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When I first read that Paramount would be reviving the 21 Jump Street brand, forming it into a movie and a Action comedy no less. Skepticisim was easy to come buy. Than that first trailer came out and it was like "That didn't look SO bad even funny". Still trailers can make things look awesome and hide the giant pile of crap that is the movie (see Airbender Last). 21 Jump Street is a fantastic Action Comedy with it multi layered humor and preformances from Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
Will The Real Slim Shady please stand up? The jock nerd dynamic is a well mined area for high school settings and thats how we start off with the very sterotypical nerd asking the hot girl to the prom only to be shot down and than mocked by the jock. But like all post high school movies have shown the nerds shall inherit the earth and Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum) form a unlikely freindship. After messing up their first arrest the pair is sent to jump street...21 Jump Street.
21 Jump Street has been revived and due to Schmidt and Jenko being "some Justin Beiber,Miley Cyrus looking motherfuckers" are perfectly suited for the job. They are sent back to highschool to figure out where a new drug is being sent out and soon it will go viral and all of young society shall be lost.
21 Jump Streets playing off various trope allows for the comedy to work on multiple levels is the best part of the movie. This allowed for a consistent beat of references to action tropes and nerd culture for those who understand them.Even if you don't get the John Woo references the situational comedy and delvery from Tatum and Hill should be enough to make you laugh.
In the right places Chaninng Tatum is actually a good actor and 21 Jump Street is the best. Using Tatums well chiseled body and action sterotypes made him extremely enjoyable to watch. The same goes for Hill who thanks to Super Bad will most likely be forever cast as the funny friend for now on. The younger Franco, Dave Franco is also great as the hipster green peace loving douche bag drug dealer.
21 Jump Street doesn't push any boundaries, but the consistent references and making fun of its own genre and enjoyable performances pushes it to one of the better mass market and R rated comedies.
Red Band Clip: 21 Jump Street
The latest raunchy reboot of a television show gets a give-minute red-band clip.
Red Band Trailer: 21 Jump Street
The directors of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs have taken one of the earliest FOX shows and made something out of it. Something that can only be described as wonderful.
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