In this episode of Flashback Flicks we review the 2ND MOVIE IN OUR FEBRUARY MEG-ATHON! The 1990 romantic(ish) comedy off-beat Fairy Tale Joe Versus The Volcano
Synopsis:A 1990 Romantic Comedy staring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (the first of three films they've done together). Hanks plays Joe Banks, a miserable everyman in a dead-end job with a Bad Boss. To make matters worse, Joe is diagnosed with a mysterious "brain cloud" that will kill him in six months. Enter an Eccentric Millionaire, who is trying to acquire the rights to a rare mineral on a South Pacific island. The natives will only give him the mineral rights if he finds a hero to Appease the Volcano God for them. The millionaire hires Joe, who agrees to jump into the volcano at the end of a month of living it up on an all-expense-paid voyage. Hilarity Ensues.
In this review we discuss production History of How "Joe Versus the Volcano" got made, our headcanon building upon the Tom Hanks Cinematic Universe, and we discuss liking the film despite not liking it. So quit your job, ask that person out that you've been too afraid to, and take a leap of faith as we review the movie! (Don't do any of those things if you plan on holding us responsible for the repercussions.)
Marshall: What kinda clothes do you got now? Joe: Well, I got the kinda clothes I'm wearing. Marshall: So, you got no clothes.
Mr. Waturi: But can he do the job. I know he can get the job but can he DO the job? I'm NOT arguing that with you. I'm not arguing that with YOU. I'm not ARGUING that with you. I'm not ARGUING that with you Harry! Harry... Harry... Yeah Harry... but can he DO the job. I know he can GET the job but can he do the job?
Luggage Salesman: This is our premier steamer trunk, it's all handmade, only the finest materials. It's even watertight, tight as a drum. If I had the need, and the wherewithal, Mr. Banks, this would be my trunk of choice. Joe Banks: I'll take four of them. Luggage Salesman: May you live to be a thousand years old, sir.
Siskel & Ebert - "Joe Versus The Volcano" (1990) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xjiHI1cK8k
Joe VS. The Volcano Fan Site: http://www.mindspring.com/~waponi/
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