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Jackass 4.5 Review

Audiences, hopefully, will realise just how lucky they are to receive the Jackass troupe on a straight-to-streaming platform. Such luck would not be blessed to those who, just a few years ago, would have to hunt down battered DVD copies of the glorious run of MTV originals. The return of Johnny Knoxville and his gang of self-flogging brutalists was a warm firework of nostalgia, shooting off into the darkness and lighting up what could be a very dim year for feature filmmaking. No matter, because it would appear Jackass Forever director Jeff Tremaine had realised the lull in quality, and subsequently crafted a follow-up, almost immediately, with Jackass 4.5. Blessed. Truly, truly blessed.

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Jackass Review

Return to where it first began. Looking back on twenty years of Jackass is surprising not just because most of the fans were new-born at the time of this first release, but because of the genuine cultural impact this group had. A whole generation learned how not to take a riot bullet to the stomach, a punch to the head from Butterbean or to go toe-to-toe with skateboarding pandas. These are wise life lessons contained within this Jeff Tremaine feature, one that inspired a love for danger and respect for it too. Not because Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and company are dumb for damaging themselves, but because it is clearer and clearer that the adrenaline-junkie group are dead set on exploiting themselves into having a good time. It works exceptionally well.

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