The stoner duo return to movies in a really bizarre animated comedy that is definitely Not Safe For Work.
I love Kevin Smith’s work, ever since I saw Mallrats. His combination of sophomoric humor, deep love of the geeky side of life, and occasional commentary on life in America always makes me smile. So, in a rather shocking moment, he helped release this independent animated film. Produced by his buddy Jason Mewes (who also voices his character Jay from the original films), based off of the graphic novel Bluntman and Chronic (which itself was a tie-in to a movie to show the comic within the film that was based on Jay and Silent Bob), and released in the same animated style of the Smodcasts (basically, podcasts that Smith puts out that are then animated), we end up with possibly the oddest superhero cartoon I’ve ever seen.
The basic idea of the film is that, after several bizarre and insane situations that include legal-friendly cameos from the origins of several superheroes, Jay and Silent Bob manage to win a lottery and decide to use the money to become costumed crimefighters, calling themselves Bluntman and Chronic. As the movie follows the two, we see them encounter their own villains (who I won’t name, because I’m not sure I can use some of these names without offending someone) and basically parody every single aspect of superhero movies we’ve come to expect, along with some insane voice appearances by icons like Eliza Dushku, Neil Gaiman, and Tara Strong (who I guarantee when her voice shows up, you will start laughing insanely).
The movie is just insane, a constant barrage of sex and stoner humor, and there doesn’t seem to be much of a point to the story besides making you laugh. And the thing is, if you don’t like this kind of humor (or Kevin Smith in general), you probably won’t enjoy it. The only other thing I can comment on is the animation. It’s not exactly Disney-quality, instead looking more like internet flash animation, which at first can be jarring, but does compliment the deranged story.
Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie is not going to win any awards, but it is a very entertaining flick, and certainly a must-see if you like Kevin Smith’s work.
– Absolutely insane humor
– Fans of Kevin Smith and his films will be happy
– The humor may too be crude for a lot of people
– The animation is very much Internet Flash.