Jackass Forever has us hyped: Here's everything we know so far
There is just something about seeing a bunch of grown men hitting each other in the nuts or blowing each other up that gets me every time.
Am I incredibly immature? Absolutely. Do I possibly possess a low IQ? Not sure, but I can see why you might think so. Is Jackass about as low brow as films can get? It's debatable.
One thing everyone can admit is that the franchise has always been a strange, cultural phenomenon, and the only place that could ever produce such calamity is the United States of America.
That's right: There's nothing more American than watching a friend willingly harm themselves and laughing along with all your other buddies before someone says, "My turn!"
That someone would probably be me. Yes, Steve-o, I will gladly go into that crocodile pit with you, because you've helped me feel proud to be an American ever since I was a wee lad.
Saying I'm looking forward to seeing Jackass Forever is an understatement, because I'm absolutely sure it will be a riot.
Every film in the series makes an attempt to somehow creatively – or disturbingly – one up the previous movie, which makes the experience fun and exciting while also giving fans a ton to look forward to.
Jackass Forever is for the next generation
The most notable difference between Jackass Forever and the Jackass movies before it is Johnny Knoxville's striking gray hair.
He has fully committed to the silver fox look, so much so that co-star Rachel Wolfson hilariously mistook him for Jamie Lee Curtis.
When I see him now, I can't help but think of Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon saying, "I'm too old for this s**t."
We are all getting older, and finding yourself falling down a short flight of stairs one day will be far more sad than funny.
The bright side is that there will soon be a new generation of social misfits that will get so bored with the idea of becoming a corporate bloodsucker that they end up supergluing their hand to their Dad's hairy chest just to entertain their friends.
It's about time to reign in the new era by passing the torch, and that seems to be what Jackass Forever is all about.
New friends and familiar faces
Every movie usually has a few awesome cameos, and Jackass Forever will apparently be no exception.
The trailer has stars like Machine Gun Kelly, Eric Andre, and Tyler, the Creator, and any fan will tell you that the glutton for punishment-prone gang gets really creative when they get the chance to torture a guest celebrity.
It's also going to be good to see familiar faces of the rebellious crew that are grown as hell and still raging.
The trailer only gives us a sense of the crazy antics that will ensue, and I'd imagine they are saving the really wild stuff for the actual movie.
We viewers are in for one hell of a ride.
Jackass Forever blasts off into theaters everywhere this Friday!
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