Saturday, August 25, 2001

 
I saw Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. I've rarely seen a big screen movie that is so filled with inside jokes to their previous movies like that. It's sort of the motion picture version adaptation of Kevin's Chasing Dogma comic, which tells how Jay & Silent bob got from Chasing Amy to Dogma.

This movie is also The Five Doctors of the View Askew series of movies -- nostalgia held together with the simplest of story, where part of the thrill is seeing old characters in color that were originally only in black and white.

There's something really appealing about all of that. It's not a movie for everyone, but for those movies it is for, it is definitely for in a way movies rarely are. I think one of the reasons why Kevin Smith's films are appealing is that he's so clearly "one of us" really.

One thing that was also impressive is that he's improved his directiorial skills -- it's his best directed film yet. (Probably not his best film -- but I don't think it was trying to be.

But it's really good fun, and I really enjoyed it. It was good to spot some cameos -- I didn't even recognize Marc Blucas when he appeared.... Though you can't miss Eliza Dushku..

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