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You just can't go wrong with it!,
This review is from: 21 Jump Street [DVD]  (DVD)
Occasionally, among the lazily-made dross that passes off as comedy these days, you get a film that is funny because the stars are likeable, have a great rapport, a great range of emotions and expressions, can handle both silly and serious situations, and have a good plot to work with that's both believable and surreal. This is such a film. Most importantly, you like the two guys and actually care whether they work things out between themselves, and get their job done. You don't really get that in films like The Hangover. Because they are not 1-dimensional annoying man-children, 21 Jump Street feels like a brilliant mix of Superbad and The Other Guys (this last cop buddies comedy you must watch too, it made me laugh just as hard).
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Initial post: 17 Jul 2012 23:49:59 BDT
CLINT McGAVIN says:
I agree. This film actually delivers! Have you seen 'The Other Guys' yet? Also a great laugh.
Posted on 19 Jul 2012 03:06:42 BDT
B Keeler says:
YES! When will people wake up and realise 'proper' film critics usually don't know what the heck they're talking about when it comes to comedies - a case in point again being The Hangover, which acquired the highest of praises, whilst sleeper hits from the likes of Will Ferrell or even high-profile rom-coms from the Apatow-alike are given temperate reviews. So people go round watching The Hangover or Due Date or any other 'comedy' (dare I say it) with over-written dialogue and not enough improvisation...or humour. 21 Jump Street, Superbad, The Other Guys - all 3 are excellent comedies.
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 16:42:43 BDT
Jase W says:
The characters in 21 Jump Street are not annoying man-children?? Were we watching the same film? That's exactly what they were and as for it being believable, you are joking right?
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2012 16:50:18 BDT
Well, at least they certainly weren't the charmless pricks from Hangover. Of course it's meant to be a silly comedy at heart, not something that tears your very soul apart like The Green Mile, but the emotions and relationships between characters had depth and felt natural, believable, which puts it head and shoulders above most thoughtlessly cobbled together comedies that seem to be made for an audience of goats these days. It looks like most other viewers share my view.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2012 17:05:41 BDT
Jase W says:
I dunno, when they made their first arrest and they mimed that they were bum-raping the criminal as he lay on the floor and jumped up shouting YES MFs! etc I kind of thought they were charmless pricks myself.
Anyway, you thought it was good, I thought it was utter crap, I doubt either of us will change our minds.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2012 17:09:26 BDT
Oh I will give you that, it was puerile. It's really when things get more 'real life' on their assignment and they have to grow up a bit that the film picks up.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 16:46:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Dec 2012 16:48:15 GMT
CLINT McGAVIN says:
El Zilcho: Did The Green Mile really tear your very soul apart?! I hope you're alright!
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 16:56:26 GMT
I may have been a bit over-dramatic!
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