July 19th: Frat pack


147. Jackass Number Two (Jeff Tremaine, 2006)

The boys are back in town and they’re being very, very silly all over again. You like this or you don’t. You enjoy seeing people putting themselves in ridiculous situations where the outcome is more than likely some form of physical injury, or you don’t. There’s no accounting for it. I have a pretty well developed sense of humour, I love a bit of high satire, I even laughed once at Shakespeare. But this college/frat boy humour of consistently putting your body on the line and tricking your friends makes my body convulse with laughter. It’s more of the same formula but this time they push the envelope very far indeed. There’s some astonishing footage of wrestling anacondas in a ball pool and swimming quickly away from an inquisitive mako shark as well as the usual pranks and hi-jinks. But if you didn’t like the Jackass TV series or the first film you’ll want to skip this. It is formula – but the formula works and I happen to think that watching a fat man attempt to act as a bungee anchor for a midget is very funny.

2 thoughts on “July 19th: Frat pack”

  1. The ‘Fart Mask’ is possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen on my telly. It’s up there with the toilet scene from Dumb & Dumber.

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