22 Jump Street

Jays Rating:
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It was easy to predict after the success of the comedy 21 Jump Street that the studio would make a sequel and they did, entitled 22 Jump Street. Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) sends two undercover cops Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) to a local college to find an unknown drug dealer. When they arrive at college, Schmidt hangs out with the art students and Jenko becomes best buds with a guy on the football team. They are both jealous of the time that they spend with their new friends and begin to doubt that they can continue to be partners. Let’s begin with the negative first because with this type of film there is bound to be some. This movie isn’t much different than the first and there aren’t really any new jokes or even a different plot. My first comment to my own criticism, “Is if it’s not broke don’t fix it.” Channing and Hill are absolutely fantastic and I think they worked together better in this movie than in the first film. Ice Cube also steals every scene he is in and I have a hard time believing he was once a rapper. (Okay, I’m sure he would say it’s hard to believe I’m a film critic.) In fact, the whole movie is better then the prequel from the first minute to the closing credits. (No matter how much you want to run out to the restroom after the film wait for the scenes at the end.) The jokes are simple, but are so funny you never stop laughing. Yes, it’s clever, heartwarming and maybe the best sequel I have seen (no pun intended) in years. I’m giving this hilarious film a B rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA