Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Director: Kevin Smith

Writer: Kevin Smith

Composer: James L. Venable

Starring: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck, Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Jennifer Schwallback Smith, Will Ferrell, Jason Lee, Judd Nelson, George Carlin, Carrie Fisher, Seann William Scott, Jon Stewart, Jules Asner, Steve Kmetko, Tracy Morgan, Gus Van Sant, Chris Rock, Jamie Kennedy, Wes Craven, Shannon Doherty, Mark Hamill, Diedrich Bader, Scott Mosier, Alanis Morissette, James Van Der Beek, Jason Biggs, Matt Damon, Morris Day and the Mutha Fuckin' Time!

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Hollywood had it coming

Plot: The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

I love this movie and it surprisingly never gets old although it's been 8 years or better since I last saw it.  This time one thing struck me that I hadn't noticed before.  The pacing.  It's a fast-movie movie and there's an awful lot of funny packed in between the credits.  Having a shitload of cameos helps but it really moves at a fast clip. Enough can't be said about how easily Mewes fits in the role of Jay.  Between he and Smith, they've created a memorable and incredibly funny character.  He's juvenile in a way that you just don't see in movies.  He's funny, vulgar and self-serving but he's endearing.  This picture relies on your knowledge of Smith's previous film so it's a good idea to catch up on all of them if you want the full effect.  The 2-disc DVD set has a metric shit ton of extras but none of them are included on any of the bare bones Blu-rays.  I'll wait for a respectable Blu-ray release before know, gotta have them dick & fart jokes in 1080p.

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