21 JUMP STREET and the Action/Comedy Genre
To commemorate the availability of this year's most talked-about comedies, 21 JUMP STREET, here are some other staples in the action/comedy genre that you might like to try.
If you're a fan of Ice Cube's screaming/in-your-face brand of humor, THREE KINGS is your next step. This smart comedy tells the story of three soldiers during the Gulf War who set out in the desert in search of treasure. George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg offer fitting performances to this rich comedy that offers gunshots just as much as laughs.
One of my personal favorites is the LETHAL WEAPON franchise, available for rent or purchase. LETHAL WEAPON 2, namely, offers an incredible gun-battle finale that is balanced with the comedic relief of Joe Pesci. 21 JUMP STREET certainly pays its dues to this classic from the 1980s, since Mel Gibson and Danny Glover set the standard for the Buddy-Cop comedy.
Featuring just about every big name during the 1990s, and led by one of the hottest directors of the time, MARS ATTACKS takes on multiple genres at once to provide a zany, surreal frenzy of snark political humor and laser beams. The action sequences rival the well-timed jokes because of their cutting-edge special effects. It all combines to deliver an all-too-convincing portrayal of global domination by noisy little pseudo-beings wearing psychedelic blouses.