You either like it or you loathe it, but Jackass is what it is. And this new installment is exactly what one would expect from the franchise. That said; I had a great time watching this crazy/stupid rag-tag group of, obviously aged, jackasses doing what they obviously seem to love doing. They love to shock, awe, and entertain their audiences with what are painful stunts and sophomoric exercises in all that is raunchy, wild, and certainly idiotic.

Twelve years after their last movie, the Jackass crew have returned, but this time, they have a handful of new, younger members who hope to live up the legendary antics of their idols. What follow is absolutely expected, but it also seems that the veterans are definitely testing their new crew members to see if they have what it takes to earn their places apart of the Jackass brand. And they do exactly that. At the same time, it also appear that this is the last hurrah for the veteran team, as they are showing that this is a young persons’ game and that they cannot do this forever, despite the film’s title.

Of course, director Jeff Tremaine returns and joyously captures the craziness that the Jackass folks have to offer. Also returning are Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Wee Man, Chris Pontius, Danger Ehren, and Preston Lacy. New to this installment are the aspirational and ambitious Sean “Poopies” McInerery, Jasper Dolphin, Zach Holmes, Erick Manaka, Rachel Wolfson, and Jasper’s father “Darkshark” Wilson. It is an absolute riot to see these new participants take on what the Jackass originals have to dish out and do so with much zeal and enthusiasm.

There isn’t much more to say about this movie. Fans will absolute enjoy this latest entry, but will probably ponder if this is actually the last hurrah for the original Jackass team. Should the new blood take over, the franchise will be in good hands, as these younger, bold Jackasses have the same fearlessness and penchant for pain that this series requires.

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