if you don't", by Greg Tingle
Wow, and ouch.
you liked Jackass on MTV, you need to see this
you don't like watching people inflict pain on
themselves and others, rude, crude behavior, irresponsible
actions, and prefer to watch family entertainment
that is likely to be found on The Christian Channel
or Disney Channel, stay well clear of this one
the MTV censors goodbye, Johnny Knoxville and
the rest of the broken-bone brigade let it all
hang out (literally), allowing fans to see their
stunts the way they should be seen - unedited
and full of blood, naughty words, bile and body
laugh, you'll cry, your cringe, then cak yourself
silly, as "Team Jackass" perform a series
of practical jokes and indulge in mad-cap behavior,
which will have you riveted to your seat, and
watching out for untoward behavior of others,
while breaking out into fits of laughter along
with the cinema audience.
how funny is it? Somewhere in the ninety minute
run, Johnny Knoxville or one of his protégés
(Jason "Wee Man" Acuna, Brandon DiCamillo,
Steve-O, Ryan Dunn or Dave Dunn) come up with
something that will strike your funny bone, rather
than your knee-cap, whether it be the bottle rocket
in the bunghole, or the testicle seeking bowling
ball, or the electro-shock pads to the "nuts"
(do you see a recurring pattern here)? You will
be soiling your pants with excitement. Just you
cast of Jackass The Movie are, quite simply, modern
day heroes for the common man (or maniac teenager).
They didn't ask for this role in life; it's just
who they are, and what they do on a day to day
basis, with or without a cameras around. One of
these sickos must have had just enough brain-cells
left to come up with a way to make a million bucks
out of their unusual, dangerous and fun-filled
has got to be the funniest (and grossest) film
of 2002, whether uptight cinema snobs, and "respected
film critics" admit it or not.
majority of Jackass is a one failed suicide attempt
after another, with the occasional practical joke
thrown in. It's like the "Darwin Awards"
runners-up, on film. "Make 'em laugh"
(at any cost) is the Jackass motto.
is rated R for a reason. The language is not appropriate
for kiddies, and I wouldn't let my daughter see
it until at least sixteen.
the film now, that means you; jackass.