22 Jump Street (2014)

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    22 Jump Street (2014)​

    Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller​

    5.5/10​

    The first film (21 Jump Street) was a pleasant surprise and a big hit which has led us to this sequel. This film basically has the main characters (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum) graduating to College and pokes a lot of fun at i itself for being a sequel and how sequels are just retreads of originals and usually a bit tired. Whilst I wouldn't quite say 22 Jump Street is tired, it certainly is nowhere near as good or funny as the original.
    It does have a story arc for this unlikely duo but it is not as endearing as it was in the original and nor is this film as consistently funny. They both start with a pretty poor first 20 minutes but where as 21 Jump Street then took the reigns and knocked joke after joke out of the park, 22 was more hitting one out of three. It definitely has some really funny and memorable jokes with some parts being hysterical and is certainly not a poor sequel as far as sequels go but don't expect the satisfaction you got the first time around. There is also a missed opportunity in the Spring Break portion of college life that was begging for a cameo from James Franco re-purposing his character 'Alien' from last years Spring Breakers. In the end we have an ok enough sequel that will entertain but not surprise, worth a look if you enjoyed the first film.​
     
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    end credits were the funniest part
     

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