Certificate – 18
Directed By – Jeff Tremaine
Starring – Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, Preston Lacy, Sean “Poopies” McInerney, Zach Holmes, Eric Manaka, Jasper, Rachel Wolfson.
Running Time – 96 Minutes (1 Hour 36 Minutes)
I’m of the generation when the first two Jackass movies, but never saw the third as I felt I grew out of it. However, it turns out 10 years later I haven’t grown out of it. Instead, I’m as childish because I loved every moment of Jackass Forever.
Led by Johnny Knoxville, the old (literally a lot are in their 50s) friends come back together, bringing new faces along into the chaos of dangerous stunts for our amusement.
I can happily say I haven’t laughed so loudly and for so long as I witness many of these men punish their dicks in many different and comedic fashion. It started from the beginning, and I won’t spoil it, but I will never look at Godzilla in the same way again.
The comparison between the new blood and old warriors in the case of Dave English, Wee Man, Preston Lacy and Danger Ehren they all feel like Roger Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon; they’re all too old for this shit.
This makes the film even funnier and the biggest respect to Ehren, who is the hardest man in the group with the shit he has to deal with, from bears to the torture to his own cock and balls from UFC Heavyweights to softball and ice hockey players.
Are the jokes juvenile? Of course, but that’s the greatness of this film, and it helps the editing is tight. So the laughs just flow from one stunt to another, including stunts we’ve previously seen, and in some cases trying to make their cameraman Lance Bangs throw up in his mask.
The biggest joy is seeing this gang just enjoying themselves as a brotherhood, and the new cast doesn’t feel out of place. They feel welcomed in, and with Poopies, Zach Holmes, Eric Manaka, Jasper and Rachel Wolfson, the legacy is strong for years to come.
I won’t be surprised at the reception this film is getting if more sequels are announced. Additionally, Paramount+ will likely reveal a limited series, and I hope they do because this new cast is excellent and Wolfson is the ideal new leader to take Knoxville’s mantle.
A ball-busting great time. Non-stop laughter and a brilliant time at the cinema.