With Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGhehey, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine, Lance Bangs
Written by (most) of the above
Directed by Jeff Tremaine
Seeing this in 2D on DVD is a bit of a disappointment, knowing that had I caught it in theatres all of the madness, stupidity, gross-outs and hilarity would've popped out at me. But, this by no means diminishes the raw basics of the Jackass gang's 3rd full feature outing of their crazy, dangerous and side-splitting stunts and tomfoolery.
Dangerous stunts include the regular punches and kicks in the head (including a giant spring-loaded hand slap), as well as mini-scooter (Ryan) and jet ski ramps (Johnny), bull stampede's and sitting in a tree being chopped down. Gross-out gags include obese Preston working-out in a plastic suit, a professional farter, collecting his sweat for Steve-O to down (puking ensuing), Ehren's butt painted green sticking out of a model landscape like a hill erupting (with you know what), peeing on people (Bam) and more. Hilarious set-ups include an obstacle course consisting of dozens of active stun guns, a bar brawl with midgets that just keeps escalating (Wee-Man), standing in a jet engine's wake pelted with food and objects. But many of the gags are a combination of all three, like Steve-O's porta-potty reverse bungee poop-shake.
By incorporating super-high speed cameras many of these stunts are even funnier, like punches warping faces, a dildo bazooka's projectile, "The Rocky" and more.
This DVD release features the theatrical cut as well as the extended version. Extras include a making-of, deleted scenes and outtakes.
With no deaths yet, they may be calling it a day after this, quitting while they're ahead – which will be a great disappointment, but open the door for new morons to entertain the hell out of us with their hair-brained stunts.
5 / A
- Paul Blom