It’s 4/20 of 4/2020. You knew we had to do a weed movie, right?
Kevin Smith holds a special place in the heart of movie geeks. He’s a divisive figure, sure, just as often on the wrong side of a controversy as on the right side of it. And his fans will probably attack me for saying that he was ever wrong. But he’s proven that he’s capable of admitting that he was wrong, learning from it, and coming out all the better for it, both creatively and – in the case of his recent on-stage heart attack – healthier, too.
So what to make of his iconic characters, Jay and Silent Bob, returning to stop a remake – ahem, reboot – of their 2001 film Bluntman and Chronic, as seen in 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. To add to the metatextual nature, the reboot is being directed by Kevin Smith, and everyone knows he’s a hack. And one character is reuniting with his daughter – who’s played by Kevin Smith’s real-life daughter – but it’s not the character you think. Meta!
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