Talk:Mallrats

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Weird Al[edit]

The page states that "Weird Al" Yankovic made a brief appearance. However, he isn't listed on IMDB, and I haven't noticed him in the movie myself. When does he appear? --LostLeviathan 05:28, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

As much as I can remember, he does not. Why would someone put that? Did they SEE the movie? MasterXiam 03:01, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Remodeled[edit]

I live near the mall it was filmed in, and it was remodeled a while ago. I was very sad. Same Easter bunny as of a few years ago, though. Just saying. -Dan 04:09, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

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Filming and Release[edit]

The release section seems to be a mass of unsubstaniated typo-filled opinions. The filming section is odd. Of course the actors are going to say that they enjoyed working on the film. No actor really says 'That guy was such an asshole and I hope he dies'. Not that I think that's what happened on this film, it's just that actors keep it to themselves if it's true, they don't want to tank a paycheck by spoiling a chance to work in a movie with the other guy again. Lots42 03:22, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Actually, actors say that kind of thing all the time.128.239.169.48 (talk) 18:08, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Interesting. Who has done so? Lots42 (talk) 07:40, 8 November 2008 (UTC)



Mallrats Page is a disgrace.[edit]

Where's the truth & why so much pointless trivia? The Mallrats entry is nothing but a bunch of self-serving propaganda. The movie Mallrats was a major bomb that nearly ended the writer / directors career. It failed commercially and it failed critically. That's why writer / director Kevin Smith was only given a 250k budget to do his next film "Chasing Amy" - and he had a hard time even getting that much money.

The page that is there looks more like a Kevin Smith "Mallrats" trivia page hyping Kevin Smith & his "ViewAskewniverse". The whole page looked like it was written by Kevin Smith's publicist. Where's the reality? It's not my opinion. It's a fact. This movie was a major bomb - a bomb with both fans & critics. A 6 million dollar movie that grosses only 2 million and is universally panned by critics and audiences alike is a failure.

Where's the proof that the movie played well at comic-con and failed because of a poor marketing campaign? Where's that proof?

The movie failed because it stunk. People didn't like it. Critics hated it. Audiences hated it. It made a paltry 2 million despite playing at over 3 times as many theaters as the directors previous film.

The Wikipedia page for Mallrats is self-servingv propaganda full of lots of misleading fluff and endless hype & trivia that has no place in a proper encyclopedia. It was clearly composed by someone with a strong Kevin Smith bias and is designed to place Kevin Smith in the most favorable light. There is almost no negative information, and the little "factual" negative information that is presented is immediately explained away as soon as it is presented.

I have nothing against Kevin Smith personally and he has other decent films, including "Clerks" (the film before Mallrats) and "Chasing Amy" (the film after Mallrats).

You say I gutted the "Mallrats" entry by deleting 20,000 bites of information? Fine. It needs to be gutted. It's not a true fact page, It's a Kevin Smith "Mallrats" fan & trivia page. Wikipedia is supposed to be an encyclopedia, presenting the truth - it's not a fan page.

— Playserious (talk • contribs) 01:33, 4 February 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.167.248.60 (talk)

The page is a "disgrace" all right, but not for the reasons you listed. It's ridiculously POV. The first paragraph says the movie was "hated by critics and audiences alike"...but a quick browse shows a 50% rating at RottenTomatoes and 41% at Metacritic. That's NOWHERE near the "universal panning" that the article's tone implies. The movie didn't do well at the box office but more than made up for it in home video sales. I happen to like the film and I don't want the article to be biased the other way...but Jesus, be fair at least. KyuzoGator (talk) 20:43, 9 May 2009 (UTC)


The Version That Never Should Have Been?[edit]

Currently, this section is sort of inexplicably titled. Is there some record of Smith saying he hated this version and only the studio wanted to release this DVD edition? If so, there should be some explanation. If not, the section should be retitled "Extended Version" or something similar. 69.24.162.228 (talk) 17:44, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

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Mallrats is not a prequel[edit]

Kevin Smith didn't make Mallrats as a prequel to Clerks. It is a stand alone film. I understand there is speculation about whether or not the film's timeline in the View Askewniverse is before Clerks, but even if true, that doesn't make Mallrats a prequel. It isn't a sequel to Clerks either. Benjamin5152414 (talk) 02:29, 17 April 2017 (UTC)