Just when I though the Easy A/The Town one was weird enough, I’m faced with an even tougher decision this coming weekend. My Dad and I are planning on seeing a film, and we’re kinda stuck between the new Bruce Willis action film RED about retired CIA Agents and the return of Jackass in Jackass 3D. The two are of course incredibly different movies, and either would be a fun time, but I’m having a little trouble deciding, even though I’m probably going to end up seeing both of them eventually.
JACKASS 3D is the third installment in the Jackass franchise. While a lot of people aren’t fans of the general concept of a bunch of stupid guys doing a lot of stupid stuff, it’s been something that I grew up laughing at and enjoying. There’s some basic thrill that comes from watching these guys do unbelievably ridiculous things and never knowing what they’re about to do next. In the latest film they take on 3D technology in a variety of their new stunts. Johny Knoxville, Jason “Wee Man” Acuna, Chris Pontius, Bam Margera, and Ryan Dunn all star. The movie took in a whopping $50 million this past weekend making it the all time highest grossing weekend in October, which you have to admit is pretty hysterical.
RED is of course the newest action film hitting the theaters, starring a cast actually older than the Expendables. Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, and Mary Louise Parker all star in the film, following Willis’ exploits as he tries to escape his former employers as they realize he knows too much. He joins forces with Mirren, Malkovich, and Freeman to save the day. Ernest Bordenine is also in it just for kicks. The movie’s currently got a 71% on Rotten Tomatoes and scored $21 million over the weekend. I would love to check it out eventually just because of its great looking action pieces and a cast that you just can’t beat.