We’ve finished watching our Kevin Smith DVD’s, this evening was Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Dogma is clearly an intelligent movie, the material is interesting and I really enjoyed the last 20 to 30 minutes.
But the start of this two hour movie was really slow, and it took me a long time to arrive at my enjoyment of the end. I’m not sure if it was the mood I was in (post dental cost distress) or the fact that I was feeling physically weird. Whatever it was, I found the start slow and the story a little more contrived than it needed to be.
However, I found the end compelling and cute. I should think some folk might find it overly twee, but that’s not how it struck me. Anyway, Dogma is a story of faith and religion and the differences between the two. It’s a story of fear and hope and joy and sadness and how belief is the sauce that makes the world float.
The least enjoyable of the Kevin Smith films I’ve watched so far, but still better than an awful lot of shit I own.