Friday, September 7, 2012

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Number Rolled: 37
Movie Name/Year: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 104 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Actors: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Carrie Fisher, Ali Larter, Jason Lee, George Carlin, Jeff Anderson, Will Ferrell, Judd Nelson, Brian O’Halloran, Seann William Scott, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Jamie Kennedy, Wes Craven, Shannen Doherty, Mark Hamill, Amy Noble, Ever Carradine, Joey Lauren Adams, Alanis Morissette, James Van Der Beek, Jason Biggs, Matt Damon, Scott Mosier

Ok, before I start this review I must remind you all that I fucking love Kevin Smith. He’s on my list. Of course, the one chance I had to talk to the guy I choked like the chicken of a perma-virgin. That being said, I can move on with the review.

From a movie point of view… this movie sucks. If you know and love all the other Jay and Silent Bob storyline movies, then you can watch this one and laugh all the way through. However, if it’s the first movie you see of Kevin Smiths, you wind up staring at the screen like an idiot wondering what monkey wrote the script.

The movie is one long reference to Kevin Smith’s better movies. You get Dante’s “I’m not even supposed to be here today.”  Brody’s chocolate covered pretzels and Holden’s Bluntman and Chronic. The late, great, George Carlin’s cameo is reason enough to watch the movie.

My advice is, if you want to see this movie, watch the other movies from the storyline first. Those are: “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” and “Chasing Amy.”

To be fair, there is a silly slapstick quality to the movie that Will Ferrell fans will enjoy – especially seeing as he’s in the movie. Personally, I hate Will Ferrell. I think he’s a waste of film reel. Someone could shit on a camera lens and it would be considered better acting than anything I’ve seen of his. But, hey, to each his own.

So yeah, Kevin Smith, if you happen to ever stumble across this blog and see this particular entry which, knowing my luck, it’s probably the only one you’d ever see. Don’t hold it against me. I love your movies and you are so on my “to do” list forever!

Overall Opinion – 3/5

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