I don’t much care for either Jonah Hill nor Channing Tatum, in fact their presence in a film is normally a turnoff, yet 21 Jump Street proves that sometimes two wrongs do actually make a right. This is far from sophisticated, and deliberately relies on well worn stereotypes, yet it wholeheartedly embraces its silliness. Bar the bad language this is a lot closer to directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s animated debut, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, than I…
I liked this movie more when it was called HOT FUZZ. Hell, I liked this movie better when it was called THE OTHER GUYS. Actually, can I just talk about THE OTHER GUYS? That's such a great movie. No? I have to review 21 JUMP STREET? Fine.
Roger Ebert once said that he loved reviewing great movies, and he loved reviewing awful movies, but he hated reviewing mediocre movies. I disagree. I love digging into mediocre films. I love exploring…
"You want me to beat your dick off? I'll beat your dick off with both hands, let's go!"
"Hey! Stop fucking with Korean Jesus! He ain't got time for your problems! He busy with Korean shit!"
"One particle of unobtanium has a nuclear reaction with a flux capacitor, carry the two, changing its atomic isotope into a radioactive spider. Fuck you science!"
"You know what they do to handsome guys like me in prison? It rhymes with grape!"
I have a science final today, so I just thought I'd remember the best thing this movie taught me:
"Fuck you, science."
EDIT: After finishing the final, I can safely say:
"Fuck you, science."
Captain Dickson: New assignment. Since you two cowboys love to drink booze, smoke weed with kids, and f**k anything with a big ass in jeans with low self-esteem, I'm gonna send you to a place where all that s**t is allowed.
Jenko: Oh, I love Disneyland!
Captain Dickson: You two sons of b**ches are going to college!
Oh, this film. I must have seen the first ten minutes about six or seven times before my first…
You have the right to... suck my dick, motherfucker!
I loved the 2003 animated TV show Clone High and it's irreverent humor. It had a funny original concept and was able to take a satirical look at almost every teen drama trope in existence in a mere 13 episodes. Phil Lord and Chris Miller went from that to directing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I liked that film a great deal, but thought it missed a lot of…
FUCK YEAH! THAT WAS AWESOME!
FUCK YOU SCIENCE! FUCK YOU GLEE! FUCK YOU QUIZ! FUCK YOU MILES DAVIS!
This is the third time I've logged this film ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
There are so many types of comedy in the film it blows my mind. Like, if you're not into the stupid stuff you can stay for the physical comedy. If you don't like that there's the running gags or the set up jokes which are done beautifully.
The whole cast are so awesome but Channing is a stand out. Without this film I wouldn't have him to obsess over, and that's a scary thought!
(Film 47 of Toby's Attempt At The December Project)
Not since Hot Fuzz has a film looked at the time-honoured list of action movie tropes and then gone ahead and gleefully deconstructing and subverting them...before going back to playing them straight in the most hilarious fashion possible. Then when it gets bored of action movie tropes, it goes and rips up the list of high school ones as well. Brilliant stuff.
Oh, and who knew Channing Tatum could be funny?
The surprise comedy smash of 2012
Wasn't much looking forward to this when it came out, Hill can be terribly inconsistent with his comedies and Tatum is gonna be mostly remembered for mediocre romantic films and remaking an old TV show that I didn't have much memory of didn't help.
Thankfully it's an absolutely hilarious ride with top lines that are consistently laugh out loud funny. Hill is much better here than he has been in a while but Tatum's…
Remember how pleasantly surprised you were when you first watched Anchorman and spent the duration of the film pissing yourself?
21 Jump Street does exactly the same thing. This film wasn't on my radar at all, then the reviews came out and they were good, then the word of mouth started to spread so I put aside my pre-conceptions about the film and went with it. I was rewarded with one of the funniest films I've seen in a long long time. Who'd of thought lines like "Hey Korean Jesus" and "Wonder Years Douch" could have me crying with laughter.