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DVD review: 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5'

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'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5'


Johnny Knoxville's non 'Jackass' films have been spotty. He is truly at his relative best when sticking to his strengths: doing stupid stunts, getting hit in the groin and dressing up as an old man.

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Read the review of the feature film to get an idea what to expect.

Much like the other 'Jackass' .5 videos, this disc is made up of unused footage. Where this takes a slightly different approach to those films is that this takes more time exploring the evolution of the makeup and the inner-workings of the scenes. A few of the more memorable scenes from the movie are expanded upon as you only get a fraction of them, initially. This takes more of a documentary approach as opposed to shoving extra scenes together. One could hope for a little more in terms of sheer quantity of funny scenes.

One thing you can look forward to is a lot of Spike Jonze as Gloria. They had so much planned for her, but it just didn’t make the final cut. As we can see, it would have added another fun way to terrorize the unsuspecting. Ultimately, her character didn't serve the narrative and had to go.

Of course, since this explores bits that didn't make the feature film, some of the ideas don't materialize for one reason or another. The idea and thought behind most of them are good, but there is only so much value to something that doesn't come together.

Special features include: interview, featurettes, outtakes, and delete scenes.

If you saw and enjoyed the full-length movie, then 'Bad Grandpa .5' might prove to be an interesting supplement. There is a lot of interesting stuff here, it just doesn't contain that much replay value.

This is best watched broadcast on television or perhaps rented.

Add an extra half star to this review.

Rated R 86 minutes 2014


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