Watch the Trailer for 21 Jump Street: The Major Motion Picture (VIDEO)

The intensity of your revulsion to this trailer for 21 Jump Street: The Motion Picture, Starring Skinny Jonah Hill and Chubby Channing Tatum will probably be directly proportional to how strongly you feel about 21 Jump Street: The Fox TV Show That Sent Johnny Depp and Richard Grieco on Their Wildly Divergent Career Paths. If you are like me, a former kid from Canada who didn’t have access to the new Fox network and all the TV delights it provided, you probably aren’t all that emotionally attached to the latter, and are willing to accept this wildly bastardized big-screen version on its own merits. But if you are a huge 21 Jump Street fan, well, prepare to be outraged.

What was once an ensemble cop show is now a buddy comedy starring two unlikely, but likable, movie stars. This movie, based on what we see in the trailer, suffers from 21st Century Hollywood Comedy Syndrome—meaning little-to-no effort is put into developing character or situations. Rather, the humor revolves around dudes being dudes in close proximity to other dudes, brah. MGM, the low-rent studio responsible for this release, has issued a red-band trailer that spends the entirety of its R-rated allowance on swear words (LOTS of swear words—sensitive souls, take note). Where are the boobies? Where is the graphic violence? Also, did this movie cost $4.75 to make?

So basically, I’ll watch this on Cinemax at 4am some night. Why not?

For the purists among you, here's a clip of the REAL 21 Jump Street, in which Peter DeLuise tries to teach Johnny Depp how to blend into a violent gang. It's actually a lot more entertaining than the movie trailer.


Were you a fan the original 21 Jump Street? Will you go see the movie?

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OMG skinny Jonah Hill aaah that's so crazy - it reminds me of the old Family Guy episode where Peter gets in shape and is all buff. Personally I think that's just too weird, he should at least put some of the weight back on I think he could find a good balance of a healthy weight that still looks natural...but i digress



Anyway can't wait to see it, the trailer and TV spots I've seen look hilarious, I'm glad they went with an "R" rating, too so it won't be aimed at young teens. Ooh and least I forget, I sure hope they us more Sleigh Bells music in the movie like when they had "Infinity Guitars" in the TV spots (http://youtu.be/rXR_jx6KnaA )
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I was huge fan of the original 21 Jump Street. I have the DVD set and I still watch the episodes. I think this newer version might be okay, but not great. When it was only in casting phase, and Jonah Hill was cast, I already knew what kind of movie to expect.
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Meh!
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The only thing I see is similar between the two is just the name. In the preview you hear Ice Cubes character say they are restarting the program from the show. There basically trading the more seriousness of the show and making a comedy movie out of it kinda of like the tragedy that was Dukes of Hazards. I'm curious to see if it will be any good if it sucks oh well.
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You somehow missed the most significant aspect of 21 Jump Street: it was the very first Fox Network show, when Fox was only on Saturdays and Sundays. I was a fan of the later episodes of 21 Jump Street when they were going undercover in colleges, but I don't see myself enjoying this any more than I did Dragnet back in '87 or The Green Hornet. What half-wit decided "updated" was a synonym for "half-baked parody"?
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So let me get this straight, MGM claw themselves out of yet another sh*thole caused by Bankruptcy and the first thing they release isn't something worthwhile like the RED DAWN remake but a piece of crap like this which is destined to become the biggest box office flop in decades. I hope MGM have a copy of the bankruptcy declaration papers handy because releasing this crap will get them there again and soon.
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Looks funny.



And that's Ron ****ing Swanson.
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WHAT THE HELL WAS THE PIECE OF CRAP??!!!!! I've never seen a DUMBER trailer in my life. AND WHAT THE HELL IS THAT DOING WITH THE NAME 21 JUMP STREET? That is in NO WAY 21 JUMP STREET. Hollywood idiots make crap like this!
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I don't know about the 21 Jump Street episode clip... I learned how to blend into a violent gang from Price Peterson, and it didn't look anything like that.
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Oh no, no, no ,no!! Too many remakes! Footloose, The Three Musketeers, Gone In 60 Seconds... the list goes on and its bad, really bad. Surely there are NEW scripts and new ideas out there. Don't take something loved and ruin it (Three Musketeers a case in point, the new movie sucked!) Leave us oldies with our fond memories and get some new material. Please, I beg you!!
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This movie will probably provide me some good laughs! Skinny or fat, Jonah Hill is awesome. I think people should stop complaining, who cares what this used to be in the past, give this movie a chance, you might like it.
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It looks horrible! 21 Jump street was awesome, what a shame.
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Makes me want to 21 Jump Off a Building
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I didn't watch the original and this still looks dumb. So I guess fail on all fronts.
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I'd rather die than see this movie.... what a way to mess up a good name.

What is it with these reboots lately... is it so hard to create something original???



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You think 21 Jump Street was original? Clearly you never heard of the Mod Squad...
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Where how to kill one very very good series...............
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Aw hell no! Yeah I grew up with the original, and cheesy as it was, I loved it. Not Johnny Depp so much, but Peter Deluise and Dustin Ngueyn.
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I loved the original and it's entire cast. Jonah Hill pretty much makes one kind of movie, so having his name attached to this movie let me know what kind of product to expect.
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