22 Jump Street is just a few weeks away from its June 13th release date. This is the second film in a series of remakes. This cop comedy is loosely based off the 1987 TV series 21 Jump Street. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover and back to college in the attempts to bust a drug operation. Fans of the first movie are excited to see the duo back in action in what could be the biggest cop movie of the summer.
22 Jump Street follows two young police officers named Jenko and Schmidt who are played by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The team returns to their former Jump Street operation, only this time they are going undercover and infiltrating a college instead of a high school. Like every college themed movie there is plenty of partying and dumb humor. A lot of the cast from the old movie will be returning along with Dave Franco and Nick Offerman.
When the 21 Jump Street remake came out in 2012 it was very successful a made over 36 million its opening weekend. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum both produced the film and starred in it, revealing themselves as a great comedy duo. The polar opposite characters are like brothers and the on-screen connection is very apparent. Brilliant partnerships are what make the movie as Co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also return for the sequel.
The 21 Jump Street show aired on Fox between 1987 and 1991. The crime drama was much darker and serious compared to the comedy remake. The series starred a young Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise as the crime fighting partners who go undercover at a high school. The show ran for five seasons and was directed by Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh. Johnny Depp returns to his former role making a cameo in 21 Jump Street. Other cameos include Ice Cube, Chris Parnell, and Rob Riggle.
The only thing the remakes have in common with the show is the concept. When you think of replacements for Johnny Depp Jonah Hill is not exactly the first name on the list. Buddy cop films have been popular movies in American since the 70s. As movie taste developed the cop comedy has remained strong. IMDB placed 21 Jump Street as the number four most popular cop comedy movie, and critics are confident the second film will be successful as well.
The full trailer for 22 Jump Street was released a month ago by Sony Entertainment and has since gotten over two million hits. The trailer starts off with the two cops in friend therapy. Obviously they have grown distant in the recent years and decide to return to Jump Street to relive their former glory. After being assigned to investigate MC state it turns into a typical college trailer with clips of crazy partying and drinking references. The trailer has no shortage of jokes, proving that although this movie is a sequel it plans on packing more of punch line than the first film. Catch 22 Jump Street when it busts into theaters on June 22nd.
By: Morgan Louchen