You Gotta Be Tough. 4 / 5
Directed by Jeff Tremaine.
The original Jackass crew return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast.
I was 12 when Jackass 3D came out in cinemas.
I was utterly obsessed with the comradery and mischief of this group of fully grown idiots but I was far too young to even attempt to see it on the big screen. I thought the dream of seeing a Jackass film in the cinema was gone, so when Jackass Forever was announced it easily became not only one of my most anticipated films of the year but of recent years.
An expected pandemic delay later I got to see Jackass the way it was meant to be experienced: In a full cinema with friends and unbelievably inebriated.
Jackass Forever is a comforting celebration of laughter that encourages an equal level of screaming, cheering, and retching. Seeing the gang back together was so invigorating even with a few notable absences since the last installment. The new additions showed why they are worthy of the title of Jackasses, I only wish they gave them more time to shine to balance with the originals - though I suppose that’s what the inevitable 4.5 film will provide.
A truly memorable cinema experience, Jackass is best experienced in a crowd or with a group of friends or all of the above. Vulgar, childish, and indecent in the best possible way, Jackass Forever is a reminder to appreciate small things in life and that a nutshot is always funny.
Shout out to Danger Ehren - The real MVP of the film.