What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jackass 3-D is the third movie based on the hit TV series and the first one in 3-D -- which makes everything that much more in your face. Led by Johnny Knoxville and his cast of misfits, the film is a non-stop deluge of idiotic stunts, practical jokes, and scatological/gross-out humor. From beginning to end, it's filled with punching and hitting, self-inflicted violence, and all kinds of bodily fluids and excrement (including on-screen urination and defecation, as well as full-frontal male nudity). When they're not swearing up a storm (including "f--k" and "s--t"), cast members laugh cruelly at one another's pain. The movie comes with a warning not to try any of this stuff at home, but parents can only hope.
- Families can talk about the film's violence. When is it funny, and when does it cross the line?
- Why do these stunts come with a warning? Whose fault is it if fans try to mimic the crewand end up hurt? Do you think the crew actsresponsibly when they perform their "skits"? Do you think these kinds of pranks have inspired copycats to post similar actsonline?
- Why do you think these guys put themselves through this torment? Is it just for the sake of the movie and fame? Do you think they enjoy it?
- What makes a prank funny, as opposed to cruel?