by Ben Pawliger
Last Friday I met up with the stars of the up and coming movie, 21 Jump Street, including Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube. The movie is about a pair of policemen that knew each other back from high school. The pair, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are sent back to high school on an under cover mission. Together, these 2 re-visit their high school days and have fun while bringing down a synthetic drug ring. It is the perfect blend of a comedy and action movie.
The movie was based on the comedy series from the 1980’s also called 21 Jump Street, which starred Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson. When I spoke with the stars of the movie last Friday, they seemed to be the perfect team messing around with one another like brothers. They talked about how they loved working together and how much fun the experience was. Ice Cube also was in this movie, playing a police captain, Dickinson. He said he also enjoyed creating this movie and working with the two rising actors. Jonah Hill also talked to me on how he always wanted to be a writer, and writing 21 Jump Street was a great joy for him. He planned on producing 21 Jump Street for a while now, and now that is has been completed and is coming to theaters, he is very pleased.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds 100% approval rating from critics and has an average of 7.9/10. I recommend that all see this film.