I’ll be honest, I freakin’ loved watching Jackass when I was growing up. When the films came along, it was a bigger toybox for the cast as they had more cash and a license to go mental with their stunts. One of the best gags though, was Johnny Knoxville slapping on some old man make-up and causing all kinds of havoc.
Knoxville often joked about making that idea a feature length film. And this red band trailer has had me chuckling all morning, watching that idea finally realised.
86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companions, his 8-year-old Grandson Billy in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.” This October, the signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicholl) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera.
Along the way, Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the term childrearing. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens.
I honestly had no idea that there was a market for special effects experts to make stretchy penises. I’ve got no problem with this film idea at all, because it’s Johnny Knoxville being a Jackass with some great stunts, and that old man persona of his will add to the lunacy. It’s a completely screwed up comedy. And that’s the way I like ’em.
Last Updated: October 22, 2013