Put a Kitty in your mouth! — A review of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Get Old

super groovySo a little while back, my mother bought me tickets to see Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes record their weekly podcast and the North Carolina premiere of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.  Originally, the show was supposed to be in June. I’ll get back to that point later.

So a little bit of background on the movie. Kevin had written a few little shorts in the hopes of making another animated series, much like the Clerks one from the 90s (back when MTV actually like, had decent programming). Jay, who has been staying sober, came up with the idea that he didn’t want to be just an actor anymore. He wanted to produce. He went to Kev and said, “Yo broski, lemme produce something.” (Probably not what was said exactly, but that’s my attempt at a tame version of how that conversation actually went down.) Kevin told him okay, come up with a budget, and we’ll go from there. Jay came back and said he would produce an animated feature-length film for $69,000. How did he know he could make a film on that? He didn’t. He just giggled at the number 69 (go ahead, get your giggles out, too).

So they made a movie.

The film in and of itself is still the same sort of juvenile humor that was in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. But it was a little more grown up. Because it proved-and still proves- that Jason Mewes isn’t just a former junkie who can make you laugh. He’s growing up. He’s becoming an actual force that Hollywood won’t know what to do with. And I think it’s unbelievably admirable. I can’t wait to see what’s next for him.

The podcast recording came after the movie. That was the moment I’d been waiting for. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I just kinda hopped in a line and hoped it was the right one. And it was.

Naturally, I got antsy. I got nervous. I thought I was going to just word vomit everywhere and never be able to recover.

Instead….instead, I made Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes laugh. I didn’t really notice, but up until me, everyone asking a question was a male. Over the age of 25. I made some quip about being a drop of estrogen in a pool of testosterone. They both laughed. Part of my entire life was made.

Jay explained that his wife got deathly ill two days before the June appearance, so that’s why it was rescheduled for August.

It’ll probably be another month and a half before the podcast I’m on goes up, but hey, the way I see it, I’m one step closer to being featured on FatMan on Batman.

While goofy and slightly crude, Super Groovy Cartoon Movie is entertaining and perfect for when you just want to laugh. Plus the cameos by Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, and Kevin Conroy make everything so very worth it. I give it 7 out of 10 giant bongs.

The podcast recording was so great. I give it 9 out of 10 Kittys.


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