JACKASS 2 DELIVERS GOOD SICK FUN
I loved the first Jackass movie and I loved the
Watching Jackass 2 in a theater with a great crowd is a drunken
tribal experience that's left me exhausted and pleased. I feel like I
just got off a roller coaster and kicked in the balls.
In the years since the original Jackass, the rise of copycat shows
and wacky stunt internet videos has made the nuts of bolts of what
made Knoxville and his crew so appealing a bit less amazing. The
people behind the sequel seem to be aware of this, and kicked
everything up a notch. The shit pulled in this film is sicker,
crazier, and more painful than ever.
I think this may be the first major studio film to feature a horse
semen chug-a-lug, for starters.
How about Steve-O putting a giant fish hook into his mouth,
puncturing his left cheek with it, and being thrown on a line into
shark infested waters? A mako shark comes within inches of biting his
leg until he has to kick it in the head to get away.
The list of stunts almost seems like the poetry of an
Freezing your balls onto a giant ice cube
A giant leech put directly on your eyeball
Throwing up in a plastic space helmet while a fat man farts into it
A rocket powered shopping cart ride into a garage door
A snake bites a rat puppet worn on a cock
There's tons more and they're all pretty great to see. I think the
pacing is much better than the first film, as they keep the skits
coming hard and fast with only minimal setup. Easily it was one of
the most laughter filled audiences I've ever been to. Plus the cries
of "Holy FUCK!" and "Oh Shit" from the crowd made it even more fun to
enjoy. It was like you were right there with the boys enjoying it all
And aside from the gross-out stuff,
there's a collection of "oh my god" Warner Brothers cartoon calibre
stunts to amaze you. Kudos to Knoxville for not pulling the
"I'm too pretty and famous to do this anymore" card for putting his
body on the line and performing some of the most dangerous feats of
the entire crew. Watching him get knocked around by a bull like
a tackle dummy, or strap himself to a giant red rocket straight out
of Acme Corp is jaw-droppingly intense.
Anyway...you know what you're going to get with this movie, and it's
great to enjoy it all again. If you hated the first film, don't
bother, otherwise go see it on opening weekend, have a few beers
before the film, and laugh it up with your pals.