Movie Review: ’21 Jump Street’

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Back in April of last year, we learned that filming production on the big screen adaptation of 21 Jump Street had begun. In November of last year, we got our first look at the film’s red band trailer. All thruout, I was totally unimpressed by everything I saw about this film adaptation of the classic 80s TV series. I was kinda talked into seeing the film yesterday and I can now tell you … I was entirely wrong, 21 Jump Street is actually a very funny movie that is deffo worth seeing in theaters.


I’m not gonna lie … the trailers I saw for the film looked uninspired and dumb. But I can tell you know that while some of the jokes are, in fact, dumb they do work over all in the context of the film. Let’s be clear, this movie version bares almost NO resemblance to the original TV series … and maybe that’s a good thing. This movie is 21 Jump Street in name and loose premise only. But Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make a great comedic duo and they have great on screen chemistry (really, I kept expecting the two to kiss at various parts of the film — they’ve got a serious bromance going on). There are cameos from actors who appeared in the original 21 Jump Street TV series but I shant spoil those cameos for those of you who have yet to see the film. I will say that Holly Robinson Peete, the most famous female star of the TV series, got stuck with a very boring and all too short cameo. Sucks for her. The plot of 21 Jump Street is not revolutionary, nor does it show us anything new … but it’s funny. You will laugh out loud more than once and that, my friends, is worth the cost of admission. I was very surprised by how much I liked 21 Jump Street. You might be surprised, too.

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  1. emgayle

    it was so funny! it was alot better than i thought it would be. I love Channing Tatum.

  2. nicole

    I hate that i couldnt see it this weekend. Cant wait to see it next weekend!

  3. Darcy

    On Howard Stern Jonah Hill said the best thing they had going for them with this movie were the incredibly low expectations everyone has… I think that’s definitely the case! I can’t wait to see it – I think it looks hilarious.

  4. I’m going to see this tomorrow! So excited! And then Hunger Games on Friday!! Wooot!

  5. Andrew

    I too was not that interested in seeing it. But really I left loving it! Very funny.

  6. rapsody7

    I was amased at how funny this movie was. We went because the movie we wanted to see had the wrong showtime online and saw this was open…and we laughed our asses off the whole time. It really was surprisingly good.

  7. Cee

    Saw it over the weekend, didn’t see a trailer which I’m glad about. Highly enjoyed it and giggled through the whole film. Worth the $18.50 to see it.

  8. CHASE

    I LOVED it. I’m normally not a Channing Tatum fan (he’s a horrible actor who mumbles) but he ddin’t bother me so much in this film. I laughed out loud quite a bit and I was surprised how many same-sex jokes there was without being rude, etc.

  9. Chris

    I agree with all of you. I had no interest in seeing this movie based on the previews. I received advanced screening passes so I decided to go. I am so glad I did. I haven’t laughed this hard during a movie probably since the original American Pie movie. It was a fun, stupid movie. Which is exactly the kind of movie I am looking for from time to time. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were on Chelsea Lately last night. They are really funny together. Can’t wait for the sequal!!

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