A quick reminder of the best Jay and Silent Bob movie scenes
Are you a fan of Kevin Smith’s creations Jay and Silent Bob? Well if you are… you’re in luck cause Smith is rebooting them into a movie. The Reboot will have the Jersey boys (Jay and Silent Bob) go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old Bluntman & Chronic Movie they hated so much, and it start filming this fall.
Kevin Smith’s latest project will be a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and both Smith and Jason Mewes are returning in the iconic roles of the 2 slackers. The two characters became the staples in the 90’s portion of Kevin Smith career. They represented the confused and aimless USA youth back in the 90’s, but later they also provided a much needed satire and mockery of Hollywood and the entire show business.
Clerks, released in 1994, was the first film to feature Jay and Silent Bob, and 2006’s Clerks II was the last. In between they appeared in fantastic movies that were actually the high point of Kevin Smith career (Mallrats, Dogma), but also a one scene memorable cameos like the one in Chasing Amy.
Jay and silent Bob reboot movie doesn’t have a release date yet, but while we anticipate the news and photos from the upcoming production let’s reflect on the best movie scenes from the fantastic duo.
Clerks – 1994
Fun fact about it: Kevin Smith worked in the store where they shot the film. They shot for 21 straight nights. He would clock in at 6am and finish at 11pm. They would then shoot till 4am, after which he would try to grab an hour or two’s sleep before getting ready to go back to work.
Mallrats – 1995
Fun fact about it: Filmed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, down the road from Fargo (1996) which was shooting at the same time.
Chasing Amy – 1997
Fun fact about it: This film was reportedly just two votes away from an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, according to Kevin Smith’s podcast.
Dogma – 1999
Fun fact about it: Jason Mewes had the entire script memorized before rehearsals. When asked why, he said it was because he didn’t want to anger Alan Rickman, and because Kevin Smith took him aside before rehearsals began and said he needed to be on his best behavior and bring his A game to the set, which Mewes did.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back – 2001
Fun fact about it: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon mention that one of the reasons to do a film is because they owe the director a favor. It was Writer and Director Kevin Smith who brought the script of Good Will Hunting (1997) to Miramax.
Clerks II – 2006
Fun fact about it: One of the things that most prompted Kevin Smith to make the film, was a promise he made to friend Jason Mewes. If Mewes managed to stay off drugs, he would be able to play the character of “Jay” one more time. Smith kept his promise.