I was super excited to see the new Jackass, because I thought the first two were hilarious. But I didn’t laugh out loud once. I winced maybe twice. Every stunt and scenario was old news and they’ve done it all before. The two scenes that stick out are Steve-O in the dog poop filled Porta Potty bungeed up 100 yards, and Steve-O drinking a cup of Preston Lacy’s sweat. Those were pretty sick. But how many times can you ride a wheelbarrow up a ramp and into a pool before it gets old? Answer: twice.
You would think with the size of these men’s egos, they would want to produce an original, side-splitting film. I was hoping since it had been four years since a Jackass film that it would just be stellar but I shouldn’t have given them so much credit. Things certainly have gone a different direction (downhill) from the original CKY video series from Bam Margera and Brandon DiCamillo and old school “Jackass” that I hold so dear to my heart.
The entire film was very slow-paced. There were four really long, slow motion scenes that the 3D would have been in (but I saw it in 2D). Those scenes were drawn out and not funny. They could have fit in 10 more stunts/pranks if they had gotten rid of those brightly-colored, theatrical scenes. The use of 3D in a film like Jackass takes away all good things 3D is meant for, i.e. action such as in Avatar.
Toward the end of the film, Margera said bragging rights are what comes from these stunts. And I can appreciate that, it’s fun to see these group of long-time friends harass and prank each other but there comes a time when they should stop trying to profit off it and just keep it to themselves.