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Jackass Number Two
Guess who just made number two?
Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits, and essentially has no plot. Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.
Watched with an old friend while high. I suggested titles such as The Holy Mountain, Under The Skin and Enter The Void, he wanted to go with this. He's bigger than me so he won.
Again, much like the first Jackass movie, Number Two isn't strictly a 'film' as much as a big screen extension of the gross out, daredevil MTV series that struck a chord with primarily teenagers in the early part of the 00's, but why Jeff Tremaine's sequel does improve on the former is because it attempts to have one eye a little more on entertaining for a cinematic audience; the first was only concerned with the low-fi stylistics of the TV show, and while this sequel doesn't lose that, it also throws in stunts that are clearly more thought out, and even a show stopping song & dance number to wrap proceedings up.
It's also funnier, on the whole, than the previous…
If you're into you're into it, if you're not you're not, I try to have fun with these even though they can get pretty stupid.
What a wonderful time it was when you could go to a movie theater and see a man get tricked into gluing his friends' pubes to his face.
cute boys in cute costumes doing stupid shit with a cool soundtrack. what's not to like?
Sometimes it takes years to go out of your comfort zone and embrace something you've always avoided. I've never seen the first Jackass movie or the MTV show that inspired it, but I have however caught the odd episode of Viva La Bam, so when this film appeared in the early hours I thought I'd give it a go.
Let's put it this way, these guys are fucking maniacs. From Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera to Steve-O and Ryan Dunn and the rest of the gang, the hospital bills for these guys must have been astronomical. Stitches, bruises, and objects stuck where they shouldn't be, it doesn't get much crazier than what we got here. I laughed till I almost…
I know I shouldn't give this 4 stars but I have too.
This movie came out when I was 11 years old and it's my favourite of the series. I can't even begin to count how many times I've seen it at birthday parties, at sleepovers, or just hanging out after school and I still love it.
It's been a couple years since I last saw it but as every stunt began I remembered it like I watched it yesterday.
The funny stunts are funnier than they've been, the dangerous stunts are as painful as ever and the gross out stunts are as disgusting as they get (I'm looking at you Horse Cum).
If you've ever been curios about what the Jackass boys are about check out Jackass 2, it encapsulates them perfectly!
No joke, it has one of the best finales ever
this is true cinema guys
Krass krasser jackass!!! Viel schräger und schlimmer als der erste Teil
probably the best one.
Some times you just REALLY need to turn your brain off and laugh at really stupid and gross shit.
Today is one of those days.
The best thing about watching this with my boyfriend was how much I cringed at all of the ballsack and dick torture while he just laughed and laughed but out of nowhere when one of them started drinking horse semen he lost it. I've never heard him gag before but he was on the verge of upchucking meanwhile it didn't phase me at all. Straight men are so weak lol
I'm really interested in this series and it's mainstream popularity. Is this all John Waters' fault? Did he desensitize the public to eating shit on camera? Did he basically prepare the public for this?
EDIT: Right after I published this review, Waters appeared in the film. Is this art?
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