Impractical Jokers: The Movie – MOVIE REVIEW
The Impractical Jokers, starring the Tenderloins, make their entry into the cinema world with their newly released film based upon how the four jokers met along with many of their hidden camera challenges along the way.
When I first heard about the movie’s release, I was extremely excited but also sceptical of how they were going to include a story line based on hidden camera challenges. But as more information was given to us and more trailers were released I had no doubt that this film was going to be a success amongst its fan base and probably draw in new audiences as well.
The humorous story line focuses on telling the story of a high school mishap before they became jokers back in 1992 and then head out on a road trip to seek redemption and possibly revenge for what happened. However, whilst it does focus on a scripted story for the movie it also features many of the “refuse you loose” challenges from their truTV show. Because of their experience in stand-up comedy and their show which counts on the public’s participation, I did think it was going to be hard to create a full feature-length movie about a hidden camera show but I have to say I am pleasantly surprised.
As we all know in the TV show, the jokers put each other up to the most embarrassing challenges ever but if you thought they couldn’t get any worse the movie has way extreme more never seen before challenges and pranks which will surely leave you jaw dropped. I won’t spoil anything but all I will say is some of the things they get up to, you will not believe they just happened. Additionally, some of the trailers tease just some of the exciting challenges and shenanigans the movie includes and better than anything the TV show offers.
This movie was defiantly made for the fans as familiar faces make an appearance as well as Easter eggs hidden throughout which will surely keep the fans engrossed. In addition to this, the fans from the Impractical Jokers TV show will feel right at home with how this movie is set out with the same style of challenges and the same level of comedy from both the story line and the challenges.
Comparing the TV show and the movie together, you can see the level of cinematography which has been improved in the movie. The overall look of the production of the movie looks outstanding and can defiantly tell the amount of hard work and professionalism that’s gone into it. Compared to the TV show, the colour correction and any other effects have had a major makeover to be fit for cinemas.
To say that the four jokers are more used to pranking each other rather than acting out (even though some have done in their career) I was really surprised with how well these guys are at scripted productions as well as their usual type of content. I think what made their acting more outstanding for this film was that the plot was based around their origin story as its something they know a lot about and know exactly how to play it out. Their acting style also doesn’t change so much from their own personalities which meant that it still had the same level of comedy and camaraderie between them.