Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – Movie Review

A movie review written by Lee Sonogan

1hr45min (2019) Comedy

Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com

Kevin Smith's 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' is box-office success ...
As I said about Woody Allen and it’s not that there’s a comparison point between the two, Kevin Smith is also a director who’s long run out of ideas and the talent for saying something contemporary or valuable. I’m very surprised that he’s still getting financing. – JLuis_001 (Metacritic review 4/10)

Not a remake but a reboot, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are back to play their stoner characters. Keen to get my hands on this film due to enjoying all of the previous movies with them in it, WTF? happened? Am I just getting older? or was it even dumber than the originals? Having a budget of $10 million dollars, it made #4.7 million at the box office being unsuccessful.

Stating the obvious, most jokes point out what you already know. Such as the references and characters from the series being predictable. Cameo appearances from famous people were dull and fell flat. The plot with Jay having a daughter was purely uncomfortable, changing what Jay and Silent Bob were all about. And don’t get me started on how Act 3 at Chronicon went.

Made to make fun of itself, I expected crude humour but not this pain-filled drivel. Watch all the originals first and then compare it to this and you might understand what I mean. There were so many moments where I questioned myself if I should continue, that never happens to me. Reviews are not always right and you should judge for yourself although personally judging for myself this time, the negative reviews are 100 percent right.


Loki: [to the audience] Hi. Remember me? I’m Loki, the Angel of Death from “Dogma”. Now, if your kids are looking at you right now like, “That’s not Tom Hiddleston,” just tell them I was Loki in the ’90s, before it was cool. And I did it without the fake British accent. Anyway, for twenty years now, people ask, “What happened to Loki at the end of “Dogma”? Did he go to Hell?” Heavens no. Pun intended. But I did almost unmake existence. So as punishment, God, who looks exactly like Alanis Morissette, banished me to life on Earth again. But not Wisconsin this time. Thank Christ. No. God dropped me in the Mediterranean Sea where I was rescued by Italian fishermen. I didn’t even know who I was at the time. I had total amnesia. So after the events of “Dogma”, I guess you could say I was “born again.” And what you’re looking at now is, wait for it, my re-born identity. [pumps fists in air]




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