It’s understandable that moviegoers might be disappointed about the prospect of yet another remake hitting the big screen -- it’s not like adaptations of old TV shows have the best track record, even when they’re meant to be satirical. But 21 Jump Street
defies negative expectations by such a wide margin that co-directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord may have improved the reputation of the entire genre. Remake or no, this movie is hysterical.
The premise is the same as the TV show: Two young cops, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum), are sent on an undercover mission to pose as teenagers and infiltrate the cliques of a local high school in ord...