D: Kevin Smith
Lionsgate / View Askew / Bondit Media Capital / Mewesings / Destro / Three Point Capital (Liz Destro & Jordan Monsanto)
US 🇺🇸 2022
W: Kevin Smith
DP: Learan Kahanov
Ed: Kevin Smith
Mus: James L. Venable
Brian O’Halloran (Dante Hicks), Jeff Anderson (Randal Graves), Marilyn Ghigliotti (Veronica), Rosario Dawson (Becky), Trevor Fehrman (Elias), Jason Mewes (Jay), Kevin Smith (Silent Bob)
Kevin Smith returns to the film that gave him his big break in this sequel that is practically a story of how he made the first film way back in 1994.
Best friends Dante & Randal are still working at the Quick Stop convenience store as they approach their 50’s and following a near-death experience, Randal decides to make a movie about their memories and experiences in their day-to-day work, enlisting the help of Jay & Silent Bob, who now use the defunct video store for their dealing exploits. Cast members from the first two movies return to reprise the same characters, but the humorous conversations and diatribes are far more absent, as it’s more a Kevin Smith filmmaking memoir than anything else.
As a huge fan of the first film, it’s nice to revisit the characters and come full circle, but at this point it’s starting to feel like overkill on Kevin Smith’s part.