10. 22 Jump Street
What? Back in the late 80s, Johnny Depp made his fame on a TV show named “21 Jump Street” where he played a young looking undercover cop. He, along with other young looking cops, were sent to infiltrate high schools and pretend to be students in order to prevent youth crime. Sounds kitschy and implausible? That’s cause it was, but people loved it and it lasted five seasons. In 2012, Hollywood decided it was time to bring it back as a film. Many people were doubtful especially when the film had cast Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill to play buddy cops. However, the trailers were oddly funny and the film turned out to be a hell of a lot funnier than it had any right to be. It became rather successful, and I have no qualms in saying it quickly became one of my favorite movies of 2012. A surefire surprise hit like that can only mean one thing: it’s time for a sequel. 22 Jump Street takes the same concept as the first, but instead of high school, Jenko and Schmidt are shipped off to college and instead of being headquartered on 21 Jump Street, they’re moving across the street to 22 Jump Street. Time will tell if lightning will strike twice for the buddy cop movie. The trailers look pretty good, at least.
Who? Phil Lord and Chris Miller are returning to direct the sequel, and after the success of their most recent effort, “The LEGO Movie”, they’re riding high on a wave of quality comedy. Also returning to the franchise and reprising their roles are Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, and Rob Riggle. The first one featured an incredible cameo, and this one is expected to feature another one. So, we have that to look forward to as well.
When and Where? Jenko and Schmidt return to imitate the cops they see on television throughout the United States on June 13th.