Saturday, November 25, 2006

Jackass Number 2

Its been a long time coming but boy has it been worth the wait. Messrs Knoxville, Margera and co. are back for another 90 minutes of ridiculous stunts and dares. I've been a big fan of these guys since the days of CKY, and I thought the first movie was great. This is more of the same but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If it aint broke it don't fix it.

The best stunts involve three of them testing a land mine security system, Preston and Wee Man's double bungee jump and a couple of booby traps involving boxing gloves and airbags. The first film had a great opening sequence featuring the guys in a giant shopping trolley. They top this one with a running of the bulls in an urban setting. Bulls seem to feature quite a lot of this movie and I can only guess the horns had been blunted as the guys are gored on a couple of occasions but seem to be unscathed.

The preview featured a routine with Don Vito getting his teeth pulled out by a motorbike pulling a rope, but this was missing from the film. Apparently since the scene was shot Don has been charged with doing the wrong kind of physical stunt with a couple of underage girls and Paramount cut it from the movie as a result. However the DVD should contain the scene, which I have ordered from the states as it has been released there.

I didn't think Borat could be topped for making me laugh this year, but this film managed it.
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