In a classic comedy, 21 Jump Street portrays two high school classmates in action as undercover cops.
Their ridiculous incompetence and lack of experience lands them an undercover operation based out of a church. Following orders from the angry Captain Dickson (Ice Cube), the underachieving cops are sent back to high school where they must blend into the student enviroment to bring down a new dangerous synthetic drug.
The two find it difficult at first because things have changed since the ’80s. There are no longer distinct social hierarchies in this silly and fun film. Now the posing cops must get up-to-date with techonolgy, music, dance moves, cars and befriend the social ring leader, Eric (Dave Franco) to stop drug use.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, there are references to the ’80s and ’90s lifestyle along with cameos from the original “21 Jump Street” cast members that do not fail to disappoint. Also the obscene male humour reveled into the student atmosphere makes you feel as though you’re back in high school. The film depicts lovely satire mixed with a couple action sets of chases, shootouts, sex, gore and nudity. The energy and entertainment of the film are fulfilled by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s male reputations within their movie stereotypes to charm the attitude of the audience.