Jackass Number Two (2006)
Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits, and essentially has no plot. Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.
How sad is this?
I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
Art- Noun. 1. The expression or general use of human creativity and imagination, typically via visual or audible means, or through performance.Yes. You heard it right here. "Jackass Number Two" is art. Plain, simple... even painful art.Following the resounding success of the previous theatrical release, pretty much everyone assumed that the curtain had been pulled on the beloved cult franchise "Jackass." After all... what else could they do? It seemed like the merry (and merrily insane) crew of Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Jason "Wee-Man" Acuña, Preston Lacy, Dave England and "Danger" Ehren McGhehey had taken that original concept as far as they possibly could in "Jackass: The Movie", and most of the group and behind-the-scenes crew were tied up in spin-offs and other projects that emerged in its wake. Bam and his cohorts had "Viva La Bam"... Steve-O and Pontius had "Wildboyz"... Knoxville had built a fairly admirable career as a character-actor. Nobody expected more "Jackass"...So you can imagine our surprise when seemingly out of nowhere, a full-fledged theatrical follow-up emerged that reunited the entire original cast and crew for another go-around, filled to burst with the trademark stunts, gags and practical jokes that defined the "Jackass" brand. While we knew the gang never really lost their touch, we were still curious if this sequel would be able to match the high entertainment value of the previous film, or if it would just feel like more of the same. Did we really need a... "Number Two"?Oh boy. We were not prepared. "Jackass Number Two" is not only a great sequel to the brutally funny prior film. It's also the peak of the entire franchise. It takes everything that was done so well before, and ramps it up to eleven! The stunts are bigger, badder and far more dangerous. The pain threshold is pushed to starting and shocking new boundaries. The practical jokes are made far more cruel and vile in nature. And the taboos are pushed to manic new limits. For all intents and purposes, the film is a deplorable, vicious and nauseating exercise in excess and extremes, exhibiting behaviors no sane person could possibly endorse or enjoy. And it is so... much... fun!I remember seeing the film with a packed audience at a small theater in my hometown in Upstate New York. And it was the most infectiously enthusiastic and positive movie-going experience I've ever had. The laughs came fast and hard, with people squirming, screaming and shouting throughout the entire twisted 92 minute run-time. From a shocking opening stunt involving a rather painful "puppet show", through a brilliant "Candid Camera" style hidden- camera gag involving the gang in "old man" makeup tormenting the public, to a genuinely horrifying segment involving bulls and a four-way teeter-totter... and finally to possibly the single greatest practical joke I've ever seen during the film's final moments, the audience ate it up. And even now, eleven years later, it's still hilarious every single time I pop it on!And if that ain't "art", I don't know what is! "Jackass Number Two" is most certainly only for the most iron-stomached fans of the original series, but to those brave souls, I can't help but whole- heartedly recommend it. You'll laugh. You'll cringe. You'll squirm in your seat. And you might even lose your lunch. But you certainly won't be able to guess what these maniacs will do next and you won't be able to stop the incessant giggles they'll bring out. And so, I can't help but give it a perfect 10 out of 10 for the sheer, nonstop entertainment value it provides. Just please, for the love of god... don't even think about trying any of this stuff at home!
Once you heard 'Corona' by the band, Minutemen. You know, what you're getting. Created by skateboard magazine 'Big Brother', writer Johnny Knoxville, as well as Bam Margera's humor/stunt video series "Camp Kill Yourself", MTV 'Jackass' (2000-2002) can either be, the most horrifying stupidest thing ever put on American television or one of the best shows, ever aired, depending on who you are. For me, I always been kinda of a big fan of Dickhouse productions. I don't know, why, either; I just somewhat always kinda like their low brow, physical slapstick toilet humor. Call it, my stupid juvenile side, but any episode of the original 'Jackass', 'Wildboyz' (2003-2006), and 'Viva la Bam' (2003-2005) is watchable for me. Even the first 'Jackass' movie in 2002, has parts in it, that still pretty funny. Examples are, like the final skit after the credits; where a future sequel dubbed "Son of Jackass" involves the elderly cast dying horrible flaming deaths. While, that made up sequel would had been funny. 'Jackass 2' is by far, is my favorite, as it has the most ridiculous, dangerous, pranks and stunts, either seen from the 3 main movies, or the show. The things, these men, put each other, through is, not only shocking, but highly insane! Mad props to both Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera for really going overboard with the recklessly of the stunts, that both had to be hospitalized with injuries, like burn inflections, cuts, and concussions. They could had, easily had died if it really went wrong. They clearly will forever, have the war-scars, inked into their skin, after this movie. If anything, my favorite parts of the film, has to do with the number of pranks, participating with several celebrity cameos guest stars like Spike Jonze and John Waters. Without spoiling the movie, too much, I have to say, the sequence in which co-star, Ehren McGhehey pretends to be an airport