With Wit, Reviewed By Kimmo Mustonenen
First, a truth.
In a second week – I was having the déjà vu, right in my face.
Something else from my happy child times is under attack.
The greatest showing in television that wasn’t “Baywatch” (which is the best if only for the great mammary swings in a slower motion – hot stuff!).
And even I, when high or even not, was not much for the original of “21 Jump Street.” Richard Grieco freaked me out – his skin was unnatural and unholy.
But still – why do the Hollywood persons have to bend over everything that was from our pasts and violate the brown eye?
Sometimes the past memory needs its hole revisited.
This past memory is this movie.
If you were to judge the success of a movie-play simply by how much or how little you made me laugh, “21 Jump Street“ would be one of the best I’ve seen in a while.
The effectiveness of the film is amazing, especially based on the same television series of the 80’s whose greatest legacy to cinema it was Johnny Depp (what in bloody hell have you done to Barnabas Collins, Johnny? – I will hurt you when I see you next).
The directors of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, transfer the same energy and humor that characterized that great this new animated comedy, thankfully, is rated “R”, for full of delicious dirtiness.
The dick jokes were particularly welcome from the mouths of the leads.
Absurd first in nature and the second with his parody of the clichés of the genre of action, show that neither the directors nor the screenwriter Michael Bacall are taken very seriously, which invites the audience to laugh at and with the film.
And then the invitation is make to fire up the bong.
Then the movie is near perfect and good – simultaneously.
Thank you, weed.
Plot? Come on, a plot is needed?!?
O.K. it exists.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as Schmidt and Jenko, two incompetent cops are reassigned to an old unit not activated from the 80’s that infiltrates as students in a college to stop the transfer of a deadly narcotic.
Ice Cube scowls as the new superior, Captain Dickson, and then he scowls again. And scowls one more time.
I wanted to smoke him out and bring on the smiling. Next time, Mr. Cube.
Things happen. Roles from High School (heh, high school) are reversed.
A big dick in olden days is no longer respected. Fat kids who were openly slapped for smelling like bacon are now the cool.
Up is down.
Sideways is straight.
And comedy is had by all.
Note to self – when stoned at funny movie DO NOT hold ice cream bon bons in the lap – without knowledge you can freeze your nuttles.
So, two thumbs higher than I was when seeing this screening!
Funny, clever and no Richard Grieco leather face to give me nightmares.
Better than the stupid show it was “based” on (really only the title is shared correctly).
And my testicles have thawed sufficiently so that the panic is gone from my voice.
Kimmo Mustonenen – (Kimmo on Kino) – Behind The Proscenium
Next week – “The Hunger Games.” My Katniss inspired wood is filling with sap.
P.S. To the “sports expert” who helped me with my first NCAA March Insanity pool… you are an asshole. Thank you for saying “Kimmo, take Montana all the way.” No money for me now. I hope your eyeballs fall out and are eaten by your cat. This I mean! Dick.