and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, Chris Rock, Shannon Elizabeth
This DVD is wide screen enhanced and is most excellent. Everything
looks very natural, good flesh tones and everything is sharp.
Unlike most Kevin Smith offerings, he actually had a real
budget with which to shoot this film and the increased quality
shows as this is his best looking film to date.
Dolby Digital 5.1 but as is normally the case with Kevin Smith,
the movie is mostly about dialog. However, the music on the
soundtrack rocks and you will enjoy a good sound system while
watching the movie.
This 2 disc special addition contains a ton of extras. In
addition to the usual compliments of commentary, etc. This
one has a tone of deleted scenes and outtakes that are really
you are a fan of Kevin Smith and his View Askewniverse, this DVD
is an absolute must-have. This is supposedly the fifth and final
film in the trilogy. You'll have to watch this one at least 3 times,
listen to the commentary and watch all of the extras to even begin
to notice all of the inside jokes and references to other films.
- Billy Bob
this DVD to your collection
and Silent Bob Strike Back is the latest offering from Kevin Smith,
who once again writes, directs and stars in the movie. If you recognize
any of the previous names and are a fan of Smith's previous work
on such films as Clerks and Dogma,
then this is probably a movie you've been anxiously awaiting. We
here at Movies for Guys are big fans and were quite anxious to see
if these two could carry an entire movie.
bit of background is perhaps necessary to understand who Jay and
Silent Bob are exactly. You see in all of the movies Kevin Smith
has made, these two stoners show up as recurring characters. In
fact, Smith's movies all seem to be set in the same little fictional
world as you get frequent crossovers between his movies, some logical,
some not. For instance you'll see Ben Affleck as his character from
Chasing Amy, Holden McNeil, and then later see him playing himself
playing another character (that is a joke I wont spoil). Affleck
has also played two other characters in other Kevin Smith movies.
Confused yet? Don't think about it too much, just understand that
Jay and Silent Bob kind of tie all of these worlds together. Kevin
Smith plays Silent Bob himself. Bob is well, silent, at least most
of the time. On the rare occasions he does speak, it's usually very
profound. But mostly he serves as the straightman for Jay just with
facial expressions alone. Jay, played by Jason Mewes, on the other
hand never stops talking, and it is usually much more profane than
storyline for the film is that a movie is being made about characters
based upon Jay and Silent Bob. Are our heros ticked because they
didn't give their permission to use their likeness and consequently
get paid? Nope! They're annoyed because people on the internet movie
boards are saying they suck. Feeling besmirched, they set out for
Hollywood to stop the film. Along the way we are treated to a ton
of cameos including most of your favorite characters from previous
Kevin Smith films. He also does spoofs on everything from Star Wars
to Scooby Doo.
movie is classic Kevin Smith. It is not a movie for everyone, the
best bits are subtle or require a little previous knowledge. I'll
use Scooby Doo as an example, without spoiling the bit. Let's just
say if you grew up on Scooby Doo on Saturday mornings or at least
have caught it on Cartoon Network, you just might wet your pants.
On the other hand, if you're not a Scooby Doo fan, that whole bit
is gonna go right over your head and you're going to be very confused
about why everyone else is laughing. Smith doesn't setup, telegraph
or otherwise dumb down his jokes for the masses in any way. He just
puts it out there, you either get it or you don't.
give this movie 5 stars. It is an instant classic, I'd love to see
it again right now. However, if you're not a Kevin Smith fan, you
may not "get it". And if you don't chances are you're
going to see this movie as one long series of totally crude jokes
about flatulence, the penis and homosexuality featuring two total
dimwits. Actually, even that dosn't sound bad if it's funny, and
guns, but the users aren't very good shots.
Jay's bare butt count as gore?
Blood & Gore
but if George Carlin is hitchhiking, DONT pick him up!
a bit of teasing, Ms. Elizabeth has a lovely midriff though.
side still hurts.