Smith is best known for one movie, Clerks, and after that seeing how many jokes about masturbation he can fit into one film. The problem with this approach is Smith is finding it doesn’t pay a lot of movie nor make a lot of movie. Smith has a built in audience of people that will see anything he puts out, but has problems trying to expand beyond that circle The movie “Cop Out” was his last attempt and how well did that one do? Well enough where Smith tries to push part of the blame onto Bruce Willis for the movie failing.
I like some of Smith’s works; “Clerks”, “Chasing Amy”, “Dogma”. and even had fun watching “Mallrats.” But “Clerks 2”? “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”? You could take 10 minutes of the highlights from these films, put them on a loop for 99 minutes, and pretty much have the same movie, and they would probably still make as much money.
So come on Smith, buckle down and think about the writing. Get something good out there. I think you still have it in you.