Thank you. If there's anything I can ever do to pay you back. Just say it.
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So I also resigned while doing this that it would be my homage to the get together and not Sky High. While I did not love the movie, it does deserve it's own attention that shouldn't get distracted by my gushing. So there will be a Sky High review going up in a couple of days, as well as one for Stealth which I saw a few weeks ago with Brandon. I assure you. Two movies where I enjoyed the company more then the actual movie.
A minor thing here. I have added Joe Loves Crappy movies to the Web Comic List. If you would be so kind as to vote you will see a picture of Jimmy, Kleptobot, and Fletcher (From Theater Hopper, Joe and Monkey, and Nothing Nice to Say respectively) enjoying a movie. SUPPORT JLCM!
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