Sunday, 18 March 2012

21 Jump Street Review

Another review up at Grounded Online, this time for the actually-really-bloody-good-and-you-should-go-see-it teen comedy, 21 Jump Street. Here's what I had to say:

"On the surface, 21 Jump Street’s script is full of obvious clich├ęs – the rise of the underdog, the return to high school, the professional bromance – but the film continually calls on these common themes and, if not always reinventing them, then mocking them. The now-familiar school cliques of the jocks, Goths and geeks are made obsolete in light of today’s teen staples; indie kids, Youtube and smartphones, and the result is a film that satires, rather than idolises, the 80s. Bacall clearly has his finger on the pulse of modern culture, seeing its flaws whilst also being entranced by them, and the result is one of the first American teen comedies to feel fresh and vibrant in quite a long time."

This film is a real breath of fresh air after some of the lazier American comedies audiences have been subjected to recently, and I am now a firm believer in the power of Tatum. Want to find out more? Read on here!