I remember the times when Kevin Smith was the man. Or the shit or it or whatever phrase is popular now. After seeing his arguably best movie Dogma, I was really fascinated by his unique style of storytelling and directing (relatively static camera). However, the most important thing was that sense of humor and the way jokes are delivered. Cleverly written but filled with crude jokes, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is already a cult classic. It’s a road movie filled with funny mishaps and crazy events. Colorful characters only add to this rainbow coalition of humor. Although this entire movie stems from Clerks, and is a part of his View Askewniverse, I would place among Chasing Amy and Dogma as his turn-of-the-century epic trilogy.
Jay and Silent Bob are a couple of marijuana dealers, spending most of their time outside the local Quick Stop, doing their thang. But when they find out that there’s a movie in production that’s partly based on a comic book where the two of them are appearing, they get furious. Looking for their cut they decide to travel to Hollywood and sort out this mess.
Well, you know what is going to happen when you got Jay and Silent Bob in a movie title. Lots of jokes about sex, drugs, females, and other cool stuff. Excellent movie if you like this kind of humor, and choose with who you are going to watch it, pick some friends who you think will like or just watch it alone. Kevin Smith strikes back to the mainstream cinema, especially hit was Star Wars, E.T. there are lots of jokes involving these movies, they even got Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) to be a nun! The cast is perfect, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Jason Lee… the list goes on. And the female cast is also phenomenal, very sexy if I might add. Overall definitely worth watching and if you’re craving for more Smith there are always Clerks parts one and two…
Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Will Ferrell, Jason Lee, Judd Nelson, Seann William Scott, Ben Affleck, Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson
Fun Facts: The word “fuck” is used 248 times.
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261392/