[rating=3]Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco
Director(s): Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Writer(s): Michael Bacall (screenplay), Bacall and Jonah Hill (story) based on the TV series by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell
If the formula for 21 Jump Street, from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (they previously directed Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs together) seems familiar, that’s because it should. 25 years ago, Fox Television wanted to show they had an edge and they found it with 21 Jump Street, a gritty drama about cops going undercover at local high schools. It launched the career of Johnny Depp and managed to last four seasons. The same year that Jump Street debuted, another gritty television cop show was being reimagined on the big screen.