My first Kevin Smith movie almost made me drop his other films which is a shame, but I really really dislike this "comedic duo" even if it has a lot of nerdy comments, sexy babes and loving shots of comics. I agree with the hateful internet comment "Fuck Jay and Silent Bob up their asses".
I beg you NOT to watch this one especially if you watched the brilliant "Clerks" just before (never ever in a row!). What you see here is what one could have feared for the next stage of Jay & Silent Bob characters development: just another Meta Parody. Shocking. 2 stars for: George Carlin, Chris Rock and Jay's occasionally inspired rap.
Out of all the KS movies that I've seen, I enjoy that this one focuses solely on the duo that is as entertaining as ever. Yeah, not much happens and it falls short by way of the sharp dialogue that make up a KS work. There are smart allusions to real life, however, adding a "meta" aspect to the film that draws attention to itself. Alone, this element proves that KS is a smart guy with many ways to tell a story.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is the worst movie I have seen so far from Kevin Smith. The dialogues are more childish and less fun, although, I love those references to the audience and to the movie itself. The main characters are awesome, but one of the major problems of this movie is that the characters around them are not so good, and most of the time, not funny.
As much as I am a fan of Kevin Smith's films, this is probably my third least favorite Kevin Smith movie (next to Jersey Girl and Cop Out). This was where I started to realize that Smith's movies were starting to take a metamorphosis into the same trite, bad studio comedies that plague the genre of comedy. Also, it is way too continuity based and requires a viewer to have seen the others in order to truly like it.