Jackass 3-D

Rated 2.0

Been there, done that. The gross-out factor is high, as usual, but a few standout scenes aside, this third film installment in the Jackass franchise is unremarkable. Here we have the characters we’ve grown to know over the years—Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Wee Man, et al—and it’s painfully obvious that they, too, have grown over the years. Knoxville is showing signs of aging. It’s kind of endearing, actually, but I’m not sure it works. The jackasses have made a name for themselves based on the pranks they pull on each other and unwitting passersby, the pain they can endure and the vile substances they’re willing to swallow. This film is no different. It offers all these things, just as we’ve grown to expect, but honestly, there’s little they could have done to raise the bar above Jackass 2. I laughed, surely, but only one scene—a bar fight between Wee Man and his wee friends—actually sticks in my mind and still makes me smile. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated R