Bad Grandpa – Film Review

“Old silly wolf”

Thanks to Paramount Pictures Australia, we had the chance to see ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’ before its Australian release. This is our review of the film, but as usual, no matter what we say, we recommend you to go and see the film because there is no better critic than yourself!

badgrandpa2‘Bad Grandpa’ finds Johnny Knoxville reprising the role of senior citizen Irving Zisman, a character that was part of many gags during the Jackass era. This time Irvin must drive around the US to take his grandson Billy to his dodgy father, since Billy’s mom might have to go to jail for drug abuse.

Obviously many hilarious things happen during the trip, and in true Jackass style, real people are put in the middle of the most awkward situations without knowing they are being filmed.

badgrandpa1‘Bad Grandpa’ is more than a spin-off of Jackass, since it also works as a stand-alone movie on its own; for the first time we have an actual story and not just a collection of dangerous gags for no reason. The result could not be better, with Knoxville owning the character of Irving Zisman and pushing it to its limits, being funnier than ever. Young Jackson Nicoll is cute and hilarious at the same time in his role as Billy, and the kid is not afraid to be in the middle of outrageous situations.

It is more than likely that most critics assumed ‘Bad Grandpa’ was going to be a forgettable movie, but they are probably deleting their negative drafts right now, since the film is a funny ride and was made with the purpose to entertain the audience jackass-style!

badgrandpa3The only negative thing is that the scene of Billy at the little beauty contest is directly copied from ‘Little Miss Sunshine’. In the context of the film this doesn’t matter at all however, and regardless of how many times you’ve already seen that scene in the trailers, you will still be laughing non-stop during Billy’s ‘Cherry Pie’-performance.

If you are a Jackass fan, this is definitely a must see, and if you aren’t what in the hell are you waiting for?!

‘Bad Grandpa’  is showing in cinemas now