So, Who’s The Jackass Now?

October 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm 1 comment

I saw the 2D version of  “Jackass 3D” a few days ago and really enjoyed it until the credits began, where I noticed that there was a shot of “Weeman” in a harness flipping over. It jogged a memory of the closing scene I viewed only a few minutes before, where he (and the others) were in a room that blew up and he went flying end over end through space.

Blows Up, Goes Boom, Maybe

So, this means they used some sort of a wire removal software program ala “Superman” to take the wires and flying harness out of the picture, in other words the action of the scene was faked. It was obvious to me that the slo-mo shots of the explosion were featuring big pieces of cork, often used in film explosion shots to represent flying rocks and concrete, with no actual danger to the actors that are there as long as they don’t get any of that stuck in their nose. Then, this afternoon I heard a report that said the very scary bee hive tetherball scene was not at all what we saw on screen, it was reported that all of the bees in the shot were added using Computer Generated Images, or CGI. No one was stung, except maybe the audience.

So, what’s one to believe? How much of the rest of it is phoney? Were the warped looking faces of those punched in the head in the “Rocky” series of shots actually distorted so much as was seen in the ultra slo-mo shots or, just digitally manipulated after the fact?

In the flying bungi jumping porta potty scene, where was the door’s POV camera mounted? If it was inside, the camera perspective of such a wide lens that would be needed to get all of that interior to fit in the shot just wouldn’t match what it looked like on screen, i.e., there was no pincushion or barrel effect, and I didn’t see it mounted on the outside of the door in the wide shots where it might be far enough to get all that interior.

I suppose that I’d need to watch this MTV release again, but I think I’ll pass.

Trivia! Did you know the “M” in MTV once meant “Music”?

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Game Over, go home if you have one Oh, The Horror!

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  • 1. lulu  |  October 18, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    JW:

    When I heard in the early hours today that Jackass 3D swept the weekend numbers, I wondered what it was. Jackass in 3D was a Jackass that looked real, I get that part, but was it about a horse-mule cross? Or someone both stupid and irritating? Perhaps someone currently running for high office in the US? Several someones?

    And then it occured that I would not gain enlightenment re my question unless I actually knew someone who had seen Jackass 3D (which wasn’t likely) or did an internet search. And then you wrote! But you told me about the faux bees, not about what/who the Jackass was/is. I am hoping for your sequel.

    ooxx, lulu

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