For the next four hours you can get ‘21 Jump Street’ and ‘Horrible Bosses’ on Blu-ray for $7.96 each or ‘21 Jump Street’ on DVD plus digital for $8.96. Both are great comedies and were vastly under appreciated.
Microvereview: 21 Jump Street
Despite gaping plot holes and the adoption of a tired genre, 21 Jump Street is a funny, worthwhile update on an old property. I’d like to pledge full allegiance to Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who have once again proved their merit jumping from sitcom to animated to live-action feature. Their style is just as playful as it was in those other mediums and translates incredibly well to the R-rated sensibility. Hill and Tatum have surprising chemistry that takes a well-crafted but not spectacular script to a much higher level. All this ties together nicely with one of the best cameo performances in years (I’m sure you can guess who from). Action-comedy is a played out genre but there are far too many laughs to let that bother you. It’s safe to say nobody wanted or asked for a remake of 21 Jump Street, but sometimes the best things are the ones you didn’t know you wanted.
Though I’m sure his part is tiny.
Trailer: 21 Jump Street - March 16
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, and Rob Riggle.