21 Jump Street Red Band Trailer: Undercover, Over-Age Cops

21 Jump Street: Not the first '80s series that comes to mind when I think of revival-worthy properties in 2011, but it appears that Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Nick Offerman and Ice Cube are making it work in the new movie's red band trailer. Original stars Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson-Peete are rumored to make appearances, and even if they don't, there's enough starpower to make this Never Been Kissed-esque high school infiltration a worthwhile venture. Mysteriously, the funniest line delivery in the whole clip belongs to a very supporting player. Click through for the full, NSFW (language) clip.

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Aw, little Dave Franco. Cute. But the funniest line is Ellie Kemper's spoonerism at clip's end. She had the least to work with in Bridesmaids, so I hope this redeems her in a major way. Wendi McLendon-Covey, you better be next.

'21 Jump Street' Red Band Trailer [Facebook]


  • j'accuse! says:

    Louis, I'm way too hip to get back into facebook, so I'll just have to take your word for it. Is this a thing now, releasing trailers that require you to have a facebook account to view them? Guess I'll get a lot more work done each day if that trend picks up...

  • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

    Wait, what? Is it prompting you to sign into Facebook? I didn't know that was a condition, will look for an alternative clip in the meantime...

  • j'accuse! says:

    Vielen dank.

  • j'accuse! says:

    Watched the trailer on the YouTubes, not sure why they made this picture. As aptly pointed out by Dave Franco's character, Channing Tatum does look like he's 40. Jonah Hill's not skinny in this, he's just not the size of the Goodyear Blimp like he used to be. At least that Ron guy from that Office-like Amy Poeler show is in it. But for that...I can just watch more YouTubes clips. Overall, I'm having trouble remembering the last time I saw something as aggressively unfunny as this thing. Oh yeah, right, Cop Out.

  • Jake says:

    Agree with J'accuse. My vague recollections of watching 21 jump street in the 80s was that it was tonally much more serious than this. It was certainly not jokey. Why not just make a parody of the series called 22 jump street? Because it definitely comes across in the trailer as a parody, not a film version of the tv show. But maybe my recollections of the show are off. I just remember it all had that "after school special" feel to it where teens were unable to "just say no" like they should have in those Nancy Reagan days. With Jonah Hill exec producing, you gotta believe that he's just not old enough/mature enough to be able to take this series to the big screen without adding some cynical humor to it. Not that I was expecting big things from this, but any project has potential, right? Or maybe not.

  • Elias says:

    I think this should be OK…not something I’d run out and pay twenty bucks to see in the theater but I’ll probably get on PPV or something when it comes out. I’ve always thought Jonah Hill was hilarious and this looks funny. Plus I’m pro-anything with a Franco in it.

  • j'accuse! says:

    If you're pro-anything w/ a Franco in it, just wait for the 90 minute Franco extravaganza film where they both get stoned and hang out w/ grandma. Should be awesome.

  • Frank says:

    The movie was hilarious.