This is clearly proof that I’m getting very old, very past it and increasingly befuddled by the world – not only is there a “21 Jump Street” movie, but it’s positively imminent. And apparently reasonably entertaining.
Again, my gast is flabbered.
I have fond, possibly misplaced memories of the original 80’s television series, which was one of the first American shows which was appointment viewing for me when my family first got Sky satellite TV back in the late 80’s. It had a cool premise – youthful cops bust crime in high school by going deep cover – and actors like Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson engaging in super cool hijinks in none-more-Canadian locations, which seemed impossibly exotic to a teenager doing hard time in North Yorkshire suburbia.
And Peter DeLuise had a mullet for the ages – I doubt that a whole division of Poet Laureates could do justice to its fluffy majesty.
So, there’s a movie – from the directors of “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meetballs”, just to compound the madness inherent in reviving this franchise – and it features Jonah Hill and walking, talking piece of 2×4, Channing Tatum as the undercover cops busting-up shenanigans in high school, with Ice Cube giving it some gruff, paternal bad-assery in the Steven Williams role.
Never thought I’d see the day – from NWA to portraying The Man in an action comedy. They’ve surely got to reference THAT particular switcheroo somewhere in the flick or they’re plainly not doing their jobs.
Go watch the trailer for the new film and see what you think – I’m saying ‘wait for DVD’, but your mileage may vary…