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For the first time in my life I finally got to watch a movie from one of my favorite Directors/writers with him in the audience watching it with us, that would be Kevin Smith (Jay Mewes was there also). The roadshow tour of their Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. What a great experience and the Q&A afterwards was hilarious. Funny stories about past movies with other film stars, the story where he reconnected with Affleck after 10 years and a even funnier story about working with George Carlin. So after watching the movie it’s like we got to watch another comedy show for almost 2 more hours because Kevin can spend like 30 min telling one story, I’m shocked that he got through 5 questions I think. The films main 2 plots is Jay+Bob are trying to stop Hollywood from Rebooting their Bluntman and Cronic movie and Jay finding out he has a daughter (played by Harley Smith who ironically has her own “Silent Bob” in the movie). I’ve gotta say though that if you’re a fan of his work all the way back to Clerks then you’ll love this movie. This is the most self aware, meta, nostalgic and just really fun movie you’ll see all year, hell the past few years or more even. It just does whatever the hell it wants, roasting Hollywood a lot, connecting his own in film Universe more with past characters from Mallrats and Chasing Amy, cameo after cameo. Clever cameos at that also a few surprise ones. Breaking the fourth wall, shameless self advertising also shameless mockery at themselves at times. It has a character monologue give the best definition of film Reboots/Remakes I’ve ever heard. I will say that I consistently laughed through damn near the entire movie, jokes were on point. If you know these two characters then you’ll know that your in for a lot of weed talk and dirty jokes, just how it should be. Everything playing out is so goofy, it’s very much a cartoon but live action. I’m bit lost for words when trying to explain the experience, I was thoroughly entertained, had a lot of fun and would totally watch it again. Even through the credits it just kept going with extra footage and even a few bloopers, man... so fun.

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Illustration for article titled Jay  Silent Bob Reboot: Quick Review

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