This was one of the films in the View Askewniverse that I was more excited for because it had a storyline centered around the film industry. Well, that wasn't exactly what I got.
It's hard to imagine what Kevin Smith pitched to the studios to get this movie made. "It's Jay and Silent Bob meets a road trip movie meets Every Which Way but Loose meets Star Wars meets Charlie's Angels meets Batman and Robin set in the View Askewniverse about the film industry with some stupid cops thrown in." If that plot sounds really cool, that's because it was, and if it sounds like a mess, that's also true. The film felt like a mash-up of pretty much every comedy genre that you could think of. Yeah, it was fun seeing Jay and Silent Bob and their antics, however it was ridiculously chaotic. The film also retreated to fart-related, homophobic, sexist, racist, and raunchy jokes, and they weren't really that funny. The funniest parts were the references to the other View Askewniverse films, the homages, and the film industry jokes.
Everyone in the film is pretty funny in their role. Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith are definitely in a groove into their characters by this film. Will Ferrel also does a funny job as an antagonist.
So overall, "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" is probably the weakest entry into the View Askewniverse that I have seen yet (and with only "Clerks II" remaining, it will likely stay that way). It was good for a few laughs and you got to see some of your favorite characters from previous entries, however it wasn't very well made and was probably the most offensive entry in the series. Film buffs and fans of the Askewniverse will probably like it, but otherwise, you should skip it.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Big Tuna's Rating: C
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably not.
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