Clerks III is (obviously) directed by Kevin Smith , and reunites the cast of the first installments, counting on Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson,Brian O’Halloran, Marilyn Ghigliotti and a special appearance by Ben Affleck.
This films gives us a chance to reminisce about past, which is not that bad a thing to do, really.
Recovering from a heart attack, Randal has an awakening – he is going to make a movie about working at Quick Stop Groceries and the adjacent “THC” video rental store. Yes, it is “Meta!”, as one the customer puts in the movie trailer.
Is it repetitive? Is it a used up idea? Is it only for those suffering from nostalgia? We will not deny the obvious, as it is a bit all the above. However, it is too a good excuse to have some laughs without having to do too great mental exertion. The screenplay is just as lighthearted as in the first one, and the movie is made with the same intention of having a good time.
It is inevitable to think how old we are and how time flies, and do an exercise of self-reflection while we think back to the 90’s.
This is definitely a movie that the fans will enjoy, and might be a bit more difficult to find amusing if you are not a Kevin Smith “groupie”. To the younger audience it might come across as passé, and the post-millenials might be right when saying that the movie has little to offer other than a get-together or reunion of old time friends.
On the other hand, they do deserve the accolades, and those who will watch this film will do so with enthusiasm, even if we know time has passed, and there might be some nostalgia, and even some sadness, but still some of the happiness of yesteryear.
Movie title: Clerks III
Date published: October 14, 2022
Country: United States
Duration: 115 mins
Director(s): Kevin Smith
Actor(s): Kevin Smith, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Ben Affleck, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Long, Fred Armisen, Trevor Fehrman, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith