Kevin Smith Binge...
by, 11-15-2010 at 09:13 AM (6174 Views)
For the last few days, I have been on a serious Kevin Smith movie binge. Even his new, more disappointing shit.
I started of with Clerks (Duh). I still laugh just as hard as I did the first time my Dad had me watch it when I was about 15. Watching it made me remember getting grounded for showing my friend in high school who's family was super Mormon. Good Times.
I actually skipped a head to Dogma next. Not sure why, maybe I just wanted to confirm my deep hatred for Ben Affleck (Im still not sure how he is more famous than Casey, who is obviously more talented). Anyways... I still love Dogma. Its on of my favorites with Jay and Silent Bob, due mostly to the facet that Jay's gayness really starts to come out which is fucking hilarious.
Then I went straight for Chasing Amy... What can I say about this? True brilliance. Probably after Clerks, this is my favorite Kevin Smith movie. Jason Lee rules so hard in this, actually, everything rules about this movie.
I had to go back to Mallrats, which has always been great, but recently I have come to respect it a lot more. Just a fun movie.
I had to go out and buy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, which I had only seen once since the theaters. Pretty damn funny, but I can tell was starting to really lose his shit in this one. It had some great parts, but just not the same... Plus, you really feel like shit when "God" closes the book on The View-Askewniverse at the end. I felt like my teenage years would slowly drift from memory.
I rented Jersey Girl. Fuck My Life. Next Movie.
Clerks II. When I saw his interview in Clerks X where he talked about the idea of Clerks II, I both shit my pants with excitement, and wanted to beat the shit out of him in the same way I want to beat up Lucas. Sorry. Finally, it came out and I saw it opening morning. After it finished I bought two tickets for the next two showings because I could not remember laughing that hard in a long time for these reasons:
A: Randall is back, and almost as funny as he was in Clerks.
B: I fucking hate Lord of the Rings people. (All the movies are is a bunch of people walking)
C: Rosario Dawson's dance scene...
D: Jay's tribute to Silence of the Lambs
...there are so many more. I had hope for Smith, and I lost it again with Zack and Miri.
I didn't see Cop out, even though I love Tracy Morgan (Jordan... I love 30 Rock) and Bruce Willis is a god.
This is a big rant about a big man. I love Kevin Smith, but he either needs to stop making bad movies, or start writing more comics.