If all of you Kevin Smith fans out there are looking forward to another hilarious, stonerific, cameo-filled project with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, you will not be disappointed. So much is happening in the 90+ minute film, you’ll be craving more as soon as the credits start rolling.
Director/Writer/Co-Star Kevin Smith has created a truly terrific comedy with the conclusion to his “New Jersey Trilogy” (which grew to five films instead of the originally planned three). This time, the infamous Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) — who had recurring bit parts in Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma. — take on their first starring roles as they attempt to sabotage a movie being made of “Bluntman and Chronic,” a comic book based on their likenesses. It is essentially a road trip movie that begins in Leonardo, New Jersey and ends in Hollywood with some memorable pit stops along the way. To mention a few, Jay and Bob have a run in with some hottie international jewel thieves, steal a monkey, and have a dope-smoking good time with the Scooby-Doo gang.
While Kevin Smith’s films typically feature cameos, this time he went all out with guest appearances by some of Hollywood’s elite: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Tracy Morgan, George Carlin, Mark Hamill, Chris Rock and many more. Take it from me, you will remember every one for whatever reason they were involved in the film.
Like most Smith films there were not too many overly technical aspects; the real joy is in the cameos, comedy and countless references to his other Jersey films. One aspect in which he has improved, however, is set design. There were many interesting environments that he created including Mooby’s, a McDonald’s-esque eatery, which was originally contrived in Dogma. Also, the Blunt Cave and Scooby’s own Mystery Machine were very impressive, not to mention very funny.
Jay and Silent Bob Stick Back is recommend for anyone, not just Kevin Smith fans. After all who doesn’t like countless fart, sex and drug-related jokes? Snoochie Boochies!!!