Paramount Pictures | Release Date: June 1, 2018
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MetaflixJun 5, 2018
'Action Point' is Johnny Knoxville's fictional take on the real life Action Park, the notorious amusement park in Vernon, New Jersey, that was largely considered to be amongst the most dangerous ever conceived.

If Johnny Knoxville had grown
'Action Point' is Johnny Knoxville's fictional take on the real life Action Park, the notorious amusement park in Vernon, New Jersey, that was largely considered to be amongst the most dangerous ever conceived.

If Johnny Knoxville had grown up a Jersey kid, Action Park would've surely been his Shangri-La. But the fictionalized story just doesn't do either justice. The narrative is about as simple as it can possible get. And there aren't enough Jackass-type stunts to make up for the lack of a compelling story. So the movie--like Johnny--ends up falling on its back.
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AugustKellerJun 4, 2018
Johnny Knoxville may still be taking lumps for laughs but it is his audience that will be feeling the pain after Action Point. Crude humor can be a fun experience but when the craft of the movie itself feels juvenile, it alienates itsJohnny Knoxville may still be taking lumps for laughs but it is his audience that will be feeling the pain after Action Point. Crude humor can be a fun experience but when the craft of the movie itself feels juvenile, it alienates its audience. The story is plain, many scenes aren’t earned and much of the acting is half-assed. I find it telling that Eleanor Cox (merely 16 years old) was the only cast members consistently doing her job. Action Point is so sloppy, it’s unprofessional.

Essentially, the direction and editing of Action Point are non-existent as the film aimlessly jumps across loosely-connected situations. Many scenes are blatantly pointless but that really could be said of Action Point overall. In the end, this movie might be good for some grins & nostalgia here & there, but it comes with an insulting lack of preparation. Skip Action Point because it doesn’t respect your time.

Writing: 1/10
Direction: 1/10
Cinematography: 2/10
Acting: 2/10
Editing: 2/10
Sound: 5/10
Score/Soundtrack: 6/10
Production Design: 5/10
Casting: 2/10
Effects: 6/10

Overall Score: 3.2/10

Original Review: https://thefilmguys.blog/reviews/augusts-reviews/action-point-2018/
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bkristmanJun 3, 2018
I'm writing this after just seeing the trailer which is supposed to show the best parts and even the trailer is pure garbage. More moronic 'punch to the groin' type juvenile comedy from this troupe.
Hard to believe it even got financed much
I'm writing this after just seeing the trailer which is supposed to show the best parts and even the trailer is pure garbage. More moronic 'punch to the groin' type juvenile comedy from this troupe.
Hard to believe it even got financed much less made it to theatres.
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dchipps1945Jun 2, 2018
As a 3-time survivor of Action Park (with a permanent scar on my thigh from flipping on the Alpine Slide and landing upside-down on the concrete track), I felt I had to see this. This film simply hijacks the name and basic theme of ActionAs a 3-time survivor of Action Park (with a permanent scar on my thigh from flipping on the Alpine Slide and landing upside-down on the concrete track), I felt I had to see this. This film simply hijacks the name and basic theme of Action Park and turns out a cheap, lame, waste of time. Action Park was dangerous, of course, but it wasn't a junkyard populated by toothless morons and wild animals. The customers were kids like me from the suburbs who wanted a thrill they couldn't get from the big amusement parks. The movie "Action Point" dreams to be is "Meatballs," except "Action Point" has little to no plot, god-awful acting, and not a single character you'd care about in any way. The laughs you'd expect to get might work for some pre-teens, but this thing doesn't deserve attention from anyone else. Check out the online documentaries about Action Park (and "Meatballs if you haven't seen it), and pay to see something--anything--else. Expand
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TVJerryJun 7, 2018
I've always been a fan of the Jackass (TV & movies) and found "Bad Grandpa," which starred Johnny Knoxville to be great fun. This one casts him as the owner of a failing amusement park. His decision to eliminate all safety rules results inI've always been a fan of the Jackass (TV & movies) and found "Bad Grandpa," which starred Johnny Knoxville to be great fun. This one casts him as the owner of a failing amusement park. His decision to eliminate all safety rules results in slapstick gags and pratfalls in almost every scene. While many of them look painful, few elicit the expected comic response. It doesn't help that the supporting cast is full of bland characters (with Chris Pontius the only exception) and the script is dull, unoriginal and never funny. Sadly, this energetic mess falls as flat as one of those stunts. Expand
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imthenoobAug 17, 2018
As much as I wanted to like it, I just can't. The pranks aren't funny or even well thought out and the plot of the movie is so freaking awful, as is the acting.
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Compi24Jun 5, 2018
Oof.

Johnny Knoxville tries to double down on some of the prank-film-meets-traditional-narrative-film magic that made "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" such a delight. But with a lackluster story -- that has some pretty disgusting thematic
Oof.

Johnny Knoxville tries to double down on some of the prank-film-meets-traditional-narrative-film magic that made "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" such a delight. But with a lackluster story -- that has some pretty disgusting thematic implications after one looks at the actual story the film's based on, by the way -- and a distressing lack of the stunts that the film's marketing campaign emphasized so keenly, there's not much left to enjoy here. All in all, the final product, "Action Park," is nothing more than a woeful bore.
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WhiskeyStoriesAug 17, 2018
It's a highly enjoyable summer movie with a fun cast, nice sets, some great stunts and an authentic late 70s early 80s throwback setting as well. Unfortunately the immensely forced and cheesy sentimentality bogs down the whole film in clichésIt's a highly enjoyable summer movie with a fun cast, nice sets, some great stunts and an authentic late 70s early 80s throwback setting as well. Unfortunately the immensely forced and cheesy sentimentality bogs down the whole film in clichés upon chlichés, scene after scene. While the stunts aren't always used as effectively as they could have been, at least you can see that the crew cared about their film in their authenticity. Lastly the fact that Action Point runs out of plot about halfway through doesn't really help its case either. That said, I still had a really good time with this movie and would recommend it if you're looking for some lighthearted summery entertainment. It's got Knoxville's heart, broken bones and popping eyeball all over it. Expand
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CTHReviewsJul 14, 2018
This movie had so much potential. The Jackass movies are some of the funniest films ever made. And there are some good gags in Action Point, but for the most part, it has poor pacing, a poor balance of tone, and a formulaic story that doesn'tThis movie had so much potential. The Jackass movies are some of the funniest films ever made. And there are some good gags in Action Point, but for the most part, it has poor pacing, a poor balance of tone, and a formulaic story that doesn't even work in its own context. Expand
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GrantD243Jun 4, 2018
For a movie about an amusement park that's supposed to be nothing but fun, Action Point isn't very fun to watch. There are a few moments of amusement when characters do Jackass type stunts and end up in quite a bit of pain. But apart fromFor a movie about an amusement park that's supposed to be nothing but fun, Action Point isn't very fun to watch. There are a few moments of amusement when characters do Jackass type stunts and end up in quite a bit of pain. But apart from those few brief moments, Action Point isn't very funny, and frankly it's pretty boring. I found myself thinking about what kind of food I was going to pick up after I left the theater, and that's not what I want to be doing when I'm watching a 1.5 hour comedy. The story is quite cliched and is pretty typical of a movie of this nature. The problem is that while a comedy is usually able to get by with a less-than-stellar story because it's ultimately a funny movie...Action Point doesn't succeed in the comedy department. The story is also told in a past-present format and there was no need, at all, for the "present" storyline. It was completely pointless. The best part of Action Point is the ending. Both because at least it ended in a somewhat satisfying way, and because it was finally over. Expand
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