Jackass Forever

“Jackass Forever” is the newest installment in the Jackass movie series. They bring back the old crew with Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, Dave England, and Preston Lacy. While adding some younger faces which included Rachel Wolfson, Machine Gun Kelly, Eric Andre, Zach Holmes, and Sean McInerney.

“Jackass” first premiered in 2000 and ran until 2007, and the first movie came out 2003. So nearly 20 years since the first movie, and 10 from the last one. The guys are back at it again, this time as I mentioned with some younger additions. I personally love “Jackass” I started watching them when I was thirteen and watched them all through high school. I Knew all the members and their stunts, so I was pretty pumped when they decided to come out with a new one. All the movies start with a big stunt introducing everyone, this one is no different, just a little cruder. This one starts with Chris Pontius’s dick dressed up as Godzilla terrorizing a village. It doesn’t slow down with the crudeness, plenty of dicks in this one. Which I could do without, but it is Jackass so no surprise there. Outside that it’s pretty good, they pay a homage to a lot of their early stunts by redoing them. They even have a touching tribute to Ryan Dunn, which was awesome to see. Don’t expect to see the originals in the majority of the stunts, except for Danger Ehren, which is no surprise. They’ve always been meaner to him. They are getting older which makes sense, but it was a little sad to see them not quite as involved. Overall if you’re a fan of Jackass it’s a must see. I give it a 7/10.

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Bad Trip

‘Bad Trip’ is a 2021 comedy starring Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show), Lil Rel Howery (Uncle Drew), Tiffany Haddish (Uncle Drew), and Michaela Conlin (Bones). ‘Bad Trip’ is a mix of a scripted movie and hidden camera pranks, think of ‘Impractical Jokers the Movie’. Two best friends, Bud (Lil Rel), and Chris (Andre) steal Bud’s sister’s (Haddish) car to take a road trip to New York city so Chris can try to win over his high school crush (Conlin.)

So we’ve seen movies like this before where they mix a scripted story in with actual hidden camera pranks. Again think of ‘Impractical Jokers the Movie’ and ‘Borat’, ‘Borat’ is pretty much the first movie to do this and then the others followed suit. I personally would prefer them do one or the other, either make it a script or just hidden camera pranks kind of like ‘Jackass’ did, but I give ‘Bad Trip’ this, they make it work. There are several laugh out loud moments in this film where I found myself cracking up. I’m personally a big fan of Tiffany Haddish, and Lil Rel, they’re both hilarious. Especially when they work together like in ‘Uncle Drew’. As equally hilarious as this movie is, it’s vulgar and crude. Sexual scenes, vulgarity, drug use, nudity, you name it, it’s probably in this movie, but that’s Eric Andre’s sense of humor. I don’t always like it, but he is a funny dude. So if you get offended easily, this movie is not for you, I give it a 8/10 though. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.