Sound Off: Lord & Miller's Sequel '22 Jump Street' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
June 13, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They're not 21 anymore. Now showing in theaters is an action comedy sequel to one of the best modern action comedies, 21 Jump Street, an updated big screen take on the 80s TV series. Directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller from the first one take on this sequel, bringing back Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill as Schmidt & Jenko, two undercover cops assigned to investigate a drug ring at a college. There they meet Amber Stevens, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Jillian Bell and the Lucas Twins, getting into lots and lots of trouble, as expected. How is it? Better than the first? Or no way! If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your own thoughts on Lord & Miller's 22 Jump Street.
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To fuel the fire, 22 Jump Street is another solid action comedy from Lord & Miller, two comedy filmmakers who are in a league of their own. That said, this one is not better than the first movie, and while it has a few hilarious moments, overall it seems a bit weaker than the original. The opening and closing, especially, seem lackluster compared to the otherwise entertaining middle portion where all the college shenanigans goes down. I love all the sequel jokes, they were perfectly executed, from all of the discussion about bigger sets, to the 23 Jump Street apartments, to the endless sequels in the credits. All of it was amazingly well done, and the jokes are spot on which is tough to pull off. I didn't enjoy it more than the first, but it's a fun sequel.
What did you think of Lord & Miller's 22 Jump Street? Fun action comedy or sequel disaster?
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