September 19, 2006

I'm Losing My Touch

What the hell is happening to me? I think I must be losing my touch. Last night, Melissa and I watched JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK because it was the only Kevin Smith movie that we haven't seen (besides Jersey Girl). And I didn't like it.

There were funny PARTS. Certain Jokes, a few segments that worked. But it just crapped out 30 minutes into the thing and never recovered. And when the Cameos started rolling in when they hit hollywood... All I could think of was "How the hell did Kevin Smith convince these people that the movie would make a DIME?"

Almost verbatim to Quentin Tarantino's reason for making "Kill Bill", Kevin said he made this because "it was a movie I wanted to see." Difference is that Kill Bill ended up being a GOOD movie that the Q-Man wanted to see.

I WANTED to like this movie, I really did. And Melissa swallowed the whole thing and was singing it's praises. But I just couldn't. Don't get me wrong, I'm not Mr. Highbrow, I love a good goofy all-star chase flick like Cannonball Run, but Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back didn't have the luster of even RAT RACE. Damn, that's not saying much, but Rat Race was at least consistent.

This drove me to another bad decision: Watching "The Dukes of Hazard" Movie. I thought "I liked Super Troopers, and even Club Dread, and this guy directed it... it must be good."

Not since the time I thought I could hang onto the hood of Todd's car as he took a turn at 25 MPH, has being wrong ever hurt so bad. And I'm sorry, I just can't look at Jessica Simpson as Daisy, I'm a brunette man. Hell I thought my Wonder Woman Linda Carter's small role did more for me in the woman department.

Am I losing my mind? Am I incapable of enjoying cheap movies? Or is it that some cheap movies are too horrible even for fans of the director to enjoy? ("Your honor, I present "Shock Treatment". the sequel to "Rocky Horror Picture Show")


  1. It's not just you, Chris. I laughed at Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, but on the whole I was nonplussed. It felt like a big inside joke for Kevin Smith, and we all are supposed to feel privileged for being allowed to look on. Dukes of Hazzard was rancid. I had seen it a while back, and I'm sorry that I didn't bother to warn you off.

  2. Okay...let's get back to Todd's car. What the heck were you two doing? and this was pre-Mel, correct? I assume alcohol was involved. Too bad you didn't videotape THAT!