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Warning: The stunts performed in this movie were performed by professionals (yeah right), so for your safety and the protection of those around you, do not attempt any of the stunts youre about to see (and if youre dumb enough to try, you cant sue them because you did it on your own idiotic volition).
My father and mother claimed to have never seen Jackass: The Movie. My mother may not have, but I know my father has. Either way, when Blade Trinity didnt work and we had to take it back to get cleaned, we picked up Jackass for free. If you have no idea what Jackass is, let me enlighten you: a bunch of young guys doing extremely stupid crap.
If youve ever seen the series, then you already know what the movie is. Basically just 2 hours or so of the most ridiculous characters Ive ever seen in my life doing the goofiest crap ever. Want to know more? Here is a list of the participants and some of the things they do:
Johnny Knoxville Sort of like the ringleader of this mess, sometimes I think he likes pain: getting shot with less-lethal bean bag projectiles
Bam Margera I freaking love this guy I watched his show on MTV, Viva La Bam when Jackass went away. Great stuff: skateboarding with Tony Hawk in fat suits.
Chris Pontius His laugh makes me laugh, I swear. Hes Bunny the Lifeguard and Party Boy in Japan. Dear me.
Steve-O The man with a penchant for snorting stuff like wasabi up his nose, or doing other gross things such as pole-vaulting into a sewage ditch.
Jason "Wee-Man" Acuna Professional skater; coolest little person ever. Hell usually be found getting chased by Preston Lacy just for the shock factor how often are you going to see a little dude getting chased by a big fat dude?
Ryan Dunn I love Dunn because he may be nuts, but I think he actually might be the sanest guy in the group. Except I wince at the thought of bringing home a guy that put a toy car up his butt just to have a crazy x-ray.
Preston Lacy You dont see him much I dont think hes as nuts as the rest of them, or he just doesnt enjoy pain. I think hes their token fat guy. He makes a sexy mermaid.
Ehren McGhehey Semi-psychotic. Thats what he comes off as anyway. Put some muscle stimulators on your face and have fun.
Dave England Another one of them who has issues. Would you go into a hardware store and actually use the on-display toilet?
These are the main guys and just a *few* tidbits youll see when you watch it. Dont think Ive spoiled anything because I havent. Honestly. Besides, making a tiny mention of something here doesnt do it justice at all. You have to see it for it to really sink in.
There are a few guys Im familiar with that I missed seeing, such as Raab Himself (actually named Chris Raab, but has the Himself part thanks to Bam) and Brandon Dicamillo. Both guys can be found hanging out with Bam rather often. Theyre in just about every Viva La Bam. I know each of them pops up at least once in the movie: Raab bungee wedgie; Brandon convenience store jousting. I found this surprising since I remember both of them much more than Ehren McGhehey and Dave England (though more familiar with Dave than Ehren). Maybe theyre not technically a part of the Jackass group, but Id seen the often enough to wonder where they were, and wanted to give credit where credit was due.
Theres also Rick Kosick, the camera guy who always had a tendency to lose his lunch during the show (youd think theyd get better camera guys, hahaha), Bams parents April and Phil, Rake Yohn (scary and also nuts apparently lives a block away from Dunn), and a few guest appearances by Mat Hoffman (professional trick biker), Tony Hawk as mentioned earlier, Henry Rollins, Rip Taylor, Butterbean (professional boxer), and Manny Puig the crocodile man.
You have to be amused by people doing ridiculous stunts in order to enjoy this movie. There are those out there who think these guys are just dumb (and maybe they are) and dont find it funny at all. Im one of the people who would love to hang out with those guys. Hey, they may do stupid crap, but at least they have fun doing it. Life is too short anyway might as well have some fun being insane.
Oh yeah, and beware of a lot of profanity. Haha.
If you didnt get enough Jackass goodness in the movie, you can find a lot of extra pieces here. Aside from trailers and the usual stuff, you can watch bloopers, extra footage that didnt make the final cut, and the making of the movie, which includes extra footage as well, and a few different camera angles. If you watch the making of the movie youll also find out a few things like why Dunn had a cast on his arm during the crazed golf cart section.
I dont often bother with commentaries. Ive only done it twice, but when I saw that I could have the group cast doing the commentating, there was no way I could pass it up. However, I was mildly disappointed. Id thought that with those nutcases chatting throughout the movie, Id be laughing just as much as I would during the normal movie. I was half right. Some of the time I was dying of laughter, but other times I just found myself chuckling or not doing anything at all as they were surprisingly quiet. I surmise this is because when they did this, they had just gone to the premier the night before, so theyd probably did a lot of joking and discussing of the movie then. Still, you cant not laugh when you hear Chris Pontius laughing. That guys laughter is contagious.
Overall, this movie is hilarious. I dont even really qualify it as a real movie because there isnt any plot, but its still hilarious. Like I said, its meant for certain people, but I think if my parents love it (then again, my parents are pretty freakin cool), then it should entertain a variety of people as well. Seriously if you need a good laugh, this will do it, hands down.
And maybe when I move to Pennsylvania I can look up Bam or Dunn if theyre still there.
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Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Good for Groups
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age