I dragged Gene to see Clerks II yesterday. I would have dragged him to see it Friday but circumstances (ie, jobs) got in the way. (Yes, even with leaving work at noon Friday).
Clerks II was so impossibly awesome. As predicted, it was totally badass. Most of my (known) readers would hate it, but I loved it so much. Totally vulgar, tasteless. Definitely a different class of movie from the first one – this thing had a soundtrack (?) and was in color (??) and co-starred Rosario Dawson (??? – love her, BTW).
Anyway, loved the movie. You don’t have to have seen the original to see the sequel, but I think having seen the first one gives you the proper perspective needed when walking in.