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Old 03-06-12, 05:19 PM
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

Clerks: 9/10
Clerks II: 10/10
Old 03-06-12, 08:51 PM
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I like Clerks 2 but its biggest problem is it had no point. The first movie had a point: Take personal responsibility for the events in your life and if you're unhappy then "shit or get off the pot." Dante was an indecisive loser but he was relatable. The whole movie was. In Clerks 2 he's just pathetic. If you're 33 years old and pissed that you're flipping burgers at McDonalds then chances are you have no one to blame but yourself. That's certainly the case here. What exactly is Dante angry at Randall for at the end, blaming him for his ruined life? He's the one who knocks up becky(Dawson). He says he took CC classes but dropped out "because Randall stopped going". What the hell is that? Makes no sense.
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

1/10
0/10

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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

clerks 3/10
clerks 2 10/10
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I love the original, but prefer the sequel.
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

Clerks 9/10
Clerks 2 6/10

I do have to hand it to Clerks 2 for having a somewhat sweet ending considering the tone the rest of the film had. I also have fond memories of where I saw it but I can't use that to alter the score in its favor.
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Originally Posted by SterlingBen
love the commentary on this part.
Old 03-07-12, 09:28 AM
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

Clerks: 9/10
Clerks 2: 8/10

Spoiler:
Chasing Amy: 9/10
Zack & Miri: 9/10
Mallrats: 8.5/10
Dogma: 8.5/10
J&SBSB: 7/10
Jersey Girl: 6.5/10
Cop Out: 6/10
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

Originally Posted by Quake1028
Clerks: 9/10
Clerks 2: 8/10

Spoiler:
Chasing Amy: 9/10
Zack & Miri: 9/10
Mallrats: 8.5/10
Dogma: 8.5/10
J&SBSB: 7/10
Jersey Girl: 6.5/10
Cop Out: 6/10
Wow, I didn't know Kevin's mom was on DVDTalk!
Old 03-07-12, 09:47 AM
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

Originally Posted by Trevor
Wow, I didn't know Kevin's mom was on DVDTalk!
Kevin Smith's mom would have rated Jersey Girl much higher. After all, he made it for her.
Old 03-07-12, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Trevor
Wow, I didn't know Kevin's mom was on DVDTalk!
She may be but this aint her. Not even Smith's mom would give that POS Cop Out a 6.
Old 03-08-12, 11:04 AM
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

The problem I had with Clerks 2 was that it seemed to negate the message of the first one. The first one was saying that if you're unhappy with the crappy job you have and want to move on with your life, only you can do something about it, and you need to take action. The second seemed to say that if you find you like that crappy job and that's where you feel comfortable, just stay with what's familiar. Hence
Spoiler:
Dante and Randall re-opening the Kwik Stop.
Old 03-08-12, 11:15 AM
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

Well put.

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
The second seemed to say that if you find you like that crappy job and that's where you feel comfortable, just stay with what's familiar. Hence
Spoiler:
Dante and Randall re-opening the Kwik Stop.
Also wait for an unexpected windfall from stoners who hang out at your place of work to make that dream a reality.
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

Clerks - 9.0/10
Mallrats - 8.8/10
Chasing Amy - 9.3/10
Dogma - 8.0/10
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back - 7.8/10
Jersey Girl - 6.0/10
Clerks II - 8.6/10
Zack & Miri Make A Porno - 7.9/10
Cop Out - Haven't Seen
Red State - Haven't Seen
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

Originally Posted by jrsl76
Clerks - 9.0/10
Mallrats - 8.8/10
Chasing Amy - 9.3/10
Dogma - 8.0/10
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back - 7.8/10
Jersey Girl - 6.0/10
Clerks II - 8.6/10
Zack & Miri Make A Porno - 7.9/10
Cop Out - Haven't Seen
Red State - Haven't Seen


Ok, so how does one exactly land on a 7.9? or a 9.3?

So to get a 7.9 there was one too many blinks by the main character?

Are we in the Olympics of grading here or what? I'll hold off til I see the Japanese. They always bring the heat!
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

Originally Posted by jrsl76
Clerks - 9.0/10
Mallrats - 8.8/10
Chasing Amy - 9.3/10
Dogma - 8.0/10
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back - 7.8/10
Jersey Girl - 6.0/10
Clerks II - 8.6/10
Zack & Miri Make A Porno - 7.9/10
Cop Out - Haven't Seen
Red State - Haven't Seen
Looking at the list makes me realize what crap Smith makes.
Old 03-08-12, 10:53 PM
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Re: Rate: Clerks and Clerks II

I still like Smith's movies because I grew up on them. To me they're still funny and it brings back a lot of nostalgia. The only non-View Askewniverse title I liked was Zack & Miri. I thought it was hilarious.

I do like Jay & Silent Bob and the world he created, though.

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