I thought the JACKASS movement evaporated with Johnny Knoxville’s career, but apparently they’re trying to resuscitate their flat-lined malarkey one last time. For those of you unfamiliar with this stuff, it’s pretty much “frat-boys gone wild” in every sense of the phrase. I will admit to a chuckle or two when viewing stuff like the bubble wrapped floating man-boat, the shock collars and nothing spells HILARIOUS like Party boy running around the streets of California in a spandex devil costume holding a sign that says, “Keep God out of California.” His forthcoming fight with some random dude (with the help of a shoe wielding prostitute) WAS rather funny.
Sadly, most of this stuff is God awful in its ridiculousness. Many people will not only find stuff like nose picking, barf omelets, taking a leak on someone in their sleep (why on earth any of these guys would dare sleep around one another is beyond me), and my personal favorite, taking a dump on a golf course and poking at it with sticks, highly revolting but mentally diminishing as well…unless of course, you’re a fan.
Sure, JACKASSS THE LOST TAPES reunites the world with Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Party Boy, Wee man and the rest of the crew, but is there really a demand for this nonsense anymore? Do people still give a rat’s ass about this crap? Personally, I would find it hard to believe if anyone did, but in all fairness, I’m sure JACKASS has just as many fans now as it ever did (I’ve always viewed this as something you either love or hate). I can’t see any of these “escapades” falling even remotely into new or fresh territory, as I didn’t even watch much of this show yet I still recognize half these things as being shown before and/or overused. I will say this about Knoxville though, he’s got balls taking that mace straight to the eyes; I’ve seen a three hundred pound bouncer cry like a baby after receiving a mild dose by the cops.
Credit Montages: A half hour more of various skits and interactions between the boys and random people met in the field of battle. Only on JACKASS will you see a group of grown men ask a kid for his dog’s poop. True story.
Jackassworld: If only there WAS such a place. Four more quick sketches that will probably make you laugh AND cry (or shake your head in bewilderment). Watching Knoxville try to get a mentally handicapped guy drunk is a little weird.
Trailers: Four trailers; two of which are JACKASS related as well as one for Nitro Circus S1 and one for Rob Drydek’s Fantasy Factory S1. I’ve never heard of either one, but Nitro Circus looks kinda cool.
Extra Tidbit: I met Wee-man a couple years back at my buddy’s club in Toronto. I’ve never seen a guy get away with grabbing more boobs and asses without getting slapped in the face or kicked in the nuts.