terrorist until the taxi driver, played by Jay Chandrasekhar, turns on him is by far, the funniest thing, I ever witness on 'Jackass'. I was laughing my head off, for day. Yet, there were some cringe-worthy moments, mostly with Ryan Dunn and any car stunts. Also, I kinda wish, the movie had more women doing stunts, as I think, they can be equally as funny. Despite that, the only member of the 'Jackass' crew, I was somewhat disappointed in, from this movie is Steve O. He doesn't do much, in this movie. Not only that, but he seem so depressed, during filming this movie. It's also sad to hear that he relapsed into drugs and alcoholism after this movie. Anyways, all of his sick gags are very tiresome and borderline unwatchable because how gross, they were. Some of his scenes had to be censor to prevent an NC-17 rating. Still, it's kinda funny how drinking 'horse semen' is more pornographic than all of the male nudity based on the MPAA. I guess, that's too pornographic for the Rated 'R' rating. Nevertheless, the homoerotic tone and harsh language doesn't really bug me about this film. Yet, the drug use was a bit alarming. Still, I would rather have the movie release, be 'unrated' than rated. I also don't like, that they limited certain moments of the film. Honestly, if Media Watchdogs and Moral Guardians need to know that this movie is for mature audience, then they are 'jackasses' for not understanding the meaning of the title of this film. Everyone knows going in, that the stunts are dangerous and the effects painful. Any child that tries to reenactment the film in their house deserves to get hurt for their stupidity. I just glad, they released an unrated version of the DVD. It makes up for the 16 delete scenes, we lost in the theatrical version. However, I get why all scenes featuring Vincent Margera AKA Don Vito were cut from the film, due Vito's arrest for sexual assault one month before the film's release. Despite that, I also love that the DVD has it has 20 additional scenes, 9 TV spots, 8 promotional spots including trailer, gag reels, making the movie featurette & the uncensored version of Karazy by Chris Pontius and a promotional commercial for the 2006 VMAs. Another thing that I love, about this film, is the update production values. The movie looks epic, having filmed not only across the United States, but India, Australia, England, Moscow and Argentina. I always felt like the first movie look cheap, and made out of mismatch of unused footage from the television show. It really didn't flow right. This sequel was well-paced. The opening sequence with the stampede in the theme of 'Ecstasy of Gold' from 1966's 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' was amazing with the picture quality. It looks sharp. Also, I love how the movie finishes with movie nods to Buster Keaton's 1928's film, 'Steamboat Billy Jr' & Ester Williams's 1952's film 'The Million Dollar Mermaid' with a Busby Berkeley-style movie musical production number set to 1978's 'La Cage aux Folles' song "The Best of Times". It was a fun climax to the film. Overall: While, this movie is a lot more disgusting and painful than any of the previous works, I didn't find it, too offensive, not to like. Still, if you have a weak stomach, then this movie isn't for you, but if you have a funny bone. I say, check it out. Just prepare to have a bag of tissues and barf bag, just in case.
Jackass Number Two (2006): Dir: Jeff Tremaine / Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Steve O, Bam Margara, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna, Chris Pontius: One can understand the daredevil madness associated with Jackass: The Movie despite the fact that the stunts are not for the squeamish. However, the comic troop goes too far with this sickening sequel based on the M-TV program. Some stunts are entertaining such as the one where they hunt for an anaconda within a pool of colored balls, or the seesaw stunt regarding a bull. Other stunts are just plain gross such as drinking horse semen or gluing pubic hairs to one's face as a beard. Some of the location work is innovative and the director shoots it somewhat like a documentary, which works. Johnny Knoxville, Steve O, Bam Margara, and Jason "Wee Man" Acuna all return for what can only be described as a suicide test. Chris Pontius has an encounter with a bull and its horns that are a little too close for comfort. These films are almost always marketed towards the wrong audience and display just how far morals in society have plummeted. The boys are less funny here, and it is strange that no women are involve at all. Either no female would be seen in such garbage or they would feel intimidated by a female capable of such shock. For their next stunt they should draw straws to see who should have this film shoved up their anal track. Score: 2 / 10
Jackass Number Two is basically a bunch of guys doing very stupid (and quite often very painful) things. This includes electrocuting themselves, going sledding indoors, putting leaches on very sensitive body areas, messing around with dangerous snakes, throwing full sized medicine balls at each other, branding themselves with hot iron and a lot more hilarious but idiotic stuff.This movie gives you a headache by just watching it. Some parts are quite disgusting - but the movie is still quite funny. I enjoyed watching it - but after a while it did get a bit repetitive. A lot of the stuff they did without any extra protection (like a helmet) and yet they usually come out of the stunt with no serious injuries.Its a good laugh and I enjoyed it - but be warned - some parts are quite sickening. On the DVD - there are loads of extra stunts which they didn't show in the actual movie - so for all the action its worth it to purchase the DVD (or Blu-ray).Its simply: gross, hilarious, stupid and fun!