Kevin Smith se caga sobre Joel Siegel y no podría estar más contento. Los críticos de cine me parecen una raza que debería extinguirse, especialmente ahora que cualquiera con una computadora y una conexión a internet puede opinar y calificar las películas que miran.

En una proyección previa de Clerks II, Siegel se paró de su asiento y gritó: "¡Hora de irme -- primera vez que me salgo a la mitad de una película en 30 años!" A ello, Kevin Smith contestó en su MySpace (lo dejo en inglés porque al traducirlo pierde todo chiste):

"Getting a bad review from Siegel is like a badge of honor. This is the guy who stole his mustachioed-critic shtick from Gene Shalit years ago, and still refuses to give it back. This is a guy who seemingly prides himself on his own nyuk-nyuk wordplay. For 'Pirates 2,' he made us all titter with 'Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Fun' . . . He made us squeal with delight when he wrote, 'Wheelie Good Time for "Cars." ' I mean, Fozzy [bleeping] Bear laughs at this guy." And there's more: "I don't need Joel Siegel to [bleep] my [bleep] the way he apparently [bleeps] M. Night Shyamalan's, gushing over his flick ['The Lady in the Water'] before he's even seen it, but [bleep] man, man - how about a little common [bleeping] courtesy? You never, never disrupt a movie, simply because you don't like it. Cardinal rule of moviegoing: Shut your [bleeping] mouth while the movie's playing.

"I don't come down to your job and slap the taste out of your mouth for coming up with a line like, ' "Shark Tale" Is a Halibut Good Time' - so don't [bleep] with my stuff while it's still screening . . . What are you, a 12-year-old boy cutting loose with your pals at a Friday night screening of 'Scary Movie' 4' while your parents are in a theater down the hall watching 'The Devil Wears Prada'? Leave the diva-like behavior and drama-queen antics to the movie stars, not the movie reviewer, ya' rude-ass [bleep]."

...y es que Clerks II debe de estar tan buena que este viejo ridículo amargado se fue.