"Lewd, Disgusting Attacks on Morality and People of Faith"
What You Need To Know:
Some brief, clean material shows that Kevin Smith can be funny, endearing and serious when he wants to be. Only someone with little or no sense of morality or purity, however, could possibly find CLERKS II funny or engaging. The movie contains almost a constant barrage of foul, disgusting language as well as extremely vile sexual content. Finally, Christian churchgoers and Christian conservatives are viciously attacked.
(PaPaPa, FRFRFR, AbAbAb, PCPCPC, Ho, B, LLL, V, SSS, NNN, A, DD, M) Very strong pagan worldview contains very strong antinomian, or lawless, attitude toward religious faith, morality and the Bible, including very strong, politically correct attacks on Christian characters and their beliefs, especially Christian traditionalists or conservatives, who are often viewed as hypocrites or mean or stupid or all three, and movie's three protagonists are most interested in personal happiness rather than how they might serve God, and they generally mock those who do want to honor God, plus a couple homosexual jokes and a backhanded pro-marriage theme; at least 211 mostly strong obscenities, 17 strong profanities, nine light profanities, man vomits, food clerk sticks bugs on hamburger and uses ice from urinal for customer's drink, some racial slurs, and vile sexual dialogue and references, including extremely crude references to bestiality and references to adult man fornicating with 17-year-old girls; some light comical violence such as door slams on character; extremely strong sexual content, including very crude and repeated references to oral sex, implied masturbation, lengthy scene of implied bestiality, depicted voyeurism, unmarried woman is pregnant, a couple homosexual jokes, and some miscellaneous sexual references, usually comical; shot of pubic hair, upper female nudity through bra in one shot, upper and rear male nudity, and nearly naked man in sadomasochistic outfit dances around donkey before engaging in implied bestial acts; alcohol use; references to selling drugs and men use drug money to buy a business; and, people are mean, man insults other people in a mocking way, man hides sexual tryst from fiancé, man has profane tattoo, and man with bestiality pornography business complains about conservatives who look down on his business and want to make it illegal.
Attacked by Christians and conservatives for the lewd content in his movies and the offensive religious content in DOGMA, Kevin Smith tries to get his revenge in the long-awaited sequel to his first movie, CLERKS. CLERKS II is even more lewd and disgusting than Smith’s previous movies. In it, he also rakes Christian conservatives over the coals, with the final skewering coming from a man who’s arrested for multiple sex acts with a donkey.
Ironically, Smith, a liberal Roman Catholic, usually thanks God at the end of his credits. His faith, however, is clearly antinomian, or lawless, and hence heretical. It displays very little biblical foundation and almost totally mocks the moral teachings of Roman Catholicism as well as Protestantism.
The main plot of CLERKS II picks up 10 years after the first movie. The New Jersey mini mart has burned down, and Dante Hicks and his best friend, Randall Graves, have been working at a fast-food place called Mooby’s for two years. Dante is scheduled to leave for Florida with his blonde fiancée Emma, whose parents are buying them a house.
Dante has found, however, that he has feelings for Becky, the female manager of Mooby’s, with whom he recently had a sexual tryst. Becky assures him that she doesn’t believe in romantic love, but her assurances seem untrue when a secret is revealed.
Meanwhile, Randall antagonizes customers, and his friend, as well as their naïve co-worker Elias, a Hobbit-loving, Transformer-collecting churchgoer. Randall plots a lewd going-away party for Dante.
In between the plotting, the romance, the debates about LORD OF THE RINGS versus STAR WARS, and the lewd sex talk, the two loopy drug dealers, Jay and Silent Bob, add their own brand of profane wackiness.
Some brief, clean material shows that Kevin Smith can be funny, endearing and serious when he wants to be. Only someone with little or no sense of morality or purity, however, could possibly find CLERKS II funny or engaging. The movie contains almost a constant barrage of foul, disgusting language. The movie’s sexual content is among the most vile you will ever hear or see.
Finally, Christian churchgoers and Christian conservatives are viciously attacked. Almost all of them are shown to be hypocrites and sometimes viewed as mean or stupid. Also, Jay wears a Christian T-shirt and mentions coming to Jesus, but his language is peppered with profanity and sexual lust, and he is a drug dealer. All these attacks are done as satire, so some viewers, especially Non-Christians, may not understand how vicious, smug and self-righteous the attacks truly are. If, of course, such attacks were directed at a minority group, or at women, this movie probably would not see the light of day.
All of this abhorrent content is extremely tiresome and thoroughly evil. Only a hateful moron or a mentally deranged person could create it or appreciate it. Faced with such a work, MOVIEGUIDE® must seriously question the judgment and intelligence of the filmmakers, the actors and the studio executives behind CLERKS II.