Movie Monday #6
|August 12, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Movie Monday, Movie Reviews|
Welcome to Movie Monday!! Where we are hanging onto the weekend just a little bit longer and taking a bite out of the dreaded Monday with a little bit of fun! Movie Monday is a place where you can find movie reviews (by me!), trailers and other fun movie information. The movies are not limited to any genre… look for movies old and new… and feel free to leave a comment to tell us if you watched the movie, loved it, liked it or would rather never see it again! You can even recommend one to us all!
So let’s get to the movie!
Title: 21 Jump Street
Genre: Adaptation, Action, Comedy
Rating: R (for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence)
Director: Christopher Miller
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Stanely Wong
Movie Synopsis (courtesy of: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/21-jump-street/)
Schmidt and Jenko are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier – and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.
My Review (courtesy of me)
I am not familiar with the TV show that this movie was based off of, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I really like Channing Tatum and I knew it was a comedy so I figured it would be a good pick for my Saturday night over the weekend because I just wanted something that I could relax and watch.
I have to say I am not usually a fan of movies that are “stupid-funny” … not sure if that makes sense… I guess what I mean is movies that have “guy humor” in them. You know, the sex jokes, the cussing, the physical comedy…
Even so, I liked this movie. I thought it was pretty funny, lol. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill made a pretty good team I think because they were so different that they complimented one another.
And let’s face it, Channing Tatum is hot.
So, I’ve pretty much already said this movie is full of “guy” humor. And it is. But really, there is also an underlying plot there (I think). It’s about two men – two friends – who come from the same place (the same high school) but different worlds (one was the popular jock and one was the uncool nerd). These guys weren’t friends in high school, they didn’t become friends until much later when they found they had something in common (both in police academy) and also that they each had something to offer the other.
When they both become police officers they decide they want to stop getting the lame police work and do something awesome like catch some criminals.
Well they mess that up.
And they get sent to 21 Jump Street where they go back to high school undercover. Except this time around high school is different and they find themselves in roles they never imagined.
There is a real underlying theme of friendship and loyalty to this movie and I think there is also an underlying theme of learning about yourself, of learning things about yourself that you didn’t know.
The main plot is basically two cops trying to catch some baddie drug dealers. And these guys get into some crazy situations while doing this. I admit, a lot of this movie is unbelievable and unplausible. You have two men who would have been fired immediately for the things they pull, but they aren’t. They would have attracted police attention (other than themselves, of course) for most of the stuff they pulled and frankly some of it never would have happened at all.
But still, it was funny.
There were some thing’s I didn’t like about this movie. For one, Jonah’s Hill character kind of gets involved with a student at the school he’s undercover in. While the student is 18 it still bothered me. I think that it was inappropriate.
Also, it bothered me that a teacher would come on to Channing Tatum’s character throughout the movie. I know it was meant to be funny and I know that he wasn’t really a high school student… but to that teacher he was. Still, it really wasn’t funny me. I just kept thinking about my son and what I would do if a teacher behaved like that toward him. (it would not be pretty.) Plus, there were a few violent scenes I didn’t like. (they went quickly).
Also, some of the jokes were corny but hey they’re guys. LOL.
Overall, the movie achieved what I had hoped it would. It made me laugh, it entertained me and I didn’t have to think about work for a couple hours. Lol. Mission Accomplished.
So. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes guy movies, doesn’t mind some unbelievable plot happenings and anyone who just wants to watch a funny movie.
So there you have it. My opinion.
Trailer for 21 Jump Street