On the nature of covalent bonds (miss high-school chemistry!): "What kind of bullshit do they say about a cov…coviolent bond in this school?/Zach: They say it’s uh…when two atoms share both their electrons, it um…helps them to stick together."-> brilliant way to illustrate Schmidt and Jenko's partnership, friendship and professional bond as they infiltrate high-school and they play their weaknesses to their advantage
I absolutely loved this film. It was just absolutely friggin hilarious. Both leads were wonderful, especially Tatum who was really surprising. It kept me laughing hysterically the entire way through, which is really all you need with this sort of comedy. 5 Stars.
Surprisingly great! It mixes tons of humor with character development, genre subversion and a great amount of heart. A ton of fun! Check out the podcast I did on this film at http://ryanestabrooks.com/Podcasts.html
Despite some contrived writing, "21 Jump Street" is a consistently funny action comedy with a few surprises up its sleeve. I used to dislike Channing Tatum, but his performance is genuinely funny, and he has excellent chemistry with Jonah Hill. The direction is occasionally surreal, making it more visually inventive than most comedies, and you gotta love any movie that knocks hippies and "Glee".
A lot funnier and more entertaining than I thought it would be. Gave it an extra star because Jenko's experience with going back to school reminded me of my sister (except, you know, she's not Channing Tatum) .
For the most part it's pretty stale, but there are some genuinely funny and very inventive moments hidden in there. It felt like the majority of the laughs sat with the cameo appearances and the group of current-day, eco-aware, over-achieving teenagers replacing the bad-ass moron teenagers of yesteryear.
Enjoyable, if predictable. Jonah Hill is funny and Channing Tatum isn't bad. The way they portray high school life is totally wrong, but it might inspire kids to actually act like that, which would be weird. Nice that it's a Hard R though.