21 Jump Street the movie defied the following odds…
b) aside from The Fugitive, Dragnet, The Brady Bunch, The Addams Family and The Untouchables, old TV shows rebooted to feature films suck
c) if it’s the 21st century and Ice Cube is in your movie, it’s probably not funny
How it bypassed all of these roadblocks is kinda a modern day movie miracle. And on top of all that, it’s the most laugh out loud-able film we’ve seen since Jackass 3-D, but if yer talking actual scripted comedies, then it would be the laughiest riot laugh since 2008′s Step Brothers, but it’s better than Step Brothers, so we’d have to definitely say that 21 Jump Street is the funniest f$%king movie we’ve seen since the 2007 original version of Death At A Funeral!!!!!! That’s right, yo, it’s taken 5 years to make us laugh that hard again. You know we’re tough on comedy, but it’s a tough love. No easy laughs, although we do love slapstick humor, which is kinda the easiest laugh giver of givers. Anywho, take this paragraph for it’s worth, and that worth is that 21 Jump Street is comedy gold, and will probably end up as one of our favorites of 2012… and it’s only March. WOW
Credit all involved, from the directors (hot buttery action from bottom to top by Phil Lord & Chris Miller), to the writers (Michael Bacall, who just gave us the crizzazzy Project X, with help from Jonah Hill, giving us the winkiest eye wink that will make you want to wink right back) and to the actors (Hill again, in silly straight man skinny mode, plus playing against type Channing Tatum, playing against type, and the aforementioned usually unfunny Ice Cube being funny, and Rob Riggle, who is also usually not funny also being funny, and Chris Parnell, who is criminally funny, being criminally funny, and it’s a crime in general that he doesn’t work more, cause he’s one of SNL’s best alumnuts, EVER, and a guy who looks exactly like a mini-James Franco cause he is a mini-James Franco, cause he is James Franco’s brother Dave Franco + some slices of Ellie Kemper & Nick Offerman, and finally Brie Larson, who you’ll instantly fall in love with, if you weren’t already, and who’s future’s so bright that she’d put Ray-Ban out of bidness)
So what more do you need to know? Plot? There is one. A very decent enuff one that supports the rest of the funny bidness from becoming udder malarkey bidness
moral of the story – they made a movie out of a TV show that didn’t need a movie, and even if it’s barely sorta like the TV show, it’s better than the TV show, and better than any TV show that was turned into a movie since The Brady Bunch! BAM!!!!
Fanning Over Dakota: Jess Weixler is fine and all, but we recommend you upgrade to the similiarish looking…
and know who she is?
DON JOHNSON AND MELANIE GRIFFITH’S KID!!!
Verdictgo: Breast In Show
21 Jumps into a theater near jews today!
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…