Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Yeah, I'm slow, I just finally saw it this weekend. Had to wait for the annoying young'uns to clear out of the theater...man, I'm old. Anyway, in the words of the immortal Choad, I too, laughed so hard there was blood on the seat when I left.
So far, the film has grossed about $30 million. Disappointing, yet amazing at the same time. Disappointing, because I (and probably Kevin Smith) thought it would do so much better. Amazing because that is an astounding amount of money to roll in on a film starring Jay, Silent Bob and a monkey. Yeah, the star power of the cameos alone probably didn't hurt either, but this proves this labor of love was worth it. I'd be willing to bet that DVD sales will be the bigger moneymaker for this one.
I would guess that roughly a hundred or so films were spoofed or nodded to in this one. The average teen would have to be a serious pop culture junkie to catch all the references that would be obvious to any 25 year old. But take all that away and I think it still makes an entertaining film. I think it will make my dad laugh when I make him watch it. He did laugh at the commercial, after all.
I was surpirsed at how far some of the jokes went. I didn't expect the hard-on at Mooby's, nor did I expect to see Chimpanzees going all Hannibal. I sure didn't expect Orgy Dooby Doo. I was dismayed at the omission of Walt Flannagan's dog, though.
I hadn't heard 'Because I Got High' until I sat through the credits either. Everyone and their dog had heard it but me. I don't live in a hole or anything, but somehow, the song avoided me. Hmmm..I don't feel any different having heard it though.
I was sad to see the end of the askewniverse. I can't image the tone of Kevin Smith's next film without Jay and Silent Bob to lighten the mood. It will be interesting to see if he can make a film stand without them though. That will be the true test of his film making ability. I am glad that he didn't kill them off at the end. I was deathly afraid that he would kill them off and that I'd never see them again. I can still hope that someday, ten years down the line, they'll come back.
Cock Knocker. That's all, just wanted to say Cock Knocker.