With a near-record haul of half-a-billion dollars in the bank, a lot of Star Wars fans worldwide filled those theaters across the globe last weekend to see The Force Awakens. As you can imagine, one of them was Kevin Smith. Smith, as you may have heard, is a huge Wars fan. You can’t really tell, right? Of course, I’m kidding! There was a lightsaber battle with Mark Hamill in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back for crying out loud. Heck, that movie had “Strike Back” in the title! So having said all that, what did Smith think of The Force Awakens? Fortunately, he has a podcast ready to tell you.
In the latest episode of “Fat Man on Batman” (which is not always Batman-related), Smith delivered his review of the new film with co-host Marc Bernardin, and spoiler alert, it’s no Max Landis hatchet job. “Oh what a delight it was,” before launching into 25 minutes of child-like jubilation over the film. “I’ll be talking about this movie for the rest of my life,” he said in final summation with a heartfelt thank you to director J.J. Abrams. I don’t think you’ll ever hear Kevin Smith this sincere again in your life.
Check out the video version of the “Fat Man on Batman” below:
Kevin Smith has always been one of the preeminent Star Wars nerds since the release of his first movie Clerks, which featured a long conversation between convenience store punching bag Dante Hicks and video store slacker Randall Graves about the moral ambiguity of the Rebellion. That second Death Star was filled with innocent contractors after all, because what is the likelihood of a Stormtrooper knowing basic plumbing? Of course, as it turned out…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now in theaters everywhere.