Despite the film's humor, I don't view it so much as an entertainment, but as a stark depiction of the escalating cost of poor decisions. Joe's a cautionary tale about how NOT to behave.
It's not a film about vigilantism or revenge, but the about the slippery slope of narcissism.
Even though I feel, at its core, the picture's a piece of crap, I never get tired of watching it, flaws and all.
One of the few films in my collection I will have purchased SIX TIMES in various home video formats.
No matter which side of the political aisle it may spring from, I have no patience with self-righteous, puritannical little tyrants who seek to tell other people, either through shaming or outright censorship, what they can and can't watch, read, or listen to.
This is what a ruthless pursuit of heaven on earth, "Utopia", leads to: Mayhem, Misery, Extinction.