Featuring the voices of Adam Shaftoe, Matt Leaver, and Stephen King.

I’m not sure who this Stephen King guy thinks he is, but I’m certain I won’t come to regret passing on doing an interview with him.

In this the thirtieth episode of the Page of Reviews Podcast, my assistant “editor” Matt Leaver returns for a review of the 1987 cinematic masterpiece, G.I. Joe: The Animated Movie.

Though a critical dissection of such a plainly terrible movie isn’t exactly hard, it is certainly entertaining. It also prompted an unrecorded RiffTrax style viewing of The Last Starfighter after the podcast, as well as plans to try and do a podcast review of Naked Lunch. I suspect a Naked Lunch podcast would have a total run time of fifteen minutes and consist mostly of me saying, “What the hell did I just watch?” Still, the attempt could be fun if nothing else.

But the bigger question is this, if Matt and I try to do our own version of Mystery Science Theatre, possibly conscripting another mutual friend in for the fun, what movie should we do?

Topics under discussion for this podcast include

– Nostalgia value vs actual value of GI Joe

– Youth culture and GI Joe

– Race in GI Joe and constructions of “The Other”

– A discussion on the ideal length of an action movie

– Millennial “entitlement” and 80s cartoons

– Matt and Adam admit they have no idea what Naked Lunch is supposed to be about

– Cobra-La and Lovecraft

Theme music: Bionic Commando stage 4 (Dale vs Wray mix) (NecroPolo) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0