New “Jackass Forever” Delivers More Painful Hilarity

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.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.