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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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
I agree, it had it's moments, but overall it just wasn't as good or funny as the first. Though on the positive side, I liked how it was very self aware and had the jokes about the first one being a surprise hit.
JP on Jun 13, 2014
Hill and Tatum are just as great and funny here as in the first one. They play so well off of each other. I don't think it's better than the first one but it comes close and it's a damn fine comedy, that's for sure. My biggest laugh came from Rob Riggle's reference to The Shining, that really had me rolling.
Isildur_of_Numenor on Jun 13, 2014
Professor_Bedlam on Jun 13, 2014
Easily the funniest comedy to come so far...way better than Neighbors and Million Ways!
JBrotsis on Jun 14, 2014
All I can say about the sequel is, " something thing cool!"
mooreworthy on Jun 14, 2014
It wasn't as good as the first one but that's hardly a slight against it. It was consistently funny and the scenewhere Ice cube finds out Schmitt is fucking his daughter was not only the funniest scene of the series but one of the funniest things I've ever seen
Jon Odishaw on Jun 14, 2014
This was a waste of money and the actors almost laugh at you for paying "for the same exact thing". Why the fuck do people keep standing up for this film? Fucking stop.
Ben Moore on Jun 16, 2014
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