Mallrats could have done without the poorly written and executed slapstick humor. It adds little to the narrative and it brings the film's overall quality down. As per usual in Kevin Smith's filmography, though, the movie features some great banter and a heartfelt arc that puts a smile on your face.
It's irritating that the main characters in my favorite movie of all time are the namesakes for the main characters in this poorly written and poorly acted film. It's one of the most amateurish and childish movies I have ever seen. The game show stuff wasn't terrible though. And oh yeah, Stan Lee was great.
Aside from the humor of Jay and Silent Bob creating a running appearance through several films, and the ones that become the heroes in Mallrats, this movie is incredibly enjoyable, with a humor that is very specific to Kevin Smith, who'd begun to develop a sort of niche for himself here. The "stink palm" sequence is gold, and having the TV crew at the beginning take nude shots is hysterical. Definitely worth it.
The wirting is simple where the dialogues are very good, with some awesome references to movies and comics, and a hilarious inspirational speech from Spike Lee. The characters are awesome, specially Jay and Silent Bob, which makes me pretty anxious to watch their movie. Mallrats is a stupid, relaxing and hilarious comedy. I think I'll become a major Kevin Smith's fan.