On paper, the idea of âârebooting 1980s teen-centric TV series 21, rue du saut as the basis for a film featuring a cast of recognizable stars, it seemed creatively bankrupt, but directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller knew it perfectly and used it to their advantage.
Reimagined as a wide, boisterous, R-rated studio comedy, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum were the ideal foils for each other as Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko, two rookie officers with high school histories who were forced to infiltrate and relive the experience from a whole new perspective.
Add in Ice Cube as a generally angry police captain, a slew of notable guest appearances, and clever handwriting that ripped apart the entire subgenre while lovingly kissing her, all you’ve got yourself is the recipe for major success. 21, rue du saut has been a critical and commercial success, earning over $ 200 million at the box office and causing a storm with fans and critics alike.
The sequel was almost as good, but it’s such a shame we never get to see the crazy sounds Men in black crossing MiB23, which would have been the official canon of both franchises. 21, rue du saut now streams on Netflix, making it an ideal viewing when you want to relax and have fun for a few hours.