I donít know why but "Dogma" is quickly
becoming one of my favorite videos to watch or movies to watch for
on cable. Maybe itís the way they question religious beliefs,
maybe itís the subtle jokes, or maybe itís because they bust on
the platypus. In any case, as long as you can keep an open mind
about religion, well, "Dogma" might just be a movie for
Movie/DVD Stats & Links
||Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda
Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Mewes Kevin Smith, Chris Rock
||Nope, lots of swearing.
||She might find it
funny or maybe just find it disturbing.
||They don't show it, but it's
||Rufus falling out of the sky and
Silent Bob's facial expressions.
||Two quotes by Jay: "Snootch
to the motherfuckin' nootch!" & "Beautiful,
naked, big-tittied women just don't fall out of the sky you
Cool Things About the DVD
||You've got audio in either
English or French and you can select English, Spanish, or
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||Widescreen format is 2.35:1 so
you better have a widescreen TV to view it. Happily,
though, the flip side of the DVD is a full screen version,
formatted to fit normal TV's.
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||You've got the 5.1 standard Dolby
||They do have the trailer as well
as some cast bio type stuff.
Opening with a disclaimer that the movie is fictitious and should
be taken as a comedy, Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes),
joined by the 13th apostle, Rufus (Chris Rock) help
Bethany (Linda Fiorentino) make her way to New Jersey to stop two
banished angels, Loki and Bartleby (Matt Damen and Ben Affleck) from
entering a church and negating all of existence. How can entering a
church end existence? Well, it seems the Pope has decreed, in
conjunction with the New Jersey churchís anniversary, that all who
pass through the church doors get their sins forgiven. Loki and
Bartleby, who have been banished by God from Heaven for eternity,
could find their way back into heaven if they walk through the
church doors. This would make God fallible and thus end existence as
we know it. Alright, my explanation isnít the greatest, but
Bartleby does a better job explaining it to Loki, and they begin
their journey to the Garden State.
So itís a race against time to stop Bartleby and Loki, and
Bethany and her entourage arenít without their difficulties
getting to Jersey. Thereís a run-in with a shit demon, Jay
constantly trying to get in Bethanyís pants, Bethany questioning
why she is chosen to stop the angels, and Azrael and his goons
trying to stop Bethany because he wants existence to end.
Like I said before, "Dogma" is at its best on many
levels, from Lokiís conversation with a nun resulting in her
wondering what she is doing with her life, to the Rufus' dilemma of
not being in the bible because, well, he is a black man, to Alanis
Morrissette playing God, and portraying God as kinda, well, a ditz.
This movie isnít to be taken seriously, but it may make you wonder
if Mary did have sex with Joseph after Jesus was born because, as
Rufus explains, "Do you really think he would have stayed
married to her for all those years if he wasn't getting laid?"
I didnít see "Dogma" in the theater so I canít say
which place might be a better venue to see it, but it is nice to be
able to pause and rewind to go back and catch a joke or two you
might have missed in the theater. That and the fact that the DVD
subtitles helped me figure out one of my favorite lines, only
because it still doesnít make sense to me, "Snootch to the
motherfuckiní nootch!" I give Dogma 4 Ĺ stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!