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'21 Jump Street' Red-Band Trailer: Ice Cube Says 'Twittersphere' Between Sandwich Bites


Lending some credibility to the '80s television show remake movie genre--a genre that should neither be a genre nor associated with credibility--the R-rated trailer for 21 Jump Street has appeared on Facebook, and it looks like it could be alright in spite of its shared heritage with The A-Team (2010). Credit for that feat should likely be spread between directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller--who previously somehow adapted Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs into a pretty great film--and co-writers Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, the latter of which also wrote the just-posted-about Project X. Bacall's strange aptitude at writing high school party scenes in both X and 21 Jump Street should probably be investigated by Chris Hansen and crew, but in the meantime, let's just watch Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill go undercover as unconvincing high schoolers in this trailer. Careful if you're at work, because their mouths speak filth.

May this set the new bar for movies in which Channing Tatum dances with high schoolers.

  • March 6, 2012
    With the first wave of 21 Jump Street reviews coming through this week as surprisingly-emphatic endorsements, the comedy remake today takes a victory lap with this nearly five-minute-long, R-rated trailer that proudly boasts, "Yes, there is a drug sequence in which Rob Riggle's... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2012
    It's a sad fact of life that Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill only have so many years to play obviously-too-old guys pretending to be high schoolers before that premise becomes just slightly more ludicrous than it's meant to be. Now matter how hard he might try, 31-year-old Tatum ... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2011
    Ice Cube isn't resigning himself to Are We There Yet?: The Series cameos just yet. The actor/rapper/executive producer of Are We There Yet? is reportedly up for a role in Sony's 21 Jump Street adaptation, which is still an intriguing project if for no other reason that that it'... / Continue →
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