The worst: "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001)
Unfortunately, not all Kevin Smith follow-ups can boast such surprising emotional sophistication. Like “Get Him to the Greek,” “Strike Back” takes characters from a beloved previous film—in this case, drug dealers Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith himself), who appeared in “Clerks,” “Mallrats” and “Chasing Amy”—and gives them a spin-off of their own.
Unlike Aldous Snow, Jay and his mute companion prove too one-note to successfully carry a movie. A paper-thin plot concerning the duo’s trip to Hollywood to halt production of a movie inspired by them serves mainly as an excuse to shove as many self-congratulatory cameos and juvenile set pieces as Smith can contain in one film. He ends up with an overstuffed, shapeless mess.