Jackass: Number Two (2006)
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|Movie Review by Seth C |
September 22nd, 2006
I like to think of myself as a man who enjoys smart humor and not the low-brow nonsense we get more and more of on our TVs and at our theaters. I'm the type of guy who thinks a television show like "Arrested Development" is some of the funniest and most brilliant humor to hit the small screen since television's invention, however a supposed comedy like "According to Jim" I can't even begin to chuckle at. I praise films like "Little Miss Sunshine" because of it's clever punch-lines and heart, however I can barely make it through a film like the Waynes' brother's "Little Man," which is so far-fectched and well, just unfunny, that it makes me weep at the possible death of what I find to be humorous.
Of course, sometimes low-brow just hit's the right notes and I can't hold myself back from bellowing over in laughter.
This would be the case with "Jackass: Number Two," proof that a sequel can out do and be better than the original.
As a fan of Bam Margara and the rest of the "Jackass" crew, know that I was filled with excitement at just the thought of the guys getting the band back together for one more go around. "Jackass: Number Two" delivers more laughs and explicit "Oh, my God!" moments than the first film did, however if you watched only assorted moments from either flick, you more than likely wouldn't be able to say which film which scene can from. Then again Jeff Tremaine isn't trying to be the next Scorsese, now is he? Thankfully, though, this time the guys decided to play more pranks on each instead of the unknowing outside world. It seems the guys finally realized that deceiving the public is mean, but hurting and/or deceiving yourself or your friends is just pure comic gold.
Of course, then again, this is coming from a guy who has the original "Jackass" series box set dvd, not to mention all five seasons of "Viva La Bam" sitting only steps away from him at all times. I guess you could say "Jackass: Number Two" was made just for me and everyone else who was addicted to the original show. For people like us, Bam, Knoxville, Ryan Dunn, Steve-O and all the other guys are close friends, who we would be able to spend another three or four films/MTV series watching humiliate and hurt themselves for our enjoyment.
It's a sick world, I know and sadly, I'm part of the problem.
Still, "Number Two," is a fun time that takes the strengths of the first "Jackass" film and leaves behind the weaknesses that held the first film down, which thankfully means absurd and somewhat annoying members like Steve-O and Chris Pontius have either less screen time or just more thought-out stunts. Sorry, 'Party Boy' fans.
In the end, I had a blast during the film and may possibly catch it again before it hits the DVD shelves, which will probably come before the end of the year. Which is why I'm asking all of you to leave your morals and better judgement behind and go to see "Jackass: Number Two." Try not to blow chunks while you do view it though, which my friend Sam almost did about three time throughout the film's entire 95 minute running time. And please remember not to be one of those idiots who goes home and tries this nonesenes. Because more then likely if you do, there will be a lawsuit or two and sadly no "Jackass: The Third," which is something this sick, sick world is in desperate need of.
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