Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D Reviews
This is the sister show to Jackass, while Jackass has more stupid and funny, the Nitro Circus has more death-defying stunts. At least I can tell all the Jackass guys apart.
I watched a few of these shows on MTV way back, but not enough to get familiar with the cast. There is, of course Travis Pastrana, the star. Then there is the girl, the fat guy, the slightly less fat guy, and all the rest of the guys, who all have their DC shirts and flat-brim hats. These guys all blend in and don't separate themselves from one another, so much so that when one guy gets seriously injured, I found myself saying "which guy is that again?". Just because you have a five minute segment in the beginning of the movie telling the backstory of ten different people, it doesn't mean your finished character building.
That girl does stunts, why wasn't she doing stunts in the movie?
The story of Wheelz is such a great story, why wasn't he a bigger part of the movie? That part actually moved me in the beginning, then they take him out till the end of the movie.
Then they put the redneck in, who screws up his stunts and still makes the movie. Why?
Why do you start a movie, saying Travis Pastrana is this generations Evil Knevil, and then you don't have him do stunts until the end of the movie? It makes absolutely no sense. Why not just push the base jumping stunt in the beginning to the end and start with one of Pastrana's stunts?
The documentary style feel saves this movie. There's no way these guys could carry it on their own. Channing Tatum, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Dyrdek, Jeff Tremaine and Ryan Sheckler provide interviews and inject some desperately needed personality into this movie.
With all the problems I had with this movie, they do get points for coming up with some absolutely incredible stunts.
You might not want to buy it, but it's worth a dollar rental or a watch on Netflix streaming.
The film is alright for what it is. These aren't my favorite things to watch, but I do find everyone in the Nitro Circus crew to be likable. In the end, you should no whether you'll get any enjoyment out of this all before even starting it. If you like watching people cause injury to themselves then it may be worth a look, if not, stay away because that is all this is.