My wife and I went last. Kevin Smith was hilarious. We only stayed for the first five hours. If you ever get a chance, and don’t mind blue comedy, either go to one of his Q&A’s or rent “An evening with Kevin Smith”. He is better than almost any comic is today.
He takes questions and mostly gives long, humorous, rambling answers. Along the way, he hits on almost any subject. It does help to know and like his films, but I would say it was not vital. Just don’t be offended by the raunchy language and subjects that come up.
He talked about filming Clerks II, delving into the now clean Jason Mewes and how they found the empty Burger King to turn into Moobies for a month. He talked about how Mewes was thinking about moving into the Day’s Inn they stayed at. A strange visit to Targets and much else. He talked about “Tim Oliphantastic”. He covered a little about the Ben and J Lo break up, including the fact that he thinks she ending up wiping with one of Kevin’s hand towels as the TP was missing. Long story, but then most of them were.
He gave a “tour de farce” account of his one day of filming on Live Free or Die Hard, that turned into a week and had him rewriting the entire Warlock scene. He just about worships Bruce by the way, despite thinking he would be very difficult to direct. Apparently, Bruce will give a directors & crew ulcers while still being everyone’s best friend. Only for Jersey people, but apparently Smith and Willis bonded over Tasty Cakes and Pork Roll sandwiches.
This started at about 11am. My kids were at my sisters, so at 11:11 I turned to my wife and whispered, “we better book as soon as this story is done.”
We left promptly at 12:08 when he finished. I owe my sister bigtime.
They were filming the entire Q&A. The sound guys thought Smith would go about 8 hours last night. So, I have no idea what the last 3 hours had in them. I plan to buy the DVD as soon as ViewAskew releases it.