I wouldn't be writing about the ridiculously immature "Jackass 3-D" if it didn't rack up $50 million on its opening weekend. I went to a rainy Tuesday night showing at Triangle Square and found two theaters packed with young people in their teens and 20s laughing like crazy at the juvenile antics on the screen.
This eye-popping franchise has become a major circus sideshow show experience for our current generation. The movie is full of crazy amateur stunts and skits that take only a few minutes each. Many are hysterically funny in a mainstream way. But some are so revolting they cannot be described fully in a family newspaper.
Lots of unnecessary pain and casual humiliation are part of the so-called humor. Suffice it to say that scenes with male genitals, vomit, excrement and various tawdry activities abound. It's sad to say that the young audience found lots of laughs in all this madness. But this extremely low budget film panders to the absolute lowest common denominator among our kids. And they are buying tickets in droves. I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.