Posted by Budone at ubr-b-33.178.193.winterpark.cfl.rr.com on August 27, 2001 at 23:55:42:
In Reply to: Close, but no cigar posted by Kevin on August 27, 2001 at 13:32:55:
I never even heard of the characters Jay and Silent Bob until I saw Dogma which was only about 2 or 3 months ago. Now I am a huge Kevin Smith fan and will most definitely stay one. Once I realized what I had been missing I had to go and rent the rest of Kevin's collection and was not disappointed by one of them. Last weekend a theater in my area was showing a sneak preview of J & SB Strike Back and I had to see it. Today is now Monday and I've seen the funniest movie ever made a total of 4 times and I'm sure I'll be going again. I guess it kind of sucks that these two characters have to come to an end, but all good things must. My biggest regret is knowing that I just found out how much fun I could have going to a movie. Thanks Kevin.
: First off, the day we mourn an 11.1 million dollar opening is the day I want out of this business.
: Yes - first place would've been nice. Shit, it was almost do-able. But it wasn't in the cards, apparently, and that's okay. Opening to double digits with a movie this inside is a-okay in my book.
: And the real tale, anyway, will be told next week. Let's just pray it doesn't repeat the 'Dogma' second week drop (51%), and instead, hold in there with a 30% or less drop.
: But remove the figures and all (because, let's face it - the movie's going to make it's money back and then some; especially with video) and concentrate on what really matters...
: Were you entertained?
: I've been combing through the last few boards (good Lord, we're going through them quickly lately, aren't we?), and the majority of you were, indeed, happy with the flick. Some cats weren't (hey, what do you want me to say? No flick's for everyone), but largely, folks dug it. That makes us here at the home office very happy.
: Many thanks to those who did double and triple duty (hell, even single duty). You're posters are waiting for you when you send in your stubs.
: If you feel so inclined, hit the flick again next weekend. That'd be nice.
: So please - no long faces. We've done well. I'm happy. Very, very happy.
: And while it was nice to have the number one movie in the country for a night, to be honest, it didn't alter my existence. All I cared about was if you guys dug the flick, and beyond that, if *I* dug the flick.
: And I did. Very much. Always have, and always will.
: But now it's no rest for the weary, and right back to the drawing board. If all goes smoothly, we'll be shooting again in Feb/March - just as 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' should be hitting the video stores (unless Bob decides to go for the Christmas release).
: And then, of course, there's the cartoon flick next year.
: Which, if you think this movie was for the fans...
: Hoo-boy, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
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