ICG on Movies: 21 Jump Street

by: Steve (@MisterJackal)

Based on the late 80’s hit television series starring Johnny Depp, 21 Jump Street, features Jonah Hill (Superbad, The Sitter) and Channing Tatum (G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Fighting) as two misfit beat cops sent back to high school infiltrate a drug ring.

What works? Hill and Tatum’s chemistry is great. I was a bit skeptical about this at first but Jonah and Channing feed off of each other and deliver some great laughs at their expense. The comedy in this movie is great. Having awesome comedic actors like Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), Ice Cube (Friday), DeRay Davis (Barbershop), Rob Riggle (SNL) and Chris Parnell (SNL) you cannot go wrong. There are many instances which the movie makes fun of itself and the action genre which makes it more enjoyable. The action scenes also work very well. The car chases, guns blazing, brawls and explosions made this movie super enjoyable to me. OH!! Almost forgot to mention the cameos. Yes, there are a few cameos from the original cast! There were a few holes in the story, but nothing really worth killing yourself over.

Overall, 21 Jump Street is a great action comedy that will leave you thirsty for more. Check it out!!!

I rate it a 4.5/5

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