I’ve really enjoyed watching the Jackass series over the years, especially when it used to air on MTV. It felt fresh, funny, and amazingly shocking. Who didn’t want to be Johny Knoxville or Bam Margera? I know I did. The first two movies were even more horrifying, and an instant hit. However, the third installment offers nothing new at all. These dudes are pushing 40, the stunts have been made so many times before, and most of the scenes involve poop, vomit and sweat cocktail. Not my cup of tea if you ask me. I would have loved to see them come up with something different than just wearing balerina skirts and hitting each other in the balls. That was fun some 10 years ago, not so much now. What I didn’t expect to witness though was forced laughter and a huge number of fake set-ups. It’s true that the harder they laugh, the more you laugh. It’s called marketing. But I couldn’t help but notice that the laughter is just too loud, and goes on for way too long. And the scene involving the gorilla in the parent’s hotel was beyond lame. Bam’s mom had the worst reaction I’ve ever seen, and that basically ruined the whole gag. Still, there are some big laughs, but not enough to make this a winner.
Categories: The Twenty-First Century