"Three Stooges on Steroids"
What You Need To Know:
JACKASS 3D is like the Three Stooges on steroids. Some of the stunts and pranks are funny, such as the one with the African bees. There’s also a funny stunt where two men playing brass instruments climb into a ram’s pen to see if music does indeed “soothe the savage beast.” Most of the stunts and pranks are pretty juvenile. Some are also dangerous, and the gross-out stunts are sickening. The 3D effects are surprisingly ineffective. The movie contains abundant obscene language and explicit nudity.
(PaPaPa, LLL, VV, SS, NNN, AA, D, MM) Very strong pagan worldview of pranks and slapstick stunts, many of them gross, most of them dangerous and some involving male body parts; about 128 obscenities (mostly “f” words), nine strong profanities, 20 light profanities, and lots of scatological humor including man splattered with human waste, man drinks human sweat and vomits, other scenes of vomiting, a couple obscene gestures, and some other shots of human and animal waste; strong slapstick violence includes man rides jet ski over ramp and into giant hedges, men hit with a giant spring-loaded hand as a prank, man’s tooth pulled by vehicle, men ride over ramp on roller skates and surfboards into plastic pool, man rides small motorcycle over small stream and into pile of dirt, man splashes water into people’s faces and then punches them with his other hand in a boxing glove in slow motion, men glued together and then pulled apart, man smashes through plate glass window riding motorcycle, men wearing only underwear are hit with shots from paintball guns many times, man is bounced off giant air mattress and into lake while being hit with shots from paintball guns, men get shocked by tasers and cattle prods, man bungee jumps in port-a-potty filled with human waste, ram butts two men playing a tuba and a trombone to see if “music soothes the savage beast,” men play tether ball with a ball filled with African honey bees and are stung multiple times, enraged bull hits man and knocks him down, men stand behind a jet and are blown off their feet, a series of explosions knocks men in a room around in slow motion, midgets get into a fake fight in a bar and are pulled apart by midget policemen, men hit in the crotch, man in a gorilla suit acting violent scares two people in a hotel room, cannonball fired into fat man’s stomach in slow motion, dog bites man’s rear end, and man knocked down when he tries to roller skate in a small buffalo herd; a crude reference to oral sex and man dressed like an elderly man pretends to kiss his granddaughter to upset people on the street; extreme nudity in shots of live male private parts and rubber male private parts, plus shots of rear male nudity and shots of upper male nudity; brief alcohol use and implied drunkenness; brief smoking; and, pranks hurt people, real snakes dumped on man standing in pit of fake rubber snakes, man calls a black man he doesn’t know “homeboy,” and a live pick eats an apple stuck in a fat man’s rear end.
JACKASS 3D is another feature-length episode with the men from the infamous MTV television series performing stupid, sometimes dangerous stunts and pranks, some of which involve human excrement and explicit nudity. Many of the stunts are simply awful, and the 3D effects are fairly unimpressive.
The movie starts off with some clean stunts and pranks. Those include men being hit in their bare chest with shots from paintball guns, a fat man being hit with a cannonball in slow motion, men being hit with a giant spring-loaded plaster hand, men riding roller skates and a skateboards over a ramp and into a plastic pool, and two men playing tether ball with a ball loaded with African honey bees. Other stunts and pranks, however, involve human waste, full male nudity and one where a man dressed up as an elderly grandfather pretends to kiss his granddaughter to offend real people on a public street.
JACKASS 3D is like the Three Stooges on steroids. Some of the stunts and pranks are pretty funny, such as the one with the African honey bees. There’s also a funny stunt where two men playing a tuba and a trombone climb into a pen with a very irate ram, who predictably does what rams were designed to do. This stunt was a test to see if music does indeed “soothe the savage beast.” Another funny prank involves a man in a gorilla suit scaring the parents of one JACKASS star in a hotel room.
Most of the stunts and pranks, however, are pretty juvenile. Some of them are also dangerous, and the gross-out stunts are sickening and abhorrent. The 3D effects are surprisingly ineffective. The movie contains abundant obscene language and explicit full male nudity.