Has Kevin Smith’s Bit Grown Tired?
Seann William Scott and Adam Brody have been added to Kevin Smith’s next directorial effort, “A Couple Of Dicks”. The movie follows two police detectives, played by Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, as they try to find a stolen baseball card. Yeah…you read that right…a stolen freaking baseball card caper. I don’t care if Willis and Stifler are signed up, that baseball card theft angle alone makes me hate this movie already.
Good Lord…what has happened to Kevin Smith? Did he run into a stupid tree right around 2003 or 2004? He hasn’t made anything really great since “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back”…and this is coming from a person that is a huge fan of all things Kev. Now, he seems relegated to simply making movies with shocking titles like “Zach & Miri Make A Porno”, which was simply decent. Don’t even get me started on the complete and total embarrassment of “Clerks 2”.
“Dogma” is by far Smith’s best movie, with “Chasing Amy” coming in second. Sure, “Clerks” is funny, but it’s just too amateur to be considered a great movie. “Dogma” has come closest to a true movie of substance and, over time, it has become my favorite Kevin Smith movie. If anything, Kevin successfully got Ben Affleck’s best acting performance ever…in “Dogma”, not “Jersey Girl”.
Cinematically Correct note: Tracy Morgan is not funny. At all.