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Kevin Smith reviews Batman V Superman PLUS gives us our first look at Jay Mewes in The Flash

March 31st, 2016 by Marc Comments


Well, we all have an opinion now on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and it’s time for us to sit back, grab a cup of tea and listen to a guy who we know a lot of our readers like and are interested in his opinion.

Yes, Kevin Smith, close friend of Ben Affleck’s, film-maker, prolific podcaster, uber-nerd and massive Batman fan has recorded a video about how he felt about the movie.

And it’s a great listen but there’s two things – firstly, he makes a great point, get in and see the movie if you want to, never let anyone tell you if you should see it.

Secondly, the language is exceptionally colourful.

Seriously, it’s really NSFW stuff. So you’ve been warned.

In other Kevin Smith-related news, he’s currently directing an episode of The Flash and has shared an image of his hetero-life mate Jay Mewes in the episode!

The image is below with Smith and Flash villain, Zoom: “Jay was ecstatic to have scripted lines in one of his favorite shows,” he says.

“I also found an opportunity to sneak Jay into another scene as well – this time as a masked super villain.” Getting to play a masked metahuman was “the role that reduced him to tears,” something Smith says he’s only seen twice: “one time [he cried] about the birth of his only begotten daughter, the other time was after he wrapped his super villain bit on The Flash.”

Kevin Smith’s episode of The Flash – 2.21, will air in May. The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8pm on The CW.

Meta-Mewes! The folks at @cwtheflash were kind enough to include a cameo for my hetero life mate @jaymewes in the episode of #TheFlash I directed. As a longtime lover of everything that ever aired on @thecw, Jay was ecstatic to have scripted lines in one of his favorite shows (plus, he got to visit the @cw_arrow sets across the lot). But I also found an opportunity to sneak #jaymewes into another scene as well – this time as a masked super villain. And even though he had no lines as the Meta and is unrecognizable, THIS was the role that reduced him to tears. I’ve seen #JayMewes cry twice in my life: one time it was about the birth of his only begotten daughter, the other time was after he wrapped his super villain bit on #TheFlash. Jay gave me a huge hug and said “You made my dream come true, Moves.” You see, Jay never planned for @jayandsilentbob; while he certainly inspired the cinematic duo, it was never his dream to play Jay in the movies – it was just something that happened to him. But this boy LOVES his comic books – so much so that I’ve never heard him say he’s ever read a bad comic book (and I know for a fact he went deep on the I’ll-fated @marvel “New Universe” titles back in the day). He doesn’t dissect superhero material, he just consumes. Analyzing is for academics: Jay’s just there to see his heroes come to life. So to thank me for sneaking him into the @dccomics universe, Jay took me to see @batmanvsuperman again (my second time, his first). I liked the flick more on my second viewing (see 1 hour review on my #KevinSmith #youtube channel). I’d said the film didn’t have any heart, but after the second viewing, I actually found the heart in #batmanvsuperman: it’s in the viewer. And the viewer I watched the blockbuster with the second time was all agog, eyes as big as saucers. During the Knightmare sequence, we shared a moment that even elevated the flick for me: when the winged New Gods nasties attack #Batman and take him down, Jay (age 40) & I (age 45) simultaneously looked at one another and whispered reverently “ParaDemons.” It was a beautiful moment shared by two lifelong fanboys who were delighted to see their childhood flash before their eyes.

A photo posted by Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) on

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….