Posted by Neil at 184.108.40.206 on August 27, 2001 at 14:54:34:
In Reply to: Faith, Hope, and Jay posted by SumbodysLittleSister on August 27, 2001 at 14:49:22:
: I keep hearing people say, "What's Jason Mewes going to do now? He can't really play anything else, can he?"
: Ok, sure, everything we know about Jay leads one to believe that he pretty much just plays himself in Kevin's movies. Fine. But I'm not convinced that's all there is to him. I mean, the Planet of the Apes sequence alone gives a subtle glimpse of the raw emotional power that's lurking behind that mop of hair. And can we say the words Jason-Mewes-romantic-lead in the same sentence? I think we can.
I agree. I think his improvement has been noticeable from each movie to the next. I wasn't even expecting or hoping for an improvement between DOGMA and JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK, since I thought he gave one of the sharpest performances in DOGMA, but he improved noticeably nonetheless.
And he IS the romantic lead in JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK. He handles all of the complexity of the part as well as perfecting his timing. It would be a damn shame if he got pigeon-holed as just Kevin Smith's stoner and never got a chance to move forward in different characters and for different directors.
He has clearly shown himself capable of rising above the one-trick-pony act he did in CLERKS.
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