Monday, March 19, 2012

Movies-R-Awesome: 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street
Rated R / Runtime of 109 minutes

What's IMDB Say: A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Immediate Opinion: I don't know if I've laughed this hard at a movie in years.  I freaking loved this movie.  I'm still randomly quoting lines and laughing anew again.  Channing Tatum shows a comedic side unseen before, but it's really Jonah Hill that steals/makes the movie for me.  His talk a mile-a-minuteness and absolute randomness just keep the jokes and laughs coming every scene.

More In Depth Look At The Plot:  Jonah Hill plays Schmidt, a formerly insecure nerd with a quick wit who befriends former high school antagonist Jenko, played by Channing Tatum, who is a jock with just enough street smarts to barely scrape by in life.  They team up during Police Academy and become best friends.  The movie progresses to them ruining their first arrest on a technicality.  Because of this they are kicked down to a recently re-started undercover program from the 80's.  Their assignment is to infiltrate the dealers of a new drug ring and find the supplier.  To do this they have to go back to high school and maneuver their ways into the inner circle.  As you can guess, things ultimately go from great to intense in the lead up to prom, (which neither character, for differing reasons, were able to attend when they were in high school), as normal high school pressures like relationships and social status once again play factors.  Will they be able to work out there problems in time to solve the case and save the day?  Check it out and find out!

Memorable Scene: The cameo/tie-in to the original show.  Truly classic and hilarious!

Final Grade: 5/5 - A Must See - (if you don't mind a ton of cursing and sex jokes)

P.S.: In case you haven't heard, Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, his writing partner from the movie, have already been hired to start working on a sequel. I for one can't wait.  Judging from the final comments before "The End" we can already guess what might be next on the agenda for our 2 cops.  Here's a link to the news.

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