Viewtiful Joe (2003)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  7 October 2003 (USA)
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During a trip to the movies, average dude Joe's girlfriend Silvia gets pulled through the screen and into a surreal movie world. To save her, Joe becomes a slick, time-bending superhero. Henshin a go go, baby!


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Credited cast:
Joe (voice)
Silvia (voice) (as Christina Puccelli)
Captain Blue / King Blue / Narrator (voice)
Alastor (voice)
Hulk Davidson / Fire Leo (voice)
Hideki Kamiya ...
Six Machine (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Banjô Ginga ...
Captain Blue / King Blue (voice)
Natsuko Kuwatani ...
Silvia (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Alastor (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Joe (voice)


During a trip to the movies, average dude Joe's girlfriend Silvia gets pulled through the screen and into a surreal movie world. To save her, Joe becomes a slick, time-bending superhero. Henshin a go go, baby!

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It's a Viewtiful Day!


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7 October 2003 (USA)  »

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A parody of superheroes created by Shôtarô Ishinomori:
  • Kamen Rider (1971) (the show that started the posing, morphing superhero craze in Japan since the 70s), who also transforms by doing a pose and saying "Henshin!" (Japanese for "transform")

  • Joe does the same exact "henshin" pose as the title hero in Kamen Rider V3 (1973), the very first sequel show to Kamen Rider (1971).

  • The face section of Joe's helmet opens and closes just like that of the title hero, Kaiketsu Zubat (1977), which Joe more closely resembles.

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After the fight with Alastor, Joe finds inspiration for his name from Alastor's comments on his fighting. Before the fight, however, Alastor shows Joe the script for the game with the Viewtiful Joe on the cover. See more »


Joe: Uh! What an idiot!
Gran Bruce: Oi! You best shut up, mate. Otherwise I'll chew yer hind quaters like a big stick of... thing... uh... ah, you know the... arghhhhhh!
Joe: Gum! G.U.M. Gum! Gah! Do I have to spell it out on a chalk board for ya?
Gran Bruce: Yeah... so?
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References The Transformers (1984) See more »

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The perfect difficulty.
30 September 2004 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Viewtiful Joe is a hard game. The quicker tempered of you will probably stick your fist through your TV screen whilst fighting some of the hard as nails bosses.

It's hard, and it's punishing, but you wont want to stop 'til you can whipe that smerk off of Capcom's (the guys who made the game) smug face. You know they're laughing at you, you know that they're sniggering at your embarrassing reaction speeds and you know that they're placing bets with each other on how long it'll take their level or boss to BREAK YOUR ASS!

Games these days simply whore themselves off to you, they're cheap and they're easy. Which is why developers reward your play time with a 20 minute FMV sequence as a reward. Viewtiful Joe is different. Okay, so it still rewards you with a nice ending movie but completing the game is a reward in itself. The pride you'll get from completing the game is better than any stupid ending movie.

Unless you're playing on the easy mode... in which case, you make me sick.

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