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Kevin Smith


#1

What do you all think about Kevin Smith?


#2

I used to be a HUGE Kevin Smith fan about seven years ago, but the more I got into movies, and the more directors I started getting into, he kinda got shuffled to the wayside (sp?). But I still dig all of his flicks. I’m a little skeptical about “Jersey Girl”. “Clerks” through “Jay And Silent Bob…” were funny. I never get tired of potty humor. It’s probably because I have the maturity of a retarded toddler. So, yeah, I dig his stuff…



M.W.


#3

Clerks is a very good movie, it’s a great inspiration for all of us who wants to make movies.



Mallrats is funny, but far from what Clerks were.



Chasing Amy is a very good movie, second best after Clerks.



Dogma is also worth watching. Very good.



Jay and Silent Bob strikes back lacks what made the other movies great, but I laughed my ass off watching it for the first time, and I still do. Great Comedy.



I enjoy watching the themes, actors and characters of the View Askew universe. Kevin Smith is a master of entertaining fun, like Guy Ritchie.


#4

Kevin Smith…what can I say about him? Well, I’ll put it this way, I’ve seen all his films from Clerks to Jay n Silent Bob and they are OK movies. Not movies that make me excited and roll on the floor laughing, but just movies I watch and go “Eh ok, whatever”. I dont think Smith is a person that needs to make movies. He seems more suited to writing comic books and doing talks about Star Wars, stuff like that.



Mallrats and Jay n Silent Bob SB were the 2 films I really thought were completely dumb and childish. But the rest are ok. Dogma reminded me of a religious take on Pulp Fiction. Chasing Amy: Two buddies fighting over a lesbian, wow, big fun.



I’m not looking forward to seeing Jersey Girl, I have a feeling its gonna be another “Maid in Manhattan” type thing. Funk that.



Comparing Smith to Guy Ritchie is probably about right. They seem to be in the same league.


#5

Both Guy & Kevin have a good way with writing dialogue same as Tarantino just their characters are set in different worlds.



As for Smith I liked Clerks, loved Mallrats, was aight with Chasing Amy, liked Dogma a good amount, loved J&SBSB.



The main reason I like his stuff is for him and Jay. I also like Jason Lee and liked the roles he played in said flicks.


#6

I love his movies.



I’d rate them in this order: (Hard films to rate, but I’d put them about like this)



Dogma **** out of ****

Chasing Amy **** out of ****

Clerks ***1/2 out of ****

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back *** out of ****

Mallrats ** 1/2 out of ****



And while we are comparing him the Guy Ritchie, I’d like to say that I prefer Guy 5 to 1 over Kevin. I love his two films (pretending that Swept Away was never made). They are amazingly enjoyable.


#7

loved clerks

liked mallrats

didn’t see chasing amy-- hear it’s v.good

loved dogma

hated jay and silent bob… however, i loved the whole “boo boo kitty fuck” line. gets me everytime.

jersey girl?-- well… i dunno… if it’s anything like j&s.b., i’m afraid to see it


#8

How does Guy Ritchie compare to Kevin Smith? You’re going to have to explain this to me. Kevin Smith movies are mostly stupid and really funny, humour coming from the dialogue of like three characters, Guy Ritchies films have amazing convoluted plots, lots of interesting characters, black comedy, really good dialogue, violence, and a really cool smooth flow. (not counting Swept Away) He’s also dropping the British crime thing to do a huge Hollywood historical-war epic called the Knights of Malta. (Possibly The Siege of Malta) Rumored to star are Anthony Hopkins and Robert Deniro!


#9

[quote]How does Guy Ritchie compare to Kevin Smith?  You’re going to have to explain this to me. Guy Ritchies films have amazing convoluted plots, lots of interesting characters, black comedy, really good dialogue, violence, and a really cool smooth flow. (not counting Swept Away) He’s also dropping the British crime thing to do a huge Hollywood historical-war epic called the Knights of Malta. (Possibly The Siege of Malta) Rumored to star are Anthony Hopkins and Robert Deniro![/quote]

Guy Ritchie owes his career to one man (who happens to be his contemporary): QUENTIN TARANTINO. Everyone knows this.



As for Ritchies big epic. I’ll believe it when I see it. Gee I wonder where he got the War epic idea from? lol.


#10

[quote] He’s also dropping the British crime thing to do a huge Hollywood historical-war epic called the Knights of Malta. (Possibly The Siege of Malta) Rumored to star are Anthony Hopkins and Robert Deniro![/quote]

that was old news - he’s returning now to more familiar ground with a Las Vegas Heist flick filled with British Crime Thugs - a review of the script is on the internet somewhere


#11

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that was old news - he’s returning now to more familiar ground with a Las Vegas Heist flick filled with British Crime Thugs - a review of the script is on the internet somewhere[/quote]

No way!! A Heist film with a group of thugs?! Damn! Thats 100% original!



LOL.


#12

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No way!! A Heist film with a group of thugs?! Damn! Thats 100% original!



LOL.
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right! ha ha! but I’d still catch it - I like his style and his choice in music and dialogue!


#13

Guy Ritchie fucking sucks. If Madonna wanted to fuck a geek director, she might as well have picked Tarantino! Kevin Smith is decent- nothing deep or anything about him. Chasing Amy is by far the best film he’s done yet, Dogma is the best written, Mallrats the funniest. See Kevin Smith here: http://www.virtuallyinfamous.com/blog/


#14

Ritchie is awesome. Great movies.


#15

[quote]Ritchie is awesome. Great movies.[/quote]

Yeah! that Swept Away was awesome! And his first 2 Wannabe Reservoir Dogs/Pulp Fiction films, oh man! Awesome! lol.



Lets hear it for Guy Ritchie! The biggest QT wannabe of them all!!


#16

I never got that wannabe thing - two directors - with good style and a good way with dialogue.


#17

Even though I’m no big Guy Ritchie fan, I don’t think it’s fair to give him just the title of “QT Wannabe”. EVERY director in the world is influenced by others. Quentin’s first movie, as brilliant as it maight be, was almost a re-make of “City of Fire” for goddsakes. Originality and directing rarely go hand in hand nowadays; and it applies for everyone. And still, I don’t think Ritchie’s style of directing is THAT similar to Tarantino’s. If I had to compare a directing style in a way resembling Richie’s; I’d pick Darren Aranofsky. For instance,he uses those same fast sequences in “Requiem for a Dream” as Richie used in “Snatch”; though I don’t know who came before whom of the two.


#18

exactamundo, Scarface


#19

Darn right both of you.


#20

Ritchie pretended to be brilliant, Aronofsky really is brilliant.



And thats the difference :wink: