movie: 21 Jump Street
starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum
genre: Comedy, Action, Crime
format: Shaw Video On Demand
plot: Two young cops are sent back to high school undercover to fish out the school's latest drug dealers.
Okay, what do you want me to say about this? It's a remake of the old tv show. A show that never aired where I live and thus I can not compare the two. Which might actually be in my favour because I thought this was a funny buddy film.
There is a small twist in the dynamics of the whole plot, by a simple name switch which leads the to characters in each other's former roles. Tatum's character, a major jock joins the advanced classes and Hill's character, the classic geek joins the jocks, giving what might have otherwise been a disaster, a real chance to humanize the two characters.
But wait, there's more. Johnny Depp has a small cameo in the movie, which you miss the first time unless you're really looking. And when I say first time, I mean he pops up in the beginning and at the end.
Otherwise, I can see this becoming a short series of films. There is definitely great comedy timing between the duo of Hill and Tatum. They should be able to get at lest two more films from that without tiring audiences.
what do i think i learned from this film?
Sometimes you really can go back and start over, but do you really want to?