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Saturday 24 March 2012

21 Jump Street

Two things...

1) I never saw the original 21 Jump Street TV show.

2) I think Johnny Depp is one of the greatest living actors and thanks to Jon Thompson, who I follow on Twitter, I know that he makes a cameo in this film.

21 Jump Street stars people with first names such as Channing, Brie, DeRay, Ice and Dax.  I'm not sure why I noted this because it has nothing to do with anything.

While there is nothing really interesting or even funny about the trailer for 21 Jump Street - except that I felt sorry for Jonah Hill because he seems to get hit by cars in everything he does.  I wonder if he does his own stunts.  I know that Jackie Chan does (or did) his own stunts.  I used to love watching the bloopers and out-takes of Jackie Chan movies.  His bloopers and out-takes were often better than his films, but it was always entertaining and worth waiting for.  I wonder how old Jackie Chan is, now?  IMDB says 58.  I bet he can still kick ass.

I wonder if Channing Tatum does his own stunts.  I never find him to be that interesting, but he's getting cast a lot these days.  He kind of reminds of a cross between Sam Worthington and Josh Hartnett.  Whatever happened to Hartnett?  I think I reviewed Bunraku and then tried to watch it.  I say "tried" because I couldn't sit through it.  Despite liking the cast very much (Demi looks pretty awesome for a woman of 50ish), it took me four days to watch an hour of the DVD.  I had to return it and pay a late fee.

I do like Jonah Hill.  He's funny and, up until the trailer for Moneyball (I still haven't seen it, but almost did - please see my review for Dream House to find out why), I thought he was one-dimensional.  He's not.  He's a pretty decent comedic actor.

While I didn't find the trailer for 21 Jump Street interesting or amusing, I kind of think that the actual film will be at least mildly entertaining.  I hope Depp's cameo is worth the cost of admission.


1 comment:

  1. Hill and Tatum are great together here and add a lot to this film’s comedy but it’s just the way it is all written that makes it even richer. It’s making fun of those high school comedy conventions but at the same time, is inventing it’s own as it goes on. Great review.