Rating: Not Rated
Length: 64 minutes
Director: Jeff Tremaine (Jackass: The Movie; Jackass Number Two)
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Spike Jonze, Mike Judge, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna, Brandon Dicamillo, Ehren McGhehey, Three 6 Mafia, Jeff Tremaine, Mat Hoffman, Phil Margera, April Margera
Originally released for free on the web through a deal with Blockbuster, “Jackass 2.5” is basically deleted scenes stitched together to loosely form a movie- hence the .5 added on to the title. It’s nothing spectacular- nothing that wouldn’t have made a two disc collector’s edition of the sequel worth buying had it been added on that. Instead, they limited the “free” deal once they realized they could milk a few bucks off this and yanked it down and put it out for sale for $19.99 at your local retail outlets. Let me be the first to tell you what you probably all ready know- this “movie” isn’t worth dropping $20 bucks down for. It’s debatable if it’s even worth renting, unless you are a hardcore fan of the series. Put it this way- the majority of the movie consists of interviews with the cast and filmmakers explaining why the scenes they are about to show you weren’t good enough to make it into the movie to begin with. Naturally, because these guys are funny, there are some moments of hilarity, but like I stated earlier those scenes could have made for some great special features on a future “Jackass 2” Special Edition release (which I’m sure will happen anyway). Given that most of the people involved with the series/movies are anti-establishment, it’s tough to imagine that they would be comfortable with their fans paying to buy something like this. It was fun for free. Paying for it will make you feel like the jackass.
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