Review: 22 Jump Street

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Title: 22 Jump Street
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins

What It Is: The sequel to quite possibly the best comedy of 2012 is out, and it’s bigger, and better then the original. Or so they say! So big in fact they added a whole digit! We meet up with Schmidt and Jenko (Hill and Tatum) doing what they (try) to do busting some bad guy ass, and failing to look cool doing it. Can the band get back together, will Schmidt and Jenko give Captain Dickson a complete heart attack. Stay tuned to find out! We goin’ to college!
 
What We Think: This is the damn funniest movie I’ve seen all year. I didn’t think anything would top Neighbors, and then it happened. Not only does this poke fun at the very core of what a sequel is it pokes fun at anything and everything that it possibly can. It’s interesting because there was one joke in particular that no one else in the theater laughed at, yet it had me rolling. 22 Jump Street is a rollicking good, which does an amazing job of introducing us to familiar characters even outside our Jump Street partners. We also get to meet some hilarious new characters one whose eh hem “origins” will leave you laughing when they’re discovered.
 
Our Grade: A, It’s an almost flawless comedy, and while it lacks the quotability of the truly upper echelon films in this genre, it’s far far removed from the normal instantly forgettable comedies Hollywood dredges out a few dozen times a year. It earns it’s R rating so I’d caution those who are easily offended (i.e. totally lame peeps) and those impervious to laughter to stay away, or don’t and grow a sense of humor because this film is totally funny.
 

 

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