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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…
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…
THAT WAS INTENSE, REALLY INTENSE. WELL, NOT REALLY INTENSE, BUT PRETTY INTENSE.
It's the simple stuff that still gets me.
I don't really know how to rate this movie -- it isn't good, but it's not really trying to be. It's just trying to be a fun collection of crazy stunts. And in that, it succeeds.
Still hilarious if not grosser as I grow older. I relax watching these.
i am trash
this is an interesting review though: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/21/AR2006092101954.html
This has six great scenes and no bad ones.
165 & 166 of 366
I watched this when it was added a month ago to Netflix and forgot to add it and I watched it again today so I'm counting this as two.
gross but awesome.
again, more body horror than any actual horror film
I have no idea what got me into watching this again but it was worth it.
Read Notes to see episode number.
Note: some films were reviewed twice, once at a film festival and then were…