"21 Jump Street" is the right address for laughs

A crime drama spinoff is surprisingly funny with fresh new faces, hilarious gags, and it should be a hit with movie goers because its the funniest film to come out this year. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play bumbling cops Schmidt and Jenko who go undercover and back to high school in "21 Jump Street". The film is a spinoff of the Fox tv show of the late 80'S and early 90's, helping to launch the career of a young Johnny Depp. This fresh rewrite is a pleasant surprise. Our duo, under the supervision of their police captain (played by ice cube) investigate a new drug at the local high school. They are obviously too old to be in high school and, it doesn't matter, its all a part of the gag. The premise of the movie is preposterous and that is the charm of the film. There are plenty of car chase scenes, explosions, and laughs to occupy your time. The chemistry between the leads is evident and the payoff for you, the movie goer, is worth it. Jonah Hill, who also helped write the film, is perfectly typecast as the socially awkward outsider. Channing Tatum was the biggest surprise as a comedic actor. Both do a fine job here so the flick-o-meter gives "21 Jump Street" a four out of five. There are plenty of laughs here and it was a lot better than what I expected…after all the original series was kind of a throwaway show to begin with. Get social…we're on Facebook…send your questions and comments to "TheBrettside" on Facebook. Click LIKE.

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FlickeduP is a movie review show from a film critic who has been reviewing movies for many years. Brett Martin is a long-time member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association). He has interviewed nearly every A-list movie star in the past 10 years.