21 Jump Street - Review

DYNAMIC DUO Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as police partners in this reboot of the '80s TV series 21 Jump Street

The Late-1980s pop culture relic 21 Jump Streetwas a primo specimen of a TV police procedural with a catchy hook: A team of fresh-faced cops work undercover as high school kids, reporting back to their tough/earnest boss at the address listed above. The hit series ran for four years, and was notably progressive in its willingness to incorporate newsmaking social issues, including AIDS, homophobia, and child abuse. But ? 25 years later, 21 Jump Street the TV show is remembered primarily as the career kickstarter of Johnny Depp as a young actor with an obvious something. As it turns out, dim memories and a new generation of pop culture consumers work to the great advantage of 21 Jump Street the movie: What this fast, cheeky, and very funny interpretation of the original premise sacrifices in teachable moments, it makes up for in intelligent giddiness. Read More...



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