22 Jump Street – Film Review

22 jump street

 

 

Released: 6th June 2014

Rated: 15

Viewing Time: 1hr52

Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime

Starring: Channing Tatum as Jenko, Jonah Hill as Schmidt, Ice Cube as Captain Dickinson

 

After their undercover assignment as students in a high school (21 Jump Street), Officers Jenko and Schmidt have to return to Jump Street due a bust that goes terribly wrong. It is here that they are assigned again as undercover students but this time it is at college. Their mission is to find out who is selling the drug “WyFy” that killed one of the students, the only lead they have is a picture of someone with a tattoo engaging with the recently deceased student.

Whilst at college, Jenko becomes a favourite with the football team and Schmidt ends up becoming close with a girl called Maya, unaware as to who her father is. Jenko and Schmidt struggle with their friendship and must decide whether they can last as cops let alone best friends.

I loved, loved, loved this film and was completely gutted when it finished. I have never laughed so much in my entire life. At one point, I had to hide my face in my sweater because I was laughing so hard.

After watching 21 Jump Street, I was a bit wary of this film because I didn’t find 21 Jump Street as funny, but I still wanted to see it for the simple fact that I love my comedy. I’m so glad I went with my gut instinct because it was totally hilarious. The relationship between Jenko and Schmidt is so funny but at the same time it is actually quite sweet how they look out for each other and act like brothers. Although through the film, there are certain parts that make them out to be lovers, which I thought had a brilliant play on the words.

The best part of the film was leaving you thinking that you knew who the top drug dealer was, only to be shocked at the end, although there were a few times I had doubts with the characters showing through more but it still ultimately comes back to you thinking it’s a certain character.

I really do hope that there is a 23 Jump Street and it is as hilarious as this one. I cannot wait for this to come out on DVD and even tempted to go back and see it for a second time, even just for the soundtrack which again was brilliant.

I give this film 5/5 (I would give a 6 if I could)

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