I was one of those people who was very apprehensive about converting this beloved cop drama from the ’80s. In fact, I was totally against it — but when I heard that Jonah Hill was involved, I had a glimmer of hope.
It’s not a remake. It’s a continuation. It’s another way of approaching the franchise without bastardizing it.
I am glad they made this movie into a bromantic comedy. It works. Making it into a serious action flick a la The Mod Squad would have been lame.
Channing Tatum needs to do a lot more comedy. It’s not a suggestion, it’s a demand. Homeboy is funny as hell. Partnered with Hill, he is even funnier. He really needs to stop doing things like The Vow. There’s only so much romantic Channing I can take before I grow a vagina.
Cameos! Cameos! Cameos! There are so many nods to the O.G. 21JS. I really want to tell you about them, but then you won’t be surprised when you actually see them. That just takes the fun out of everything.
Brie Larson was in United States of Tara AND Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It took me FOREVER to figure that out. THANKS IMDB!
Dave Franco (yes, that’s James’s bro) may very well be the William Zabka of the early 21st century.
…Franco was also in a short film that premiered SXSW called Would You. I just thought I’d throw that in the mix because I know everyone LOVES how I’ve been talking about SXSW for the past week.
In the movie, there’s a flashback of Jonah Hill sporting his not-so-Slim-Shady look. I was the Filipino version of this back in the day.
I love Rob Riggle.
I would like to see more movies where Ellie Kemper plays a skiddish and awkward teacher who has a burning, yet quiet desire for her young, studly students.
During one moment in the movie, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill stick their fingers in each other’s mouths. I wonder whose fingers taste better.
Expect a lot of fun defecation insults from Ice Cube — who plays the tough-as-nails, always aggravated Captain Dickson. Defecation insults are always fun…especially from former members of NWA.
This movie was damn funny — and I’m not just saying that because I was at the premiere and my 21 Jump Street viewing experience was elevated due to the presence of the film’s cast and crew. I obnoxiously LOL’ed all over the place whilst sitting through it. I loved it. A lot. It made up for a lot of other crap I’ve watched this year The ending left the door open for a sequel…and I totally don’t mind.
Richard Grieco did not make a cameo in the movie…at least I don’t think he did. Please let me know if I missed him.
I have the first three seasons of the TV series on DVD. I’m planning on having a viewing party really soon. Stay tuned.
21 Jump Street opens in theaters today.
In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier – and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.