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Saturday, June 14, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: 22 JUMP STREET








































After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Director: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord     

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Ice Cube. 

Release Date: Jun 13, 2014

Rated: R for Language Throughout, Drug Material, Brief Nudity, Sexual Content and Some Violence     

Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min.     

Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy     

Review:

22 Jump Street is pretty much 21 Jump Street with a bigger budget.  Something the movie literally tells you within 10 minutes of watching it.  Its self aware humor peppers the film as it plays up the bromance that’s part of every cop flicks.  All the while it’s skewering bloated sequel while being one at the same time.  That’s not to say it isn’t funny because it is but it could have used a tad bit of trimming.  Thankfully, Hill and Tatum continue their fantastic chemistry from the first, each playing up their parts to perfection.  Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, yes the same guys that made The Lego Movie, keep the action rolling at a steady pace with just a smattering of dead spots.  The third act might feel a tad bit tacked on but as a whole it’s a really fun film.  Be sure to stick around for the credits as they posit what countless sequels would look like, something Ice Cube might know a little something about..

B+

7 comments:

  1. hmm i didn't care for the first film, but maybe i'll check this out.

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    1. Well if the first film didn't do anything for you this sequel will probably let you down.

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  2. I loved it! There were a few wee dead spots as you say but the laughs more than made up for it.

    There were occasions when I was in hysterics!! This is not normal behaviour for me and comedies!

    K :-)

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    1. Yeah it really reaches a nice series of highs, wouldn't mind seeing it again.

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  3. Good review Dan. Had a whole bunch of fun with this. But most importantly, I laughed. That was about enough for me.

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    1. Laughing is the most important part of any comedy and this one succeeds much more than it doesn't.

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