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TLDR: Jackass Forever (2022)

We have our winners…and we have Steve-O!

Paramount Pictures

Plot: Celebrating the joy of being back together with your best friends and a perfectly executed shot to the dingdong, the original Jackass crew return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast.

The crew: Knoxville and company are the same as they’ve always been, except for the fact that they are super old now. They can still hang with the best of ’em, but they just can’t do some of the gnarliest stuff — even though Knoxville tries! They’ve brought on a few new people and I was surprised how well they fit in. Jackass always had a slew of revolving b-listers, but this isn’t that. They’re bringing in some young (diverse) blood that could potentially take the franchise into the future.

Best moment: Steve-O eating the floor for lunch just like everyone else in the marching band treadmill bit — but he gets knocked out. Cut to him in a neck brace saying, “I don’t remember anything. I didn’t wipe out, right?”

Fun fact: Legendary actor Bruce Dern wanted to appear in this movie, but they had already finished filming. I love the fact that Bruce Dern loves Jackass.

Imaginary accolade: Most Appropriate Nickname of “Poopies” Ever

Everything is too long. Is it too long?: We haven’t seen the Jackass crew in over a decade. I could watch an endless amount of old man Jackass content and if they pass the torch onto a new crew, I’ll watch that too. Basically, 90 minutes would never be enough.

See it in cinemas or wait for streaming: I’ve never had the chance before to see the Jackass boys on the big screen and I couldn’t pass up the advanced screening with extra footage. We’re never going to see them doing this crap again — see it big.

Rating: Three and a half skull and crutches out of five.

Credit: Plot synopsis from Letterboxd via TMDb.

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