This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Jackass series and even though it's no longer on television, the stupidity of its stunts have had a lasting impression. Johnny Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass crew return to movie theaters for a third run, this time in glorious 3D.
There is no plot or story to Jackass. It's simply a bunch of guys getting together and doing stupid and dangerous stunts for our amusement. If you've ever seen the show or any of the other films before, then you know what to expect with Jackass 3D.
The film opens with a spectacular skit involving all the cast members and is shot at 1000fps in 3D, allowing for super detailed slow motion effects. You will see every painful hit ripple through their entire body. It's Jackass like you've never seen before although by the end of the skit, you've probably had enough. Thankfully, the whole film isn't like it.
The rest of the film plays out like any of the others. Stupidity, nakedness, and poop are what you can come to expect, and lots of it. Practically everything has already been done in some form or another so they must go above and beyond to get the same shock value. Occasionally you'll be pushed to the point of vomiting because what you're watching is so disgusting. Still, it's impossible not to laugh.
Watching people writhe in pain because of their stupidity is funny and Jackass is the epitome of that. They will bleed, be embarrassed and humiliated, and be pushed to the brink of crying sometimes, and you'll laugh. Sure, we've seen the same things hundreds of times in the past but that doesn't change the fact that it's funny.
Jackass 3D is definitely not for everyone though. You know whether or not you're going to see this right now and no review is going to change that. It's a film that you either love or absolutely hate. There really is no middle ground. There are no suprises as shocking as that may seem. The 3D adds an extra umph to the series and thankfully they don't overdo it like in some movies, but it's still the same stuff.
Jackass 3D doesn't quite live up to the first two films but it still manages to make you laugh hard. Many people will be disgusted by it but others will absolutely love it. All you have to do is watch the trailer and you'll instantly know which group you fall in. If there's one thing Jackass proves, it's that there will never be a lack of stupid people doing stupid things.