The pandemic and business decisions have delayed a lot of movies, but no wait felt longer than Jackass Forever. Yes, I know I'll one day be able to see Tom Cruise defy death again. But I've been chasing the high of seeing Jackass 3D since opening night in 2010. There's simply nothing better than watching a bunch of morons injure themselves in creative ways while hanging out with your bunch of morons.
The new trailer features plenty of cringe-inducing stunts - including one with a spider that I wouldn't do for all the money in the world - and the camaraderie that made the show and movies so special. But the trailer also promises something it might not be able to deliver. The announcer declares, "This time the wait is finally over." But with Omicron surging, I don't think it's a guarantee that any movies scheduled for this spring are coming out at their currently scheduled dates. I won't be surprised if this gets delayed again. Whenever it does, I'll be there.
For now, Jackass Forever will premiere in theaters on February 4.