Berlin. Perhaps due to the pandemic, the fourth film in the popular “Jackass” series had a successful start in the United States. Basically, the crew around Johnny Knoxville does nothing different than what they saw when the American television show began on MTV in 2000: a series of incoherent, painful, very shallow and often funny stunts and tricks. “Jackass Forever” opens in German cinemas Thursday, March 10th.
“Jackass Forever”: What stunts can viewers expect
There are many familiar faces from ordinary actors. In addition to the now gray-haired Knoxville, there’s Steve-O, Wee Man, Chris Pontius, and Dave England. There are also a few new members, including Rachel Wolfson, who is possibly the first female member of “Jackas”. In the movie, for example, she stings a scorpion in the face in order to get “natural Botox.”
And what other stunts can the audience expect? Knoxville ends up in the hospital with a concussion and a broken bone after being gored by a bull while wearing Torero gear. Or, disguised as Icarus with wings, shooting himself from a cannon. The other members of “Jackass” are unexpectedly locked up in completely dark rooms with a real rattlesnake. Night vision goggles allow viewers to watch men in a panic as a plastic snake is thrown at them or pressed against it with small pliers.
The people of “Jackass” created the internet age where all YouTube and TikTok sites are filled with hundreds of thousands of pranks and exciting games clicked. If you look around the cinema hall, you see spectators with wide eyes, hands clasped in front of their faces – accompanied by frequent loud laughter. For many, Jackass Forever is arguably a welcome distraction during this difficult time.