I'm pretty sure my reaction was the same as everybody else's when they heard that there was going to be a modern day movie remake of 21 Jump Street. Complete and total disgust. Another remake? Please. And am I wrong or was 21 Jump Street really not that popular when it was on TV. I knew that it was a show that existed at the time but I don't recall anybody ever saying "Holy shit, I have to get home. 21 Jump Street is on in 20 minutes!"
Then I heard that it was going to star Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Seriously? Yah, I was going to take a serious pass on this one. The trailers only confirmed my suspicions that this was going to be a bomb of epic proportions.
And then the reviews came out. And they were glowing?!? How could I have totally misread this film? I had to see it to gauge how out of step I might be with my current sources of criticality. Perhaps I would need to change up the movie podcast selection.
But they were right. Against all odds, this is a frigging hilarious movie. And even more surprising was the fact that Channing Tatum is an extremely good comedic actor. I never expected the star of Step Up and Step Up 2: The Streets, to amount to anything but hard body eye candy for the ladies that watch shite like Dear John and The Vow. I was shocked at how many more laughs he delivered than anybody else in a solid comedy where everybody was stepping up with some great lines.
Definitely recommend this movie. I think it's the hardest I've laughed since the Hangover. Heads up for an awesome cameo and, if at all possible, drop some acid before the ending credits role.