Hi, I’m Jessika Owens, welcome to a “Jackass 3D” review. Right off the bat, let me start by saying that there is one skit in this film that is going down in history, as the only “Jackass” skit to EVER make me seriously nauseous. I won’t go into specifics, but I will say that I almost vomited on the nice folks who had the pleasure of sitting in front of me in the theater. “Jackass 3D” definitely takes stunts to the next level, as well as builds upon previously successful stunts. Johnny Knoxville continues to play front man, and it really is for a reason. His charisma does not waiver for the 3D installment of the MTV super franchise. The cast and crew are on the same disgusting, demented, what the hell were they thinking, don’t try this at home wave length, and in a new dimension.
The film’s format is the same of the others in the series. We begin with a catchy staged opening that is quite silly but also quite hilarious in its 3D glory. From the fancy opening, we jump right into the stunts of the film. These are your run of the mill in the Jackass world stunts involving vomit, farts, snakes, urine, feces, midgets and injuries. The only thing lacking in this sequel is Steve-O’s intake of booze. When I heard of Steve-O’s sobriety pattern, I was concerned that maybe his contributions to the stunts would lose their impact. Let’s face it, drunk Steve-O would literally do anything. Well, turns out so will sober Steve-O, and his stuff is still funny and outrageously grotesque.
The whole cast did their thing in their own unique styles. The ideas were fairly unique for the stunts, and as I said, some stunts just got made over with some extra oomph. The now infamous “Poo Cocktail Supreme” — the segment in which Steve-O is bungeed about in a porta-potty — was an updated version of a stunt performed by Johnny Knoxville a decade ago. There was, however, one skit that didn’t make it into the film: “Party Boy” was MIA. I don’t want to say it’s a disappointment, but I did feel that Chris Pontius’ tacky character is a staple of Jackass. There had been talk of “Party Boy” being completely naked in the film, and I assure you, Pontius is in the buff, however not as “Party Boy”.
If you are a fan of the show, the movies, or a combo of both, go see the 3D reinvention of Jackass. It is not intended for children, at ALL. I am a little perturbed at the fact that I have seen the lines in the theaters for this movie and it’s full of young kids with their parents. I absolutely cannot condone taking a young child, even a young teen to see this film. I personally find it highly inappropriate. “Jackass 3D” is rated R for male nudity, extremely crude and dangerous stunts, and for language.
I laughed hysterically at several scenes and pranks (I won’t go into specifics for those of you who haven’t seen it yet) in “Jackass 3D” and am still a fan. “Jackass 2” was my favorite of the three, and as much as I enjoyed Jackass in 3D, it failed to surpass the second film. I only hope that we aren’t getting ready to see a slew of third installments to films for the sole purpose of being able to add that one letter, D, after the 3. It’s not that creative and it’s going to get overplayed.
On the Jess-o-meter, Jackass 3D gets a “You might laugh until you vomit .. no really, vomit.” And a big shout out and thank you to Johnny Knoxville for being an awesomely nice guy.
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