movie review Monday #2

A couple weeks back Ry guy and I did our first Movie Review Monday. I loved it and I hope you guys did to. We're back at it again today. My reviews are first. Ry's reviews are in bold.


I was really excited to see this movie. Hello Channing Tatum. nuff said. This movie was so hilarious. I can't tell you the last time I laughed out loud so much. I thought it was weird and creepy with him  being into this High School chick. In the movie I think he was in his early 20's, so I guess it worked. 

Grade B

"21 Jump Street" was pretty hilarious.  I don't purchase many DVD's but I think I would be willing to purchase this film.  Channing Tatum is great in the movie.  He is really growing on me as an actor.  Still never gonna see "Magic Mike," but I generally like his work.  Jonah Hill is his regular self.  He is quite good at playing this type of role.  It was quite funny and I enjoyed it a lot.  The only issue I really have with the film was the whole love story between Jonah Hill and a girl he meets when he returns to High School.  I'm sure she was probably 18 and everything, but it was still weird.  

Overall Grade: A-

I was so excited that they came out with a sequel to "Sherlock Holmes".  As I watched this movie I was more and more disappointed.  I really loved the costumes and cinematography  in this film, but that's about it. I found this movie a bit hard to follow, and wayyyy to long. Robert Downey Jr. should stick to playing "Iron Man".  I hope they don't make a third "Sherlock Holmes".  Once was enough for the Sherlock franchise. 

Grade C

I really liked the first "Sherlock Holmes" film.  This one was very entertaining.  It was a little difficult to follow in parts, but like the first one it did a good job of summing things up in the end.  It's never going to  win an Oscar, but it is an enjoyable popcorn flick.  Robert Downey Jr.  is his regular awesome self; he is fantastic as a grown man having a childlike reaction to his best, and only, friends pending marriage.  His petty and juvenile reaction to this is fantastic.  Jude Law is great too.  I would definitely recommend this movie.  
Overall Grade B+

I really liked this movie. I think we saw it as a preview on something else. I thought the film was slow at first, but I really got into it, and enjoyed it.  The one thing that was hard about this movie is how true to life it is.  I remember growing up and watching movies about terrorism and going to war.  Now that's our new reality. I enjoy watching movies to escape from reality. This is in your face reality.

Grade B-

I wasn't as big of a fan of this movie.  It's not to say it wasn't a well done film.  I just wasn't really feeling the subject matter at the time.  It deals with the differences between the peaceful teachings of true Islam and the way fundamentalists use Islam to justify their terrorism.  The ending has a couple of pretty good twists, but if you pay attention to the movie you can sort of see them coming.  Overall, not a bad movie, but you have to be in the right mood.
Overall Grade: C+

 We wasted a dollar and an hour and a half of our time watching this film. It had a few funny parts.  Overall it wasn't horrid. Ry was less than interested in giving his review. 

Grade D

What have movies have you watched lately?

**all images taken from Google, unless noted. 


  1. I watched 21 Jump Street this weekend too! It was so much more hilarious than I thought it was going to be. I've seen Sherlock and I thought that was awesome, too. I might have to check out the others! :)

  2. I loved 21 jump street and thought it was hilarious! Plus, I can sit through anything looking at Channing Tatum. He's much older than I thought in real life too. I think he's early 30s?

  3. I bought 21 jumpstreet the other day. So funny! And it wasn't even raunchy like Superbad. I saw the Sherlock Holmes as well and didn't care for it. I thought the fact that Jonah Hill's character was going after a high school girl was a little weird too. I really wanted to see that 'Jeff who lives at home' but maybe not now. Bad movie huh?

  4. it just wasn't our cup of tea. I wouldn't buy it. Maybe Redbox it if you do. Let me know what you think.

  5. Hi Jen! I haven't heard from you regarding the dog swap. Did you send and/or receive your swap goodies? The deadline was June 30th. Thanks

  6. I loved, loved 21 Jumpstreet!!! So funny!

    I hated Jeff who lives at home too. Waste of a dollar!

  7. I've been wanting to see 21 Jump Street. Thinking we'll maybe rent it this weekend since I've heard so many great things about it. Hoping it's not a let down. As far as Sherlock Holmes 2 goes, I liked it but have to agree that it was a tad bit long.


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