Retro review (1 of 2)- 4.25/5 ⭐️- “Mallrats” is the 2nd film in Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse after “Clerks”, although chronologically, this film takes place the day before that film. This was the film that truly brought a lot of recurring themes of this universe into play being the film that first saw Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee and Joey Lauren Adams play one of their many multiple characters. Since this film takes place before “Clerks”, there are events that happen here that are discussed in that film. That’s something I love about these films that long before Marvel was doing it, Smith created this immensely layered interconnected world build around a small area of New Jersey where multiple films have callbacks to events or characters from other films. This film is truly the definition of a cult film, that wasn’t a huge hit upon release but now 24 years later has a huge following and is fondly remembered. The film like most of Smith’s films in this world is quotable as fuck, has great pop culture dialogue, toilet humor that is hit or miss depending on your comedy taste. It has a great romantic story at the center of it, and anytime I watch it I look fondly at my time when I was a mallrat. Just going to the mall after school with your friends kicking it for hours with not a care in the world and no responsibilities. This film also has a great Stan Lee cameo, WAY before that was even a cool thing to have in your film.
Jason Lee in his first Smith joint is hilarious as ever, giving his funniest performance in this universe hands down. He’s reprised this role 2 time since so it’s clear this is a fan favorite. Ben Affleck is the ultimate asshole in this film, who really likes to fuck women in a very uncomfortable place 🤐😂. #KevinSmith #Clerks #Mallrats #ChasingAmy #Dogma #JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack #NewJersey #JayAndSilentBob #viewaskewnivers #degrassi #snoochieboochies #BrodieBruce #JasonLee #BenAffleck #BeverlyHills90210 #degrassi #JayAndSilentBobReboot #comicbooks #stanlee #marvel #spiderman #fantasticfour #xmen #theavengers #guardiansofthegalaxy #thewalkingdead
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