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Movie Review: 22 Jump Street

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 06/13/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Jillian Bell, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence, Running time 112 minutes minutes, Comedy/Action

Compare to: The Heat (2013), Ride Along (2014)

Any good film has got to know what it is for it to be, at the very least, decent. And the sequel has it even harder in that sense as it seems all too easy to revert to the same story as the original with some different jokes.

But 22 Jump Street is all too aware of what it is and it’s in itself that makes it watchable. If this had come out before The Hangover 2, maybe notes could have been taken on how to do a comedy sequel to a movie that really only needed one. But again, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller seem to not only know this, but use it as the story itself. Continue reading