Back in April of last year, we learned that filming production on the big screen adaptation of 21 Jump Street had begun. In November of last year, we got our first look at the film’s red band trailer. All thruout, I was totally unimpressed by everything I saw about this film adaptation of the classic 80s TV series. I was kinda talked into seeing the film yesterday and I can now tell you … I was entirely wrong, 21 Jump Street is actually a very funny movie that is deffo worth seeing in theaters.
I’m not gonna lie … the trailers I saw for the film looked uninspired and dumb. But I can tell you know that while some of the jokes are, in fact, dumb they do work over all in the context of the film. Let’s be clear, this movie version bares almost NO resemblance to the original TV series … and maybe that’s a good thing. This movie is 21 Jump Street in name and loose premise only. But Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make a great comedic duo and they have great on screen chemistry (really, I kept expecting the two to kiss at various parts of the film — they’ve got a serious bromance going on). There are cameos from actors who appeared in the original 21 Jump Street TV series but I shant spoil those cameos for those of you who have yet to see the film. I will say that Holly Robinson Peete, the most famous female star of the TV series, got stuck with a very boring and all too short cameo. Sucks for her. The plot of 21 Jump Street is not revolutionary, nor does it show us anything new … but it’s funny. You will laugh out loud more than once and that, my friends, is worth the cost of admission. I was very surprised by how much I liked 21 Jump Street. You might be surprised, too.