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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Jackass 2 - The Movie

Jackass 2 - The Movie - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Jeff Tremaine
Studio: MTV Films
Released: 2006
Rating: 4 Stars

Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Jason Acuña, Dave England, Jess Margera, Mark Zupan, Loomis Fall, Sean Cliver, Trip Taylor, Greg Iguchi, Rick Kosick, Manny Puig, Mark Rackley, Mike Kassak, Stephanie Hodge, Jack Polick, Clyde Singleton, Patty Perez, Thor Drake, Slater Davis, Seamus Frawley, Jordan Houston, Paul Beauregard, Project Pat, Willie Garson, Lisa Arturo, Katherine Bailess, Lance Bangs, Terry Beeman, Michael F. Brooks, Katie A. Campbell, Jay Chandrasekhar, John R. Corella, Bobby Corr, Brandon Dicamillo, Chad Doreck, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Samuel Givens, Tony Hawk, Scott Hislop, Mat Hoffman, J.T. Horenstein, Jennifer D. Johnson, Spike Jonze, Mike Judge, Jim Karol, Jennifer Lee Keyes, Keith Kuhl, Jason Landau, Rebecca Lin, Joel Manning, Anthony Marciona, Marcy McCusker, Mark Meismer, Ann Beth Miller, Krista Miller, Elizabeth Myers, Brandon Novak, Paige Peterson, Tracy Phillips, Matt Sergott, Matthew Shaffer, Kelly Sheerin, Kevin Alexander Stea, Jenifer Strovas, Dollar Tan, Rip Taylor, Victoria Taylor, John Todd, Jeff Tremaine, Sal Vassallo, John Waters, Luke Wilson, Tomer Wolf, Kenny Wormald, April Margera, Phil Margera, Vincent Margera, Ville Valo.

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Bigger. Better. Bolder.

That's what we always want from a sequel, right? But how often does that pan out? Not very. I highly recommend Jackass 2 to those who loved the first installment and for those who never saw the first movie of the Mtv show. It's funny as hell. But there's one problem...

The success of the first movie kind of hurt the second one, in a round about way. Johnny Knoxville even alluded to this in the "Making of" feature. Think of any up and coming actor/actress and how newfound popularity makes it harder for them to blend in or go un-noticed. How about just being able to buy a quart of milk without a media frenzy? Alas, this is what may have happened to Jackass 2.

During filming, they were recognized... more than a few times. This ruined a few of the skits/stunts they had planned. Their solution was to play more pranks on each other behind closed doors. Unfortunately, public reaction played a big role in what made the first movie so funny. They did crazy stuff in public and let the public react to it. There's a remarkable difference in the comedic value of taking a dump and taking a dump in public view.

Jackass 2 was a great sequel, it just lacked the edginess that the first film had. I think the lack of public involvement played a big role in that. It's not as daring to electrocute your balls in a hotel room as it is to do so in a crowded restaurant.

There's a lot of bonus features from outtakes and deleted scenes to a making-of featurette and a lot of scenes that just didn't make it into the movie version. Knoxville and company have not lost their touch... they just need to show it off in public more.

Check out both flicks. See which you like more. Hell, just watch ‘em. They're funny as Hell!

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