“I really thought that was going to explode.”
Do you like funny movies? Of course you do! :)
So…you need to see 21 Jump Street. I could not stop laughing the entire movie (nor could anyone in the theater). If you need proof, just look at the ratings. It was the top grossing movie this weekend, and if you’ve seen it, you know why!
If you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, and have yet to even see the preview, check it out (click the picture).
Who would have known that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum would make a great duo?! Personally love all things Channing Tatum… just ask my friends, I’ve been obsessed with every movie he’s been in for years (i.e. Dear John, The Vow, Step Up, She’s the Man, Stop Loss, just to name a few).
Until this point, I hadn’t really enjoyed Jonah Hill as an actor, but I was really impressed — he’s definitely moved passed his Superbad days.
Having been a mere infant when the original 21 Jump Street ended, I obviously have no comparison to what 80’s TV-aholics believe to be one of the best shows ever created, but as a stand-alone movie the 2012 version was amazing.
The basic plot line, for those of you who don’t know, is two somewhat pathetic cops (Hill and Tatum) are put undercover and thrown back into high school, in order to find the supplier of a new drug. Tatum’s character was a high school jock in his day, and expects to be right back in that BMOC (big man on-campus) position. Little does he know, the new cool kids are the environmentally-friendly, smart kids who are getting into Berkeley and saving the planet, one Prius at a time. Hill’s character, the once “not-so-slim-Shady” is now realizing what it was like to have the adoration of high school pupils.
The whole movie will have you bursting at the seams laughing. The timing is right, the characters were well cast, and there are definitely a few surprises lurking around corners that audience members, like myself, definitely don’t see coming!
A small warning to those of you who may be a bit sensitive, it is definitely an R-rated movie for a reason. Throughout the film, there is a lot of profanity, but unlike the aforementioned Superbad (which I couldn’t sit through due to the horrible sophomoric humor), it didn’t hit you in the face quite so obnoxiously.
Overall, I absolutely loved this movie, and would suggest it to anyone who just needs a really gut-busting laugh.