‘Jackass 3D’ doesn’t pull punches

Josh Rouse

The other day I decided to drop $13 to go see “Jackass 3D.” Best decision ever.

The group known for doing the unthinkable managed to combine their usual crude, hilarious, oftentimes disgusting format with something new: emotion.

While I know that is hard to believe, keep in mind that this was the first time Steve-O has been on-set with the Jackass crew since undergoing rehab, and his sober performance adds a whole new side to the daredevil.

The ending credits also add a level of sentimentality to the movie, as it shows the various members of the Jackass crew throughout the years and even as children. To those who have spent the past 10 years watching the antics of these idiots, it’s kind of heartwarming to see them as kids.

That said, “Jackass 3D” doesn’t pull any punches. In one scene, Johnny Knoxville dresses up like an old man and makes out with a young girl, telling the person next to him he’s the girl’s grandfather. In another scene, Steve-O sits in a port-a-potty that’s been harnessed to two bungee cords. Needless to say, by the time the experience is over, he’s covered in feces.

Perhaps the most disgusting scene, which actually made me gag a little bit, was when Preston Lacy ran on a treadmill in a “sweatsuit,” then drain the sweat from his suit into a cup and Steve-O drinks it. A good deal of vomiting ensues. Another sick scene that is a little more funny is when a toy train goes around a green hill, but it turns out the hill is actually a volcano. I’m not going to give away the ending, but Dave England is involved.

There is also a lot of full-frontal male nudity in this movie, which is a little unnerving, but most of the scenes that incorporate it end up being hilarious. In one scene, Chris Pontius ties a remote control helicopter to his member and watches it whirl in circles. The title of this scene is “Helicockter.” In another one, Pontius uses his peep as a baseball bat. The scene is shot in slow motion, and the expression on his face makes it that much better. A black censor bar covers his business most of the time, although they intentionally move it every now and then so you get a peek at it.

It also does a great job of incorporating the 3D element, although it’s usually something sick like vomit. The two best 3D scenes involve Johnny Knoxville jumping a jet ski out of a pool and through a bush getting jacked up in the process and Will the Farter farting into a party whistle that blows right at you in 3D.

I’ll leave you with that visual image.