The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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All Critics (46)
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Watching it is like travelling through a wormhole to a slightly crummier version of 2004.
Ouch! Do you really want to line up to see the bawdy life being sucked out of a once subversive franchise? Action Point is the first Jackass-related movie to play it safe. Now that is truly painful.
Clocking in at a svelte 84 minutes, it still feels about an hour too long.
A movie that's about reckless freedom and counter-culture communities needs to be less by-the-numbers than "Action Point."
If you were a Jackass fan back in their prime, you'll probably still chuckle alongside them as they continue to risk life and limb for the sake of slapstick.
For all of the manic anti-authoritarian energy that Knoxville and pals generate in "Action Point," it's not directed at anything, which renders it meaningless and leaves the film to fizzle out like a deflated balloon.
[Johnny] Knoxville definitely falls flat, and not in the manner we've come to expect.
All the best stunts in the film were already shown in the trailer.
It's not that it's a total stinker, it's that all of it feels pointless and hollow.
At least with the Jackass films you could sense the crew was having fun, and just along for the ride. Here, much like the broken down and poorly constructed roller coasters on display, Action Point never works.
You're better off watching the documentary that inspired the film in the first place than watching the film itself.
An alcoholic bear certainly made me crack a smile. But the subplot involving DC's attempts to bring up his 14-year-old daughter is a saccharine afterthought...
I love everything about the idea of this which extends to the poster art and what it seems they wanted to do here. Wanting so bad to be a throwback to the seventies when comedies really didn't give a shit combined with a new conduit through which Knoxville and gang could convey their latest high jinks "Action Point" is a no-brainer that should have worked, but it doesn't. Hardly at all. It's rarely funny, there aren't enough stunts, and the ones that do exist within this weak structure only exist to remind us of how great those "Jackass" movies truly were.
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