I had the opportunity to watch 21 Jump Street at its SXSW premiere. Stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller as well as other members of the cast and crew were on hand for a Q&A after the screening. I just thought I would share all that information with you so that it would make me sound like a humblebragging douche.
In any matter, naysayers of this movie may want to think twice before discounting it as another lame TV show-turned-movie debacle. First off, the movie is not a “revamp.” It’s a continuation. Secondly, the movie is quite the comedic event. It’s entertaining, has just the right amount of heart, and has enough crass humor to make you LOL all over the place. Third, Ice Cube stars as the hardass Captain Dickson and he has an affinity for using defecation as a basis for his insults. Fourth, it proves that Jonah Hill is still funny. Finally, it proves that Channing Tatum should be doing more comedies and less movies like The Vow (that movie was just all sorts of wrong).
Nonetheless, there are many cameos in this movie and for the sake of not spoiling it for anyone I will not tell you who makes a cameo and when they do — but I will tell you about one cameo: Dustin Nguyen. He played Officer Harry Truman Ioki in the ’80s drama about police officers going undercover as students at various high schools to enforce the law.
I have an assignment for you. When you do watch the movie adaptation of 21 Jump Street, look for Nguyen’s cameo — but he isn’t going to be in physical form.
That’s all I’m going to say.