I’m late to the party, but 21 Jump Street. Hilarious movie. This movie was definitely provided the comedy and action and was tons of fun. Unfortunately(?), I’ve never seen the original television series since it was before my time so I’m not even going to pretend like I know anything about the original backstory. In any case, this was one of the funniest movies I’ve watched in a while.
Jonah Hill plays the role of the nerdier cop while Channing Hill plays the “cooler”, more hands-on partner. In a nutshell, the movie has the dynamic duo infiltrating a high school posed as students to investigate and bring down a drug ring operating within the school. And the hilarity just keeps going from there.
Going into movie, I had an idea of what kind of comedy to expect from Jonah Hill after watching him in previous roles in movies like Superbad, Get Him to the Greek, and Knocked up. Between him and Channing Tatum, he definitely stood out more to me comedically, but that isn’t to say that Channing Tatum wasn’t able to hold his own. I don’t think Channing Tatum’s ever been in a comedy movie like this one so I was genuinely surprised at his ability to go back and forth with Jonah Hill, yet have some moments of his own. The two had great chemistry and were hilarious together.
Watch this movie if you like a good comedy with a side of ass-kicking. From what I understand, there’s also a small surprise for fans of the original series.