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Clerks II Gets Praise

Published July 18, 2006 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of The Weinstein Company.
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With Kevin Smith's follow-up Clerks II ready to strike theatres this weekend, the official reviews have already begun to pop up. If you consider yourself a 'fanboy', then this film is definitely for you.

Clerks II Reviews

Here is your Clerks II review round-up with both of the following reviews giving the film praise. We can expect that there will be some critics who bash this film, but they are most likely the ones who are uncomfortable with some of the sequel's dialogue; which is to be expected.

It's Dante and Randal who strike back in "Clerks II," a softer, flabbier and considerably higher-budgeted follow-up to Kevin Smith's 1994 indie sensation that nevertheless packs enough riotous exchanges and pungent sexual obscenities to make its 97 minutes pass by with ease. Politically incorrect raspberries and the umpteenth appearance of Jay and Silent Bob aside, a gentle feeling of nostalgia pervades this hit-or-miss sequel, which relocates the gang to the ninth circle of fast-food restaurant hell. "Clerks" cultists will need no kicks in the groin to step up to the counter for this second go-round, courtesy of the Weinstein Co.

As for the film itself, well, on the whole it succeeds on the same sort of level that the first film worked on, as a guy living in this day and age, in his 20s. This film is geared more toward those people who still haven’t found happiness or direction in their lives, despite being in their 30s, and all of the pressures/expectations that come with that. But before I make it all sound like a bore, trust me when I say that this film’s primary motivation is jokes, laughs, gags and vulgarity galore, so don’t be thinking that K. Smith has pussied out, because any film that can contain in-depth conversations about “ass-to-mouth”, scenarios in which characters discuss an oversized clit being like a “small penis” and much of the action culminating at a bestiality event…yeah, the man has still “got it” and he doesn’t mind going over the limits to get there. For me though, the biggest laughs came from Jay and Randall, as per the original CLERKS.

"The trailer for the film has had me laugh out loud on a few occasions and I can't wait to see what Kevin Smith has thought up for this second go.

Check out the full reviews for Clerks II by clicking the bold links above.

Clerks II opens to theatres this Friday, July 21st.

For the trailers, movie stills, interviews, synopsis and more movie info, go to the Clerks II Movie Page.

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