April 3, 2008
April 3, 2008
Divine is no longer the filthiest person alive – that honor now belongs to Partyboy. I won’t ruin the surprise, but in a movie in which someone also eats cow shit, there are few things that could be grosser to ingest. Ironically, the ingestion of this substance is the one sequence in either Jackass movie that is censored. Those boys can put toy cars and beer bongs in their ass, take a dump on a dollhouse and let a snake gnaw on their sock puppeted penises, but this is the one thing that goes beyond rated R.
Speaking of filth, John Waters himself makes an appearance in Jackass Number Two, performing a magic trick. He makes Wee Man disappear!
Although it was a coincidence that I watched Jackass Number Two immediately following Idiocracy – there’s a connection between the two that cannot be denied. Even though my review claimed that America’s Funniest Videos is the modern day version of ‘Ow, My Balls!’ – Jackass certainly is a major part of the booming testicle injury industry. Plus, Luke Wilson and Mike Judge make appearances in Jackass Number Two – the circle is complete.
All the Jackass-ing around is starting to take its toll on Johnny Knoxville – he’s looking like day old dog shit throughout most of the film. I suspect Jackass 3 might kill him.
Funniest stunt? Old Man Balls – hands down!
Unfunniest stunt? Terrorist Taxi. Although the pube beard was genius, as was getting Jay Chandrasekhar involved, I’m just not ready to laugh at terrorist humor. Sorry – it’s still too soon.
So, even though I am supposedly a grown-up with a job and two kids, I can turn off my brain for 95 minutes and enjoy a bunch of jackasses doing stupid shit. I’m not ashamed – I’m not proud, but I’m not ashamed either.
Rating – R
Runtime – 92 minutes
Genre – MTV Spinoff Sequel
Director(s) – Jeff Tremaine
Writer(s) – Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze
Actor(s) – Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Jason Acuña
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I never puke ever, and I really almost puked then." - Chris Pontius