With the recent shooting of Trayvon Martin, 20th Century Fox's 'Neighborhood Watch' was put in an awkward position of being about something that was no longer just a goof. And - as a result - the studio has pulled ads and trailers from Florida, but has not decided to move the release date from July 27. The longer this tragedy is in the public eye, the more likely it is the film will be postponed.
It was in 1993, watching Jim Varney, Rob Schneider and Dabney Coleman in 'The Beverly Hillbillies', when movie studios got the message that the black gold of adapting old television shows had dried out. No one ever asked for a '21 Jump Street' movie, not even, so it would seem, the movie itself. But with the stakes this low, '21 Jump Street' has the freedom to be self-aware but also – shockingly – deliver a buddy action flick that's so much fun you'll actually wind up caring.
Let's get this out of the way first. '21 Jump Street' is hilarious. No wait, that needs to be in all caps for emphasis: '21 Jump Street' is HILARIOUS. This is a movie that has no right to be as funny as it is and it knows exactly what you think a '21 Jump Street' movie is going to be like. And what makes 'Jump Street' so good, is that it uses both of those things to its advantage.
The first teaser and poster for 'Neighborhood Watch' have hit the internet, and with them come all of our hopes and dreams for Akiva Schaffer's ('Hot Rod') latest directorial effort. Scripted by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ('Superbad'), 'Neighborhood Watch' follows a group of suburban dads as they take on the responsibility of, you guessed it, neighborhood watch.