This film has been heavily recommended to me because of its indie feel. I am somewhat familiar with Kevin Smith, the only films of his that I have seen being Tusk, Red State, Jersey Girl, Cop Out, and a TV edit of Chasing Amy.
The film definitely had an indie feel to it, and that was good. The fact that it was shot on location made it feel more natural as opposed to a major studio project would have been on a backlot. The humor was pretty good for the most part. A film fan will definitely love many parts of the film, including the "Star Wars" debate, which had to be my favorite part of the movie. I also really liked the stupid customers and guidance counselor scenes. Even though Jay and Silent Bob were at times funny, I felt that their subplot was less relevant to the film and they could have just been customers that came and went.
The film was pretty well-made for a film of this caliber. The cinematography was pretty good, and at first, I thought that the monochrome didn't really add anything to the film, however after reading up about it, it was likely a creative solution to Smith having to film at night.
So overall, Clerks was a pretty fun movie, but it isn't for everyone. I am looking forward to watching the rest of Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse over the next week or so.
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Maybe.
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