Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

January 15, 2010 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

NUTSHELL:  The final chapter of the Kevin Smith New Jersey chronicles finds Banky selling the rights to the Bluntman and Chronic comic strip to Miramax to make a feature film about Jay and Silent Bob, who object and head west to stop the movie’s production.

GOOD THINGS:  Jason Lee, Miramax jokes, jokes at Ben Affleck’s expense, Gus Van Sant jokes, Eliza Dushku, Wes Craven jokes, Jeff Anderson and Brian O’Halloran, character named Marshall Willandholly

BAD THINGS:  Like the filmic equivalent of meta fiction, how self-referential can a movie be before the audience just blows their heads off? More cock and fart jokes than my 7th grade homeroom.

FEATURES:  Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, James Van Der Beek, Jason Biggs, Seann Michael Scott, Matt Damon, Shannen Doherty, Joey Lauren Adams, Tracey Morgan, Will Ferrell, Shannon “no matter how many kickboxing classes I take, I still can’t act” Elizabeth, Ben Affleck, Chris Rock, George Carlin, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ali Larter, Renee Humphrey, Diedrich Bader, Dwight Ewell, Steve Kmetko, Judd Nelson, Morris Day and the Time, Jon Stewart, the director’s wife and kid, a monkey, dozens of uncomfortable looking extras

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Well I could have done without the monkey kissing and the five minute pause to do slow motion shots of foxforce four in their patent leather outfits. Plus breaking the fourth wall, especially with pointed looks, really freaks me out. Did I mention Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith are the stars of this? They are presh really, but the acting is cringey sometimes.

NOTABLE:  There should be two Jason Lees in every film.  Wes Craven, Shannen Doherty, Gus Van Sant, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck seem to really have a sense of humor and that is so presh to me.  Kevin Smith when he makes his big-eyed Silent Bob face reminds me of my cat. Maybe I’ll edit that last comment out later.

BEST PART:  The “drug dealers local” scene and the internet jokes

BEST LINE:  Zoinks, yo!” or “Flee, fat ass! Flee!

CROWNS:  2 out of 5 crowns

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