A review by Shlomoh Sherman
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Director: Jeff Tremaine
Writer: Preston Lacy
Release Date: October 2010 (USA)
Genre: Documentary - Action - Comedy Comedy
Also Known As: Asnar 3D
Company Credits - Production Co: Dickhouse Productions, MTV Films, Paradise F.X. Corp.
Plot Keywords: Punches - Genitals - Mayhem - Feces
Tagline: Don't try these stunts at home!!!

Howard Stern is right! Jackass3D is the first film that justifies being shot in 3D, and there are many moments in the movie where you will feel like ducking.

Jackass 3D is the third movie of the Jackass series.

To say that Jackass3D is crazy, outrageous, and funny would be understatements! To fans who have seen the previous Jackass films, this is your Nirvana! I never went to a movie theater to see any of them but once when I was at a friend's house, he had the DVD and that DVD was my introduction.

When my daughter was a teenager, she once said to a group of her friends, "I am the only person in the world whose father is the same age as his daughter

To my utter amazement, the movie has an introduction by Beavis and Butt-head, explaining the 3D technology behind the movie. These two little bastards are near and dear to my heart, as they would be to any 73 year old teenager. The intro shows the cast being assaulted by various objects in slow-motion. The intro and most of the stunts in the movie were filmed with the the latest motion picture equipment and technology.

The closing scene is done in a similar fashion as the intro, but using explosions (while objects being thrown at the cast). After the explosions are finished, the cast members are flushed away by a wave pool. Like the past movies, comedian Rip Taylor makes an appearance before the credits roll. As the credits come to a close, a retrospective is shown with clips from the original show along with old photographs of cast and crew set to Weezer's "Memories", the movie's single.

There were moments in the film where I actually asked myself what was I doing here watching this over-the-top movie. But then came the moments which made up for that feeling, moments in which I almost pissed myself laughing. Those moments were perhaps the most scatological ones, and by the way, I was the only person in the theater at the early afternoon showing.

Most adults, I think, will not like this movie due to its violent and purile content. BUT - if you are a wild and crazy teenager at heart, if you like seeing men being mauled by bulls and rams, like seeing scenes where genitals and crazy glue meet up, like seeing men catapulted into the air and then covered with the most disgusting material that these guys were able to come up with, plus more, much more, then this movie is for you. I laughed my ass off and now having nothing to sit on. I think you will too, once you finish heaving.

The movie box office grossed $50.4 million dollars on its opening weekend.

Cast overview, first billed only:

  Johnny Knoxville  ...  Himself  
  Bam Margera  ...  Himself  
  Ryan Dunn  ...  Himself  
  Steve-O  ...  Himself  
  Jason Acuña  ...  Himself  
  Preston Lacy  ...  Himself  
  Chris Pontius  ...  Himself  
  Ehren McGhehey  ...  Himself  
  Dave England  ...  Himself  
  Loomis Fall  ...  Himself  
  Tony Hawk  ...  Himself  
  Eric Koston  ...  Himself  
  April Margera  ...  Herself  
  Phil Margera  ...  Himself  
  Spike Jonze  ...  Himself  

Runtime: 94 minutes
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA): Rated R for male nudity, extremely crude and dangerous stunts throughout, and for language.

The intro to the movie was supposed to feature all the stars being hit in the head while being filmed with a super slow-mo camera, but Bam Margera could not participate after a woman assaulted him in the back of the head with a bat which caused internal bleeding.
An injury to Margera forced a rewrite for the beginning of the movie. On June 12, 2010, Margera was beaten on the head with a bat by a 59 year old African-American woman outside of his bar, The Note. The woman alleged Bam called her a 'nigger' and that she was offended, but did not hit him. When Margera was approached by TMZ two days after the incident, he told them he "never used the n-word" and that "[the lady] attacked me other times before". He explained: "I was internally bleeding in the brain for two days and they wouldn't let me leave the hospital. I was like, 'I need to go to Los Angeles in six hours to go finish Jackass.' We start tomorrow and I'm supposed to get hit in the head and now I can't because of her."
Margera added in the same interview that the opening sequence is being shot with Phantom high speed cameras, which record at 1,000 frames per second to produce hyper-slow motion, similar to the opening sequence of Zombieland. Appropriately, Makeup Effects designer Tony Gardner, designer for all of the Jackass films, also created the zombie hordes for Zombieland.

Soundtracks:  Music from the Movie:

"The Ortolan" written by Christopher Richard, Jesse Hoy, Michael Hughes & William Etling, performed by The Deadly Syndrome Courtesy of Dim Mak-Downtown.
And soundtracks by various artists, genre Punk Rock, metal, country, folk; Label Epitaph
Music from the movie was released via a link to Punknews.org on the official Jackass Facebook page. Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs returns again to contribute toward the soundtrack.
In August 2010, Rivers Cuomo confirmed that the song "Memories" performed by Weezer will be featured in the film.
CKY also announced that they created an exclusive track for the movie titled, "Afterworld". The single was released on September 30, 2010.
Other tracks:
1.Corona [Jackass Opera Mix] – Squeak E. Clean
2.The Kids Are Back – Twisted Sister
3.If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough – Karen O
4.Memories – Weezer
5.Party In My Pants – Roger Alan Wade
6.Invisible Man – Smut Peddlers
7.I'm Shakin' – The Blasters
8.I Got Your Number – Cock Sparrer
9.You Can't Roller Skate In a Buffalo Herd – Roger Miller
10.Been Blown To Shreds – Sassafras
11.Brand New Key – Melanie
12.Alcohol – Gang Green
13."Afterworld" – CKY
14.Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett

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