1 hour 50 minutes
Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice-Cube
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, those misfit undercover cops from “21 Jump Street”, now work out of “22 Jump Street”, but It’s still in the same low brow comic neighborhood.
The sequel is only slightly less funny than the original. This time they’re going to college to catch a mastermind drug dealer.
Their marching orders take these well meaning bunglers into the undercurrent of campus comedy that’s only slightly more appealing than in “Neighbors”.
Never mind that Hill and Channing don’t exactly look like Millennial trying to fit in, even If they could pass for aging drop outs.
The writers were kind to their overworked plot by filling the gaps with some occasionally hilarious slapstick. And you’ll notice this time Hill got top billing, since after all he’s the far more gifted of the two.
“22 Jump Street” can only climb so high and go so far because the tired plot isn’t exactly a one of a kind.
But let’s be honest with each other. Since the Summer movie season demands more familiarity than originality, this sort of comedy doesn’t depend on Inspirational creativity.
Luckily “22 Jump Street” has enough laughs to take a good bounce with 3 stars.
And the night of the preview, fans were definitely seemed to be getting their monies worth.