After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko 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.
There are women in the film, but none has anything you could call a personality.
At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.
22 jump street
Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Screenplay: Michae; Bacall, Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman
Based on 21 jump street by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell
Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Ice Cube and Amber Stevens West
Plot: The Team of Schmidt and Jenko are sent to a college to deal with an outbreak of a new drug.
Review: I really didn't like this movie because everything I enjoyed from the first movie was exploited. There is a lot of unneeded gross out humor also. The direction and screenplay are horrible. The casting and acting are horrible also. I feel so sorry for Peter Stormare because he is wasted as the secondary villain. All in all I would give this zero out of a possible five stars.
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This was SO much fun to watch. Screw writing a review, the soundtrack just makes me want to throw a party right now. Seriously downloading that shizz immediately. In this sequel our abysmal police officers are sent to 22 Jump Street (a much better title than 21 Jump Street 2) to go undercover in a college to bust...you guessed it, another drug dealer. This drug is called "why-phy" and makes you ultra focussed before sending your mind down one heck of a trippy trip. That scene alone, was just a beauty to behold. Channing Tatum dancing in a rainbow land, adjacent to Jonah Hill listening to hellish rock music. Majestic. That obviously conveys the contrast between them and they do go down a rather formulaic personality clash only for them to regroup to try and save the day! That's my biggest problem with the film, it's far too formulaic and is pretty much a rehash of its predecessor. I get it, don't fix what is not broken but with a bigger budget this was more unfocused. In fact I don't think anyone cared for the actual plot this time. What this did do though, was pull a damn good twist in the middle which I did NOT see coming. One of those moments where I shouted "Oh. My. God. Nooo no no noooo!". If you've seen the film, you know what I mean (hint: involves parents visiting the college). The script was self-referential and clearly used this awareness to poke fun out of itself, which was a smart move. The end credits showed that hilariously. Best end credits scene I've seen in a looooong time. Jonah Hill was occasionally good but again, I just don't like him. Channing Tatum was not as consistent with his line delivery, some of them fell flat. The action scenes were well filmed and had some flamboyancy to them which made the experience all the more enjoyable. That's exactly what this is, a damn good enjoyable flick with some hysterical scenes...and a kickass soundtrack which I'm downloading right now. No joke, turning my laptop on now.
Most of the comedy in '22 Jump Street (2014)' comes from some stellar sequel satirisation, with a fairly smart layer of meta-textual commentary coming across as slightly more than just 'hanging a lantern' on the numerous issues plaguing the piece due to its follow-up nature (though only just). Its never as good as the first mainly because it is so similar to it, never repetitive in itself but causing major déjà vu within the series and never quite making up for it with its knowing jokes, but it is an entertaining and funny flick throughout that will surely keep you smiling. 7/10
Is '22 Jump Street' as good as '21 Jump Street'? Quite possibly, which is a big achievement, seeing as the original was one of the better comedies of the last 10 years! This film has just as many laughs - if not more - and does a great job of poking fun at itself and the ludicrousness of most Hollywood sequels.There's a few more car chases, but they're unconventional and quite amusing with the commentary the two leads provide. A fair bit of the humour comes from the fact that their undercover disguise as college-age students (i.e. they should be 18-21), which is totally unbelievable, seeing as Hill is 30 & Tatum is 34. Plenty of referencing the first film and stupidity of repetition in sequels (mostly by Offerman's Chief of Police - "EVERYTHING is EXACTLY the SAME"!) and even casting the bad guy from 'Bad Boys II' - Peter Stormare - as the villain in this!Pretty good support cast - the Yang Twins are great as the across-the-hall stoners, Stevens is good as the love interest and Ice Cube has more to do in this film, which is a good thing and leads to a few hilarious scenes.Best bit of the film? Probably the many joke sequel posters/trailers they show! Highly entertaining and just plain funny to see how far they can stretch a premise. Quite reminiscent of 'Tropic Thunder', but definitely had the crowd in stitches! I do hope they make a third film, but if not, both 21 & 22 Jump Street will stand as some of the best action/police comedies ever made.