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.
I'd probably call this a guilty pleasure movie if there was any guilt involved in my love for it. The fact that this is getting a near unanimous 1 star from all of the people I follow makes me even prouder to say that this is one of the funniest movies I've ever watched. It's also the only Kevin Smith movie I like, so if you think that its impossible for anyone who isn't a fan of his to enjoy this, you're so wrong.
Kevin Smith has made some clever movies, but this one is just embarrassing. Every joke falls flat, horrible performances, bland and obvious stoner jokes, and crammed with forced references to other Kevin Smith movies and goofy cameos, it's just painful to sit through. Only die-hard Kevin Smith fans might find something to appreciate here, everyone else should just it avoid it at all costs.