Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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This is Kevin Smith's fifth film in his so-called Jersey trilogy, which just goes to show what kind of cinematic disaster can ensue when guys who can't count are allowed to make movies.

Pardon me for being unaware that the world needed more clitoris jokes, but if that's all it takes nowadays to get a film made, I have a whole crapload of such jokes in my files that I'd be willing to peddle for a few bucks.

This is Kevin Smith's fifth film in his so-called Jersey trilogy, which just goes to show what kind of cinematic disaster can ensue when guys who can't count are allowed to make movies. Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) are outside the Quick Stop when they learn from Randal (Jeff Anderson) that Banky (Jason Lee) has sold the story of their alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, to moviemakers. Since Jay and Bob haven't seen any money from this, they decide to go to Hollywood and wreak havoc on the film's production.

As any Smith fan knows, he's obsessed with "Star Wars" and has some reference to it in each of his movies. Obviously, the title here is one such reference. However, he also goes so far as to cast Carrie Fisher as a nun and Mark Hamill as a character in the Bluntman and Chronic movie whose name is Cock-Knocker. Smith actually uses titles to point out Mark Hamill because Hamill hasn't appeared in anything significant for twenty years, and nobody knows what he looks like anymore. Fisher looks so old that self-respecting "Star Wars" fans will probably want to disembowel themselves. Seeing both of them is like mortality slapping us in the face: "Oh look, there are Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, they look so close to death. How refreshing."

Basically, every character who ever appeared in one of Smith's films appears in this one, with a few exceptions (Linda Fiorentino being one of them, because, as Smith points out on the Dogma DVD, she was "difficult".)

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