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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”

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Plot:

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%

Total: 90%

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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.

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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.

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Trailer:

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.

Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum in Columbia Pictures' "22 Jump Street."

Spoiler!

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.

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30 responses to “22 Jump Street (2014) Review”

  1. Tyson Carter says :

    Loved the first, I’m hoping for more of the same. Johnny Depp better be hidden in this somewhere 🙂

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  2. Ismail N says :

    Looking forward to watching it since the reviews are mostly positive. 😀

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  3. Mark Hobin says :

    Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make a hilarious team. So many quotable lines:

    Jenko (to Ice Cube): “I thought we had Cate Blanchett with the budget.”
    Schmidt: He meant “carte blanche.”

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  4. Consumed by Film says :

    Just been to see this and laughed a lot. Love the scene where Tatum’s character finally clicks on, very funny. Good work Tim!

    Adam.

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  5. Tom says :

    I seriously don’t understand how anyone can’t like this one. I just came across some comments announcing that they “weren’t impressed” by 22 Jump Street’s constant references to itself. I thought it was brilliant and saved this film from feeling like too much of a retread. I loved it and you know that of course already.

    Great review Tim! #22jumpstreetdefenseforce

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  6. Glittering-Diamonds says :

    I forgot this film was out! Good review, can’t wait to see it.
    xxx

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  7. V says :

    Yay! You liked it! I really enjoyed the first one so I’m looking forward to this.

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  8. Victor De Leon says :

    Never saw the first. Just cannot tolerate anything Tatum is in. But I may suck it up and check it out then see if I can brave the sequel. Sounds pretty cool, though, per your write up, Tim. Great job, like always, man 😉

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  9. Three Rows Back says :

    Am really looking forward to this, now even more after your top rewview Tim.

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  10. CMrok93 says :

    Laughed plenty during this. But also liked that there was a real emotional heart at the center. The first one still works better in my eyes, but they’re both pretty great. Good review Tim.

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  11. tajgreenemoviesinreview says :

    I was not a fan of this sequel. I enjoyed most of the new characters like the Yang twins, but I found very little funny about their references of the movie being a sequel, and how it will continue. I was less entertained with Tatum and Hill. The action scenes were corny. And I am reading reviews and still trying to figure out why everyone likes this movie so much. I wasn’t impressed. I wish I could agree with everyone, but I just cant…lol

    Nice Review 🙂

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  12. kierontownend says :

    Yes! That’s the hat trick! 🙂

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  13. liamdoesfilm says :

    Nice post man! Appreciate the link to my review, means a lot 🙂

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  14. theipc says :

    I’m going to go see this this weekend 🙂

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