22 Jump Street (2014) Movie Review

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22 Jump Street was released on June 13, 2014 and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. This was a sequel to 21 Jump Street (Obviously), and it offered many laughs just as the first one did.

The story was basically the same scenario as the first one except they went to college instead of highschool. There was a drug called “whyphy” which stood for work hard yes play hard yes. Schmidt and Jenko’s job was again to find the supplier and dealer. This time roles reversed and instead of Schmidt being popular it was instead Jenko. Jenko was on the football team and was popular with all of those guys. Schmidt was friends with some poetry kids and ended up sleeping with Captain Dickson’s daughter. This a very comedic part of the movie as Jenko was running around the church yelling “Schmidt f’d the captain’s daughter”. That was probably my favorite part of the movie as I couldn’t contain my laughter.

Just like 21 Jump Street the cast was great yet again. Channing Tatum played Jenko and he brought just as much charisma and charm as he did in the first one. He plays this role perfectly and makes a lot of jokes in the process. Jonah Hill played Schmidt and he also played his character great again. It was cool to see their roles somewhat reversed in this movie so that we could see a different side of their characters. Ice Cube was also a perfect fit for the captain as he was constantly throwing around curse words and profanities. Amber Stevens West played his daughter and she also brought some charm to her role and I thought that she did a good job. I thought that all of the villains were also portrayed very cleverly and the reveal of the villain was very funny to me. The cast all did great in this movie which is what I expected since I thought the same of 21 Jump Street.

I honestly really didn’t have many complaints about this movie at all. I really enjoyed it and I didn’t see many faults to it. I guess one complaint would be that it was just a little boring at the beginning when Jenko was partying which left Schmidt really just sitting there doing nothing. Every other part of this movie was pure enjoyment for me and I loved it.

The post credit sequence of this movie was also one of my favorite things that I have seen from the end of a movie. It showed continuous mini trailers for many sequels in the franchise which was a unique and funny little gag. I thought that it was a smart tactic as that was definitely something that I remember vividly.

This is one of the few cases for me where I actually think that I liked the sequel more than the original. This movie was definitely a blast to watch and there were countless scenes that had me laughing outrageously. I give 22 Jump Street a 9 out of 10 on the scale of awesomeness as it is one of my favorite movies. I don’t see many faults with what they were trying to accomplish which was just a silly, funny, action-packed movie.

Thank you for reading this review and feel free to comment what you thought of 22 Jump Street. You may also suggest any other movies or TV shows that you would like to see reviewed or ranked. Cinema lovers unite!

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