|Directed by:||Phil Lord, Chris Miller|
|Written by:||Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill|
|Cast:||Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Channing Tatum|
21 Jump Street stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as Schmidt and Jenko, respectively. They're both former high school students. Predictably, Schmidt was a nerd and Jenko was a jock. Seven years later, they find each other at the police academy and become friends. One day, it's been announced that an old program is starting back up again. 21 Jump Street is a program in which young cops go undercover in high school to bring down criminals. Schmidt and Jenko are chosen by the Captain played by Ice Cube because they are and I quote, "some Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus lookin' motherfuckers." Recently a synthetic drug has been released in high school that's recently killed a student. So, it's up to Schmidt and Jenko to go undercover as high school students in order to bring the drug dealers. The filmmakers obviously know you're going in to see comedy, not to see what anyone's inner weakness or uses metaphors to imply anything. In other words, this is not a subtle movie and will probably never be on the Criterion Collection. Watching this is just fun. I see myself watching this and thinking this is a movie I would happily watch again if it was on cable. It doesn't have any slow parts and actually has a solid story, which is all you need with a movie like this. 21 Jump Street introduces the idea: if you had the chance to go back to high school, would you do it all over again? Let me just say if I had to chance to make out with Brie Larson, yes, I would. Speaking of Larson, I think she's a great actress. I've seen her on United States of Tara and Scott Pilgrim, where she's been great. She's rather impressive here as Hill's love interest. Johnny Depp has a short part but you probably already knew that. He's funny in the short amount of time he has. Hill and Tatum are great and deliver in their roles. I'm sure some of you may not agree with this 10/10 review but understand I love comedies a lot. I laughed extremely hard watching this. So as a fan of comedy, I highly recommend you go see it because it's hilarious.