by Justin Orlewicz (Sports Editor)
Ten years after the original Jackass pilot was made by MTV, the boys are back with their third movie, and they have decided to bring it to us in 3D (before 3D becomes uncool). In ten years the Jackass crew has become very rich, very famous and very beat up.
I am shocked that guys like Ryan Dunn, Bam Margera and Jonny Knoxville are not dead or paralyzed. It’s amazing what a little luck can do for guys that have become famous for poo cocktails and many near deaths. I am not knocking these guys; I love them and am one of their biggest fans. I have seen all four of the Jackass movies (yes there are 4, you are forgetting about 2 1/2, I told you I am a fan), and I have also seen most of the television shows and CKY videos. The videos and movies they make are great!
The newest addition to the Jackass family of videos and movies is no different. The 3D feature now playing in theatres is extremely entertaining and wildly funny. I was laughing for the majority of the picture, but like always in any Jackass feature, some of the parts are hard to watch and a little disgusting. This particular movie had a few of those moments, but there were three “stunts” in particular that really made me gag a little. The first one is “Train Set Poop.” At first you don’t realize what just happened, but when they show it in slow motion, it definitely makes you gag a little. The second is the “Sweat Cocktail”; in this “stunt,” Steve-o drinks Preston Lacy’s sweat. They put Preston in a plastic suit and make him run on a tread mill. When enough sweat has accumulated, Steve-o drinks it. Gross! The last also featured Steve-O. It was obviously the finale stunt, entitled “Poo Cocktail 2.” The first poo cocktail stunt was in season 1 of their MTV show and featured Jonny Knoxville, a dump truck and a port-o-potty – I don’t think I need to go into detail. This poo cocktail featured Steve-O, a massive homemade sling shot and a port-o-potty – once again, I won’t go into detail.
Despite a few gag type moments, the movie is hilarious. The stunt with the jet stream was my favourite. These guys are more than just stupid, fearless stuntmen; they add a certain charisma to pulling pranks and doing stupidly dangerous stunts. These guys have a lot of personality and have great chemistry together; I will definitely continue to put my hard earned money into their bank accounts. I think Bam needs another Ferrari, Jackass 3D is in theatres right now, do yourself a favour and go see it!