21 Jump Street

What a nice surprise.

For some reason, Hollywood decided the best way to make films from beloved TV cop shows of the past was to turn them into raunchy comedies.

Big-screen versions of Baywatch and CHiPs epically blew and sucked, but this revamp of the series which launched Johnny Depp, was a refreshing blast of joy.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have great chemistry, Ice Cube skewers every boss to ever demand a gun and badge, and the jokes work.

Yes, they make fun of the often-silly premise of the original, but they do it with love, and not condescension.

 

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