21 Jump Street (2012)
21 Jump Street is an action/comedy starring Channing Tatum (Jenko) and Jonah Hill (Schmidt). On opposite ends of the spectrum in high school, good-looking jock Greg Jenko and shy nerdy loser Morton Schmidt end up joining the police force after they graduate and they become friends. When their first official bust goes wrong due to Jenko not knowing the Miranda Rights, the 2 young newbies get assigned to 21 Jump St. undercover operations. Here they are told they must go undercover in high school to stop a new drug, Holy F”cking Shit (HFS), from circulating after it recently killed a student. As Jenko and Schmidt try and help each other fit into their new environment, they both find out that high school is nothing like they remember.
21 Jump Street is the perfect blend of action and comedy. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have good chemistry together and they both play the loveable dumbass perfectly. The one-liners are funny and so are the nutty situations they find themselves in. As the movie goes along, the action grows little by little to the point that you remember the movie is rated R and not PG13. Johnny Depp, Peter DeLuise and Holly Robinson make cameos as their respected roles from the 80′s TV show. If you are a fan of movies such as Rush Hour or Beverly Hills Cop, then you will enjoy this witty enjoyable film. Co-Starring Brie Larson, Dave Franco, and Robbie Riggle.
8/10 Stars – Nice blend of comedy and action, enjoyable on many levels.
Watching this movie was physically painful for me, but not for the reasons you might think. Like horror films I like to watch them despite the fact that they scare me. With 21 Jump Street, it wasn’t horror it was embarrassment. This movie was embarrassing, insanely so! I hid my face more in this movie than any horror film I watched recently. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are the perfect odd ball couple (friends) and their banter is nothing short of hilarious. But be warned this movie is rated R for a reason and is not for the weak stomach. Lots of action makes it move along, and the peak into the high school of today is somewhere between disturbing and interesting. I enjoyed the surprise cameo from Johnny Depp. I think the car chase was definitely my favorite…funniest car chase I have ever seen! Parent’s don’t let your teens watch this…trust me on this one.
8/10 Stars – Funny and fast-moving despite the embarrassing nature of the film!
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