Penis biting snakes, flipping golf carts, and pooing in a plumbing store are all things that the boys from Jackass have exposed us to. We’ve all witnessed the madness of Bam digging a hole to have his fathers lawnmower collapse into. However, the boys have come out with another movie. Jackass 2.5 has been released on Blockbuster.com and on DVD. If you loved the movies, the DVD is average due to it’s premise. However if you love utter failure, and the lowest common denominator, and the next Evil Kenevil, Johnny Knoxville… This is your movie.
I can only describe this movie by one of it’s climactic scenes: Bam Margera proceeds to call his mother, April. Sitting on a sand dune, he is flying a kite explaining to his mother about how nice the weather is. He goes on to explain he’ll be flying a kite… with his ass. How? With Anal beads. So with lube liberally applied, he inserts 4 beads deep into his anal cavity. With Bam kneeling on Miami Beach, the kite takes off in full force. Sailing high, he begins to scream and the kite runs tense. It occurs to everyone how excruciatingly painful and how much of a bad idea it was. Doesn’t matter though, everyone is laughing so very hard and can’t focus on the fact he’s begging for relief.
Typical Jackass? Nay.
Jackass has always been skit based, over and over till it’s bone-shattering conclusion. 2.5 is a documentary. It’s a culmination of bad ideas and failed skits that didn’t make it into Jackass 2. Segments include how the director couldn’t film because Johnny Knoxville would continually try to pee on him and Steve-O walking a plank above a firewalk and trying to up the danger because he knows a skit is going “straight to dvd”. Each time, the boys up the violence trying to make the movie, and failing because more violence adds to more screams and drama, but loses the Jackass feel.
Bonuses on the DVD include random skits that don’t make the movies, Making of “Jackass: The Game”, a photo gallery and a preview for Wildboyz. Most of these bonuses are commentary based, assuming that the boys are coherent in the act of the stunt. There are a few where alcohol or xanax were persuasive enough to make people climb on port-a-potties and swat down remote control planes like king kong, or have a strong man hit a phallic object into Bam’s ass… at high speed.
If sick movies, and twisted humor are your thing. Awesome, this DVD is a great item. CKY fan, a collector of all things Jackass? Buy it immediately. This is a cringe worthy pain fest. Weak stomach? Afraid of pubic hair, or vomit? Can’t watch guys being inherently gay while inflicting pain? Or a fear of cobras. Avoid this at all costs. I am a sick bastard, so this movie tickled me pink. But.. if you’re not sick.. Go fly a kite.
I give it a B- on the premise of “it is what it is”. It’s Jackass. If you don’t like it, haven’t liked it, you won’t like it and have no business buying it. If you like it, know it, love it. This is your DVD.