Sunday, June 15, 2014

22 Jump Street

Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have created a sometimes hilarious sequel to 21 Jump Street with 22 Jump Street.  And, the end-credits portend more than 3-dozen subsequent adventures of Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum), including Beauty School and computer games.
The team is sent to college to handle the same type of drug problem they previously handled in high school.  So, essentially, the plot is the same…just the jokes are different.  But, that’s okay.  The audience is there to have fun.  And, fun there is.  Plus, there’s more of Ice Cube (Lieutenant Gibson) and that adds to the enjoyment.

The only criticism is that the film needed fresh eyes for some pruning.  Too much time was spent on Schmidt’s personal pity-party.  But, Jonah Hill was the prime Producer and Story Writer, so I doubt this was the fault of Editors Keith Brachmann and David Rennie.

22 Jump Street gets a 4 out of 5.

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