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127 out of 152 people found the following review useful:
A sequel that actually rocks!! (even from a non-fan), 15 September 2006
Author: The-Movie-Guru from United States
This movie blew me away - I have only seen two episodes of the show, never saw the first movie, but went to a pre-screening where Johnny Knoxville himself introduced the movie, telling us to 'turn off our sense of moral judgment for an hour and a half.' He was right. As a movie, this would probably rate a 2, given it has zero plot, no structure besides randomness, and very little production value. However, that isn't the point. Everyone in our theatre was laughing and gasping the whole way through - not only were some of the stunts creative (see trailer if you need to know but they hid some of the best (or worst depending on how you want to look at it)), but some of the stuff they did took us completely by surprise. These guys do some stuff that won't make it into your newspaper reviews (and probably can't even be published here), involving lots of things below the belt. However, almost 3/4 of the stunts are fantastically hysterical (even if morally condemnable, but remember Knoxville's statement), and if you are in the right mindset this movie is hysterical to watch. Only about 20 minutes of this movie could have actually been shown on TV, so consider yourself warned of what you're getting into - some stuff is disgusting, but instead of being repulsed by it you end up laughing at the sheer stupidity of it all. As a person who thought Jackass the TV show was an over-hyped fad with only a few funny sketches and lots of unnecessary pain, the amount of fun I had at this movie has made me realize that having no boundaries is the best environment for these guys to work in. It's a lot of fun and should be a great comedic fix until the Borat movie comes out. With this movie, you may think you know what you're getting, but these guys are a few steps ahead of you - I guarantee you'll be surprised by the 3rd sketch. So enjoy, and don't worry: you won't want to perform almost any of their stuff at home.
95 out of 115 people found the following review useful:
Jackass number Two delivers exactly what we all hoped for and were afraid of, 22 September 2006
Author: lordzardoz from Canada
The sequel is exactly what you will expect it to be. And it is good
enough that everyone who would have wanted to watch this should leave
This is not a movie that will win an Academy award. But it does take what made the Jackass TV show and original movie a success, and it turns it up a notch. It is funnier, more brutal, and more disgusting than the original. And I loved every minute of it.
The original had a few notorious stunts, and there is at least one stunt that this movie will be remembered for. You will wince, cringe, look away, and laugh very, very hard.
In any event, you probably do not need to read this review, or any others, to know if you will like this movie, unless you have never heard of Jackass.
85 out of 118 people found the following review useful:
Jumped out of my seat Laughing, 21 September 2006
Author: IamtheRegalTreatment from United States
Where do I begin? I sat down ready to laugh a bit and I was blown away!
This movie is just perfect, it's indescribable. Jackass Number Two in
all honesty was grosser, more obscene, funnier and more entertaining
than the first. This was just what I needed tonight.
There are so many scenes in this movie that will make you say "Oh My! No Way!" or "Ouch!". Perfectly mastered and set up, each event and scene were coordinated way before and therefore made it even more perfect. I loved every minute of it! I'm just going to say that there was even a scene where it was necessary to censor particular footage in order to prevent an NC-17 rating! It was so hilarious that they had to put it in anyway! Amazingly good.
9/10. Incredibly funny, Do Not Miss Out!
90 out of 141 people found the following review useful:
Are You Crying?, 22 September 2006
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane
Yes. Bam cried a couple times and so did Englund. And most probably you will too. The whole cast is back in action and Knoxville has stepped up to become the true leader of this gang of messed-up retards (I mean this in the best possible way). I first thought, maybe Bam or Steve-O were the main go-to guys....nope, the main man is now Johnny. Don't get me wrong, everybody, and I mean everybody is great in this flick! Right from the get-go you're laughing, and believe you me, don't plan on resting that smile of yours. I personally think the movie definitely has better moments than the first. You know when you go into a theater, and you kind of don't want to have high expectations for it.....well, this movie blows all expectations away. If you love Jackass, you can go into this with gigantic expectations. No matter what you'll laugh your ass off. If you're not laughing, the reason is most likely someone has a gun in your face telling you if you laugh you die or maybe you are embarrassed about the sound of your laugh or the highest probability is that you were eating Jack Sh!t for breakfast and Jack left town. All I have to say is, prepare yourself to have a sore face after the movie. :)
50 out of 63 people found the following review useful:
Pure Circus Entertainment, 22 September 2006
Author: thewinterking from United States
This film tops the previous incarnation by a mile, taking everything to
the next level. As always the JackAss guys are purely unbelievable, and
I personally laughed harder in that theatre than I have in a long time.
Like the first JackAss, this isn't so much a movie as an eighty minute
long string of stunts and pranks. It is pure circus entertainment taken
to the highest level. Essentially these guys are clowns, debasing
themselves for the amusement of others. And its great. The shenanigans
are so low, outrageous, and often disgusting that they transcend into a
higher form of entertainment.
You can't rate this along other movies, its in a class of its own. And it shines. Go and enjoy it for the pure spectacle that it is.
33 out of 36 people found the following review useful:
Insane - you might want to bring a 'barf bag', 25 September 2006
Author: tomq5p from United States
It's what you expect. It induces laughter, cringing, and dry-heaving,
not necessarily in that order. It's over-the-top. You will see things
that you may never be able to erase from your mind's eye. " Jackass
Number Two" is better than the first; the actors definitely took more
risks while filming this movie. There are many stunts which could have
killed the actors, especially Johnny Knoxville. The treatment of
animals was suspect, but other than that, the movie achieved what is
was made to achieve. If you like the preview, see the movie. If you
don't, steer clear!
