Review: 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street
Release Date: March 16, 2011
Actors: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill
Genre: Drama
Rating: R
Current Location: In theaters
5/5 Robots: Funny!!!!

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.




I must begin this review by saying that I'm not the biggest Channing Tatum fan. In fact, I avoid movies with the actor because I feel like the movie depreciates in value as soon as his face appears on screen. In 21 Jump Street something happened that I thought would never be possible in a million years. I liked Channing Tatum. I Literally can't even believe I'm typing the words, but there they are. I liked Channing Tatum. He was really good in this comedy about two cops sent undercover to high school. It makes me think that maybe he shouldn't be doing any dramas or romantic comedies...maybe is true niche is just plain old comedy.

Comedy is always a genre that's difficult to produce since everyone has their own tastes in comedy. For me, 21 Jump Street was really just about funny clich├ęs, but it never once felt cliche itself. It was executed so well and having Jonah Hill and Hanning Tatum lead the brigade was very smart. Both actors work off each other in a way that makes the movie endearing. Channing Tatum as the jock-type bafoon turned out to be the more sympathetic character, which made the movie even better.

The movie is all about finding the dealer of this weird hallucinogenic drug being passed around the school. The funniest part of the movie is when Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum take the drug themselves. The way it is filmed is unique and illicits many laughs.


I wold recommend this to anyone who actually wants to see Channing Tatum act well. Yeah, that's a very opinionated recommendation, but it works :)


Bonus:
If you've already seen the movie or are interested in my favorite seen check it out below! Personally, as a science major in college...this was pretty awesome!


7 comments:

  1. This sounds funny..thanks for sharing your review of it!

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  2. Yea, I was hesitant to see this, but almost every review I've seen is positive! I figured a 20 year later sequel to 21 Jump Street would be weird, but it seems like it works really well, considering the actors involved. I am pretty excited to see the scenes where they're high on the drug. The commercials where Hill and Tatum can't keep their tongues in their mouths is pretty hilarious. :)

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  3. This movie was the best, I watched it with two of my guy friends and we were all on the floor almost peeing ourselves. I loved it!

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  4. I have watched this movie, OMG, It's so hilarious!
    I could not stop laughing while watching Tatum and Hill in action.

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  5. I have seen this movie last week and it really is hilarious. Oh, and btw, love those two scenes you posted :P

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  6. I can't believe I liked this movie so much! I was actually laughing! "funny" movies usually just make me smile :-)

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  7. Oh, I forgot to mention that he is gorgeous and I HAVE to watch anything he is in!

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