I did not watch the original TV series 21 Jump Street as I was pretty young then. I do remember from the parts I did see of it and the commercials for it that it was not a comedy. Enter the film version of 21 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. This is not a drama by any means. It is a comedy. I don’t quite get the point of even calling it 21 Jump Street. The film also stars Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, and Ice Cube.
The trailer is a red-band trailer which means that there is swearing in it and is NSFW.
“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.”
21 Jump Street is in theatres March 16, 2011.