Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ... but why?
Review by Ees
The theater is empty, the credits are rolling, and here I am singing "Cause I Got High" at the top of my lungs. I have just seen the best bad movie of all time, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Why did I see this piece of glorious cinematic filth? I saw it because Kevin Smith is funny. If you haven't seen any other Kevin Smith movies, you will hate this one ... heck, you might hate it even if you *have* seen other Kevin Smith movies, especially if you're not Jay's biggest fan. The movie is essentially one long dirty joke, and not the good kind. There are two things that make this movie worth watching: the cast, and the bundle of references to other movies, especially other Kevin Smith movies.
The cast obviously had tons of fun making this movie. Among others, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, James Van Der Beek, and the guy from American Pie make appearances, as well as the Kevin Smith regulars: George Carlin, Chris Rock, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and that other guy ... the evil one from Dogma. They don't seem to mind the crude humor, and obviously enjoy Smith's mini-homages to other films (for example, Mark Hamill's character gets his hand cut off ... he looks at the camera and says, "not again!").
If you're a die-hard Kevin Smith fan, or if you enjoy an hour and a half of expletives and sophomoric "jokes," by all means, go see this movie ... but catch a matinée. If you're curious, but don't want to see Jay bare his rear on the big screen, wait until it comes out on video and rent it. If you are offended by Jay's sense of "humor" in any other Kevin Smith movies, steer clear ... this isn't the movie for you. And if you're under 18, DON'T SEE IT AT ALL. This movie is rated R for good reasons.