Friday, March 16, 2012
21 Jump Street
For some movies you can just tell by the poster they're not going to be worth your time. And looking at this one, I think it's pretty clear.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in this buddy cop comedy update of the 80's TV show of the same name where Johnny Depp made his mark posing as an undercover narc in high school. Now I ask you, is digging up cheesy TV from the 70's and 80's like 'Starsky and Hutch', 'The Dukes of Hazzard' or 'The A-Team' ever a good idea? (What's next, 'Riptide'? 'Airwolf'?? 'Simon and Simon'???) The answer is clearly no. And I continue to not understand why Channing Tatum is a movie star. Can someone please explain that to me? Yet I must admit Jonah Hill is entertaining, as is Ice Cube playing your stereotypical angry, hard-ass police captain. And, to be fair, this movie does have its share of funny moments. So you could do worse. But you could definitely do a lot better.