21 Jump Street Reviews
The chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum is also really good.
Two completely different personalities meet up in police academy years after being on the opposite spectrum in high school. When they're assigned to the jump street division, they're sent to infiltrate a high school and crack down on a new drug that's making its reign around the school. They soon realize they might be a little in over their heads and their friendship will be put to the ultimate test.
Now I've always been skeptical about the comedies I watch, as I feel it's one of the easiest and most abused genres out there. It's easy to put out a "comedy" with no narrative and stupid jokes, and rarely these days do we see comedies with quality stories and more mature humor. Comedy and horror are some of the two most difficult genres to master (in my opinion), while also being the easiest to formulate. With that being said, I don't know if any movie has ever made me laugh harder than "21 Jump Street" has in my entire life.
This movie is laugh out loud hysterical. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are a power duo and they have some amazing on-screen chemistry. Both of these guys shine in the comedic spotlight and they're able to build well off of each other. The movie did have your typical "dick jokes" and toilet humor, but it was done in a more unique and appreciable way. The humor in this movie was a lot more smart than most movies try to do, yet the energy and chemistry the actors brought to the screen brought this film to life. I guarantee that you will find something funny in this movie, if not die of laughter. I can say that about very few movies.
What I really like and appreciate about this film is the fact that there is a story to tell and there is effort put into the screenplay. Yes, you can watch this movie mindlessly and have fun with it, but if you want to dig deeper into the surface you can. There is a story about these two individuals who are so different but end up becoming close friends. Them having to go back to high school and seeing their roles switch affected them in many ways. High school is one of the toughest times for teens and it shows just how much they struggled with it. I love the story and the screenplay here because it feels like something I can watch over and over again.
Although this doesn't really apply to me (being I never watched the old TV shows), I've done some research and found out that there are some nice nostalgic moments in this film for those who enjoyed the TV shows. If you loved the old shows, there are a few moments that are done really well in here that will bring a tear of reminiscence to your eye.
In all, "21 Jump Street" is absolutely hilarious. It's a fantastic all around film and one that I profoundly enjoy.
Not Even Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill Can save this movie, This would have been a lot better if there were no dicks and no instant silliness.