Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Writers: Story: Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall Screenplay: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman
Released: June 2014
Featuring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare and Ice Cube
22 Jump Street certainly didn’t match up to its prequel, 21 Jump Street.
This one was long and had as many topless scenes of Channing Tatum as possible… I’m assuming this was written into his contract..?
I didn’t find it as funny as the first one because it was so ridiculous. It was similar to the first but more outrageous. Although, I’m sure the Jump Street fans won’t be disappointed.
The amount of references to the first film kept the cookie-cutter-comedy fresh. The movie made fun of itself, hinting at the repetitive storyline and stereotypical characters they play. This decision saved the film from being put on the scrap heap.
It looks like the cast had a lot of fun on this film. As though it was for themselves rather than the audience. Which was actually okay!
I don’t have a lot to say about this film to be honest. It was a bit weird, quite typical, but not as funny as the first. It’s for the younger Hangover fans and the Channing Tatum lovers.
It is what it is!
Jodie’s rating: 5/10
(Trailer contains bad language. Tut tut.)