Movie Reviews: 21 Jump Street Thoughts
Most movies have that moment when I notice that the actors are just that, actors. Something about the way they played the scene makes me realize that I’m watching a movie and the characters aren’t real. 21 Jump street had a few of those instances where the the scene was a bit awkward and forced. But it had a few funny moments and the story was engaging.
21 Jump Street Makes You Expect a Stereotype,
but then shows something different which beat the stereotype. For instance in most movies after police training you are usually thrust into some action packed chase scene or shoot out. In 21 Jump Street Schmidt and Jenko end up patrolling a park on a bike. They also rip apart the aggressive, cool kid school to point out that modern kids have moved on from that.
The One Downside of the Movie
is that its trying to do too much. Its a high school movie, turning over a drug gang and a bromance at the same time when most movies make do with one of those. The partnership issues between Schimdt and Jenko don’t add anything to the movie, in fact those where when Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum shone through Schmidt and Jenko.
For pointing out old stereotypes but an awkward bromance 21 Jump Street receives 4 out of 5 stars.
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- ’21 Jump Street’ – a brief review (nintendorick.com)
- Review: 21 Jump Street (movingpicturesdotcom.wordpress.com)
- Columbia’s Doug Belgrad Talks ‘Men in Black 4′ & ’21 Jump Street’ Sequel (screenrant.com)