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Yesterday, we went to see "Clerks II"...

...tomorrow, I'm going to be working a short shift at "Four Star Video" (where I worked for six years...but, over six years ago) to cover for Jeff (the owner) while he attends a funeral.

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Just thought it was weird that this is happening right when Dante and Randall have returned.

I'm half tempted to wear my "I'm not even supposed to be here today" shirt or my "RST Video" logo shirt.

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crispycommando
Jul. 28th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
Do it. It be so hysterical. Who knows how many people would actually get it... but it'd be so friggin funny.
reb2
Jul. 28th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
How did you like Clerks II?
bfirrera
Jul. 28th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
Very much. It's hard to explain without giving anything away, but I realize that I'm also giving this one a little more slack than I might another movie sequel.

It's hard enough to do movie sequels (and even though the other movies all have recurring/connecting characters, this is technically the first specific "II"), and it's even harder to do a sequel where the characters are so beloved (and when so many people identify with these characters).

The only other movie from that same time period as the original Clerks that really spoke to me that same way was "Reality Bites" and I would be a little afraid of seeing what has happened to Lanie, Troy and Vicky in the intervening years, 'cause their lives might be VERY different from my own today (and not be the dark mirror that the other one was).

This movie felt like...well, you know how it feels when you talk to an old friend you haven't seen in years and you practically just continue the conversation from wherever you may have left off as if time hadn't passed? Well...that's what this was like. Dante and Randall may have had a few life experiences in between (without giving anything really big away 'cause it's very early in the film, the movie starts with Dante engaged to be married as one example), but it's fairly easy catching up with them and you can see the same can be said for the two actors, Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson...they immediately fell back into the rhythm of Dante and Randall as if they never stopped playing those characters (it helps that they've done various and sundry appearances in the other movies as these characters (though Brian has also played OTHER Hicks siblings/cousins as well) and that they did those few episodes of the cartoon as well).

I didn't care as much for the Jay and Silent Bob stuff this time and feel they may have finally run out of steam as characters (though, truth to tell, they've never been my favorite characters in any of the films and think that Dogma might have been stronger without their slapstick), though Jay looked great (thanks to being sober and drug-free)...though he's absofuckinglutely way more sexy in person (I tend to go for the bear type, like Kevin (and Dante is growing into more bear in this one), but I'd not kick Jay Mewes out of my bed for eating crackers).

Rosario Dawson fit in perfectly well with the gang and I don't think she was too overly exotic for the part. She seems much more approachable and girl next door (while still sexy) than most other leading ladies these days.

My only disappointments: no Veronica or Caitlin. Jason Lee appears (that part is not the disappointment), but he plays ANOTHER character, when Banky or Brody would have still been appropriate for the role he played here...

la_cochina
Jul. 28th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
You must wear the shirt, and also take pictures.
bfirrera
Jul. 28th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
Yeah...I'll have to have someone snap some...It's really going to feel like a time warp or something.

I went in today to get a copy of the key and to refresh myself on the computer and stuff like the alarm code and stuff...'cause it's been six years.

I'm most afraid of old customers coming in and my not remembering their names ('cause that just makes me feel bad when I've forgotten someone's name...it also makes me feel older 'cause I used to be much better than I am currently with that stuff), but I'm just going to ask for their phone number and tell them that's the only way I remember how to look someone up if that happens (at least their name will pop up on screen then).

Of course, more likely, it will be dead the entire time I'm there, 'cept for the neighborhood kids who all come in to use it as their hang out these days (where they all sit around and play "Magic"/"Yu Gi Oh"/whatever card game the kids are playing these days).
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