21 Jump Street

Year: 
2012
Rated: 
R
Genre: 
TV Remake
Director: 
Phil Lord
Chris Miller
Writer(s): 
Michael Bacall
Jonah Hill
Actor(s): 
Jonah Hill
Channing Tatum
Brie Larson
Dave Franco
Rob Riggle
Runtime: 
109
Rating: 
Three BOBs
Review: 

All the little teen girls can have Zac Efron. Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner do nothing for me either. Ryan Gosling...again, not interested. But when it comes to Channing Tatum, I do understand...there's something about him that makes me want to rip his picture out of magazines and plaster them all over my cubicle.

It's funny, because all I know of him before seeing him in 21 Jump Street is seeing him host SNL last season. I haven't seen his dance movies or vacuous romantic movies. (Despite all my talk, I never did get around to seeing Magic Mike in the theater.) Channing Tatum has great comic timing...and abs.

Luckily, I wasn't subjected to a lot of shirtless Jonah Hill. Blah, blah, blah, weight loss - he is still a goober. I might have appreciated his role more, if I had seen Superbad before 21 Jump Street, if only to have a basis of comparison. He was funny, but not nearly as funny as Channing Tatum.

Don't get me wrong, this was a funny, funny movie. I watched it on the plane after The Avengers and I was laughing so loud that I annoyed my son and husband sitting behind me...and probably anyone else with 5 or 6 rows. (My son had his revenge during the return trip by laughing his ass off watching The Three Stooges remake while I was trying to sleep. Touche.)

Yes, there's a Johnny Depp cameo, as well as several other original cast members. I will say no more, as the cameos are so awesome that it would spoil the movie. I will confirm that Richard Grieco does not make an appearance...because he kind of fucking sucks.

Some of you might say that the only reason that I liked this film is because someone gets their junk shot off - I'm not going to deny it, a severed penis improves ANY film - but, 21 Jump Street stands on its own merit. Even without the penile carnage, this is a film worth watching.

 

 

"One particle of unobtainium has a nuclear reaction with the flux capacitor - carry the '2' - changing its atomic isotoner into a radioactive spider. Fuck you, Science!" - Jenko (Channing Tatum)