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Jackass 3D

A movie released October 15, 2010

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The Jackass Guys Go Out With a Lot of Bangs and A Lot of Laughter... And Phesces

  • Oct 27, 2010

Are you a fan of great nut shots, or how about grown men trapping themselves in very much used port-o-potties only to be hurled into the air hundreds of feet? Does the thought of a man violently gagging after chugging a cup of another man’s sweat strike your fancy? If you answered “yes” to any of those, I would advise you seek immediate psychological help, but right after that you should see Jackass 3D, one of the most painfully funny movies I’ve seen all year. In case you’re not familiar with the decade-old series, Johny Knoxville and the Gang basically come up with ridiculous stunts and perform them for their viewing audience. The stunts mainly involve unbelievably gross acts, at least one person getting hurt in some crazy way, or a general prank (the old man sketches, Bam’s fear of snakes, etc.) Back when I was growing up this was a show that I was seldom allowed to watch, so I always cherished the opportunity to see horrifically painful things happen to these guys, and in an odd way, I’ve grown to love them. It’s like when your uncle keeps showing up at Thanksgiving and telling you about the stupid things he’s done, you laugh (mainly AT him), but you still love him. I was a big fan of the first two movies and the TV show in general, so it’s great to see the same crew back in action. Johny Knoxville is still the “brains” behind it all and calling the shots, Jason “Wee Man” Acuna, Bearded Ryan Dunn, Bam Margera (and in many cases his bewildered parents), Chris Pontius, and Steve-O (it’s great to see that guy finally sobered up) all show up for the movie and all get their moment in the spotlight when it comes to the gross or obscene. It’s one of the best comedy casts (Is that right word?) you could ask for. Jackass 2 had seemingly set the bar for the insane nature of the stunts, having opened with the guys being chased through a closed off neighborhood by a herd of bulls, but somehow they top it in this one with a fantastically diverse “set list” of gags. As with every film of this nature, there are a few duds, but the ratio of hits to misses couldn’t be better. The stunts that do hit, including the “bee-hive tether ball”, the “cattle prod prison escape”, or multiple bungee segments are as funny as it gets. Although I personally didn’t have any trouble keeping my lunch down, this film is not for the light of stomach. There’s plenty of poop, urine, and  male anatomy to go around, although it’s all in good taste. Keep in mind, if you hated Jackass in the past, this film isn’t going to change your mind. At this point it knows exactly what it is, the “stunt list” in the film is probably their most solid yet as far as quality and pacing goes, and it never lets you catch your breath from laughing. It’s bigger, better, and more Jackass-y. One thing that definitely surprised me was how good the film looked. Obviously the film is in 3D, and 70% of the film takes advantage of it. Albeit you won’t like what’s flying out at you most of time, but it’s some of the best 3D implementation around. There are a ton of slow motion shots in the film that were created by a new type of camera system, and whenever they’re utilized in the film they look gorgeous. Once again, those slow motion shots are usually of things you wouldn’t usually care to see or something brutally painful, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers. The opening and closing stunts, of which the Jackass films are known for, of Jackass 3D are of top-notch quality, and exhibits some of the best visuals of the film. There’s no real theme this time in the opening, it’s really just all of the guys in various costumes beating the living heck out of each other, and the ending is sort of a Michael-Bay style flood of explosions on a set with the guys that’s gloriously stupid. Rip Taylor shows up once again to cap off the movie, and the ending credits complete the sense that this Jackass film is probably the last. It’s honestly sad to see these guys go. Sure, they’ve been doing this for a decade and they could probably fill a book with stories of horrific injuries and medical bills, but it’s been an amazing ride. Despite what some may say, Jackass is more than what you’d find on any Youtube page. These guys are the best at what they do. They practically turn the act of a nut shot into an art form. Each stunt is meticulously planned, and even though the chaos that ensues is genuine it’s really something to behold. They are professionals and being unprofessional. As I said earlier this group is like a family of brothers, doing what they do for our enjoyment and their own, and through the ridiculous nature of it all the film Jackass 3D almost brought tears to my eyes seeing how far the guys had come. Jackass 3D is a ridiculously fun time in the theaters, and it’s surprisingly well made. You may scoff at the idea of watching a movie about guys beating each other up and doing a lot of stupid things, but if you sit through this movie and can’t enjoy it, that’s a shame. This film is one of the best $10 investments I’ve made all year.  Jackass 3D brought me to tears in laughter many, many times. I can’t say much more than that I loved this movie, and it’s the biggest, best Jackass film to date. The stunts are funnier, the crew is giving it their best effort to date, and there’s honestly nothing else remotely like it, so suck in your pride and go check it out.

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review by . November 16, 2010
How can one even really attempt to review a "movie" like JACKASS 3D? It's not a work of fiction and it isn't really a documentary. It's not a sketch anthology, because some of the stuff is sorta real. Frankly, it simply can't be reviewed on its merits as a movie.    So I'm left with trying to review its entertainment value (which is a big thing…being well entertained will excuse a lot in my book)…and this isn't easy either. Some of JACKASS 3D is extremely funny. And some of it …
review by . November 10, 2010
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The "Jackass" boys have gotten about as close as they can get to prostitution without having to stand on a curb, flag down a car, and offer the driver sexual favors. They will do anything - and I really do mean anything - to get a laugh, no matter how dangerous, no matter how disgusting, no matter how monumentally ill-conceived. One cannot help but be fascinated by people whose minds work like that. I don't know what they find so appealing about degrading themselves, and I certainly …
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In December 2009, director Jeff Tremaine began doing camera tests with the 3D equipment. In that same month, Johnny Knoxville announced the return of the entire cast of the previous two movies.
Filming of the stunts began on January 25, 2010, Tremaine filmed the crew on private property unlike the traditional Jackass fashion of filming in the streets, and it includes "occasional forays to foreign countries." Bam Margera said that in the first month of filming, he already has 3 broken ribs, resulting in him having to "rest it up at home" until he can return. On April 17, 2010 Margera told the Artisan News Service the movie was 70% done and half the crew had been to the hospital with Margera having "three broken ribs and a broken shoulder and a twisted ankle as we speak."
In April 2010, JackassWorld.com was closed, leaving a posting that says "gone filmin'," and "Thanks for the support the past two years. To keep abreast and a dick of all things related to the world of jackass and Dickhouse (including the currently in production flick jackass 3D), follow us on Facebook and Twitter." A recent online interview with Rick Kosick reveals that JackassWorld.com will no longer be a web site after the movie releases.
Cameraman Lance Bangs told TimesOnline, that “It’s utterly crazy. Everything in 3-D looks as brightly colored as candy. I’m a cameraman on it, and it’s amazing to watch the ...
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Director: Jeff Tremaine
Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 15, 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Screen Writer: Preston Lacy
Studio: Paramount
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