Mark my words, the world is in for big trouble in about 25 years. Once the generation of maturity retarded losers that praise this film comes into power, civilization as we know it will cease to be. Watching this film (home movie?) is like sitting in a junior high school locker room listening to 11 year old boys play grab ass. Seriously, if this film is entertaining to you, all I can say is you have had the bar set so low in your life that it is unlikely anything good will ever come out of it, save being really good at Limbo.
I have read here many people praise this film for its brilliant script. All I can say about that is: "Don't Bogart that joint, my friend!" To the sober minded, the script is simply stupid. In one scene dope dealer Jay sets clerk Dante straight with a diatribe about how selling soda for 78 cents more than a supermarket is tantamount to pushing drugs. Excellent point, ... DUDE, WHO SMOKED THE LAST OF MY 'METH?! If this script speaks to you all I can say is stay away from neighborhood dogs.
Forget the horrendous acting, forget the crappy camera work, the unintelligible dialogue, the murky sound work, the fact that it didn't really have a plot of any kind, forget, even, that all of this is agreed upon by even the fans of this film, (in other words, forget the fact that this is a crappy film), can anyone quote me any memorable lines that a person over the age of 12 would find interesting, let alone brilliant? The script is pedestrian at best.
Some have praised this film as being one of the funniest of the 90's. I suppose if you consider predictable bathroom humor and dick jokes, delivered with the finesse of an drunk uncle, funny then this is a masterpiece. I found it pathetic. I don't mind crude comedy if it is done well, as in Animal House, Caddyshack, Bevis and Butthead, et. al., this film has none of that. It is hack. Bevis and Butthead mocked the idiots they portrayed, this film celebrates them. The slight (very slight, I never laughed once) amount of comedy provided by Jay and Silent Bob and sometimes Randal, are never enough to save the movie, let alone their scenes, and even these are presented with such stumbling insecurity it feels like watching a really bad stand up on amateur night at The Apollo. In that regard one might say a joke or two were kind of funny, but how could you say that amateur had one of the best sets you have ever seen?
Looking over the user comments here on the IMDb it appears many of the fans of this film do not have the capacity to do anything other than presume those who didn't like the film just didn't get it. I got it, you are the one who does not get it. Unfortunately, by the time you realize that you will be sucked so far into the vortex of the downward spiral you call your life you will be doomed to emulate the losers of this film.
From the generation that made popular Jerry Springer, eating vomitous putrefactions for a prize and wearing pants around your thighs, comes the hallmark movie for losers: Clerks. As Butthead would say: "Stop, in the name of all that which does not suck!"
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