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Things are always worse the second time around,” said Deputy Chief Hardy.

22 Jump Street, sequel to 2012 surprise hit 21 Jump Street, directly explains what it will be right on the beginning. Before everything begins, Hardy has told dynamic duo Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) about a new mission, same as the previous, but with bigger scale and bigger money. And, that’s what 22 Jump Street does, being a satire to sequels and being what a sequel should be.

After taking out drugs dealer in high school (21), now the duo goes to the same mission in university. The plot goes simple but smart as usual, thanks to Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (also directors of the prequel and The LEGO Movie). Schmidt and Jenko track down the latest drug WHY-PHY (Work hard yes, Play hard yes); Jenko meets a new BFF and Schmidt meets a hazardous lover. The plot is not something to worry about, it’s how the duo starts doing their signature trouble we should worry about. From the beginning till end, smart-ass scenes piles up to triggers laughs and all.

With Hill-Tatum’s chemistry that goes stronger now along with smart scripts, 22 Jump Street finds its true brain. Although it feels a little worn-off in the end of the mid-act, soon, we get our laugh back with the climactic spring break madness and the funniest credit scene in 2014.

VERDICT: It’s not just a sequel, it’s a sequel that mocks sequels with a “procedure to do a sequel.” 22 Jump Street is obviously bigger, tougher, grittier, crazier and funnier.

 22 Jump Street (2014)

Comedy, Action, Crime Directed by: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord Written by: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman, Jonah Hill based on TV series by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell Starred by: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube Running Time: 112 mins Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence

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TRIPLE REVIEW: The Interview (2014); 22 Jump Street (2014); The Maze Runner (2014)

  1. The Interview is silly, funny but silly. It is going to be the most-watched comedy movie of Seth Rogen simply for the controversy alone. Although because of This is the End (which I loved), I think I’m starting to expect that kind of quality in his movies, comedy that simply wouldn’t go away after you watch the movie.

    22 Jump Street was awesome, didn’t expect it to live up to expectation. I re-watched it recently, and it was still funny. I did like the Hill-Tatum tandem, with Tatum really having a blast with his character.

    I didn’t expect to like The Maze Runner, initially dismissed it. However, it was pretty decent, and I’m looking forward to where the story goes. Hopefully the next movies would also be good!

    Great review to all three movies!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I actually missed 22 Jump Street and The Maze Runner on the cinema, cause i dont quite like sequel and YA adaptation. But, both turns out manage to be a real hit and people love it!
      The Interview is pointless, but funny. I really love it although it’s not as great as two Rogen-Franco previous movies.

  2. I really have no interest in The Interview, even before the whole SONY hack debacle. But then again I’m not a fan of Rogen/Franco’s style of raunchy humor, I just don’t find that kind of thing funny. Happy New Year Paskalis!

  3. Glad you find the movie funny! I think the pointlessness was defeated by the hoopla around the film, it’s kinda a symbol for freedom of expression now so it will be immortalized. But it’s a good thing it was actually hilarious and not an awful piece of shit 🙂

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