8 out of 10
37 out of 56 people found the following review useful:
Johnny Knoxville has lost his mind, 4 October 2006
Author: MovieAddict2013 from UK
Johnny Knoxville has gone insane.
In the first Jackass he delighted in practical jokes more so than the physical stuff his opening car rental gag and the later bit involving an air horn on a golf course were more akin to some type of extreme Candid Camera but in Jackass: Number Two he's really off his rocker.
Beginning with a sequence where he is chased through a living room by a bull, or later when he rides a rocket (a stunt which almost cost him his life due to an unexpected explosion from the side of the rocket), and especially when he stands willfully in front of a defense mechanism and takes a spray of pellets to the stomach, Knoxville is a madman. In the first film Bam Margera and Steve-O notorious party animals were the daring ones, but you know it's pretty bad when you see Knoxville enticing them to do a stunt.
This is essentially a series of stunts pulled off by guys consumed by testosterone, constantly trying to one-up each other. It will eventually end in death for one of the cast members in Jackass 2 Steve-O nearly loses a leg to a shark, Knoxville (as aforementioned) is nearly impaled with an explosion from a rocket, and so on and so forth. Jackass 3 has already been confirmed owing to the success of 2, and frankly I can't imagine any stunt out-performing the bull run in the opening scene of this film that's incredible footage. It's almost unbelievable, and I wondered whether it had been faked, but apparently it was 100% genuine. (Which is actually kind of frightening.) And in terms of extremes Jackass 2 far outdoes its predecessor it also feels more cinematic than the first film, with less of the cheesy titles preceding stunts that were made famous on the original MTV television show.
Unfortunately, the boys were given too much freedom here, and a good number of the gags are simply lame exercises in crudity I can enjoy the occasional poop gag, but watching a man relieve himself on a miniature toilet, or see Steve-O take beer up the butt (yes, honestly), gets grating after a while. Even the frat boys in the screening I attended who were enthusiastic when Wee Man took a playing card up the rear and got zapped by a rigged chair were disgusted by some of the scenes in this film. It's not a matter of getting away with as much as possible it's a matter of saying, "Is this even entertaining or funny?" Many times, sadly, it really isn't.
But for every lame stunt involving fecal matter and farting on people's faces, there are some brilliant hidden-camera bits. Wacky director Spike Jonze ("Adaptation") dresses up as an old woman and hits the streets naked, with sagging breasts and no shame. And my personal favorite skit involved Knoxville as an irresponsible old man, out for lunch with his grandson, letting him drink alcohol and smoke and swear and insult people. That's classic comedy taken to new extremes with the liberties of an R-rating. It's a shame they had to ruin all the great stuff including a final segment involving an elaborate terrorist prank with poop jokes along the way.
Still, there's enough sheer spirit and craziness in this film to merit a viewing, and it's really taken the concept of extremity in cinema to new heights.
35 out of 54 people found the following review useful:
great, 20 September 2006
Author: fatmaninatrenchcoat from littleton, co USA
Just got out of an advance screening, and wow was this movie hilarious. Possibly better than the first one, but at least its equal. If you don't like jackass, or really unnecessary amounts of male nudity(way more than in the first) then stay far, far away. But if you dig the whole Jackass thing, then this movie will not disappoint. Toro Totter is the greatest invention ever. OK. so my review wasn't long enough... All else i have to say is poor, poor Dunn, they really kick the crap out of him in this. So if you enjoy masochistic humor, and prolific male nudity, and by far the most disgusting female nudity ever (John Waters is involved, need i say more?) then this movie will keep you in stitches for it entirety. I never stopped laughing, and actually came out drenched in sweat.
23 out of 34 people found the following review useful:
Jackass No. II, 21 September 2006
Author: augustantl from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Johnny Knoxville and the boys of Jackass go over the top for "Jackass
Number Two." At a press screening, the laughter was so loud and raucous
it was hard to hear all the dialog. The stunts are over the top and the
pranks are funnier and more outrageous than ever before.
All of the guys put their limbs on the line to make a great film, and they succeeded. If you like this genre, you'll love this film. If not, don't bother.
Some of the funniest bits are the pranks the guys play on themselves, and they have no regard for what happens to them. They'll do anything to make a stunt work.
Many critics panned Johnny Knoxville for a less active role in the first film, but not to worry, he is front and center in Number Two, and they have enough footage in the can to be half way through a Number Threee.
This is a must see for fans of this type of humor.
Chris Sansone, Entertainment Editor, Fort Bend Herald
23 out of 35 people found the following review useful:
This movie is NUTS!!!!, 22 September 2006
Author: Hidden Voice
Like the first one,the team of JACKASS are back to try to kill
themselves with whatever manner they see fit.Either,it's fitting
yourself in a tractor tyre and rolling down a slope.Or getting yourself
deliberately smashed by a bull.Or something even worse.
The first one was crazy,and that's how you can describe it.It was also really hard laughing film.But this one is completely nuts.It's got even more dangerous stunts,and even harder laughs.So,I think watching dumb idiots getting themselves killed is gonna be the funniest thing this week.
So,before BORAT comes out,I shall laugh my A** out.
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