21 Jump Street is a movie in a long list of remakes based on 1980's television shows. The television show catapulted Johnny Depp's career, and he hasn't looked back since. That was the show, and this is the movie. It is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). It was written by Michael Bacall, based on a story by one of its stars, Jonah Hill. Hill and Channing Tatum play police officers who are sent undercover to a local high school, to take down a drug ring. Let's go!
What I liked about the film:
Rob Riggle plays a great character who favors jocks, and not smart kids (we knew teachers like that right?). Dave Franco makes his older brother James proud. He is very funny and fully capable of keeping up with Hill and Tatum.
What I didn't like about the film:
Brad Bird. The only difference is, Brad Bird made an amazing action film with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Granted there's a lot more to directing than creating action sequences, but the action can not be ignored.
A remake worth making