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Old 07-19-2019, 07:20 PM
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New Jay and Silent Bob movie


The trailer for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is up online (it's a red band trailer so NSFW).
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I'm a big Kevin Smith fan but I have mixed feelings. Smith has already retired the characters twice. Bringing them back a third time seems a little desperate. And his recent movies have been bad.

But the reason his recent movies were bad is because Smith has inexplicably been making horror movies. This is going to be a comedy, which is where Smith's strength lies. And the first time he brought the characters out of retirement, the result was Clerks II, which I regard as one of his best movies.

So overall, cautious optimism.

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Old 07-19-2019, 07:51 PM
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I will give it a chance. But I think it may be too late.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:52 PM
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I'll check it out when it hits Netflix. Not before.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:20 PM
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Kevin should just accept his role as a commentator on movies, not a maker of them. He's made a couple of interesting movies and can deliver some quirky fun dialogue scenes but his movies, on the whole, are pretty lame and uninteresting. I think my brother phrases it "he's a fanboy who got lucky".

Eta: though maybe a Jay and Silent Bob movie is mostly accepting that and just keeping his creds current. No one, including Smith, is thinking this will be much of a money maker.

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Old 07-19-2019, 08:33 PM
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I will admit, Clerks II was great. He really should have made a Clerks III.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:28 PM
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No one, including Smith, is thinking this will be much of a money maker.
A Kevin Smith movie is close to a sure bet. Pretty much all of his movies have made a profit (the only exceptions have been his horror movies and Jersey Girl, which was his attempt at a big budget movie). Because Smith knows how to make a movie for a low budget; good dialogue is cheap. So he can make a movie for ten million dollars and it will make twenty or thirty million dollars.

Smith may never have a blockbuster like Avengers: Endgame. But he'll never have a failure like Mortal Engines either.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:19 PM
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I will admit, Clerks II was great. He really should have made a Clerks III.
He had a script for Clerks III ready to go but Jeff Anderson reportedly was not interested in being Randall again.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:45 PM
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He had a script for Clerks III ready to go but Jeff Anderson reportedly was not interested in being Randall again.
I'm kind of surprised. It's a great role.
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:06 AM
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I'm kind of surprised. It's a great role.
Anderson has always been ambivalent about being an actor.
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:58 AM
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The trailer for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is up online (it's a red band trailer so NSFW).
Wow! That looks terrible!

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Old 07-20-2019, 02:17 AM
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Wow! That looks terrible!
Are you saying this as somebody who has enjoyed past Kevin Smith movies but thinks this particular one looks bad? Or as somebody who isn't a fan of Smith's works in general?
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:00 AM
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Are you saying this as somebody who has enjoyed past Kevin Smith movies but thinks this particular one looks bad? Or as somebody who isn't a fan of Smith's works in general?
Dogma is one of my three favorite movies of all time. I can recite the entirety of Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back from memory. I have seen Clerks 2 at least 50 times. I cannot count the number of times I've seen Clerks. Heck, I've watched episode 5 of the Clerks cartoon so often that my DVD just starts playing it automatically when I put it in the DVD player. I've seen every Comic-Con speaking gig he did, some of them multiple times. I think it's fair to say that I'm a fan of (some of) his work.
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So he's doing a retread of the earlier, crappy, movie? Gotta stop the movie being made. What???

He lost his skill at snappy dialogue a long time ago. And J&SB are secondary characters, not leads.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:39 AM
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This shit looks so terrible honestly, I mean maybe I'll check it out anyway, he shouldn't have tried to make a sequel or retooling or whatever to jay and silent bob strike back but rather put them in some entirely new situation or something. I'm a fan of the characters and some of his movies, but this looks like the most uninspired dreck he could have shit out.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:47 AM
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My buddy told me this last night, but I was tired when I got home from work so I just found an article about it now: do y'all know why this movie got made?

Kevin Smith had one big regret when he thought he might die from a heart attack
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When I had the heart attack and I was on the table they were like, ‘You might die.' I was actually okay with that. I was like, I’ve had a great life. The only regret I had was, Man, I wish I had gotten to make Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, because now the last movie I ever made was Yoga Hosers. Fuck! But I did get to make Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, and now I feel like, well, if this was it, if I never got to make another movie — or if the heart came back and was like, ‘Aha!’ and fucking finally killed me — I’d be okay with this being the last movie.
So it was concern for his legacy that caused him to make this movie.

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Yoga Hosers wasn't enough of a high note?
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:18 PM
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I'm a pretty big fan of Kevin's comedies, but this doesn't look very good.
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:03 PM
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Wow! That looks terrible!
I agree, and I loved the original, and a lot of other Kevin Smith stuff, Clerks, Dogma, but I told my husband I donít think I need to see this.
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