September 8, 2001
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
The biggest "personal nudge-nudge in-joke" movie since Tim Burton pleased only himself with Mars Attacks. Kevin Smith and his collaborators don't seem to care if most moviegoers won't get it. I always found it puzzling that Kevin Smith, whose greatest talent is writing great dialog, always casts himself as a man who does not have any dialog, and performs opposite Jason Mewes, who cannot act, and gets stupid dialog anyway? How did these two become so interesting? Jason Mewes is a drug addict who spouts bull***t seemingly at random, and Kevin Smith waggles his eyebrows. This is the equivalent of replacing The Empire Strikes Back with 104 minutes of C-3P0 and R2-D2.