I'm going to show my age a couple times with this review. First of all, I had no idea what the original TV series was all about. It was way before my time of TV series watching. Before someone told me, I didn't even know Johnny Depp was in it. So needless to say, I didn't have any preconceived notions about what this movie might be like. That might be a good thing.
Secondly, watching this movie, I once again felt too old to appreciate much of the humor. What is it with these movies we've been seeing lately? Don't get me wrong, this was a decently funny movie and the crowd was really enjoying it but there were also a lot of parts where I was just shaking my head and mentally rolling my eyes. A lot of the parts were just too over the top for me. Jonah Hill fit his character pretty well but Channing Tatum, in all his yummy goodness, did not. Maybe comedy just isn't his thing. I definitely preferred him in The Vow.
So, yes, I'm too young to appreciate any throw backs to the original and yes, I'm too old to think this was a knockout comedy.
I vaguely remember this T.V. show when I was young. I don't remember ever really watching it much, but it was where Johnny Depp got his stardom, I believe. I think the T.V. show was more serious, where this show was comedy.