Monday, July 7, 2014

Movie review: 22 Jump Street

I found the first one hilarious, and I was excited for this one since it was getting massive praise. But jesus, was this movie bad from what I saw. Jokes just fell flat and seemed disjointed and reminded me of a Family guy episode. I made it to the frat party and bounced. Anyone else felt the same?
  


22 Jump Street
(MA15+) ***
Creation date: July 8, 2014 
Director: Phil Lord & Chris Miller.
Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Peter Stormare, Jillian Bell.
  
22 Jump Street, the sequel to the 2012 comedy, brings us more hilarious, laugh out loud moments.  The sequel tells a similar story to the previous film and uses a lot of same jokes.  While the redundancy might slow the movie down from time to time, the film’s self-awareness of being a sequel is just over the top funny.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum return as Schmidt and Jenko, the two undercover cops for the Jump Street program.  After the success in the previous film, the Jump Street program received more budgets and our heroes are going to undercover at college this time around.  The movie then follows the same path as the previous movie, and the two partners ended up joining different social groups.  Jenko ends up investigating with the jocky frat boys, and Schmidt ends up with the artsy crowd.  The two begin to resentment each others, but the final stretch put them back together and their friendship never ends.