Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Around the release of Cop Out, Kevin Smith wasn’t pleased with critics. His buddy comedy was widely panned in reviews, leading Smith to wonder why studios would show movies to critics for free so that they could “shit all over it.” A few years later, Smith said he was going through a “crazy emotional moment” and made his peace with film critics by accepting the fact that it’s not possible for everybody to like his movies.
The writer-director said the third act of his upcoming movie, Yoga Hosers, is an apology to some of those reviewers. Below, learn more about Kevin Smith’s apology.
Yoga Hosers recently screened at Fantasia Fest. As was the case at the Sundance Film Festival, the reviews out of Fantasia weren’t overly positive about Smith’s latest. The Yoga Hosers trailers wouldn’t make anyone think the film is a response to critics, but according to Birth.Movies.Death.‘s Andrew Todd, it’s a major, misguided, and hamfisted part of Smith’s script. To him, Yoga Hosers “asks how little Kevin Smith really cares.”
On Twitter, Smith wanted to show how much he cares by responding to the review, insisting that the intent behind the film’s depiction of critics and haters is an apology:
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 31, 2016
It is a bit peculiar seeing a filmmaker explaining what their movie is actually about — and the events that take place in the third act — before it even hits theaters, but it’s easy to see where Smith is coming from. Even if a director’s or artist’s work suggests otherwise, nobody enjoys hearing or reading they “don’t care,” especially if it couldn’t be further from the truth. If Smith genuinely didn’t care, he wouldn’t have spent the time making Yoga Hosers in the first place.
Here’s the official synopsis for Yoga Hosers:
Colleen and Colleen are BFFs AF. Manitoba is where they go to school together, do yoga together, play in a band together, and work together at a boring convenience store. Life is whatevs, but also on fleek. That’s kinda what being 15 and a half is all about. #RealTalk
So when two older guys invite the Colleens to a senior party, the girls are determined to go no matter what—even if that “what” is a terrible, secret evil that threatens to destroy everything decent and polite about Canada. Can Colleen and Colleen save the day and go viral? Will those senior boys prove squad-worthy?
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