Jackass: Number Two
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2006 1 Jan
from Film Forum, 09/28/06
Jackass: Number Two debuted at Number One at the box office last week, thus demonstrating just how many moviegoers are still happy to applaud sophomoric, frat-boy behavior.
Adam R. Holz (Plugged In) says, "The point seems to be this: How much pain can a group of men inflict upon one another and survive? And who can top the rest in disgusting pranks? … Believe it or not, a man eating horse manure is arguably not the movie's most disgusting scene."
Inexplicably, a surprising number of mainstream critics actually like this (jack)asinine movie.
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) writes that this second exhibition of cruel and crass practical jokes "plays pain and humiliation for laughs through a series of 'Candid Camera'-style pranks and outrageous stunts that range from the harmlessly sophomoric … to the outright sadistic … and vile. … Despite a perfunctory 'don't try this at home' disclaimer, packaging such recklessness as entertainment seems irresponsible considering its copycat potential."