Though its meta-heavy plot gets tiresome after a while, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is a successful return to form for Kevin Smith. Though it’s a bit rough around the edges, all involved clearly came to have fun and that infectious energy is palpable for the entire runtime. It may be his raunchiest film in years, but it’s also his most emotionally intelligent.
Smith has every right to be older and wiser here, and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, with its gentle anarchy and not-quite-mock nostalgia, is a time-machine sequel that passes the time amiably enough. But if Jay and Silent Bob get any older or wiser than this, they’re going to stop being who they are.
Still lovable yrs later it does a great job of mocking it’s audience and pointing out to them that life’s gone on perhaps you’ve grown up perhaps you have grown ups of your own doing the same dumb things you were doing when the main characters stole your heart as strange anti hero’s. Roughly 25yrs since clerks hit the screen they’ve become the elder statesmen of the stoner comedy world, it’s scary. However with the constant dogma references it makes me wonder why this film Is still not available digitally.
For all its redundancies—the film enjoys telling us its definitions of sequel, remake, and reboot while also highlighting the myriad ways it knowingly embodies each—this authentic character growth is wholly new.
A satire of sequels, remakes, and (of course) reboots that always happens to be all three of those things, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is both a flippant look at how the nerd industry is eating itself alive, and a more sincere — if still very stupid — tale about making room for the next generation.
A spectacularly disjointed comedy that’s only superficially about two foul-mouthed, but well-meaning dopes who light and pass the proverbial torch to the next generation of slackers. “Reboot” is more of an ego trip for Smith, an amiable, creatively frustrated pop artist who survived a major health crisis — one that even he knows he can’t shut up about.
Awkward and unfunny in exceptionally long stretches, Reboot probably won’t turn his diehard fans against him. But it’s unlikely to win him any new converts either. For that, there’s "Clerks," "Mallrats," or "Chasing Amy."
This movie is literally the Endgame of the View Askewniverse. If you're a Kevin Smith fan, this movie will definitely be a 10 for you. Non-fans and casuals will miss half the references and inside jokes. But even my non-fan companion enjoyed it.
Even though at the beginning I felt like it was too dumb and silly and started thinking while I enjoyed it in past when watched first movies, later I got into it and it had many dumb moments, but there were funny stuff too. It is obviously stoners movie, but I thought it is ok. I mean dont watch it if you havent seen or didnt like previous Jay and Silent one movies
Loved the original movie, but this one simply wasn't up to scratch. First half of the film is OK and hits some familiar and nostalgic beats, but by the second half you're kinda just going through the motions. I'm fairly sure Ben Affleck can't be that annoying in real life.. surely
I sat down for some Childish jokes and some memories and while it has some of that... Even made me laugh a couple times. It's the amount of preaching I got on WOKE economics that was just overwhelming and took the slight breeze out of the sails of this movie. I thought they we're going to make fun of wokeness... But I think they actually wanted to have some moral undertone or lessons . It makes the movie almost unwatchable and definitely something you'll never want to sit through twice. What the **** Kevin, who in the **** was this for besides you and your friends? What a shame. Also Harley, if she is a good actor, needs to get a character not written by her dad... Or she is a bad actress. You can decide.