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Friday, March 16, 2012

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on 21 Jump Street

I consider Jonah Hill to be quite a funny actor when he is cast in the right type of movie.  21 Jump Street is not the right type of movie (don't get me started on co-star Channing Tatum).  You can tell when an action-comedy isn't really working when you are able to keep a straight face for the bulk of the film (though I do admit that there are a few funny scenes in the film).

There are some things in the film that worked.  I love the clever, fourth wall-breaking, dialogue early on that mocks the fact that this is modern remake of the 1980s TV show.  I also quite enjoyed the funny cameo by, the show's star, Johnny Depp.

However, when it is all said and done, 21 Jump Street was a quite forgettable film.

6/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).