This list was inspired by a conversation on the March 2nd/9th editions of Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo's film review, where…
They're not there to shop. They're not there to work. They're just there.
Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.
My Grandmother always used to say "why buy the cow, when you can get the sex for free".
Even though I'm a huge Kevin Smith fan and love watching this film, it's hard to ignore the flaws in Mallrats. His best films all have something personal to say underneath the dick and fart jokes, be it Clerks or my all time favorite Chasing Amy. While watching Mallrats it's quite clear Smith doesn't have all that much to say except maybe taking a stab at making a studio film far too early in his career.
It's not that it's a bad movie though, just an unbalanced one. The main problem being that the film is centered on the relationship/breakup of…
More Slacker madness from the King of the Slackers Kevin Smith himself, this comedy aimed at the Generation X'ers doesn't have quite the inspiration of his debut film. What it does have though is all the dumb comedy you could ask for from Smith and his team of miscreants. Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Ben Affleck, Jason Mewes, Joey Lauren Adams, and Claire Forlani supply the laughs in a story set in and around The Mall after Lee and London are dumped by their respective girlfriends. Not as subversive as Clerks or for some as funny, there are still some terrific scenes of silly nonsense, mostly courtesy of Lee. For me Jason Lee always excels in Smith's films, whether…
Review In A Nutshell:
So far in my life, I have seen one Kevin Smith film and it was Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, which by the way is a childhood favourite; weird right? It stuck on to me all these years, though it has been a while since I have seen it but I guarantee the next time I do get the opportunity to view it, nostalgia would hit me and diminish my ability to rationalise. I do recall seeing Jersey Girl when it came on TV but during then I did not know it was by Kevin Smith and my memory of the experience was quite vague. I did not know what to expect from Mallrats as…
Kevin Smith makes it hard to call Mallrats anything other than a lazy follow-up, even if it is funny in bits. He had a breakout hit made with a few friends on a budget of $25,000 musing over a common mindset of a generation and absolutely crass, insane and violent without a single shot fired or sex scene. It was of course Clerks, but instead of breaking out from these confines with a $6,000,000 budget and a studio backing to make his next endeavor a memorable one, he reverts to the same routine only attempted to be contained by structure.
Only formula can only go so far. Mallrats proves this. Smith keeps up in trying to show the same movement…
Kevin Smith rarely makes a dull movie. They tend to be right in your face and although most are funny as fuck, he does every now and again make a dud. Now I wasn't going to mention Cop Out, as it almost sullied his reputation forever with me, but it also starred the star of the show here....Mr Jason Lee.
Forget Jeremy London and the airhead that is Shannen Doherty and just enjoy the humor of Lee. While obviously Jay & Silent Bob get a fair bit of the laughs here, it's down to Lee to deliver the majority of the sarcasm and toilet humor that Smith is famous for. It's another of those movies with a simple premise. Smith's usual…
Es muy divertido leer comentarios de gente señalando "los problemas de dirección" de Mallrats, como si el Kevin Smith del resto de su filmografía fuera, no sé, Hitchcock, Lang o Murnau. Que sí, que la peli es tosca hasta decir basta, pero también es divertidísima. Y, lo que es aún mejor, vista hoy resulta un maravilloso viaje de vuelta al indie de los noventa. Cuando en el futuro miles de películas se hayan perdido en el olvido, Mallrats seguirá siendo un documento imprescindible sobre el cine y la sociedad de su época.
"Silent Bob here's an electrical genius. He won the science fair in eighth grade by turning his mom's vibrator into a CD player using some chicken wire and shit."
Kevin Smith at his wackiest. A fun movie but not much more to say.
Who doesn't enjoy a day loitering around the mall?
Ben Affleck fucked a 15 year old in this movie
my favorite Stan lee cameo is in this one
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
As much as it tried, Jason Lee's banter could not carry this one. The cinematography was so mind-numbingly cookie-cutter that the shift to a cliche "grand romantic gesture" ending was not surprising.
Nota = 9
I used to hate this movie up until I was in college. I thought it was unfunny, had aged terribly and was an all around poorly made film. Today, I realize, though not a perfect film whatsoever, it's more that able to supply me with a good time. Considering that's all I want from a Kevin Smith movie, I don't know what I was complaining about before. All the characters really add something awesome to this film's charm. Well, except for Jason London and Claire Forlani. They add a snooze button to the mix, but other than them, my previous comment rings true. The humor and script itself is almost fully based on a witty dialogue cannon that never stops…
Not great, just fun Kevin Smith film.
Here is a list taken from the very funny book of the same list title these films span from 1970's…