I’m not sure what the motivation was behind the movie version for 21 Jump Street. It’s not exactly a property that screams for a movie adaptation. As a Television show, it was a mediocre hit. One of the first shows on the Fox Network. But the show did have a cult following as well as a spin-off and most notably helped to launch the career of Johnny Depp. Whatever the case, coming in 2012 is the movie version for the film. My initial reaction to the very funny trailer is that it looks like a LOT of fun. The movie definitely milks the absurdity of the premise. Seeing Ice Cube as the police captain is just too hilarious. I also enjoy watching Jonah Hill flex his comedic muscles. Channing Tatum is surprisingly funny too. Overall, this red band trailer looks like a lot of fun. I expect the marketing to capitalize on the brand, but still put a funny spin on the new material. It looks like Holly Robinson Peete has scored a role in the film, (look for a quick peek in the trailer) and rumors are that Johnny Depp will also be making a cameo appearance in the film. CAN’T WAIT for that!
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.