Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Kevin Smith
Starring: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Harley Quinn Smith
RATED: R/REGION A/2:39/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Lionsgate Films

The stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in Clerks are back, bringing high times and hilarity in the newest star-studded adventure from Kevin Smith’s legendary franchise. When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, it’s game on, as the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop the madness all over again! With all-star cameos from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Hemsworth, Rosario Dawson, Melissa Benoist, Joe Manganiello, Molly Shannon, and more, this is the kickass comedy reboot you’ve been waiting for.

How long is a joke funny? That might be what you want to ask yourselves when heading into Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. I say this as one of the biggest Kevin Smith fans you will find out there. I loved this man’s movies growing up. I find myself a little more hit and miss on his stuff these days. Reboot brings back Jay and Silent Bob and it returns us to the very same universe as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and of course, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. It’s nice to return to this, but at the same time, it isn’t as cool when you see people nearing fifty doing the same jokes they did in the ’90s. So, while it’s nice to see these people again, the jokes are very much hit and miss along the way in this one. It’s nice to see some characters from this universe that we didn’t think we’d see heading into it, but not all stuff lands where it needs to while watching.

This time around Jay and Silent Bob are here trying to stop the reboot of Blunt Man & Chronic. This remake has their names apparently on the line and this cross country trip to Hollywood lands Jay in an odd spot when he finds out he and Justice have a kid (played by Kevin Smith’s real daughter). There’s a little heartwarming stuff here and there. It’s better when it comes naturally than when Smith clearly is trying to force it. Sadly, some of the stuff we found hilarious in the ’90s is a bit too cringy for its own good these days, but all in all, I won’t fully knock this movie. The talk in it about such things as reboots is actually pretty clever in spots and Smith does land a joke or two along the way. I’m going to be very generous for old time’s sake with the score here, but you’ll need to be a fan of his older movies to even half-way be able to stick with this.

Extras

– Cast Interviews
– Kevin & Jay Interview Cast & Crew
– Bloopers
– Hair Reel
– Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles for the main feature

Quality of Transfer: 95%

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