Friday, March 30, 2012

21 Jump Street - 龍虎少年隊

21 Jump Street (龍虎少年隊) is an 2012 film. The film stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The supporting cast include Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Ellie Kemper, Rob Riggle, and Ice Cube. Three of the orignial cast members of the television show also make cameo appearances. I will not name them here.

The movie starts in 2005 with Jonah Hill as Schmidt as an Slim Shady copy cat with music and braces in tow. Tatum plays the school's popular kid that's too dumb to know it, Greg Jenko. Fast forward seven years and they meet up in police academy and become friends and partners. Due to their youthful looks, they are sent to the high school undercover division on 21 Jump Street. Ice Cube plays their over the top captain that sends them into school to break a drug ring. While there, all the insecurities of their High School days are brought out in full force. However, its flipped around, Jenko is now the NERD and Schmidt, the popular kid. They inflitrate the ring and bust it.

The story is your standard undercover story. However, the buddy aspect of the film is pretty ridiculous. Basically, I see this as 21 Jump "Superbad" Street. So ridiculous are some of the things that go on that you have to scoff at the pure absurdity of it. The movie goes where gross hasn't gone before and than some. If you thought American Pie was breaking new ground 13 years ago, this is breaking ground for gross out humor in 2012. The Bridesmaids buddy movie of 2012.

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