A Classic Worth Seeing Again – DOGMA

Dogma

Miramax Films

As I mentioned before in two previous posts (see links below) this is the third review from the movies I watched this weekend. I had some time on my hands, so I decided to see a DVD that a work associate let me barrow. It was a Kevin Smith classic “DOGMA”.

Just in case you have never seen “DOGMA” let me share the following synopsis with you. The eternal war between Good and Evil comes to New Jersey, go figure right; it is a Kevin Smith joint. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck play two fallen angels that attempt to derail the entire cosmological system, unless a shabby group of misfits can stop them from turning the whole apple cart over. It’s up to Bethany, played by Linda Fiorentino, to save the day and keep the fallen angels from entering into heaven through a loophole.

Okay, there is not a lot of new analysis I can add to this movie review. So all I can I really say is I think this is my favorite Kevin Smith movie out of all the things he has done. I like how the story moves along and the fact that I get a bit of education.

I am big George Carlin fan as well. He could be a big part about why I like this movie so much. In addition if you have every listened to our podcasts you probably know that I am a big fan of the movie ‘Vision Quest’. As a young middle school student I had a huge crush on Linda Fiorentino and I that memory is still with me. I think that memory helps provide the soft spot I have for this movie as well.

I watched this movie the same day I saw “The Monuments Men” so it was really weird for me to see Matt Damon without grey in his hair.  I must say his performance in Monuments was a lot more subdued than his hyper active Loki character.

In my mind there are two stand out performances in this movie that keeps me coming back, Salma Hayek and Alan Rickman. When we first meet Rickman’s character, Metatron, I laugh. I don’t know why but that fake mid-section just looks so fake, I can’t help myself. Although Smith had more of a budget for this movie you can still tell the Ken Doll look is not real. As for Hayek, her hot and saucy Serendipity character is intelligent and tough. She was a well proven actress by the time she appeared in DOGMA and that brought some real credit to this movie, at least in my opinion.

If you have not seen this movie, please do. The majority of the humor does not grow old although there are some jokes that are dated, and that is okay. If you have seen this movie before it’s time to see it again.

I give this movie, 4 train rides out of 5.

As I mentioned above this is one of three movies I saw over the weekend. Check out my review of ‘The LEGO Movie’ and ‘The Monuments Men ’.

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