Jackass 3-D Will Take You to Places You Never Wanted to Go
by Ethan Anderton
December 20, 2009
Earlier this month we not only got confirmation that a new third installment of MTV's off-the-wall series Jackass was in the works, but that it would also be presented in 3-D adding a whole new nasty level of gross. Johnny Knoxville and the guys promise a return to complete chaos and mayhem to really make the 3-D worth your while, but it's exactly where they intend to use the technology that is, shall we say, cheeky. Knoxville explains: "We're going to take the same 3-D technology James Cameron used in Avatar and stick it up Steve-O's butt. We're talking stupid to a whole new dimension." Spoken like a true cinematic pioneer.
Of course the first two installments of the gross-out stunt series were quite successful (earning $64 million and $72 million respectively). They even got some approval from Richard Roeper who called the first flick, "a disgusting, repulsive, grotesque spectacle but also hilarious and provocative. God help me. Thumbs up." While I admit there's a certain amount of entertainment that comes from seeing this guys do some of the grossest and dangerous things, this introduction of 3-D is really just a waste of the technology and money that could be used elsewhere. I don't care how cheap these films are to make, this is entirely unnecessary. But of course, I'll be seeing it, just like everyone else. So I'll just stick my foot in my mouth. Thoughts?