My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Joe Dirt is back. “Doesn’t get much gooder than this,” he says. That’s debatable, but the fact remains that he’s all in all the time – again. But the ultra-mulleted, ultra-uncool character who first hit the big screen 14 years ago is not coming to a theater near you. No, Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser is the first digital sequel to a major studio film, and Sony’s Crackle will start streaming the David Spade spectacle on July 18.
Seems our, uh, hero got sucked up in a tornado and was dumped semi-Oz-like in the past. Will he find a way to reconnect with the love of his life (Brittany Daniel, back from Round 2) and their kids? On the way he’ll encounter other veterans of the not-Oscar-winning 2001 film including Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller and Adam Beach. Franchise rookies include Patrick Warburton, Mark McGrath, Charlotte McKinney and Kevin Farley. Fred Wolf, who co-wrote the original adventures of J.D. with Spade, is in the director’s chair for this one. Spade gets to claim this screenwriting credit all by himself. Inspirational line he wrote for his character: “I just get stupider.” Enjoy.