Jay & Silent Bob
JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK (18)
D: Kevin Smith
Dimension/View Askew (Scott Mosier)
W: Kevin Smith
DP: Jamie Anderson
Ed: Kevin Smith & Scott Mosier
Mus: James L. Venable
Jason Mewes (Jay), Kevin Smith (Silent Bob), Ben Affleck (Holden McNeil / himself), Jeff Anderson (Randal), Eliza Dushku (Sissy), Shannon Elizabeth (Justice), Will Ferrell (Willenholly), Ali Larter (Chrissy), Jason Lee (Brodie / Banky Edwards)
Jay & Silent Bob, two stoner characters who make cameo appearances in Kevin Smith's previous films (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma), get their own big screen outing in this knockabout comedy, reminiscent of Cheech & Chong's pot-smoking adventures.
Much of the humour is self-referential, so it's recommended to have seen the previous Kevin Smith films (especially Chasing Amy).
The duo discover that a film is being made, based on comic book characters (Bluntman & Chromic) inspired by the their likeness and, angered by internet criticism, embark on a road trip to Hollywood to sabotage the production.
The road trip itself doesn't require any great knowledge into Kevin Smith's universe, packed with cameo appearances and puerile jokes which see the brainless pair break into an animal laboratory to create a decoy for a diamond heist and the pair become guardians for a stolen orang-utan.
Fans of Kevin Smith films or "dick & fart jokes" will enjoy this much more than other audiences, who'll know whether they'll enjoy it or not from the opening five minutes alone.
JAY & SILENT BOB'S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE (18)
D: Steve Stark
Phase 4/Smodcast (Jason Mewes & Jordan Monsanto)
W: Kevin Smith [based on his comic book "Bluntman & Chronic"]
Mus: James L. Venable
voices of: Jason Mewes (Jay/Chronic), Kevin Smith (Silent Bob/Bluntman), Eliza Dushku (Lipstick Lesbian), Tara Strong (Cocknocker/Small Fry The Science Guy), Ralph Garman (Dick Head/Doc Brown), Neil Garman (Albert the Manservant)
Jay & Silent Bob are back, in cartoon form, in this adaptation of Kevin Smith's Bluntman & Chronic comic book adventures.
This is quite possibly the film within a film which the duo were trying to stop being made in their 2001 film, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (qv), which makes sense, because the animation is very rudimentary and the sound recording is very amateur.
Like all Kevin Smith's films, the self-referential humour makes it important to have seen his previous films, but this doesn't appeal directly to his fans. It's a little too puerile for that. The fact that the villains are called Lipstick Lesbian, Cocknocker & Dick Head will suggest to you whether this will be your type of film or not.