SALTY POPCORN ATTENDS BAD GRANDPA PREMIERE, INTERVIEWS JOHNNY KNOXVILLE AND REVIEWS THE FILM

Salty Popcorn hits up another film premiere and this time Salty Kernels, ADAM SHEARSBY and ALISTAIR SHIELDS got to Kernel it up on the red carpet, interview Johnny Knoxville and Derek Freda and then watch the film as esteemed guests 🙂 Yay Kernels. The sound for the intro is poor but the interviews are great. Nice work Shieldsby!! BAD GRANDPA releases tomorrow THUR 14th NOV 2013 in Australia, is rated MA15+, runs for 92mins and is actually getting good reviews all over! Suss what Kernel Adam thinks.

 

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SALTY POPCORN ATTENDS THE BAD GRANDPA PREMIERE, INTERVIEWS JOHNNY KNOXVILLE AND REVIEWS THE FILM

 

As far as the Jackass movies go, scenes containing Irving Zisman are among the most memorable, hilarious and involved the least amount of grimacing. Bad Grandpa is centered around Johnny Knoxvville’s 86 year old character, following him and his grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) as they traverse America.

 

 

The story itself is fairly barebones; Irving needs to get Billy from point A to B. This is so Billy can live with his trailer trash father and Irving can go try and get laid. While not exactly groundbreaking, it merely serves as an excuse to get into an array of hilarious situations.

It is in these moments where Bad Grandpa truly shines. The things that Knoxville and Nicoll say and do is simply outrageous. There are a number of occasions where if it wasn’t for the fact he looked like an old man, you wouldn’t be surprised if he got his teeth kicked in. Some of these moments, however, feel a bit too good to be true. I found myself questioning the legitimacy of a few scenes, wondering if they had planted actors. Although, this doesn’t really detract from the overall experience, and I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

 

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SALTY POPCORN ATTENDS THE BAD GRANDPA PREMIERE, INTERVIEWS JOHNNY KNOXVILLE AND REVIEWS THE FILM

 

You can tell that Knoxville relished the fact that he could get away with almost anything, and he definitely runs with it. This makes for some very entertaining viewing. Knoxville and Nicoll are perfectly matched and work off of each other brilliantly. Their chemistry binds the whole movie together, and you begin to feel invested and care about the two of them as their journey continues.

Like with most trailers these days, a few of the best stunts have already been shown. That being said, there are still a number of downright hilarious scenes; it just would have been nice to have the beauty pageant scene remain a surprise. The laughs remain constant, but there are scenes where it seems they wanted it to be really funny but it wasn’t effectively executed or it falls flat.

 

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SALTY POPCORN ATTENDS THE BAD GRANDPA PREMIERE, INTERVIEWS JOHNNY KNOXVILLE AND REVIEWS THE FILM

 

After speaking to Johnny Knoxville, there will a Bad Grandpa .5, like what they have done with the Jackass films (Jackass 2.5 etc). This is due having so much excess footage that they couldn’t put in the final cut. This will include scenes with Spike Jonze (Irvings’ love interest Gloria), which I am definitely looking forward to.

If you’re a fan of the Jackass films and/or are looking for a good time and some easy laughs: Bad Grandpa is the film for you.

 

3 and a Half Pops