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)
When I saw Jackass Forever at a press screening at the beginning of the year, I didn’t know what to expect. What happened was I had the best night at the movies since I can remember, having such a blast from the opening credits.
Laughing at all the jokes and stupid as shit stunts alongside a large audience. Now with the release of the film on DVD/Blu-ray, I wanted to see if it had the same response from the comfort of my own home.
I’m happy to say it did! Granted, some of the stunts lost their surprise factor, but when you’re watching Danger Ehren getting hit repeatedly in the bollocks during the cup test, you’ll always laugh, but proves he is the hardest man of the group and showing the newcomers how it’s done.
Watching it for the second time, you can check out my first review here, the biggest joy was witnessing these old friends in their 50s and their brotherhood and welcoming the newbies with the biggest welcoming arms.
There was no ego, no muscularity (even when they got their dicks out); it was like we were seeing mates doing juvenile shit to make each other laugh. It’ll always be a shame that Ryan Dunn (who sadly passed away) and Bam Margera, fired from filming Forever and gets the help he needs to stay healthy, weren’t around.
However, weirdly, they weren’t missed because of the energy of the new cast members of Poopies, Zach Holmes, Eric Manaka, Jasper and Rachel Wolfson. With The Hollywood Reporter revealing the news of a new series heading to Paramount+, the base is solid and in Wolfson, you have the ideal new leader to take Johnny Knoxville’s mantle.
Another great kick I got out of the film was the editing because you can get a rough guess when each stunt took place on the production notes with Knoxville’s hair from dyed black to accepting the grey to black again. Honestly, Johnny looks so much better with grey hair.
If you want something to laugh along to on the weekend with friends, this is a perfect film to do so. It’ll be a great movie to have on in the background as you’ll be able to have fun whilst focusing on work.
Does The Blu-Ray Have Bonus Features?
Yes. But they’re not behind the scenes or featurettes. They’re stunts that weren’t included in the final cut of the film. So basically deleted scenes.
While it lost its surprise factor, it’s still a ball-busting great time with non-stop laughter.