21 Jump Street

Monday, September 26 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

21 Jump Street

JOY REVIEW

21 Jump Street is obviously the remake of the TV show that made Johnny Depp a star. This one stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, so it’s obviously going to be a completely different kind of movie. In the first 10 minutes you’re just going to suffer through where they are kind of going through high school where cute boys bully nerds, then they go through the police academy, then they become friends, and then they meet Ice Cube who is their commander. And this one, you’re just going to have to suffer through. But then it actually turns good, and it’s really more about second chances and do-overs and friendship and unlikely friendship, and it becomes kind of a fun movie with some genuinely funny things. But there is a sweetness to it that is really quite appealing. And I’m not going to tell you the secret thing that happens because you will find that out for yourself. But I’ll give it three stars, surprisingly enough.

JOY METER