Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Jackass: Number Two (2006) review
The things you can find while channel-surfing these days.
PLOT:There isn't really a plot, it's just a group of crazy friends (Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, "Wee Man", Bam Margera, and Chris Pontius) doing a bunch of outrageous, sickening, painful, and stupid pranks and antics on each other and those around them. From sticking a hook through your lip and swimming with the sharks to getting stuck in a limo full of angry bees, there's nothing these guys won't do. It's a bunch of stupid ideas executed hilariously and unbelievably.
PEOPLE:Since this is all real, there's no acting. These guys are brave, daring, and willing to do almost anything, yet they are also pretty darn stupid. I believe the most daring of them all (shiners, if you will) would be Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O. All of the guys with them were brave and stupid, but those two were the most outrageous.
OTHER CONTENT:I haven't seen the first movie, but I've seen and heard tidbits of the TV show. I literally channel surfed and stopped on this, knowing what stuff these guys were famous for. This movie overloads on creative (yet stupid) ideas, unbelievable situations, and painful hilarity. With some of the stuff these guys do, is impossible NOT to laugh. The flaws in this besides its raving stupidity are that there are a few jokes that aren't really funny and the gross-out level is set pretty high-too high for me.
OVERALL,a good documentary with hilariously unbelievable execution, brave people/characters, creative ideas, and overloading, painful hilarity, but there's times where stupidy reigns, the jokes fail, and the gross-out level is raised a smidge too high.