I am very much a fan of Jackass and Johnny Knoxville. I think he has a good comedic brain and when on form can be funny naturally. So when I saw a trailer for this and the idea of a backwards theme park I thought it would be a good laugh.<br/><br/>Sadly the film didn't add much from the trailer and the story lacked structure, severely at times. There are some funny moments. But it is mostly slapstick. With political correctness so agonisingly crammed into everything these days I did wonder that the sensors may have killed the dialogue. I would say the chances of cutting crude jokes is pretty high, based on the neurosis of the current establishment.<br/><br/>Either way, the verbal comedy was pretty weak. There are some funny stunts and most of them are real and painful looking. This never fails to make me laugh. But the story is where it went south. The ending where the bad guy gets his comeupance is very formulaic and boring.<br/><br/>Interestingly one of the (fairly out in the open) themes in the film is corporate greed = bad. This is a silly film about a silly park owner, politics are not necessary and neither are watered down jokes. The premise is great, execution sucked. If you like Knoxville and Jackass you should enjoy it. But it really isn't all that great. One final point, the park the film is based on was pretty bad, but nothing like in the film. But hey I suppose it's comedy. Slightly above average.
D.C. (Johnny Knoxville) is the crackpot owner of Action Point, a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park with dangerous rides. Just as D.C.'s estranged teenage daughter Boogie (Eleanor Worthington Cox) comes to visit, a corporate mega-park opens nearby and jeopardizes the future of Action Point. To save his beloved theme park and his relationship with his daughter, D.C. and the Action Point staff risk everything to pull out all the stops..
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