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Jackass 2.5

Leftover, lesser stunts from Jackass crew.
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Running Time: 64 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

These guys aren't trying to make any sort of statement with their stunts; they just seem to enjoy putting themselves in disgusting or dangerous situations. How they're considered "professionals" is still a mystery. While a couple of the skits tested various crew members' limits, they never seem upset afterward.

Violence

Since this is "B" material leftover from Jackass: Number Two, there's actually a tad less violence in the stunts, but they're obviously still dangerous. The crew is hurt in all sorts of creative ways, especially in the crotch or buttocks. One guy lies down on a bed of nails with snakes on top of him. Another guy tries to fly a kite out of his buttocks, etc. And one guy is able to defecate on cue. There are also other relatively tame pranks.

Sex

No sex, but several glimpses of male genitalia, both real and displayed on T-shirts, posters, etc. Even more frequent shots of the crew bare-bottomed, including lots of close-ups of the guys inserting things in their anuses. In one scene, a naked morbidly obese woman is momentarily lowered onto a nearly nude Wee Man for skit.

Language

There are no scenes without at least one of the crew cursing -- even, in Bam's case, to his own parents. "F--k," "s--t," "c--k," "bitch," and "ass" are the most common.

Consumerism

In addition to Jackass and its MTV spin-off Wildboyz, the film features Bam's Lamborghini.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Preston takes four Xanax to perform a skit; the crew drinks on set and discusses being drunk.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that they can expect more of the usual from the Jackass crew this time around: dangerous and often downright stupid stunts and pranks (like seeing how hard a snapping turtle will bite their nose or whether baby powder can be used to show the precise moment flatulence leaves the body). This DVD is compiled from material leftover from Jackass: Number Two, so it tends to be lower-concept stuff that the filmmakers rejected for the theatrically released movie. Expect shots of naked butts, male genitalia (and penis posters and T-shirts), men drinking or being sprayed with urine, a man able to defecate at will for the camera, a nude morbidly obese woman sitting on Wee Man (who is a Little Person), and more. Oh, and incessant swearing, too.

What's the story?

The Jackass crew, a group of man-boys led by Johnny Knoxville who participate in all sorts of dangerous and downright dumb stunts and pranks, has become a profitable brand-name for MTV, the network that first aired their TV show. Combining equal parts daredevil stuntsmanship and outright idiocy, the guys -- who are now a full eight years older (and presumably richer, given that Bam Margera drives a Lamborghini) than when the show started airing -- are still up for their usual trickery. But this batch of skits isn't new -- just the surplus material that didn't make it into Jackass: Number Two.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

These are subpar setups that weren't deemed good enough for a theatrical release; some are neither shocking nor funny, just gross. A couple of the skits net a few laughs, but others could end in vomiting or other expressions of disgust -- like the sight of Dave England defecating on cue for the camera, for example. And if only there was a procedure that could erase the memory of seeing Wee Man, who is indeed a Little Person, being sat on by a very nude, very morbidly obese woman who was going to "give birth" to him.

It's obvious why young men and teen boys idolize these merry pranksters. They don't do much of anything except hang out, come up with stupid stunts, do them, and egg each other on... Except for Margera's unbelievably accepting mother (and the super-sized nude woman), there are no women in this Jackass world; it's not hard to see why.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why these stunts come with a warning at the beginning and the end. Whose fault is it if fans try to mimic the crew and end up seriously hurt? Teens: Does the crew's behavior make you want to try an elaborate prank yourself? Do you think the crew acts responsibly when they perform their "skits"? Families can also discuss why this sort of physical abuse is considered comedy. What's funny about these extreme pranks and stunts?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:December 19, 2007
DVD/Streaming release date:December 21, 2007
Cast:Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville
Director:Jeff Tremaine
Studio:Paramount Pictures
Genre:Documentary
Run time:64 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Kid, 8 years old October 31, 2012

good

good fun but some things for over eight f..k about 10 times dont let little children see it
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

This movie is HILARIOUS!!!

This movie is outstanding. It has a good message, and it is creative and has a great sense of humor. Good for kids of a all ages. A good family movie.
Teen, 13 years old Written byPambaMaster April 9, 2008

Insult

O.k. I'm sorry, this isn't much of a review, but look at all the descriptions for the Jackass things on this site. They all say something about "It's all a bunch of immature boys" or "No wonder there aren't any women on here." The basic anti-male stuff. I'm a guy and I actually take great offense to the amount of anti-male sexism in todays world. For example: Try to find one commercial where the guy or dad isn't portrayed as a lazy bum, slob, loser, or just a clueless guy. The guys in commercials are always clueless!! It's insulting- we do more than drink beer.