In what has the smell of an hysterical mash up of Uncle Drew, Borat, and the Beer Stand Kid from the Man Show, Bad Grandpa delivers awkward outrage by the grocery cart
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, starring Johnny Knoxville. In theaters October 25
Jackass had a good run, and in its day, the show could be incredibly funny. But, like many television shows, it got tired. Caught in a race to constantly out-do itself every week – not an easy task for a show that obliterated the rules of acceptable television from it’s first episode – it eventually hit the wall.
Dropping pool balls from a 6-story building, aimed at your fellow cast mates nutsack, while he’s sprawled in the alley below, wearing a cup… Funny.
Turning a full port-o-potty upside down while your cast mate is locked inside it with a camera… Too much.
The show went from pushing the envelope to shitting in it and asking us to eat it. No thanks.
The boys are getting older, wiser, and hopefully mellowing a tad. In Bad Grandpa, Knoxville dons his Irving Zinsman getup to play an 86-year-old grandpa taking his young, impressionable 8-year-old grandson on a cross-country prankfest with the cameras rolling. In what has the smell of an hysterical mash up of Uncle Drew, Borat, and the Beer Stand Kid from the Man Show, Bad Grandpa delivers awkward outrage by the grocery cart.