ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2020 – J – Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Movie Review


Director: Kevin Smith

Writer: Kevin Smith (Screenplay)

Starring: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams

Plot: Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of the ‘Bluntman and Chronic’ movie from getting made.

Runtime: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Meta 101

Story: Jay and Silent Bob Reboot starts as Jay (Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) lose their identity in a rights battle with an upcoming movie being made by Kevin Smith called Bluntman, a reboot of their own movie where they starred on.

To get their identities back the two must travel to Hollywood in a desperate attempt to stop the movie being made, running into a string of old friends along the way.

Thoughts on Jay and silent Bob Reboot

Final Thoughts This is an attempt to bring two of the favourite Kevin Smith creations to Jay and Silent Bob as the navigate the world of remakes, reboots and sequels, with the story bringing characters from previous movies into one universe, with a convention about the characters being included. We get an adventure across country, just like how the first Jay and Silent Bob story unfolds. The story does have plenty of messages in, a lot of the story gets to feel like a confession from Kevin Smith because of the mistakes he might have made in the past, with casting, writing, while understanding, the older you get the smarter, wiser you can become. We do also get plenty of wink, wink at the camera, that you would need to understand references to get the movie points, though the deeper we get the more frustrating it becomes. Leaving the deepest part of the story being about the importance of making the most of life.

Overall: Jay & Silent Bob Fans Will Enjoy.

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