Jackass 2.5

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Leftover, lesser stunts from Jackass crew.
  • NR
  • 2007
  • 64 minutes

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 11 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

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.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of an infant, 3, and 5 year old Written bycatcheeto April 9, 2008
Parent of a 2 year old Written bygerbowski October 27, 2012

Yikes

Like the human centipede and its sequel, I wish there were a way to remove the memories I have of this movie. Yikes.
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
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.

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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