Jackass 3D (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jackass 3D (2010) Directed by Jeff Tremaine. With Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Dave England and Ehren McGhehey.

This third outing for the Jackass crew begins fittingly, with an amusing presentation from the ultimate MTV airheads, ‘Beavis & Butthead’. What then follows is an excellent  introduction showcasing the revealing effect that high definition, slow speed photography can have as a cannonball is fired from point blank range directly into the stomach of obese ‘Jackasser’ Preston Lacy resulting in a tsunami of rippling fat that waves dramatically across his filled-out frame. Welcome back to the wacky world of Jackass.

Once things settle down however, the same old problems arise. Jackass was always one of those shows that you might flick over to for a brainless twenty-minute late night giggle – not in any universe was it ever designed to stay the course of a 94min runtime. So after those brainless twenty or so minutes have elapsed, not only is the joke worn painfully thin, you might find yourself sat pondering why it ever became a movie in the first place. The original Jackass: The Movie cost $5m and took $64m. Jackass: Number Two cost $11.5m and took $72.7m. Success like that buys you a whole lot of poo to play with.

As far as the stunts go, some amuse while many feel like trudging wearily over heavily worn ground. The sight of Steve-O drinking a cup full of sweat, or Bam Margera’s mother and father being terrorised by a man in a gorilla suit comes off as not so much shocking, but more tired and decreasingly funny. Some of the high definition imagery is stunning though, and a set-up featuring a ‘Wee-Man’ bar room brawl brings a few laughs. On the whole, there is the general feeling that the guys themselves look like they’ve had enough. I know I have. 2.5/5

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About garethrhodes

Full-time lover of all things creative.
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