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sgtpeppers
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:28 am  Reply with quote



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I agree that the trailer was pretty weak. I think they used some of the least funny moments in it.
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PowerLeech
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:56 am  Reply with quote



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Didn't See It Coming wrote:
PowerLeech wrote:
Trailers can be misleading. I've seen plenty of trailers that have looked bad but turned out to be fantastic movies. Reviewers have seen the movie. I'm sorry to state the obvious, but it just boggles my mind how you can decide to not see this based on a bad trailer when it has been getting positive reviews from people who have actually seen it (especially from former Kevin Smith movie fans.)


It's not just the trailers...It's also that Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was one of the worst movies I've ever seen...Coupled with the fact that I think Smith returning to this film is suspect...Then you have trailers which should make me laugh and don't at all...Beyond not making me laugh I think the jokes (in the trailer) are dumb. That's what trailers are for, for better or worse they are designed to this end. I don't know why you are having a hard time with this concept.

A million people can tell me it's good...Does that mean I'll like it? Should I really spend my money on something I'm not really amped to see just because it has some good notices? If I wanted to see it, I wouldn't care if it got a ton of bad ones. How is this different?


I was having a hard time understanding this concept because before, all you said was "Uhm yeah. Trailers are designed to allow someone to make the decision as to whether or not they want to see a movie. And how is a trailer not enough but reviews are?" which I disagreed with because the above statement lead me to believe that the bad trailer was the only reason you weren't going to see this. I apologize for jumping to this conclusion.
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HorrorLibraryNet
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:45 am  Reply with quote



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I went to "Clerks II" last night, and I realy enjoyed the flick...totally exceeded my expectations. And, I'm a huge fan of most of Kevin Smith's work.

I audience I saw it with actually applauded loud and long at the end of the film. How often do you see that? Add to that an 8 minute standing ovation at Cannes. A well crafted film and witty film...with dick and fart jokes!
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conundrum
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:10 am  Reply with quote



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I will say this for it; it did not suck nearly as much as I thought it would.

It was funny, but not in a "Clerks"/"Chasing Amy" way as much as a "Mallrats"/"Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" way. Which is to say it is funny, but it was not the top of Kevin Smith's game for me. Not really a worthy sequel, but still very entertaining.
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BlackFlagg
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:43 am  Reply with quote



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Just saw it, loved it. Laughed my ass off throughout and got a little choked up at the end, was a great movie...even Anne Frank could see that
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X-Count
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:32 pm  Reply with quote



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Seen it twice yesterday and thinking about actually seeing it again today before work.

"I'm disgusted and repulsed... yet strangely I can't seem to look away."
"THAT'S HUGE!"
"Yo, he's about to cornhole the donkey!"

I'd love to share more lines, especially the "porchmonkey" stuff and the King Diamond stuff with Jay and Randal but I don't wanna say too much. Dude, stop being a pussy and go see the movie. You won't be upset about it.
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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:42 pm  Reply with quote
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X-Count wrote:
DSIC, stop being a pussy and go see the movie. You won't be upset about it.
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:27 am  Reply with quote



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conundrum wrote:
I will say this for it; it did not suck nearly as much as I thought it would.

It was funny, but not in a "Clerks"/"Chasing Amy" way as much as a "Mallrats"/"Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" way.


This is what I fear from this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:28 am  Reply with quote



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X-Count wrote:
Seen it twice yesterday and thinking about actually seeing it again today before work.

"I'm disgusted and repulsed... yet strangely I can't seem to look away."
"THAT'S HUGE!"
"Yo, he's about to cornhole the donkey!".


Yeah...That's not funny.
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Finnegan
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:29 am  Reply with quote



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That's what I thought as well. The overall aim of the movie, from a film standpoint, was different than other Kevin Smith works. Like I said before, this doesn't make it bad, it's just different. Still good, still funny...just different.
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Sirand
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:43 am  Reply with quote
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I was totally surprised by this one.

Even though there's witty banter and Star Wars references, this feels different than most Kevin Smith films. There's a heart and soul here that makes it really stand out. Dante and Randall became far more complex characters this time around.

The ending was actually pretty touching.
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thedudeabides
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:18 pm  Reply with quote
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I've been burned out on Kevin Smith for a while and don't really find him or his movies too funny.

I think the first Clerks was funny and Jay & Silent Bob Strikes Back was goofy, but I am not a huge fan.

I'm still debating whether to see this or not.
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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:05 pm  Reply with quote
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Dude, just fucking see it.
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conundrum
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:00 pm  Reply with quote



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Dr Malachi Constant wrote:
Dude, just fucking see it.


The power of Malachi compels you!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:03 pm  Reply with quote
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Damn right.
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