Jay and Silent Bob lose a court case to Saban films, not only losing their rights to the movie reboot of Bluntman V Chronic, but also losing the ability to legally identify as Jay and Silent Bob. They soon learn that “Kevin Smith” is going to be finalizing the Bluntman V Chronic movie shoot at Chronic-Con in California in three days, and so begins their quest to venture to California to stop a movie shoot.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot feels like a return to form, and though it borrows a little bit of storyline from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, it doesn’t feel like it’s necessarily just going through the motions. Not every character that has ever appeared in a Jay and Bob movie are going to be back for the reunion, but the characters that do resurface catch Jay and Bob (and the audience) up on what’s been going on over the years, adding more backstory and character development.
Though the Askewniverse technically “ended” with the literal closing of the book after the credits in Dogma, Clerks (The Animated Series), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks 2, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, the several Nights With Kevin Smith movies and Kevin’s NUMEROUS books, blogs, podcast episodes and TV appearances have added to the well which he draws from for inspiration for this movie.
While you don’t necessarily have to be a Kevin Smith superfan to enjoy this movie, it does help to have a decent knowledge of the rest of the Jay and Silent Bob movies to catch most of the references made to other characters, anecdotes and visual easter eggs sprinkled throughout Reboot.