Friday, August 04, 2006

Clerks II

Though not as good as the original, Clerks II is funny and clever (not to mention rude and offensive) more often than not.

The film catches up with Dante Hicks and Randal Graves ten years after the original Clerks, where they've laterally moved from convenience and video store clerks to workers in a fast food restaurant.

What follows include episodes of slacking, riotous nerdboy debates, screwing with customers, and, surprisingly, change, with the prospects of marriage, adulthood, and friendship all in the balance.

Clerks II works and is a worthy sequel because it represents a satisfying return to roots for Kevin Smith, with good dialogue, comedic timing, purity, and themes of male friendship that were so strong in his early films.

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