Movie Review: Jackass 3-D (2010)
The title of this review comes near the end and is an actual quote about a stunt, which also happens to be a fine summary of a messy movie that proves beyond all doubt that the vast majority of us will watch anything for a cheap, nasty laugh about accidents and bodily processes.
That's right. Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, and “Wee-man,” along with the rest of the gang, are back for Jackass 3-D, doing what they do best, which is encourage juvenile mischief on a damn-near global scale.
Opening with a short animated primer from Beavis and Butthead, this Jackass leads onto the same ravishing entertainment you've come to expect. If you enjoy the purposeless antics of overgrown boys with too much time on their hands, here is a fruit ripe for the picking.
As expected, the team aims to outdo themselves once again in stunts that gradually become more sickening and stomach-turning. This reaches its zenith just before the end, at which time you will have observed the stars disgust themselves to the point of vomiting repeatedly, the cameras zooming in for a close-up every time.
If that's not enough for viewers who expect excrement cocktails to go with the usual wheelbarrows and shopping carts and their passengers being projected with bungee cords over ramps and into swimming pools, then perhaps the male nudity will be.
Among the more disturbing stunts in this cable series-worthy addition is beehive tetherball, excrement volcano, position 69 superglue stunts, a sweat-suit cocktail, and the most disturbing of all, Lamborghini tooth pull.
A brief appearance by Seann William “Role Models” Scott as a referee and some quicker executed stunts – some of which involve more creativity than in previous additions – doesn't hide the fact that this admittedly laugh-out-loud funny-but-time-consuming work of exploitation runs 94 minutes, and still just about seems it.
Grade: C+ (2 ½ stars)
Rated: R (male nudity, extremely crude and dangerous stunts throughout, and for language)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Summary: Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule.
Starring: Johnny Knoxville "Himself," Bam Margera "Himself," Ryan Dunn "Himself," Steve-O "Himself," Jason Acuña (Wee-man) "Himself," Preston Lacy "Himself," Chris Pontius "Himself," Ehren McGhehey "Himself"
Genre: Documentary / Action / Comedy