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22 Jump Street (2014)

22 Jump Street (2014)


Jonah Hill
Channing Tatum
Peter Stormare
Ice Cube

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Here is a comedy that although you know it is the same old thing over again, you still find yourself laughing the entire time. The script of this movie is crazy and funny, which is “just what the doctor ordered” for the ones who are laugh deprived.

22 Jump Street played to the strength of both actors, and they both looked fit for their roles. For me it was like the characters grew a little in this movie, which had an excellent blend of comedy and action, good enough for a buddy cop movie.

In 22 Jump Street the bromatic love between the two characters was tested and it was fun to see how they handled competition or a third party. The ironic thing is, you will think the third party will be a girl…
Another fun stuff I liked about the movie is the idea that everyone including the actors knew it was the sameold #@it all over again, although this time our bromance is happening in college.

As far as acting goes, I was stunned by everyone in this movie and really appreciated the fact that Ice Cube was giving a larger role.

Like its predecessor (21 Jump Street (2012)) the movie is based on a TV Series of the same name which aired between the late 80s and the early 90s. The star of the show then was Johnny Depp.

Now the stars are Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum who play Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko respectively.

Our duo made it through high school in the first movie, here they have to make it through college and burst a drug ring. The drug that they have to find out and end its reign is called Whyphy (Work Hard Yes Play Hard Yes).
In High School, Schmidt was the popular kid and Jenko was seen as the weirdo. Here the couple find themselves in an opposite scenario where Jenko is the popular kid and Schmidt is the weirdo.

At the end of this movie, the credits showed the endless possibilities to which the producers can take this film. 22 Jump Street was both a critical and financial success, making way for a third installment, which I hear is in the works. 

I may have preferred the first installment, but I have to add – It is not all the time that a movie’s part 2 does well enough to rub shoulders with its predecessor. That said I think this movie can stand as one of the exceptions.


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