Sound Off: Chris Miller & Phil Lord's '21 Jump Street' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
March 16, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? How exactly do you update a cheesy 80's TV show about undercover cops posing as high school kids and actually make a hilarious comedy out of it? Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord took on that challenge, bringing us 21 Jump Street, the 2012 version, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, now in theaters this weekend. So how is this crazy, comedic update? Better than you expected, or dull? Is Tatum able to give an entertaining performance? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Lord & Miller's 21 Jump Street.
To fuel the fire, I thought 21 Jump Street was hilarious and genius, not only extremely funny but it actually had a damn good story, too. Just like with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, it surprised me and exceeded my expectations. The way they play the humor and keep holding jokes back (the explosions, so good) and deliver right when they should, right on time. It's great, and it gets even better as it goes. Now I get why they were dressed looking like Peter Pan and wearing little red & white dots, and it's even funnier thinking back to it. But I love how the story takes all the fun emotional twists, the back-n-forth character change, yet hits all the right beats. Lord & Miller are great—no, they are absolutely fantastic—directors, and I love watching their work. Be it animation, or now live-action, these guys can deliver and the results are truly hilarious.
What did you think of 21 Jump Street? One of the best comedies out or totally dull stupidity? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!