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Movie Monday: Jackass Forever (2022)

Celebrate the joy of a perfectly executed shot to the groin as Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and the rest of the gang return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd and often dangerous displays of stunts and comedy.

Knoxville has been provoking shock and delight for 22 years, ever since his TV show Jackass first aired on MTV. The formula was beautifully simple: a ragtag group of skateboarders and oddballs with a punk-rock aesthetic filmed themselves undertaking painful, grotesque DIY stunts – no context necessary. Audiences tuned in for the backyard suburban anarchy but stayed for the gang’s camaraderie. It was absurd and puerile – the New York Times dismissed the film that followed the TV series as “a documentary version of Fight Club, shorn of social insight, intellectual pretension and cinematic interest.”

After a long hiatus following 2010's Jackass 3D, the gang got back together for a fourth film based around death-defying stunts and pranks - Jackass Forever. The latest installment features the return of much of the core cast: Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, and Preston Lacy. Bam Margera is only featured briefly since he was fired during production. Sadly, this is the first Jackass movie not to star Ryan Dunn, killed in a car accident in 2011. As usual, Jackass Forever also features several celebrity guest stars, including Eric Andre and Machine Gun Kelly.

With Jackass Forever playing in theaters, Knoxville is now opening up about many of the stunts from the film, including one that left him with brain damage. The stunt in question is the bull-charging scene in which he stood in front of the charging bovine, was flipped, and then went spinning in the air before landing on his head. According to The Guardian, Knoxville suffered a "broken wrist, broken ribs and a concussion that left him with brain damage," which required months of recovery.

We looked at SlashFilm’s ranking of Every Jackass forever stunt:

19. Scorpion Botox

18. Cold Brew / Bicycle Back Hand.

17. Furniture Shopping

16. The Boar-Kake

15. The Marching Band

14. The Exploding Fart Fire

13. The Dum Dum Game

12. The Buzzard

11. The Opening Sequence

10. The Vomit-Torium

9. The Mime Game

8. The Spider Test

7. Dirty Dancing

6. The Magic Trick

5. The Bees

4. The Electric Dance

3. The Lie Detector Test

2. The Cup Test

1. The Silence Of The Lambs


Release date: February 2, 2022

Budget: 10 Million USD

Box office: 23.5 Million

Rotton tomato: 85%

IMDB: 7.6/10

Watch: AMC

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