As highbrow as I tend to be…

…this is still, dollars to donuts, the BEST opening sequence of any studio flick from the past year. (yeah, yeah….the Ennio Morricone/Ecstasy of Gold thing certainly doesn’t hurt!)

There’s a reason the critics came around on this one, kiddies – it’s not the stunts themselves, but the group dynamic that makes this car wreck so fucking fascinating to analyze/witness. Alpha males, indeed…

4 Responses to “As highbrow as I tend to be…”

  1. dumbwhiteguy says:

    What do you mean lowbrow? When Chris Pontious drinks the horse cum I shed a tear at the sheer artistic beauty of it.

  2. admin says:

    Haha…oh so true.

    But I find it more interesting that there’s a weird game of ‘generalship’ going on. There’s an unspoken Johnny and his LA boys (Pontius and Steve O) VS Bam and his Eastern crew (Ryan Dunn and lots of the unseen dudes from the tv series) rivalry.

    Why do you think Bam was targeted for such abuse in the flick…or that it was the last thing you saw in the end credits?

    Why do you think he was near-gleeful when Johnny almost bit it on the rocket?

    Watch it again….verrrrrrrrry interesting stuff under the surface.

  3. dumbwhiteguy says:

    Could it be, that as the title suggests, they’re jackasses?

  4. admin says:

    But that’s the thing – even ‘jackasses’ have a pecking order….BRUTALLY so…and I love ferreting out the ‘rules’ of the dynamic.

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