so i met dan and cymara and one of dan's friends at fenway 13. i actually motorcycled to kenmore square, my first time venturing on bike back into boston since last summer, when i rode a few times to the boston design center.
the movie started off with a couple of trailers. nothing memorable (or no trailers i haven't seen before), other than iron monkey. i sure hope that movie doesn't cause an animal crisis a la 102 dalmations. hate to see a whole bunch of people buy themselves iron monkeys for pets only to realize they can't take care of those damn critters and have to gave them away to shelters!
the movie itself was funny. funnier still if you've seen the other kevin smith movies. however, despite the fact that there were certain scenes that brought me to tears with laughter, i wouldn't recommend this movie, unless you were a big kevin smith fan or a jay & silent bob fan. it's not so much a film as more of a thank you to all the aficionados by bringing back a whole lot of characters from the kevin smith universe, and giving them funny lines to say and putting them in funny scenes. the story itself wasn't that interesting, even with the addition of four sexy international jewel thieves, one of them played by eliza dushku, whom many of you might know i have a terrible crush on. when the movie finished we stuck around for the secret scene (get ready for spoiler, yadda yadda), which was alanis morrisette as god "closing the book" on the story. if i had to pick one funny scene as my favorite (there were so many! yes, i admit, i am a big fan of jay and silent bob!), i'd say the intro when you see the adult jay and silent bob standing outside the convenience store and jay is singing this funny song that consisted mostly of the word f*ck.
the evening ended with me riding my motorcycle back home. i had a little problem leaving the garage. after paying for parking, the guy at the gate couldn't raise the bar because my motorcycle wasn't heavy enough to trigger the release mechanism. so he had to call up this guy and manually raise the bar. i sped off quickly, slightly embarrassed by all the attention. next time, i'm adding weights to the bike! coming out of kenmore at night with the citgo sign and the city skyline in the background was pretty cool though. if you're smart you'll realize, but tony, how can you see the boston skyline when you're leaving the city? yeah, that's true, but fortunately, i got a wee bit lost trying to get out of kenmore square so after the second time around, i was able to get a pretty good glimpse of boston!