|Title:||Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa|
|06.08.14||Netflix|| This one was weird. I like the Jackass stuff but it's all 100% predicated upon everything being real. When it mixes in narrative and actors the lines get real hazy... Borat and Bruno mostly worked and this does too but... the scripted connective tissue between bits is never as funny as the bits themselves so the more of that stuff they have the worse it drags. In this one though, it feels like they thought up Jackass bits and tried to connect them with a story afterward rather than the other way around. And then there's one real world bit where some poor actor has to act like an asshole in front of a bunch of bikers... I think they were going for drama rather than comedy... the whole thing felt weird to me.|
That said, the funny stuff was damn funny. The whole stripper scene was my fav... and when he's destroying the penguin... funny stuff. but every location looks faked because they have to set up fa?ade walls with two-way mirrors and shit... it just makes me question where the setup ends and the real people begin. I noticed they were careful to include pretty much everyone during the end credits reacting to finding out they were in a movie...
I didn't hate it and enjoyed watching it... but I could also tell that this whole Jackass formula is about at an end.