History Film / JoeVersusTheVolcano

20th Jun '16 9:16:20 AM hullflyer
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* {{Unobtainium}}: Boobaroo, the rare mineral that is a tremendous superconductor.

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* {{Unobtainium}}: Boobaroo, the rare mineral that is a tremendous superconductor. Though since the properties of the material are never relevant to the movie's plot, it's more of a {{Macguffin}} - it could have been a normal precious metal, gems, anything like that.
26th Jan '16 6:59:49 PM AnotherGuy
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* YouLookFamiliar: Meg Ryan plays three roles. {{Lampshaded}}: "Did I ever tell you that the first time I saw you, I felt I'd seen you before?"

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* YouLookFamiliar: Meg Ryan plays three roles. {{Lampshaded}}: Invoked: "Did I ever tell you that the first time I saw you, I felt I'd seen you before?"
26th Jan '16 6:59:23 PM AnotherGuy
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
-->'''Chief:''' I'm going now.
26th Jan '16 6:32:03 PM gallium
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* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: [[spoiler: The volcano god rejects Joe and Patricia and sinks the island]].
* [[{{Motif}} Arc Motif]]: The mysterious giant zig-zag symbol. It pops up throughout the film.
** For instance, on the giant logo of the SteamAndFlameFactory, on the sidewalk outside, on the trail up the side of the volcano, on the lightning that destroys the boat... Is it a volcano or a lightning bolt?
*** It's quite explicit in the film. It's the "crooked road" that Joe's been walking all his life.

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* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: [[spoiler: The volcano god rejects Joe and Patricia and sinks the island]].
* [[{{Motif}} Arc Motif]]: The mysterious giant zig-zag symbol. It pops up throughout the film.
** For instance, on the giant logo of the SteamAndFlameFactory, on the sidewalk outside, on the trail up the side of the volcano, on the lightning that destroys the boat... Is it a volcano or a lightning bolt?
*** It's quite explicit in the film. It's the "crooked road" that Joe's been walking all his life.
island.



* DeathByMaterialism: [[spoiler: According to the Waponi chief, his people have been seduced by orange soda (given to them by Graynamore), and now none of them are willing to sacrifice themselves to appease their volcano god. Since none of them jump, the volcano god destroys the island.]]

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* DeathByMaterialism: [[spoiler: According to the Waponi chief, his people have been seduced by orange soda (given to them by Graynamore), and now none of them are willing to sacrifice themselves to appease their volcano god. Since none of them jump, the volcano god destroys the island.]]



* EccentricMillionaire: Graynamore, [[spoiler: who's not as kind as he seems, making a perfectly healthy man commit suicide by making him think he has a fatal disease]].

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* EccentricMillionaire: Graynamore, [[spoiler: who's not as kind as he seems, making a perfectly healthy man commit suicide by making him think he has a fatal disease]].disease.



** [[spoiler: Patricia says she has last words too when she decides to jump with him, but she can't think of anything to say]].

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** [[spoiler: Patricia says she has last words too when she decides to jump with him, but she can't think of anything to say]].say.



-->[[spoiler: '''Joe:''' I have... a brain cloud. ''(dramatic musical strike)'']]
-->[[spoiler: '''Patricia:''' A brain cloud... what ''is'' a brain cloud?]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Joe:''' Well, it's a ... ''({{beat}})'' ... well, maybe I should have gotten a second opinion.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Patricia:''' You mean you were diagnosed with something called a brain cloud and didn't ask for a ''second opinion''?! What are you, a hypochondriac or something?]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''Joe:''' -->'''Joe:''' I have... a brain cloud. ''(dramatic musical strike)'']]
-->[[spoiler: '''Patricia:'''
strike)''
-->'''Patricia:'''
A brain cloud... what ''is'' a brain cloud?]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Joe:'''
cloud?
-->'''Joe:'''
Well, it's a ... ''({{beat}})'' ... well, maybe I should have gotten a second opinion.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Patricia:'''
opinion.
-->'''Patricia:'''
You mean you were diagnosed with something called a brain cloud and didn't ask for a ''second opinion''?! What are you, a hypochondriac or something?]]something?



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: The Waponis. It's strongly implied that since none of the natives were brave enough to pick from one of their own, the Volcano God rejected the replacements and destroyed the island instead.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: The Waponis. It's strongly implied that since none of the natives were brave enough to pick from one of their own, the Volcano God rejected the replacements and destroyed the island instead.]]



* {{Motif}}: The mysterious giant zig-zag symbol, symbolizing the "crooked road" that Joe's been walking all his life. It pops up throughout the film--on the giant logo of the SteamAndFlameFactory, on the sidewalk outside, on the trail up the side of the volcano, on the lightning that destroys the boat.



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Graynamore and his doctor tricked Joe into thinking he was dying to get him to jump in a volcano to win some {{Unobtainium}}]].

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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Graynamore and his doctor tricked Joe into thinking he was dying to get him to jump in a volcano to win some {{Unobtainium}}]].{{Unobtainium}}.
15th Dec '15 5:20:43 AM AnotherGuy
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: The luggage salesmen tells terminally ill Joe that he hopes he lives to be 1,000. To his credit, Joe just smiles at the {{Irony}}.
18th Oct '15 5:20:12 PM eroock
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-> "Nobody knows anything, Joe. We'll take this leap, and we'll see. We'll jump, and we'll see. That's life, right?"

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-> "Nobody ''"Nobody knows anything, Joe. We'll take this leap, and we'll see. We'll jump, and we'll see. That's life, right?"
right?"''
10th Aug '15 5:47:27 AM AnotherGuy
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* RetiredBadass: Of sorts. Joe's old job was as a firefighter, rushing into burning buildings and saving people.
10th Aug '15 5:46:14 AM AnotherGuy
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* DareToBeBadass: Graynamore's pitch to a dying Joe: live like a king, die like a man.
10th Aug '15 5:45:32 AM AnotherGuy
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* DeathByMaterialism: [[spoiler: According to the Waponi chief, his people have been seduced by orange soda (given to them by Graynamore), and now none of them are willing to sacrifice themselves to appease their volcano god. Since none of them jump, the volcano god destroys the island.]]
30th Jun '15 7:53:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* AuthorAppeal: Watch ''{{Moonstruck}}'' and this film and note the similarities.

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* AuthorAppeal: Watch ''{{Moonstruck}}'' ''Film/{{Moonstruck}}'' and this film and note the similarities.
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