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18-12-2002, 12:51:09
I loved this film the first time around - I went on to see all the Jay & Silent Bob films afterwards - but watched it for the second time last night and was really dissappointed.

Everyone gives such overly-long and drawn out speeches on the meaning of life etc etc and the bit-part actors are really wooden - how did this become such a "classic"??

18-12-2002, 14:22:08
I enjoyed this greatly when I watched it too.

18-12-2002, 14:26:00
Because when it came out it was taken for what it was, a film made by an unheard of director, on a budget of nothing, using his friends as actors. Retrospectivly it get's judged against Smith's other films, all of which were made on a much higher budget, for general release (Clerks was never intended as anything more than a tiny independant film with a possible audience of a few thousand), staring big hollywood names.

I still think Clerks is a good film, much better than Jay and Bob Strike Back.

18-12-2002, 16:58:27
Cause it used a lot of profanity and shock value and gave the illusion of being smart.

It has more of an effect on you when you're younger I think...

19-12-2002, 09:35:51
I think I'm seeing his films in reverse order kind of. Haven't seen Clerks.