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Plot: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.
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Unexpectedly hilarious and clever. 21 Jump Street subverts all expectations.
21 Jump Street sounds like a terrible idea on paper: a big screen adaptation of an ABC TV series from the 80s. Was anyone really clamoring for that? Was there any reason to adapt that into a feature film in 2012? It sounds like just another example of Hollywood cashing in on an established franchise, akin to the decision to make a movie based on the board game Battleship. As it turns out 21 Jump Street is barely an adaptation, and it isn’t just an excuse to capitalize on an old concept. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the team behind the brilliant and absurd Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, use the fact that nobody is too invested in the source material to their advantage, subverting all expectations for what a movie like this would be. The result is a smart, exciting and often hilarious action-comedy with real stakes and a surprising amount of heart.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as Schmidt and Jenko respectively, two rookie cops who went to high school together, though belonging to different social circles. Jenko was the popular jock while Schmidt was the unpopular nerd. When they realize each has something the other one needs, a friendship sparks and they become partners. After a failed drug bust, they’re reassigned to a special division when their police station decides to “revive a cancelled program from the 80s” (get it?). They’re sent to a local high school undercover as students to investigate and bring down a drug ring. Despite identical titles, I don’t know if we can even call this an adaptation of the show. While the TV show was primarily a drama, the film is essentially a satire of movies and shows like 21 Jump Street, fully aware of all of the clichés of its genre.
Writer Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) seems to have realized nobody really cared about a 21 Jump Street movie and instead decided to make something totally different. Early on, in a scene of dialogue that may as well have been delivered directly into the camera, a character explains that there aren’t any original ideas these days and so we’re stuck rehashing old concepts from the 80s to make a quick buck. In this way and many others, the movie is all about subverting your expectations, which based on this premise are probably very low. It’s anything but a lazy cash grab, taking everything you know about buddy cop films and turning it on its head. It embraces the stupidity of its concept too, by constantly acknowledging that Hill and Tatum are way too old to be posing as high school kids, or by having Ice Cube play the stereotypical black police captain from every 80s movie ever, and then outright acknowledging that. In a hilarious early scene Schmidt and Jenko’s roles are reversed, with the jock forced to pose as the nerd and the nerd posing as the jock. 21 Jump Street thrives on the unexpected.
Many were initially unsure how Channing Tatum would perform, as he is an actor who has never headlined in any major comedies before. While Jonah Hill is without a doubt the star, having had tons of experience in films like Superbad and Knocked Up, Tatum does a fine job as well and the two actors have great chemistry together. In movies like this with two main leads, the rapport between them can make or break the film. With 21 Jump Street, it absolutely makes it.
That’s ultimately why the movie works as well as it does. Any successful comedy needs real stakes. Otherwise, it just feels like a series of Saturday Night Live sketches with no real purpose. A few years ago, Superbad was extremely successful not just for being a goofy and raunchy comedy, but also for having a believable high school friendship at its core. Similarly, 21 Jump Street works because the friendship between its protagonists feels real, and as a result there are real emotional stakes to go along with the satire. Driving this silly, raunchy comedy is a truly interesting story about popularity and friendship in high school, and about how you might act differently if you could go back as an adult. It’s easily the funniest comedy in well over a year, but it’s not just a vehicle for jokes: 21 Jump Street tells a great story, too.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller seem to love surprising us. As with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street is a movie nobody expected to be great. Its brilliance lies in the fact that it knows all of your complaints ahead of time. Think it sounds like a cheap cash crab based on an 80s property? They make a joke about that. Think Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are too old to play high school kids? They make a joke about that too. It’s extremely clever and always two steps ahead of the audience. But what really stands out about 21 Jump Street is that it’s not just an enjoyable and hilarious time at the theater, it also tells a genuinely interesting and emotionally compelling story, developing its characters in a way you probably wouldn’t anticipate from a raunchy high school comedy.
Worth Your Time
’21 Jump Street’ is a largely forgotten late 80s/early 90s television show, which today is widely acknowledged for helping launch the career of actor Johnny Depp, who you made of heard of. Having not seen a single episode of the program (which was before my time), could I make it through this film with a complete understanding without any backstory?
Let me get one thing straight: unlike the show (which deals with such heavy issues as child abuse, homophobia, AIDS, and hat crimes), this is a raunchy comedy. And the movie’s not afraid to admit it, as the first ten minutes alone provide us with a galore of genitalia and gross out gags. Normally, these would scare me away and become a liability when considering how one movie would score. Maybe it’s the fact that the funniest moments stem from witty banter or creative sequences rather than gross out themselves, but it the raunchiness didn’t seem to bother me (for the most part.)
Then there’s Channing Tatum. If you were to bring his name up anytime before this year, I would shutter.I mean, we all know he might not have the greatest resume (‘Fighting’ anyone?), but he’s honestly one of the best things about this movie. So much so that he even manages to be better than Jonah Hill, one of the best comedic actors working today. Rob Riggle and Ice Cube each provide inspired supporting roles that are nearly laugh out loud funny each time they’re on screen, never feeling forced or overused.
Does the film have problems? Well…yeah. I won’t deny that. Some of the jokes fall flat, while some jokes that initially worked are stretched a little too far. There’s the (inevitably) love story between one of the main characters and a high school girl feels too forced and only is there to serve as a ‘love story.’ But, for the most part, I completely enjoyed it, though I can’t ever see myself taking time to watch it again.
So if turning a serious-themed show like ’21 Jump Street’ into a very good raunchy comedy does make me wonder if other old 80s TV shows would make a similar transition. Wouldn’t Alf as a pot-smoking, potty-mouthed slacker who still lives with his mom in modern day Los Angeles be an instant classic?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime
Director Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Writer Michael Bacall (screenplay), Michael Bacall (story), Jonah Hill (story), Patrick Hasburgh (television series), Stephen J. Cannell (television series)
Actors Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco
Awards 11 wins & 21 nominations.
Production Company Original Film, SJC Studios
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe (acknowledgement) (until 2012), Sony ColorWorks, Culver City (CA), USA (digital intermediate) (as ColorWorks)
Film Length 2,997 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak), Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format) (high-speed shots)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema