There has been heavy doubt surrounding 21 Jump Street ever since it was learned that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum would be playing the lead roles of two Cops who infiltrate a high school. The name of those two actors alone was enough to convince some movie fans to never see this film in their natural lives. However, others (like yours truly) have been cautiously optimistic that the film could be good - especially when early character and story details leaked to the Web.
Today we have red & green band trailers for 21 Jump Street which reveals exactly what this film is going to be like in terms of tone and comedic style. Needless to say, with Hill involved there's going to be some raunch, and with Tatum onboard there's going to be some action. Everything in between is...well...you'll see:
RED BAND TRAILER [NSFW]
GREEN BAND TRAILER
We're going to go out on the limb and say that 21 Jump Street is better than your average movie fan probably thought it would be, and everything that Jonah Hill-haters feared it would be. To his credit, Tatum looks to be riffing on his tough pretty boy image to perfection, and the line about him "looking like a 40-year-old *@#$ing man" is a great acknowledgement of the ridiculousness of the premise. Then again, this seems to be the type of movie where ridiculousness is welcome.
If you couldn't tell from the trailer, the supporting cast of the film is full of some great comedic actors - as well as Ice Cube riffing on his own image as...Ice Cube. Included in the mix are Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Johnny Simmons, Johnny Pemberton, Dakota Johnson, Ellie Kemper - and yes, there will be an appearance by the original Jump Streeter, Johnny Depp.
Do you feel any differently about this film, now that you've seen the trailers?
21 Jump Street will be in theaters on March 16, 2012
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