Jackass 3-D was exactly what I expected it would be, aside from a special appearance by Beavis and Butthead. The film was full of pranks, pain (mostly in the testicle region), and all sorts of random grossness, just what you would expect from the Jackass cast.
Jackass 3-D featured all of the usual suspects. Like all of the other films in the franchise, it was directed by Jeff Tremaine, who was also on the receiving end of several pranks, and may have even been peed on, I can’t remember for sure. And of course you can’t forget the stars of the show Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Spike Jonze, Chris Pontious, Ryan Dunn, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey, Steve-O and of course Wee Man. There were also several guest stars like Beavis, Butthead, Tony Hawk, Rip Taylor, Terra Jole (Midgets vs Mascots), Ape and Phil, and a ton more. Basically everybody necessary to make a successful Jackass film.
As far as reviewing the film, there isn’t much to say. It’s Jackass! You love it, or you hate it. The pranks are often hilarious, disgusting, and often very painful. I don’t know what it is about these guys, but I am pretty sure that they like destroying their balls, and any chance of ever reproducing for that matter (which may not be a bad thing). Jackass 3-D is pretty much review-proof. Going into too much detail about the stunts and pranks would just ruin the film. But I will say that if you like pranks that involve fat people, giant hands, or midgets, then you will probably love the film.
The 3-D aspect of Jackass 3-D was really unnecessary. A very small portion of the film was delivered in 3-D (maybe 25%) and none of it was really eye popping. Just my opinion, but then again, I am not a fan of 3-D at all. The only 3-D part of the film that I found interesting, and justifiable, was the intro with Beavis and Butthead. Getting a 2-D perspective on 3-D from the half-witted duo was hilarious! I can’t wait for them to make their comeback!
After all of the spin-offs, and odd ventures the crew has taken in the past, it was nice to see everyone back on the big screen together. Watching the bits in the credits, it appeared as if the cast was reflecting back on everything. As much as I have enjoyed the Jackass series, I kind of hope that this is the end. It is a good note to go out on. Maybe down the road a behind the scenes special, or a Jackass 3.5 would be in order, but I would like to think that this is the last major performance from the Jackass guys.
For those of you that have seen the film, what did you think? Did you like the 3-D? Do you think this is a good place to end?