22 Jump Street (2014) Review
It’s really funny, easily on par with the first and the cast work perfectly with each other. It’s hard to pin point why these two films just work so well but this comedy sequel works because it is so ridiculously self-aware, there near a million references to the fact that this is a sequel. The visuals in this are great; all the side characters are on top form. And the film just has so many laugh out loud moments that you need to probably see a few times to get them all. I’ll go into much more detail below but for now bookmark this if you are waiting to see the film, if you have seen the film then just read because there are no spoilers in my comedy reviews.
Dickson: “We Jump Street, and we about to jump in your ass”
Schmidt: “Right in the crack”
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.
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Story: 80% Acting: 80% Characters: 90% Dialogue: 90%
Comedy: 100% Style/Sound: 95% Visuals: 95%
Okay am not just going to rave about the film. So am just going to get the complaints out early. That octopus was clearly a rubber fake. And during the middle there was a slow down as the two fell out (again) which I felt ruined some of pace but that its, everything else is great. When the story takes them to college it does open up new comedy opportunities such as frat houses and improv open mic nights, and they were done really well. Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube, oh so damn funny especially when it’s all three together.
The comedy worked really well because it had brilliant comedy, great cast and a near endless run of jokes referencing the fact that this is a comedy sequel. It worked really well. The visuals were strong. I liked the setting and spring break looked very diverse which always helps in comedy. The music was great and worked well with the comedy just like the first film.
The best reviews I found would be these:
“By its very nature, 22 Jump Street might not be as fresh and exciting as 21 Jump Street. However, the fact that it is well aware of this helps a great deal. It’s a fantastic comedy sequel, and a hilarious film on its own terms. It inherits a lot of the strengths of its direct predecessor, and turns the typical weaknesses of comedy sequels into strengths.” The Movie Blog. Full Review.
“22 Jump Street reunites us with our two favourite dim-witted police officers, throws some more money at them, ups the amount of laughs and results in one of the best comedies of the year.” What About The Twinkie. Full Review.
“22 Jump Street is a film which needs to be seen for a really fun-filled laughing experience which almost everyone can enjoy and relate to in some aspects. Everything which was successful with 21 Jump Street was transferred and reflected here, self-mockery, great writing, acting and overall comedy makes for a hard to hate comedy release which I couldn’t help but enjoy.” Liam Does Film. Full Review.
My favourite scene would be the reveal that Jonah Hill had been dating (amongst other things) Capt. Dickson’s daughter. The scene in the dinner room was great but I especially loved the scene at the church with Channing Tatum figuring it out. Just hilarious.