It was only a matter of time before the 3D Craze adpoted the old title trends like Jaws 3-D to bring out a third film, and make sure it was in 3D just for the play on words alone.
And the latest film to hop on that bandwagon? Jackass. Because clearly you needed to see that in 3D.
Bam Margera, one of the more popular and successful members of the group, revealed to the Finish magazine Iltalehti in September that the next film is a go, and will begin shooting in January 2010 (he apparently confirmed this on his own radio station, but there is no source cited.) Even more interesting is the prospect that the movie may filmed in 3D. /Film did some research and uncovered that the domain “jackass3d.com” (curently inaccessible) is owned by Paramount Pictures, the distributor of the film.
I find the Jackass films to be offensive. Not in what they do, because any moron can take a baseball bat to your junk or stick a leech to your eye, or offer you a shotglass full of donkey semen.
I find it offensive that this pathetic display of personal abuse that is below even the mentality of surfing YouTube to find underage girls cam dancing in skimpy outfits. But that this qualifies as a “feature film” event gives me little hope for the future. This is the world my children get to live in. Sigh.
But I can also see how this cash cow needs to be milked and someone is going to get fat on the profits these films make. The production consists of little more than a camcorder and a group of people stupid enough to do stupid shit. Zinger. There’s your multimillion dollar franchise right there.
It costs next to nothing to make. Next to no brain cells to write. And promises big returns as the mindless masses line up to see a man street luge in a shopping cart.