After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. Once again Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are the heart and soul of '22 Jump Street' a sequel that although not better than the original is still on par with it and just as good overall. Ice Cube was once again really good as well, the comedy aspect was good although the Schwarzenegger repeat joke? was pretty lame to say the least but as i said it was a fun and watchable sequel for sure but no classic tho. (7/10)
When I laugh out loud, hold my side and get a tear in my eye...it's a ten. I can't lie, I enjoyed the film, especially the ending when Jonah Hill "returns the favor."After taking orders from their yin-yang, they make the same film.Yes, they made the same movie twice. The humor was silly, inane, yet at the same time clever such as a silly chase scene taking place in front of "The Benjamin Hill Center for Film Studies." Anyone not hip to Benny Hill, might miss the real joke looking at a chase scene that is otherwise unappealing.At one point our undercover guys act like a couple breaking up "Maybe we should start investigating other people." Tatum has met a meat head football player who thinks identical to him, leaving Jonah Hill as the third wheel.The film had a number of good one liners, such as "I don't know if I like you sober." The scenes worked fairly well, building upon each other.Parental Guide: Plenty of F-bombs. No sex or nudity.
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This was SO much fun to watch. Screw writing a review, the soundtrack just makes me want to throw a party right now. Seriously downloading that shizz immediately. In this sequel our abysmal police officers are sent to 22 Jump Street (a much better title than 21 Jump Street 2) to go undercover in a college to bust...you guessed it, another drug dealer. This drug is called "why-phy" and makes you ultra focussed before sending your mind down one heck of a trippy trip. That scene alone, was just a beauty to behold. Channing Tatum dancing in a rainbow land, adjacent to Jonah Hill listening to hellish rock music. Majestic. That obviously conveys the contrast between them and they do go down a rather formulaic personality clash only for them to regroup to try and save the day! That's my biggest problem with the film, it's far too formulaic and is pretty much a rehash of its predecessor. I get it, don't fix what is not broken but with a bigger budget this was more unfocused. In fact I don't think anyone cared for the actual plot this time. What this did do though, was pull a damn good twist in the middle which I did NOT see coming. One of those moments where I shouted "Oh. My. God. Nooo no no noooo!". If you've seen the film, you know what I mean (hint: involves parents visiting the college). The script was self-referential and clearly used this awareness to poke fun out of itself, which was a smart move. The end credits showed that hilariously. Best end credits scene I've seen in a looooong time. Jonah Hill was occasionally good but again, I just don't like him. Channing Tatum was not as consistent with his line delivery, some of them fell flat. The action scenes were well filmed and had some flamboyancy to them which made the experience all the more enjoyable. That's exactly what this is, a damn good enjoyable flick with some hysterical scenes...and a kickass soundtrack which I'm downloading right now. No joke, turning my laptop on now.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chril MillerStarring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube Plot Overview: Soon after they stopped the craze of HFS, Schmidt(Jonah Hill) and Jenko(Channing Tatum) go back under cover in College to stop a new drug from killing people.General:Overall: This movie is, first and foremost, hilarious. My main flaw with its predecessor is that the comedy got stale after multiple watches. That is different here. I've watched this movie more than '21 Jump Street' and still laugh continuously throughout. The chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum is great, even if it follows a similar plot thread to the original. The story is, yet again, very similar to the original but the movie embraces that and uses the fact its a sequel as a gag. I appreciate that but it doesn't excuse the fact its still a copy and paste with some uses of 'Find and Replace' for certain characters. Despite this, it's still just as enjoyable(I personally think more) as '21 Jump Street' and fans will most likely still enjoy it.The type of people who will like it will be fans of the more aware comedy and definitely fans of '21 Jump Street'. Would Recommend.Detailed:Both Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum were good as Schmitd and Jenko respectively and the chemistry they shared didn't feel forced and felt natural. Ice Cube was great as Captain Dickson and gave on of the funniest scenes in the entire film. Peter Stromrae was fine as The Ghost but he was still just a typical mob boss and didn't impress me much. Both Amber Stevens and Jilian Bell were great as Maya and Mercedes respectively, with Mercedes being one of the funnier characters in the film. Wyatt Russel was pretty weak as Zook and, along with Maya, was not a very compelling nor even that humorous character.I adore the entire premise of these movies but I do admit they've exhausted all possible ideas and to continue this franchise but be insulting the previous two films. Again, it was a full rehash of the original which was annoying but it still hits similar notes and retains the charm the original had on its initial watch but continues this throughout.The cinematography was decent for the most part but the editing could be quite choppy at point and it feels like some entire portions of scenes were just cut out. The effects were awful and the green screen was terrible. The actual costume and set design was actually pretty good and distinguished itself from the original. This movie is first and foremost a comedy and in that respect it succeeds. There is also some interesting action, even if it comes of as cheesy and can be a little stupid.The end credits are brilliant and the satire provided with them is absolutely genius and hilarious. The music was fine.Personally, I really enjoy this movie and feel like its more enjoyable than the original.8/10Would Recommend.