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Jackass: Number 2
Shocking, vulgar, reckless, disgusting, and I love it.
Jackass: Number 2
The Jackass Crew is Back in the Sequel.
OPENING WEEKEND: $30,000,000
DOMESTIC TOTAL: $85,000,000
OTHER PREVIEWS: Alatriste (7/10)
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February 3rd, 2006: Like Jackass: The Movie and the popular television show before it, the sequel will document numerous exercises in gross-out behavior. Consisting of several episodes and vignettes, Jackass: The Movie 2 will continue the tradition of self deprecating conduct and nauseating stunts.

What to Expect: The popular MTV show “Jackass” brought total anarchy to cable television when it premiered in 2000. Like Candid Camera and many similar shows, it filmed elaborate real-life stunts performed by the cast members, but the performers were usually the victims, and unsuspecting bystanders, their audience. Of course, I haven’t mentioned the most important element. Everything this pack of guys did, bordered on insanity. Nothing short of broken bones or vomiting would slow them down. Whether they were snorting worms, stapling body parts, shooting each other with paintball guns, or hammering their private parts, it was an incredible show of health-threatening exploits. Although some of the stuff they pulled went beyond my comprehension, I admired their freedom and the level of danger that was frequently involved. When Jackass: The Movie came out, it was apparent that the entire crew finally had a showcase for R-rated material that could have never made it on television. The daring acts continued in the same vein, but with raunchier elements, usually involving the most sensitive body parts. I can’t even describe what Ryan Dunn did with a toy car and a condom or how Steve-O chose to set off a few fireworks, but I’ll give you a hint: it involved their nether regions. It was Paramount’s highest grossing film of 2002, making $65 million in domestic theaters. Given that the budget was only $5 million and that all of the major contributors have reportedly agreed to return for the sequel, it is a very profitable campaign.

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Most of the guys have since become stars with their own spin-off projects. Steve-O and Chris Pontius have been involved in a show called “Wildboyz” where they combine Jackass-type situations with surprisingly educational nature show material. The dangerous feats usually revolve around the incredible wildlife they encounter on their trips around the world. Bam Margera took a much more simplistic approach in his show “Viva La Bam,” which boiled down the stunts to their most brainless elements. With a large group of the guys from “Jackass,” he typically carried out his plots on his family members. It was also rumored that he had an affair with Jessica Simpson, while she was filming The Dukes of Hazzard with Johnny Knoxville. Of course Knoxville, the leader of the bunch, has been positioning himself to become a minor Hollywood player. He is by far the most commercially viable of all the Jackass alumni, but he’s still struggling to make the transition into higher profile material. The Ringer and the aforementioned The Dukes of Hazzard were his latest two big releases, both underperforming somewhat at the box office, with the latter receiving an especially negative response from critics. So while Knoxville continues to improve his Hollywood status, he still can’t resist a Jackass reunion.

First of all, I have to admit that I am a big fan of the show and the first movie, if you can call it that. I have a quiet admiration for what these guys put themselves through. Howard Stern once interviewed Steve-O where he admitted to getting very little money for his substantial contribution to Jackass: The Movie. Although I find that surprising, it is even more unusual that he is still willing to return for the sequel. It is clear that these guys are a glutton for punishment. They take pleasure in discovering increasingly elaborate ways to get hurt and I enjoy seeing them do it. There is no question that I would never attempt some of their stunts, but I think everyone has some desire to act out in outrageous ways sometimes. There is a pure adrenaline rush associated with any hazardous activities of this sort. At the very least, I enjoy the way that seeing the episodes unfold can cause my palms to sweat. It is therefore obvious to me that Jackass will forever be successful as long as they continue to make films every couple of years. All they need to do is deliver more of the same material, with no concern for plot, character development, or production values, and they are guaranteed a successful and profitable feature film. Unless the gags become too repetitive they will never cease to be funny. It is also important to note that the entire affair isn’t some throwaway prank put on by a bunch of juvenile delinquents. Spike Jonze, the inventive director of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and several groundbreaking music videos, is partially responsible for creating Jackass and writing for the show.

In Conclusion: I’m not sure if Jackass: The Movie 2 will necessarily have a more impressive box office showing than the original, but it will make a substantial profit for everyone involved (except Steve-O, apparently). It’s a win-win situation, since the production values are so low and the demand among fans is so high. As I mentioned previously, the cast never has to worry about their “performances” or the lack of a storyline, because it’s basically a documentary of their warped behavior. The brief episodes simultaneously disgust and induce laughter and do not necessarily have to have any temporal or logical flow. They’re hard on the performers, but they are easy to make. It’s unavoidable that the majority of the appalling material may offend most people, but I hope that they will continue to make Jackass movies as long as they are still making me laugh or cringe.

Similar Titles: Jackass: The Movie, “Jackass”, Super Size Me
September 22nd, 2006 (wide)
December 26th, 2006 (DVD)

Paramount Pictures

Jeff Tremaine

Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Bam Margera, Preston Lacy, Ryan Dunn, Jason Acuña

Total: 108 vote(s).


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Rated R for extremely crude and dangerous stunts throughout, sexual content, nudity and language

95 min






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