Today, Jeff Bezos flew to “space,” but even more remarkable is that he was accompanied by the 82-year-old Wally Funk, who is now officially the oldest person to fly into space. Perhaps even more remarkable than that is the fact that Mick Jagger and his fellow Rolling Stones, including the invincible Keith Richards, continue to make music and even perform live at the ripe old age of almost 80.
And yet even more remarkable than a bunch of senior citizens touring arenas is a bunch of middle-aged men harming themselves on camera, for fun. That’s what Johnny Knoxville and his friends are doing in the new trailer for Jackass Forever, which picks up where the gang left off in their previous movies and on their MTV series. Only now the stakes are even higher because their ages are even higher. The stunts they perform, and the hits they take, are even more dangerous and potentially harmful since their bodies are getting increasingly frail as they age. As all of our bodies are.
The trailer plays up the gang’s ages, and their long-running friendship, by asking “when was the last time you got together with old friends to laugh your asses off?” as Johnny Cash plays. There’s even a clip of the film in which we learn that Johnny is now 49, which makes it a lot safer for him to get a concussion after being mauled by a bull since concussions are more dangerous after 50. Dodged that bullet!
The movie comes out in October and looks as insane as the others. Check out the latest trailer: