Wednesday 23 March 2022

REVIEW: Jackass Forever (2022) - Starring Johnny Knoxville, Danger Ehren, Steve-O, Dave England, Chris Pontius, Wee Man and Preston Lacy

Review by Jon Donnis
The opening scene of this film is possibly the most insane thing you have ever seen. When I say they have a REAL Godzilla sized penis destroying a city, I am being completely serious!

Now unless you have been living under a rock for the past 22 years, Jackass is simply described as adult, slapstick, comedy sketches.

Jackass Forever is the 4th film in the franchise, and sees all your favourite Jackass stars return with the exception of Ryan Dunn who sadly died in a car accident in 2011.

Johnny Knoxville is the captain and his crew include Danger Ehren, Steve-O, Dave England, Chris Pontius, Wee Man and Preston Lacy, and joining them are a number of new crew mates and a few celebrities too.

Some of the stunts include Johnny Knoxville recreating an old stunt he once did, with an angry bull charging him, which does end up with a trip to the hospital. Steve - O has a Queen Bee attached to his penis, Wee Man being tied naked to the floor, with pieces of meat laid on him and a vulture set free, Ehren gets punched, hit, struck and kicked in the nuts, and Preston has his balls used as a punching bag. Are you starting to see a common thread here?

Although there is a lot of nudity and painful stunts involving the testicles, there are also bike jumps, people being fired out of cannons, Rachel Wolfson has a scorpion sting her face, people locked in rooms in the dark with a rattlesnake, a literal bear gets to lick honey off one of them too.

The film is quite simply 90 minutes of the most disgusting, painful, cringy stunts you can imagine.

If you have seen any TV episode of Jackass, or any of the previous movies before, then you know exactly what to expect, and yes they raise the bar every time.

This is not the kind of humour for serious people, this is childish, silly, adult humour, and I do think it is harder to watch for men, since the majority of the cast are men, and boy do they suffer.

The Good
This is Jackass, and it delivers exactly what you expect.

The Bad
We need more women in the Jackass gang, why only one woman! Clearly women aren't as brave, or should that be stupid as men!

This will not be for everyone, but I really can't imagine anyone watching this who isn't familiar with the format.

I enjoy Jackass, and this movie ticks all the boxes.

I score Jackass Forever a solid 9/10