The plot isn't the point

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Posted by Moon Raper at on August 27, 2001 at 20:02:50:

In Reply to: JASBSB was garbage that is why it failed! posted by accchap on August 27, 2001 at 19:49:37:

: Look, I'm not pulling any punches, so grab your keyboards to call me the very expected: fag,pole-smoker,poser,not a true fan and all the other crap (pretending you are Jay and actually talk that way at work, school and everyday life). The problem was the sneak preview weekend. Word of mouth killed this movie. Getting your ass handed to you by 2 movies that everyone already saw is saying alot more than any of you all that drink the Kool-aid of Kevin Smith will ever get. It was terrible, it had a lame story like "Bubble Boy"..... I have to travel and stop the wedding, I have to travel and stop the movie. Heads up, Road Trip did the "we have to stop this" plot already. Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Clerks, and Dogma all were very great and very watchable. They had little inside comments and nods to sci-fi and comic fans alike that were veiled. Throwing a preview before every movie that made it appear as a Star Wars spoof with Hamill didn't help either (already done with Space Balls). Huge Let down Kevin, bad movie Kevin, retire Kevin, goodbye for now.

Word of mouth didn't kill this movie. If you actually did the research before saying something like that, you'd see that the movie got very high grades by moviegoers.

JSBSB didn't get its ass handed to it by anyone. It lost by a slim margin to the movies that will go on to be the 2nd and 3rd highest grossing movies in August of all time. And it made more than half its budget in a weekend!! Hardly any movies do that anymore.

The plot of the movie wasn't important. Just like the plot of Bubble Boy and Road Trip (and the hundred other movies that have a similar plot) were not important. It was the laughs that are important. People who bash the movie because of its plot is just retarded- the movie's point is to make you laugh. If you say "I just didn't find it all that funny" I will take that as a valid opinion.

The trailer made it look like some big Star Wars spoof? That would explain all the shots of hot chicks, Ben Affleck, and George Carlin's dick-sucking hitchhiker.

There, you got some attention. Now isn't it your bedtime, or something?

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