In 2011, a reality prank show titled, “Impractical Jokers” aired on truTV. The show centers around four men named, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Sal Vulcano & Joe Gatto. Together they compete in challenges pranking bystanders, if they refuse to participate they lose a round. Whoever loses the most, will have to experience a humiliating punishment. The show managed to become popular airing a total of 8 seasons. (so far) A film based on the show was announced in 2019 under Will Ferrell’s production company Funny Or Die with his buddy Chris Henchy (The Other Guys, Land Of The Lost) directing the film.
Impractical Jokers: The Movie is currently out in theaters. As of today, it’s making revenue at the box office. By the way, Impractial Jokers is one of my favorite shows.
Today’s review will not contain any SPOILERS. Feel free to read my non-spoiler article if you haven’t got a chance to see Impractical Jokers: The Movie. I’ll have you know that this is a short review, because it’s not a high stakes adventure nor an epic movie filled with action and C.G.I. So bear with me. Can the Impractical Jokers make me laugh non-stop? Let’s find out.
Yay & Nay Elements
Yay: Murr, Q, Sal & Joe all did a hilarious job for the challenges and pranks they had to endure to avoid losing. Murr is my favorite out of the bunch.
The Challenges & Pranks were funny as heck. I couldn’t contain my laughter. Thank goodness I didn’t spit my drink while watching.
Cinematography is vastly improved containing less Shaky Cam.
Opening Scene gives us a glimpse of how the guys became who they are today. Unless you count Murr’s so bad it’s good directorial debut known as, “Damned.” You can watch his movie for free on YouTube. Trust me, it’s very bad as it was depicted in a punishment with Murr forced to watch his god-awful movie with an audience.
The origin story is one of the most ludicrous origin stories I’ve ever seen on the big screen. Which is played for laughs. Even the ending was funny. I don’t wanna tell you the juicy details.
Paula Abdul has a key role motivating the guys to embark on a road trip to attend Paula’s concert.
So the main goal for the guys is whoever makes it without losing the most, won’t attend the concert. I can’t tell you who lost, you’re gonna have to see for yourself.
Nay: To be honest with ya fellas, I couldn’t spot nothing wrong. I’m giving the four an Extra Point each for making a flawless movie as possible.
The Final Verdict: A, FOR APEX!
In my point of view, Impractical Jokers: The Movie is worth the price of admission. Murr, Q, Sal & Joe managed to me laugh continuously. I know it’s gonna sound crazy, Impractial Jokers: The Movie is an Oscar worthy contender and currently the best comedy of the year as of early 2020. If you want to have a good time with your friends and family, I strongly recommend this movie. Murr totally redeemed himself tossing his horrible movie Damned into the bottom of the ocean. If the guys are considering a sequel, I’ll be the first in line to see it.