I’m still in the state of mind that you get over the Christmas break, where you see a movie that’s playing on TV in the middle of the day, and think “Eh, sure, I’d watch all of Miss Congeniality right now”, as you eat the last of the stale cheese and crackers. Which is how I ended up watching Jackass: The Movie this weekend.
It’s almost more of a cultural artefact than it is a film. Arguably, when your child asks you “Papa/mama, what were the early 2000s like?” you could do worse than showing them Jackass, with no further explanation. And from this I became very interested in the history of Jackass, and discovered that there was a PS2 era video game called Jackass: The Game.