By Akshay Seth, Daily B-Side Editor
Published October 10, 2013
There are two kinds of people in the world: the idiots who enjoy observing other idiots confirm their imbecility in “Jackass,” and everyone else. I’m happy to declare myself a member of the former group, laughing away as I watch a grown man walk into a Home Depot fully intent on defecating in a display toilet. That same brand of conspicuous, almost childlike foolishness, is on full, ugly display in “Bad Grandpa,” brought to us by the geniuses behind the “Jackass” trilogy.
"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
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The trailer walks us through Johnny Knoxville (“Jackass 3D”) impersonating a man much older than himself, accompanying his pretend-grandson as they road trip across the country to reunite with the kid’s father. Along the way, we get brief snippets of the two crashing a funeral service, robbing liqueur stores and, the coup-de-grace, entering a children’s beauty pageant (you’ll always be my cherry pie, Knoxville). If you do end up shelling out $8 to watch this movie in a couple weeks, something I highly recommend doing, have enough sense to leave all senses at home.
Because this is a movie for the idiots, by the idiots. And maybe once every year, there’s nothing wrong with that.