It's a simple premise: Two former high school nobodies, one a brainless jock and the other a clueless loser reunite after getting signed up for a undercover drug investigation as recently graduates of their local police academy. Back at school, they get themselves into a series of quite ridiculous, but consistently hillarious situations, as they realize that a lot has changed since when they were kids – including people's tolerance of certain stereotypes and total embrace of others.
|Jonah and Tatum make for a greatly ridiculous bromance.|
The bromance combo of Jonah Hill and Tatum really does work exceptionally well, each utilising a very different approach to comedy that works equally hillariously. Directors Phill Lord and Chris Miller has done a stand up job when it comes to the comedic timing and you're sure to be laughing harder as the duo gets closer to unmasking the high school drug syndicate.
There's even a very unexpected and strange cameo that most movie fans are sure to appreciate.
All in all, 21 Jump Street is a highly accessible, very funny and feel good comedy that will be sure to make you recall memories of one of the worst or best parts of your life.
Highlight: I have to admit that I enjoyed Tatum even more than Hill in this one. The ex jock's turn to geekdom was especially hilarious to me.