The movie 21 Jump Street is based on the TV show from the 80s (perhaps made famous because it helped make Johnny Depp famous). I’ve never watched the TV show, so I don’t know how similar the movie was to the show.
The movie is about two new cops, played by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, who aren’t very good at their new job. They helped each other get through training, becoming friends in the process, even though they disliked each other in high school.
The movie basically becomes a vehicle for crazy high school students, drugs, vulgarity, and teenage humor. The best moments of the movie are when the writers clearly had their tongues firmly in their cheeks, and were able to mock themselves for remaking something old and for going with stereotypes over originality.
It was also humorous to find out that Johnny Depp is in the movie, pretty much from the beginning. But it wasn’t enough to make me like the movie. I guess I’m still looking for comedy that involves wit, and not just vulgarity.