Friday, 5 November 2010
"Jackass 3D" is just that. "Jackass", but in 3D. So you can expect paintballs, excrement and genitalia flying at your face for the duration.
The 3D is only really taken full advantage of in a few set-piece skits, but otherwise it is business as usual: puerile frat-boy humour, horrifically ill-conceived stunts, male nudity, stupidly dangerous pranks and lots of bodily functions.
And it's bloody hilarious.
There's something about the "Jackass" combo of vaudevillian slapstick, performance art, homoeroticism, and casual sadism that never ceases to shock and entertain, yet it's very hard to write a a full review of this "film", simply because it is just a seemingly random collection of stunts and pranks that amounts to no more than an extended episode of the show with a few more expensive skits thrown in. As with the show and the previous two films, there are hits and misses, but when it hits, it hits big.
Highlights include: That Margera arsehole getting smashed in the face with a giant hand, Steve O being launched into the sky in a portaloo full of shit, that Margera arsehole being dropped in a pit of snakes, an epic battle between Chris Pontius' chin and a scorpion, and a practical joke that starts with two midgets walking into a bar and quickly escalates into something that may actually be comedic genius.
Basically, if you like "Jackass", you'll like it. If you don't, you won't. And you have no sense of humour.