Jay and Silent Bob inadvertently sign away their names and rights to the new Bluntman and Chronic movie. Now they head to Hollywood to stop the film from being made. Along the way Jay discovers that he is a father.
“Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” is a 2019 comedy film directed by Kevin Smith, who also co-wrote the screenplay. It is a sequel to Smith’s previous films, particularly “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” (2001). The movie stars Jason Mewes as Jay and Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, reprising their iconic roles.
In “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,” the titular characters embark on a cross-country trip to stop a reboot of a movie based on their own lives. Along the way, they encounter a variety of characters from the View Askewniverse, the interconnected fictional universe created by Kevin Smith.
The film pays homage to the previous movies in the View Askewniverse, featuring many familiar faces and inside jokes that fans of Smith’s work will appreciate. It also introduces new characters and explores themes of friendship, fatherhood, and the passage of time.
Opinions on “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” are somewhat mixed. Fans of Kevin Smith and the View Askewniverse will likely enjoy the film for its nostalgic callbacks and the return of beloved characters. It embraces the self-aware and irreverent humor that has become a trademark of Smith’s work.
However, some critics and viewers found the movie to be overly reliant on fan service and references, which may limit its appeal to those unfamiliar with the previous films. The humor can also be hit or miss, depending on personal taste.
Overall, “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” is a film primarily made for fans of Kevin Smith’s previous work. If you enjoy his brand of comedy and have an affinity for the View Askewniverse, you’re likely to find enjoyment in this self-aware and nostalgic sequel. However, if you’re not familiar with Smith’s previous films, it may not have the same impact or resonate as strongly.