21 Jump Street - Movie Review

Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are two opposites in high school - the geek and the jock. They run into each other again when they both enroll into Police Acedemy and end up being best friends when they find they can help each other acheive their goals. But instead of the car chases and explosions they were envisioning after graduation, they are assigned to park patrol. When they finally arrest their first perpetrator, he was let go because Jenko didn't read him his rights. The pair are reassigned to 21 Jump Street, a police undercover unit whose officers are chosen because they look young enough to pass as high school students. Schmidt and Jenko are given the job of finding the dealers and suppliers of a drug dealing ring at the local high school. But even then they mess up and end up with each other's undercover identity. Schmidt ends up hanging with the cool kids and Jenko with the science geeks. Schmidt and Jenko's friendship may be put to the ultimate test as the same issues that plagued them in high school come back to haunt them.

The movie was hilarious and there were many laugh out loud moments. It wasn`t afraid to poke fun at itself, knowing that this is a based on the late 80s TV show of the same name. In fact, you might even see some familiar faces. ;) For those who are sensitive, there is some violence and some people do die, there is a lot of teen drug use and drinking and swearing. But I digress, if you are looking for a good laugh, this is the movie to see. This was another one of those movies that was way better than I imagined. Oh, and there are explosions and car chases.

21 Jump Street opens in theatres Friday, March 16, 2012. Go see it!

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