Ultra-crude and raunchy television show adaptation is for older teens only
21 Jump Street is based off of a old television show of the same name that ran from 1987-1991, and that is also starred a very young Johnny Depp (Watch for his not-so flattering cameo later on in the movie!), and that also apparently, back in it's day, it was quiet popular with the viewers of the time. Now, the classic show is the latest in the long line of classic television shows to get the big-screen treatment, but done so that it is more of a crazy comedy and that it is more satirizing the show, than actually doing it justice. Still, 21 Jump Street is a memorably crude, pretty much raving lunatic of a movie that delivers plenty of outrageous laughs, even if a lot of the time the laughter is disbelief at the poor taste on-screen, but, for a comedy such as this one, that is actually not exactly a insult, when you really do think about it. Still, 21 Jump Street is probably the best comedy around right now, aside from Project X, which is already disappearing from the box office while 21 Jump Street is still collecting. So, armed with a R Rating, since, obviously, this is yet another one of those raunchy ten comedies, the content is pretty much as follows, so here we go: There is virtually non-stop crude and sexual content, with lot's and lot's of crude and explicit dialog, jokes, and even a few scenes which will definitely raise some eyebrows with the audience, which includes a very brief but graphic view of a three-way, with most of the body parts visible, and finally, but definitely most explicitly, several very graphic shots of a severed penis covered in blood, which a character is also forced to pick up in his mouth, as well, which also ties in with the violence section of this review, as well. So, with that being said, the violence in the film is not very graphic, until the end, where the violence suddenly cranks up and there is plenty of bloody gunfights, complete with lot's of blood spraying, spurting and splattering everywhere. Also, there is frequent and explicit drug use, which also occasionally ties in with the humor, and in one key and very funny sequence, we see from the perspective of the two-main characters as they are both virtually having an acid freak-out. And, finally, there is pretty much constant strong profanity throughout the entire film as well, which includes about 161 uses of the F-word and it's derivatives, but also includes other words as well, including sh-t, g-dd-mn, hell, b-llsh-t, -ssh-le, d-ck, c-ck and more. So, with all that having been said, 21 Jump Street has been doing well with the teen crowd, and no wonder, because if you have already seen project X and are still looking for that next funny raunchy comedy, than look no further, because 21 Jump Street delivers.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking