The new movie Action Point has a premise just so well suited for Johnny Knoxville and his Jackass sensibilities.
Part Bad Grandpa, part Adventureland, and full-on Jackass, this comedy starts with Knoxville as an old man, babysitting his granddaughter, and telling her about the time he owned and operated the ultimate amusement park called Action Point, a place where there wasn’t a whole lot of rules.
When competition from the higher scale theme parks begins to affect business, Knoxville decides to take it up a notch with a no-holds-bar approach. “What this place needs is an excitement enema. We are going to play it fast and loose. Every ride, every attraction, no rules, no speed limits. Just pure fun!” he declares. Then somebody says, “That sounds kind of dangerous.” Hell, yeah, but that’s why we’re going to laugh our asses off!
Then it’s just Knoxville and the rest of the crew doing real stunts and your basic Jackass-ery, with what looks like new blood, along with some of the old crew like Chris Pontius.
Watch the trailer above!
For reasons I can’t fully explain, the Jackass movies have always cracked me up. I didn’t really watch the MTV series, but the movies seemed to suffice in detailing exactly what the deal was. Some of the antics were too gross to watch, particularly when it involved poop or vomit or pubic hairs. But when they were being shot from a cannon or being pushed downhill in a shopping cart or running around a golf course with an air horn, blasting it just when someone is about to hit a ball, I’m rolling on the floor. The best part has always been Knoxville’s giggle; you just have to laugh when he’s laughing.
So yeah, I’m probably going to really enjoy Action Point when it opens in theaters June 1.