Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s 21 Jump Street is so far the funniest film I’ve seen this year. In fact, I’d go as far as saying it’s the funniest thing since 2010’s MacGruber. I have yet to run into someone that didn’t absolutely love the film. My extremely positive review can be read here.
21 Jump Street is the perfect balance of comedy and charm, giving you two characters that you shouldn’t have any problem rooting for. The main reason for the film’s success is Channing Tatum, who totally nails it as the badass Jenko. His partner in crime, Jonah Hill, works wonders too, but C-Tates charisma outshines even Hill’s best bits of dialogue.
Still, the film works so well because every single base is covered. Tatum and Hill provide the on-screen entertainment, while Hill and Michael Bacall‘s screenplay provides the fully-developed characters. Topping off the cake is directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Both totally understand the material and know exactly how to translate it into a well-made comedy that doesn’t sell any aspect short.
The Film Stage is reporting that Hill and Bacall are in talks to develop a story, which will then be turned into a screenplay, for a sequel. That sounds fine and dandy, especially with Tatum and Hill returning, but what about Lord and Miller? Nothing has been said about the directing duo, but I’d assume Sony will be calling them up quickly if the film does strong this weekend at the box office.
Are you looking forward to a 21 Jump Street sequel? Have you even seen the film yet?