Sunday, August 19, 2012

21 Jump Street

It took me way too long to watch this, mainly because I've been finding movies from this genre so boring lately. HOWEVER, I gotta hand it to these 2, they are stomp-your-feet-while-simultaneously-bang-your-fist-on-the-table funny. A bromance film of the tallest order, Channing Tatum's burly man act is the perfect complement to Jonah Hill's geeky persona. And while the acting can, at times, be grating, the consistent hilarity and spot on comedic chemistry of the two is quite rewarding.

In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) 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.