21 Jump Street

New Comedy Is Smash Hit

When a new comedy appears on our screens which stars Jonah Hill in it, the question is always asked “will it be as funny as Superbad?” the answer for this film is…no. This film is more about the bond of friendship between two Police officers who through everything always have each other, they still pop the occasional joke in here and there that have the audience in stitches though.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum

The story shows two high school students (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) who have grown up to become Police officers but aren’t the best at their jobs, and so are transferred to a mission where they are to pose as high school students to try and take down a drug ring in the school.

Throughout the film the jokes do amuse however some to tend to drag out and become stale, we get a great cameo from ‘Ice Cube’ who can not for the life of him stop using the word ‘motherf***er’ when describing Hill and Tatum, which creates a colourful character.

When we think of Jonah Hill we instantly think…comedy, and with great films like ‘Superbad’ and ‘The Sitter’ it’s obvious why. But Channing Tatum in a comedy seems slightly farfetched as we usually see him in films which pull at our love strings such as ‘Dear John’ and most recently ‘The Vow’. However the chemistry between these two really pulls the audience into the story as they are like two bickering brothers.

The film was directed by Phil Lord who is known for directing the hit film ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’ in 2009. He also Produced some episodes for the show ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Ok so the film won’t have you in tears but it definitly delivers it’s share of laughs and it’s good to see a new and fresh faced actor (Dave Franco – brother to James Franco) playing the role of the top dog in the crimes.

By the end of the film the audience are really gripped to the plot as it is filled with several twists which are not expected and a humorous sudden ending. There is no doubt that this film has not only been enjoyed at the cinema but will also bring laughter through the DVD.

21 Jump Street is in cinemas now.